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Upstate
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High mileage 500

Post by Upstate » Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:25 pm

I've been reading this site for several months. It seems no one has yet broken 60K. Lets have our highest mileage folks post there experience so we might know how the car performs. I'm not talking about items covered under warrenty I'm talking about wear parts. Brakes, battery, hoses and that sort of thing. Only those over 50,000 miles should report at this time. Also tell about how much is city vs highway. Something like 60/40 or what ever the split. Come on we are all ears: :?:
2005 Ford 500 Limited
2004 Cadillac XLR
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan
1957 Chevy 210 2 door 36,000 original miles


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Post by johnclineii » Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:34 pm

58,ooo miles here.

Sum total of all repairs not covered under warranty: about a dollar. (Replaced a license plate light bulb!)

Warranty repairs: instrument panel lid.

Also a re-aligned deck lid (dealer performed as a courtesy at no charge to me or to Ford)

Discretionary TSB applied at customer expense: CVT reflash, $68 or so.

Turned on the DRL module, again $68 or so.

Four Continental Tires on order, still not delivered...long story, but will be here soon.

Total amount of brake, hose, battery, etc., work: NONE.

Replaced the air filter several times, LOF every 5000 miles. I do a LOT of big metro city area driving, and a lot of freeway driving. Probably about 20/80 city/highway. Get about 20-22 mpg in town, about 28-32 on the road...with both very temperature and terrain dependent.

All this with an AWD SEL.

Oh, yeah, I've washed it. Three times, I think.

And when the new 3.5L comes out, I'm there. I'll miss the CVT. Even though I am looking at a $435 or so fluid change and two filters for it in a few weeks!

My heaviest driving season is coming up. The car has recently been to Atlanta, will be going back next month, to South Carolina later this month, and to New Jersey and Cincinnati, at least, next month. Oh yeah, and back to Jersey again in June...and probably in May, too.

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Post by k » Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:59 am

I only have 800 miles so far. Besides John, who is second and third. Feel free to express. Does it possible to make a poll. for different mileage. Thanks.
05 Red Fire SE with 6 speed.
Own since 2/12/06. over 97500 miles. CA-AZ FORD 500.
2014 Passat 1.8t ( most terrible new car: oil leaking from transmission around 30000 miles)

Past: 06 Mazda 6s 215hp (Ford Product),04 mazda6i, 97 Camry, 94 Accord, 86 Pontiac 6000 LE.

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Post by FStephenMasek » Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:38 pm

So John, are you a baseball umpire?

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Post by johnclineii » Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:40 pm

Nope! :)

The mere thought of that made me smile! :)

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Post by Stoker1 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:24 am

One big road trip so far. Car fully loaded with luggage and 4 people total. Winter time tempertures. Got 25 MPG overall based on the computer including highway and some stop and go traffic. No compliants from me.

Car has 4,600 miles on it.
2005 Five Hundred Limited, Black with pebble leather interior.
Safety package, FWD 6-speed, reverse sensing and power adjustable pedals.

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Re: High mileage 500

Post by AHornak » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:14 am

I have 2009 Taurus limited I have made it to 432000 miles same engine & tran no rebuild

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Re: High mileage 500

Post by warment » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:32 am

I have 303k on my 2005 Ford Five Hundred. Same engine and no trans rebuild.
2005 Ford Five Hundred SE
6-spd auto

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