Re: Ford Five Hundred Purchase
I'd stay clear of the CVT transmissions. Just doing some reading here shows some weak link problems with CVT's having issues as early as 40K, just long enough to get the dealer off the hook for warranty repairs.
CVT's came standard on AWD models, and the base model only, mid and upper trim levels in FWD spec, came with the 6 speed auto. If you test drive the car, you'll know what transmission it has right away, as the CVT will increase and hold a constant rpm with throttle pressure and a conventional automatic will increase rpm to a certain point, and then drop rpm once it changes gears. To me, CVT's just don't sound right!
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!