Just bought my first car - A 2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL AWD! :)
I just bought my first car, a used, clean 2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL AWD with the CVT transmission. It's great so far! It has a salvage title because it had minor water getting in and flooding, but the issue was fixed and it no longer has the issue and everything works like new. It currently has 111k miles and I will be replacing all the fluids (oil, power steering, transmission, windshield washer, brake, etc.) along with doing an alignment in a few days to make sure all of the fluids are at the right level.
Since it has a salvage title, I was able to get it for the low price of $3,700, which I think is a steal considering the year of the car, the condition it is in (very good - no rust or rips in the leather). I am 16 and a half and think this will be a GREAT first car, especially in the winter, although here in Boston we haven't even gotten snow here yet!
So, do you guys think I made the right decision? Is there anything I should know about the car? I plan on changing the oil every 3k miles and only using Mobil 1 Synthetic Oil 0w-40 along with changing the transmission fluid every 30k. Does that sound about right?
Thanks! If there's any thing that I need to know, please tell me by posting below! :)