If you yearn for expressive styling, the Five Hundred's conservative countenance might not thrill your synapses. The only thing I did was replace the front break rotors because I was getting some vibration on breaking, but it wasn't bad and that is really just normal wear and tear. With clean styling, an attractive interior, decent space, and comfortable road manners, the Edge fits the crossover template. And it makes the Toyota Highlander look like a wallflower. Thus the challenge will be getting test-driver butts into the comfortable seats attractively turned out with handsomely stitched leather in our tester.
If you're looking for a sporty, hip full-size car, you should avoid the Five Hundred. I know what it's like to not have power and to have it. Mass doesn't help the fuel economy, either. Rather then fall in the car, you kind of slide in which also makes for easy egress. But it will take more than hope to keep the corporate ship off the rocks. On each of the sedans, a defective fuel tank could potentially leak fuel.
I bought it used for a lot less money considering what you get. It has so much room inside and drives like a dream. We've been hearing the same carlike drivability mantra since Chrysler's first minivan back in 1984. Ford must share some responsibility as the marketing of the car was poor and the styling quite subdued. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557548121918 ; listingsSearchManager.
Processing Fee depends on the price. Passing and merging response is quick and effortless. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. At that price, what's conspicuous is what's missing. It will take cost-cutting, belt-tightening, and other measures that you could predict. I especially appreciated the higher 'Command Seating', great sound system, and the electric moon roof.
Unfortunately, a lot of these designs lead to very little headroom, obscured blind spots and cramped backseats. Before you know it, you're comfortably seated behind the wheel and ready for an easy drive. And if the Edge is supposed to be sporty, how come the tranny has no manumatic function? I had given up on most American cars, and was looking at the Accord, Altima, Camry, and Sonata. I wasn't aware Ford was turning out such a good product. Although Americans appear unwilling to give up on their beloved V8 engines note the success of the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 , should gas prices continue to climb, the Five Hundred may yet find a larger audience.
Ford tells us the new engine's design makes allowance for eventual increases in both bore and stroke. Even with all the miles on it, it doesn't use or burn any oil. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. High chassis rigidity and a long wheelbase equal good ride quality, another edge for the Edge. The interior is nicely appointed and includes the mandatory cup holders, fold down seats, front and rear arm rests with built-in storage, map pockets etc. A 10 out of 10 for Ford, my only disapointment is that can't replace it with a new one down the road.
In fairness, although not as refined or quiet as the V6 engines from Honda or Toyota, the Five Hundred's Duratec V6 is significantly improved over its former iteration. . All around a fantastic car for the price. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. This car has been replaced by the revived Taurus line- same car, more 'glitz'. The car is large, but drives like a European car, like Volvo.
A history of excellent reliability will keep this car going down the road for years to come. Few if any vehicles in its class can match the spacious interior and generous trunk space. Some of the other colors do not. Abundant glass and good-sized mirrors also help visibility. They also get amazing reviews. The easy-loading trunk holds plenty of luggage, too. The Ford Five Hundred is the best of the bunch, with more space and comfort and a better price, too.