Ford Five Hundred good buy?

jarrett88

Active LVC Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2012
Messages
120
Reaction score
0
Location
Lino Lakes
So I currently am rocking out the 02 Lincoln LS v8(and loving every minute of it) however gas wise it is a pocket burner, and I am not sure how long I would want to roll with a gas bill this large, was looking at cars and saw the Ford Five Hundred, looks like a good car, with better mileage and a modest style set. Is it worth the harder look or no?
 

chris2523

93 Mark VIII
Joined
Nov 8, 2007
Messages
7,911
Reaction score
266
Location
Central MO
the CVT trans blows. i would avoid it.
the Haldex all wheel drive system was pretty cool though.

dunno about reliability or anything though.
 

jarrett88

Active LVC Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2012
Messages
120
Reaction score
0
Location
Lino Lakes
Yea i was thinking more about the 6 speed transmission, because I dont trust the CVT, something about it bothers me.
 

JoshMcMadMac

Dedicated LVC Member
Joined
May 3, 2004
Messages
3,428
Reaction score
33
Location
Waynesboro, PA
The CVT is actually pretty good in that platform. It is a lot of car for the money, based off of all the Volvo engineering that went into the Volvo P2 platform.
 

chris2523

93 Mark VIII
Joined
Nov 8, 2007
Messages
7,911
Reaction score
266
Location
Central MO
friend of mine went through two CVTs under warranty. around 30k miles a piece? maybe the had a lemon. but i would still get the 6.
 

KStromberg

Dedicated LVC Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2011
Messages
2,422
Reaction score
116
Location
New Brighton, MN
Buddy has a Fusion with the CVT. I immediately thought it shifted like it has a stall converter.Lol. It's definitely an odd experience.
 

jarrett88

Active LVC Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2012
Messages
120
Reaction score
0
Location
Lino Lakes
Yea man, I dont mind Fords 4cylender in the Fusion so I figure I would like the small 6 with either tranny.
 

Members online

Top