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Post by angel500 » Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:13 am

There are many things I love about my Five Hundred. I use the dashboard storage compartment often. I love the command seating. I really like the steering wheel functions, ability to play MP3's, and moonroof. The adjustable pedals are neat to have. The handling is smooth and the acceleration is more than adequate. I adore the large sideview mirrors.

Most of all I usually am thankful for the Command Seating. Being able to sit in the car and see through the SUV in front of me is invaluable. Over my extended weekend away the seating was the most noticable. Second would have been the mirrors. Though there are far too many features that I missed!!!

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Post by johnclineii » Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:14 am

My favorite feature, by far, is the CVT. The AWD would be a close second. The first intrigues me. I find driving this car a fascinating and different experience. The AWD is invisible, I don't even know it is there, but it is, if I ever need it. I promise myself not to drive like many of the idiots who think AWD and/or an SUV is a license to drive like an idiot on ice, snow and anything else. AWD is about traction, but it is not invulnerable, nor does it do one thing to stop the car any better!

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Post by 94-302-vert » Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:46 am

John, I am right there with you...

The CVT is what sold a ford 500 to me, it is just so seamless... then because we were looking in the end of summer for it all that we could find with the CVT, moon roof, and leather were AWD's... and that will be very nice during these CT winters... I have only felt mine work a couple of times so far, but I don't drive it too much it is my wife's car...

The down side is that my $$ to buy a limited with the CVT went into an SEL with CVT and AWD... oh well...

Chris
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Post by tfaas » Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:11 am

I only have an SE so I don't have all the fancy gadgets and features. The thing I like best is the roominess. No knees in the steering wheel, dash, console, or door. I don't know if it's exactly a feature, but it sold me.
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Post by ingram4868 » Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:57 am

AWD and traction control for ice and snow was at the top of our list when looking at cars this time. Most affordable AWD, 4WD cars were smaller than the 500.
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Post by Dirk_Pitt » Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:12 pm

I am with John also!

The command seating comes in 3rd...being small and all. lol The roominess is amazing.

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Post by flygirl1966 » Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:12 pm

Um the dashboard compartment, command seating, roominess, overhead sunglass compartment ,lighted mirrors on the visors and the color of the controls illuminated @ night. The only thing I don't like is that when I popped the lid on the trunk of my Taurus it would open half way but with the five hundred you have to have to lift it all the way and that sucker is so heavy...not very convenient when you have hands full of grocery bags.
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Post by JJ » Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:52 pm

What sold me was the interior room, entering and exiting the car with out unscrewing my head. Good gas millage.
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Post by aminor » Tue Sep 27, 2005 3:39 pm

flygirl1966 wrote: The only thing I don't like is that when I popped the lid on the trunk of my Taurus it would open half way but with the five hundred you have to have to lift it all the way and that sucker is so heavy...not very convenient when you have hands full of grocery bags.
This was mentioned in a previous thread. I think you need the trunk adjusted. When I release my trunk it opens less than an inch. It looks like it is still latched. It is NOT heavy. With one finger it can be easily raised and when raised about 17 inches (The bottom of the lid above the bumber) it raises the rest of the way to a vertical position by itself. It takes slightly more pressure to close, but not much. When the bottom of the lid is about 12 inches from the bumper I release it from a stationary position and it closes itself. it is by far the easiest trunk to open and close that I have ever owned.

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Post by flygirl1966 » Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:46 pm

Wow, thank you I'll bring it up when I go for my next check-up and ditto for the difficulty I have closing the gas cap which I've mentioned before.
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Post by angel500 » Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:30 pm

it is by far the easiest trunk to open and close that I have ever owned.
I agree with you Authur. Mine acts similarly to yours.

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Post by Domain » Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:06 pm

Favorite Feature: Crossbeam in the doors...
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Post by Toaderly » Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:04 pm

The ride, man. Simply the ride. It's like butter on ice. Smoooooth.

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Post by angel500 » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:32 pm

The ride, man. Simply the ride. It's like butter on ice. Smoooooth.
Good point Toaderly. The ride is simply dreamy. Easy and fun to drive.

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Post by warment » Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:06 am

The six speed auto. Smooth and offers great gas mileage.

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Post by tfaas » Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:21 am

The six speed auto.
I will catch myself counting the shifts.
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Post by johnclineii » Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:29 pm

tfaas wrote:
The six speed auto.
I will catch myself counting the shifts.
I tried that in my AWD!

One..................................................................................................

(and now I know why some call me 'shiftless')

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Post by Toaderly » Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:09 pm

johnclineii wrote:(and now I know why some call me 'shiftless')

Phew. I thought I was going to have to call out the Potty Mouth Police. Then I saw the "f" in there.

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Post by pete z » Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:17 pm

the 500 is an oxymoron
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Post by tfaas » Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:04 pm

How diachotomous. 8)
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