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Realistic Review by Hundred Lover from Minnesota on 11/19/2011. Trim: 2007 Ford Five Hundred Limited FWD, Owned 4 years.
Pros: The best bang for the buck. I bought this car when it was a year old, with 8,000 miles on it, for a song.The side view mirrors cannot be beat for rear vision. The car has virtually no blind spots, as the way the windows are laid out, one can see in all directions with absolutely no difficulty. As to hauling........back seats fold down flat, passenger front seat folds flat, so one, as did I, can carry 8ft dimensional lumber with ease, with the trunk lid shut! To date, this is the most dependable, capable, roadworthy car I have owned. Sound system is great, as are the audio controls on the steering wheel. Extra compartment on dash top is a plus
Cons: Going through the Rockies. Would like to have shift capabilities other than screaming downshifts. OEM wiper blades were originally a trillion dollars each, but now aftermarket choices are available for much cheaper.
Overall review: Excellent sedan for the money, bar none. If you want Maserati like characteristics in a sedan, then buy a Maserati. If one is looking for a basically wonderful sedan,that can do it all, for a great price, then, this is it. Should not have brought back the Taurus brand name for this car, though I had a Taurus, which served me very well, this is a step......and a large one at that, beyond that car.
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Great family sedan by Bob on 03/27/2010. Trim: 2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL AWD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: This has been the most trouble free vehicle I've ever owned and I've owned several toyota's. Fit and finish are excellent. Styling is average but space and accessability of controls are great. Fuel economy has been better than advertised. I recently got over 31 miles per gallon on a long trip with air conditioning on.
Cons: It could use some more power but that is not a real shortcoming.
Overall review: The best family sedan I have ever owned.
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Great Ford by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/22/2008. Trim: 2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL AWD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: all of the space the front seats and the back seats have but it isnt a big huge car.. the 6 disc cd player the ac/heat controls that allow me 2 pick the right temperature for the passenger and the driver
Overall review: its a great car made by Ford.. its now been named the Ford Taurus for 2009..
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Adequate transportation by DeLand's finest on 08/07/2012. Trim: 2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL AWD, Owned 3 years.
Pros: Plenty of interior room ... back seating is great and trunk is huge. Although slow on takeoff, car runs very well at highway speeds, and it handles well.
Cons: Radio is way below par...sounds cheap and tinny. Very disappointing for a former radio DJ. I should have been paying attention at test-drive time instead of focusing on unimportant stuff, like power, handling, etc. While highway mileage is good, in-town is not so much. Foot room for both driver and front seat passenger is lacking. Otherwise, quite comfortable.
Overall review: Not the best nor the worst Ford I've ever had. Good looking although its styling resembles most other cars of this size from 2007.
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A solidly-built value for the money. by An MSN Autos Consumer on 05/20/2012. Trim: 2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL FWD, Owned 4 years.
Pros: The interior room is good, and I have had 5 adults with luggage for long trips of 4-5 hours with everyone arriving refreshed. The trunk is huge, and the fold-down function allows use of interior space. Ride is excellent, handling good. I have had one warranty repair in 45,000 miles of driving, and that was to replace brakes due to early wear. That was at 11,000 miles and the last service showed brakes still better than 50%. Sound system is very good, and strg wheel controls are a great safety feature. My local Ford dealer does a fantastic job, and I should know as I worked in automotive dealer service management for over 25 years. This is my first Ford, and will not be my last.
Cons: 6 speed transmission is a little busy in hilly terrain, and could use better management. The automatic climate control is a little "iffy" in cooling the car down fast enough in really hot weather, and I think it is a compressor apply duty cycle issue that could be programmed out, but it's not a big deal. After the interior is cooled, it works fine. Only other thing is that the mudflaps should have been made flexible as they are low enough to be a target for shopping center curbs, sharp dips, etc.
Overall review: This is the most trouble-free vehicle I have ever owned.
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