Ford Five Hundred vs. Ford F-150 Lemon Odds and Nada Odds
Other sources of Ford Five Hundred and Ford F-150 reliability data provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Ford Five Hundreds and Ford F-150s with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Ford Five Hundreds and Ford F-150s that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.
These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Ford Five Hundred and Ford F-150 lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Ford Five Hundred and Ford F-150 have been recently.
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Ford Five Hundred Lemon Odds and Nada Odds through December 31, 2012General NotesNote the sample sizes in the right column. For a precise Nada Odds, it'd be best to have 50+ cars. For Lemon Odds, 100+. In most cases the sample sizes are between 25 and 35, and differences of less than six points are probably not meaningful. This is especially a factor with the "Lemon Odds," where nearly all scores are low.
That said, the Lemon Odds figures are probably much lower than many people suspected, so we've posted them. Similarly, the Nada Odds are probably higher than many people suspected. Even with the least reliable cars in this results set your odds of no repairs would be better than one in three. Surprised? MethodologyThe samples include cars for which we have at least nine months of data in the past year. The "Nada-odds" are adjusted based on the average number of months of data per car. These stats are very close to what they'd be if we included only cars with a full year of data.
Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Recalls and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
|Year||Make/Model||Nada Odds per 100 Cars||Lemon Odds per 100 Cars|
|84 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 21100 miles driven2011||Ford F-150||66||< 1|
|57 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 36800 miles driven2010||Ford F-150||64||< 1|
|37 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 44200 miles driven2009||Ford F-150||72||< 1|
|42 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 75400 miles driven2007||Ford Five Hundred||73||< 1|
|35 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 89100 miles driven2006||Ford Five Hundred||59||< 1|
|45 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 95000 miles driven2005||Ford Five Hundred||50||2|
|27 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 94300 miles driven2004||Ford F-150||Join or sign in to view|
What Our Members Are Saying about Brand Reputation and the Ford Five Hundred
|Brand Reputation of the Ford Five Hundred: Pros|
|2005||4dr Sedan 203-horsepower 3.0L V6
|Ford builds a sedan comparable or better than Japans offerings.|
|Brand Reputation of the Ford Five Hundred: Cons|
|2007||4dr Sedan 203-horsepower 3.0L V6
|Ford seems to have a lower image but they sure are changing my mind with this car!|
What Our Members Are Saying about Brand Reputation and the Ford F-150
None of our members have yet commented on the brand reputation of the Ford F-150.