Should I buy?

Asked by Aug 28, 2019 at 07:46 AM about the 2005 Ford Five Hundred

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I am buying an adult car for my first job. This car really cant have the
transmission go out, or I will be flat broke. I am looking at a Ford Five Hunred
from 2005. It has 141,000 Miles on it. It has been well maintained by an
elderly mechanic and hasn’t been driven much. I am pretty sure all the fluids
have been maintained. I am so stressed about the continual transmission. Is it
worth the risk? The car is beautiful and so well maintained.

2 Answers


Unfortunately, it's anyone's guess. No way for anyone to tell you exactly how long the transmission will last.

1 people found this helpful.

Buy a lower mile car. I would say that most cars need a new transmission by the time they hit 140,000 miles.

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