The Ford dealer by me had 3 - 2005 Five Hundreds out on the lot on
Sunday. Last Sunday's Chicago Tribune had a big article on the car and
it went on to say the new Ford had a bigger trunk capacity than a Park
Avenue. I found that hard to believe so I went over to get a look at the
latest from the Blue Oval boys.
The car looked very big on the inside. Big buckets seats up front. I
thought the leather ones had a different contour to them than the cloth
ones. The sweeping console blends right into the dash. It also sports a
higher center armrest than most cars have. The door sills looked to be
3" wide or more, very easy to keep your elbow up there. Nice to see a
clock in the dashboard again.
The back seat looked roomy, with a flat seat cushion. Foot well areas
looked like it had a lot of room down there. The taillights were oddly
shaped triangles that light up round when the brake light comes on. The
Ford uses bulbs and the Mercury Montego, which I also saw uses about 15
LED lights in the taillight housing.
They were priced between $25 & 29,000