If you want a very practical vehicle with modest styling, this is the car. Inside, the Five Hundred is roomy, and it looks and feels terrific. Again, avoid these abrupt inputs. Remove the two screws from the license plate lamp assembly. Having maxed out its credit cards buying Aston Martin, Jaguar, Volvo, and Land Rover, all with iffy finances of their own, Charming Billy now has to take the best from these acquisitions and, without stepping into any puddles, build a high-volume money maker. See your dealer or a qualified service technician. You decide to go golfing.
In severe cases, excessive or prolonged breathing of fuel vapor can cause serious illness and permanent injury. Use of synthetic or synthetic blend motor oil is not mandatory. Lift the prop rod by the sleeve and not the bare metal. Department of Transportation requires Ford to give you the following information about tire grades exactly as the government has written it. These quality products have been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive needs; they are custom designed to complement the style and appearance of your vehicle. Away from home If you own a Ford or Mercury vehicle and are away from home when your vehicle needs service, or if you need more help than the dealership could provide, after following the steps described above, contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center to find an authorized dealership to help you. This car understeers firmly, consistently, and reliably.
DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Our tester, at close to 30 grand, deserves a more powerful and refined engine. The instrument bezels look like they weigh a pound apiece. Proceed with caution if you must deal with them. Worse, it lacks the satisfying kick-down that all drivers have come to expect when a powertrain gives its best. Although criticized by the automotive press for its bland styling in comparison to that of its competitor Chrysler 300 , the Five Hundred has been a relative success for Ford.
But those legs need to be a bit longer. Perhaps the Five Hundred's assets. Please take the time to get well acquainted with your vehicle by reading this handbook. Ironically, at this point in the American market, fielding a blandly styled vehicle is actually riskier than taking a stand. So, it doesn't have a fancy foreign brand name. Ford has put new legs under the family-sedan concept. From that debut year through July 2004, Ford has sold 6.
The only issue is the rear brakes early wear design flaw. Ford Motor Company recommends that all safety belt assemblies in use in vehicles involved in a collision be replaced. Start the engine of the disabled vehicle. Folding down the rear seatbacks will make plenty of length for your pet boa to unconstrict; our Lufkin unrolled just one inch short of seven feet before bumping the back of the front seat. One more detail adding to your editors' job security: Although Congress will never pass the flat tax, both of these Detroiters are here and itching to complicate your new-car shopping.
If the fuel filler cap is venting vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops before completely removing the fuel filler cap. If you think of it as the smartest transmission in the world, always making the best choices, you'll love it. Your oil life is now reset. Quiet, safe, and fairly nimble, it's a car that an American car company couldn't have built a few years ago. Weve jad it for a year with no problems except for the recall about the doors getting water in them and freezing in cold weater, which we couldent close the door after. Yet Americans tend to lump them together as midmarket choices. Refer to Windshield washer fluid in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.
Both are all-new mainstream four-door family haulers. Wait until it is safe to operate Mobile Communications Equipment. That's a shame, because the Five Hundred is otherwise chock-a-block with family values. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and run the engine at moderately increased speed. Do not put more than 50 lbs. Or maybe an Audi before they made it gorgeous? Me and my wife both love the space it has!! This P2 platform uses the electronically controlled Haldex system that provides all-wheel drive on various Volvos, and Ford has carried this option over to the Five Hundred. Instead, it reached into its own parts bin for the same compact 3.
In North America, the name is intended to recall the Fairlane 500 and Galaxie 500 models of the 1950s through 1970s. Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the assisting boosting battery. Check the washer fluid level. The market is soft for these and if you're buying from a dealer, there's lots of negotiating room. Remove wheel cover if equipped with the lug wrench tip and loosen each wheel lug nut one-half turn counterclockwise but do not remove them until the wheel is raised off the ground. The four-pillar greenhouse profile brings on déjà vu.
I want to tell other people about it. Think of the Five Hundred as a modern-day Crown Vic with comfortable chair-height seats for five live adults, as well as five more dead ones in the trunk, 15 percent better fuel economy, vastly better road manners, and the option of four-wheel drive. Lift the hood and support it with the prop rod. The electronically controlled Haldex system came over from Sweden as part of the Volvo P2 platform that underlies this new Ford. Maybe the front buckets on our top-of-the-line Limited test car didn't delight the editorial trouser seat, but few will complain.
Ford recommends the use of a digital or dial type tire pressure gauge rather than a stick type tire pressure gauge. Why is it not the 1 seller? They can slide around and increase the likelihood of injury or death in a collision. Fan speed adjustment: Controls the volume of air circulated in the vehicle. Do not block the sensor on the backside of the inside rear view mirror since this may impair proper mirror performance. Extended idling at high engine speeds can produce very high temperatures in the engine and exhaust system, creating the risk of fire or other damage. Reach in behind the headlamp assembly to access the bulbs and connectors.