The Ford Five Hundred is one ANEMIC automobile

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  1. SirLumina

    SirLumina New Member

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    A 203 hp 207 ft-lbs 3.0L V6 and they expect it to move around a 3600-3800 lb automobile? Seriously, wtf was Ford smoking?

    I mean I can respect that the interior is improved, and it has nice features like a 6 speed auto, AWD availible, a CVT, and a nice interior, and decent exterior looks, but with only 200 hp on tap and all that weight, AWD probably won't even be that necessary as the motherfucker will have the wheels firmly planted into the ground.
     
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    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    Maybe non-car enthusiasts won't notice :dunno: I mean my car has less power than that and it gets moving pretty adequately.
     
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    its not a performance car at all. just a people mover.
     
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    In the past 200 hp was plenty. But look now, almost every car in it's segment is pimping over 235 hp in some form.
     
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    True...but that's why there's so many car accidents :o
     
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    The Pontiac Grand Prix is the same thing and it looks better and gets better mileage and has more torque and more low end torque.
     
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    Looks better? :mamoru:
     
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    Someone was just talking the other day about how Ford was realizing how pointless fleet sales are and how it ruins the image of a car and how they weren't gonna go in that direction anymore and were leaving that shit to GM. :mamoru:
     
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    I dunno, the shitload of people that have already bought the Grand Prix would tend to agree. The 500 reminds me of something my grandma would drive.
     
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    ok™ the 500 has a little more "premium" trim inside and AWD available. I dont like either car.
     
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    that's the whole point of the car. Have you seen the 500 commercial? It's all about being safe.
     
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    The reviews i've read said that with its cvt, it is faster than some other cars in its class with gaudier power numbers.
     
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    Chaosen1 Now this is an import model

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    a taurus does not weigh 3800lbs
     
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    The 500 also has a monstrous trunk and cavernous interior. Not every car can be a badass performance car like the mustang.

    Some have to be slow, like the 500 and GTO
     
  16. I am Tard Carnival and I agree with the thread starter.

    Needs at least another 50 horses to keep that thing moving adequately.
     
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    You're complaining about the power numbers in the Ford 500? :rofl: It's a fucking family car. To bad the US doesn't make M5s (fast family cars)

    I think the commercials are pretty disappointing. :hs:
     
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    Actually I did read that. The article said GM was going to sell more cars than Ford for the first time in a while because Ford was giving up the fleet segment and had quotes from a Ford official saying that if GM wanted to win the sales war with fleet sales, then they could have it.
     
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    Well let's see, considering that the main thing companies want to avoid is letting their brand new car(s) have to rely on fleet sales (which obviously means noone really gives a fuck about the cars), I'd have to agree that Ford isn't aiming for Fleet sales when they design a new car. Hell GM kept making the old Malibu and called it the "Classic" just to avoid letting the new Malibu fall to the same fate initially. :mamoru:
     
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    trust me it will move it along just fine. It's based on the Volvo S80 which when equipped with the 208 h.p. turbo I5 moves along very well even with AWD.
     

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    Family car or not, there should be an option to have a faster version, virtually every other car in it's class has one.
     
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    it looks like a crown vic AND an accord had sex
     
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    They have one, it's called the Mustang :o
     
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    my neighbor is an avid ford buyer...she test drove the 500 and will not be buying one :o
     

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