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Post by 92merc » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:14 am

I have my 2007 Montego signed up. I don't have enough miles yet to make a difference, but I'm signed up! :-)


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Post by mkaresh » Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:37 pm

Just respond as required to the surveys. Right now I divide by months, not miles, though the average number of miles is provided in the results.
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Post by mkaresh » Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:40 am

Next results in August. Great sample for the 2005, okay for the 2006, and insufficient for the 2007. While more participants is always helpful, more 2007s would be especially helpful.

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Re: Ford Five Hundred reliability - how does it compare?

Post by mkaresh » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:13 am

Those results have been posted. The 2005 has an average repair rate, while the 2006 and 2007 are much better than average.

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Re: Ford Five Hundred reliability - how does it compare?

Post by mkaresh » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:49 pm

This month's survey is the last before the February results. Additional participants would be very helpful.

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Re: Ford Five Hundred reliability - how does it compare?

Post by Zeke » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:50 am

I see that the 07 rates better then the 06 which rates better then the 05. Isn't this just the result of normal weardown?

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Re: Ford Five Hundred reliability - how does it compare?

Post by mkaresh » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:37 am

To some extent, but not entirely. You can look at the results from one and two years ago to see how the 2005 and 2006 performed with a similar number of miles on them. Last time I checked the 2005 was clearly less reliable than the other two years, which are fairly close. The 2005 has actually improved since a year ago.
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Post by Domain » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:53 pm

mkaresh wrote:To some extent, but not entirely. You can look at the results from one and two years ago to see how the 2005 and 2006 performed with a similar number of miles on them. Last time I checked the 2005 was clearly less reliable than the other two years, which are fairly close. The 2005 has actually improved since a year ago.
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Re: Ford Five Hundred reliability - how does it compare?

Post by mkaresh » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:07 am

That might have had a small impact--but no one vehicle can have a large impact when the sample size is 25+.

We recently released updated results. Those for the Ford Five Hundred, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2005: 56, average

2006: 41, better than average

2007: 25, better than average

So still looking good.

A big thanks to everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May, August, and November. So additional participants always helpful.

We now have a separate results page for each model that includes the results for competitors. The page for the Five Hundred:

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Re: Ford Five Hundred reliability - how does it compare?

Post by mkaresh » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:30 pm

We have updated results for the Five Hundred to include owner experiences through March

2007: 36, better than average

2006: 48, about average

2005: 61, about average

A big thanks to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Post by mkaresh » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:06 am

We have updated results for the Five Hundred to include owner experiences through June. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2007: 48, about average

2006: 46, better than average

2005: 60, about average

A big thanks to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in November and February. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Re: Ford Five Hundred reliability - how does it compare?

Post by mkaresh » Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:20 am

We have updated results for the Five Hundred to include owner experiences through September 30, 2009. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2007: 41, better than average

2006: 55, about average

2005: 68, about average

We've also introduced two new statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

The percentage with no repairs is about 49 for the 2005, 55 for the 2006, and 68 for the 2007, while the percentage of lemons is about 7 for the 2005 and less than one for the 2006 and 2007.

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A big thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in February and May. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Re: Ford Five Hundred reliability - how does it compare?

Post by mkaresh » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:34 am

We have updated results for the Five Hundred to include owner experiences through December 31, 2009. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2007: 49, about average, but very close to "better than average"

2006: 48, better than average

2005: 66, about average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

The percentage with no repairs is about 43 for the 2005, 64 for the 2006, and 63 for the 2007, while the percentage of lemons is about 5 for the 2005 and less than one for the 2006 and 2007.

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A big thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Re: Ford Five Hundred reliability - how does it compare?

Post by wchain » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:27 pm

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Re: Ford Five Hundred reliability - how does it compare?

Post by mkaresh » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:49 am

We have updated results for the Five Hundred to include owner experiences through March 31, 2010*. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2007: 44, better than average

2006: 64, about average--end of warranty blip?

2005: 54, better than average

A big thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Re: Ford Five Hundred reliability - how does it compare?

Post by mkaresh » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:18 am

We have updated results for the Five Hundred to include owner experiences through June 30, 2010.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2007: 55, about average

2006: 63, about average

2005: 47, better than average - out of warranty, people might be living with problems

Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in November and February. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years. To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

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Post by mkaresh » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:40 am

We have updated results for the Five Hundred to include owner experiences through September 30, 2010.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2007: 61, about average

2006: 55, better than average

2005: 55, better than average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

These stats:

2007: 48, < 1

2006: 67, 6

2005: 67, 6

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Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in February and May. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years. To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

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Re: Ford Five Hundred reliability - how does it compare?

Post by mkaresh » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:43 am

We have updated results for the Five Hundred to include owner experiences through December 31, 2010.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2007: 56, about average

2006: 50, better than average

2005: 61, better than average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

These stats:

2007: 56, < 1

2006: 73, 6

2005: 62, 4

Ford Five Hundred Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years. To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

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Re: Ford Five Hundred reliability - how does it compare?

Post by mkaresh » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:03 am

We have updated results for the Five Hundred to include owner experiences through March 31, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2007: 41, better than average

2006: 31, better than average

2005: 75, about average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

These stats:

2007: 74, 3

2006: 75, less than one

2005: 56, 10

Ford Five Hundred Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

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Re: Ford Five Hundred reliability - how does it compare?

Post by mkaresh » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:16 am

We have updated our car reliability stats for the Ford Five Hundred to include owner experiences through June 30, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2007: 42, better than average

2006: 33, better than average

2005: 74, about average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

These stats:

2007: 87, 3

2006: 75, less than one

2005: 52, 4

Ford Five Hundred Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

We'll have further updates in November and February. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years. To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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