Ford Five Hundred
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Ford
Model: Five Hundred
Ford Five Hundred

The Ford Five Hundred, internally known as D258, was a full-size sedan produced by the Ford Motor Company. The use of the number '500' has been seen a few times in the history of Ford. In North America, the name may evoke memories of the Fairlane 500 and the Galaxie 500 models of the 1950s and 1970s. The Ford Five Hundred is expertly slotted between the Taurus and the Crown Victoria in Ford's model line. Final assembly of the automobile takes place at Ford's Chicago Assembly plant. Notice that this is just where final assembly takes place; as the world becomes seemingly smaller, it is very hard to find a car that is exclusively built by one country. The Five Hundred made its first appearance at the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. However, according to reports, a redesigned Five Hundred was debuted during the 2007 North American International Auto Show, and it seems that this show model will instead be rebranded as the Ford Taurus. This will return the Taurus to the Ford lineup after a one-year absence. Technically, the Ford Five Hundred is classified as a large car. It is longer than its competitors, those being the Chevrolet Impala and the Toyota Avalon, but still a foot shorter than the Crown Victoria. The spaciousness of the interior was emphasized in the Five Hundred's development, as well as the selection for interior materials, which include imitation carbon fiber as well as traditional wood grain. The Five Hundred was designed to match the large car interior volume, but at the same time still have manageable outside dimensions, while delivering a lower than average fuel use. The model seems to have accomplished this quite well and created a nice blend of a large sedan with Sport Utility Vehicle road presence.

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