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by leapfrog
Sun May 20, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: Green Machine
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

You will have a really tough time finding a car that will only cost you $0.25 per mile. I've kept good records for my wife's and my last few cars, and everything is remarkable consistent in the $0.40-$0.50 cents per mile range, regardless of new or used, V8 or V6. Dutch, my cost of $.25 per mile is...
by leapfrog
Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: Green Machine
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Green Machine

Hi everybody, old friends and new. Long time no post. I've had my Ford Five Hundred (a.k.a. Taurus) for over 2 years and it's time to start thinking about a replacement vehicle (I lease). Don't get me wrong, I like the car. I've had it since the first model year in 2005, and I'm the proud rep on thi...
by leapfrog
Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: Five Hundred / Montego Reviews
Topic: Impartial Road Trip Review
Replies: 6
Views: 1832

How about a review on the Acura Integra leapfrog :) Sure thing sleeper. I did a little research and I'm thinking it's a 2000 year model. Silver with black leather inside...... http://images.autobytel.com/cyber/169194/iYS010284_1.jpg Anyway, it's really a sports car, though I would have gone with th...
by leapfrog
Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Maintenance / Care / TSB's / Recalls
Topic: Bubbles in dash compartment lid
Replies: 82
Views: 12789

I'm with Pete on this one. If my Montego developes bubbles, I will pin point small holes and let out the air. I prefer the covered look to the hard plastic. May be a mute point as I have had it over a year and no signs of bubbles. :P Sorry, Grey, but I can't stay mute on your moot point. To those m...
by leapfrog
Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions
Topic: Welcome to the site!
Replies: 13
Views: 4654

...and we appreciate your wisdom and prolific input, oh meister poster!
by leapfrog
Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: General Topics (Off-Topic)
Topic: Poster info missing in each posting??????
Replies: 16
Views: 1925

John's not drunk, he's just high on life.
by leapfrog
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Five Hundred / Montego Reviews
Topic: Impartial Road Trip Review
Replies: 6
Views: 1832

Will do, John.
by leapfrog
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Five Hundred / Montego Reviews
Topic: Spy Shot: 2008 Ford Five Hundred
Replies: 52
Views: 11157

Sure, let's put a Fusion grille on everything that moves. Same old, same old, right? :cry: Yeah, Ernie, I'm with you. I like the current look. If they want to make a change, maybe it would be nice to see something radically different, but as it stands now I'm happier with the existing grill, if tha...
by leapfrog
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: Five Hundred / Montego Reviews
Topic: Impartial Road Trip Review
Replies: 6
Views: 1832

Impartial Road Trip Review

Well here's a good one. My wife's ex-husband (with whom I'm obviously on good terms) and the parent to my two step children has just taken my Ford Five Hundred on a 1,500 mile trip to Calgary Alta. so that my stepson can play in a well known amateur golf tournament (the Pengrowth Glencoe Invitationa...
by leapfrog
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: General Topics (Off-Topic)
Topic: Poster info missing in each posting??????
Replies: 16
Views: 1925

Well at least the "Back to Top" function is still there.
by leapfrog
Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seeing more Five Hundreds on the road...
Replies: 38
Views: 4215

Been away so long with my head in the sand that I didn't realize that rentals were now available till I saw one this morning. I took the dog for her morning constitutional and I ran into a young woman who was asking directions in a nice char grey SEL. Asked her how she liked the car, and she said th...
by leapfrog
Fri May 26, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: Welcome / Introductions
Topic: Prodigal Son
Replies: 12
Views: 1756

Yes I hope to be making lemonade soon, Ernie. Then you can come out for a visit and we'll trade lemon aided Ford Five Hundred stories on the back portch. TCltd500, there are a few Carolinians growing hardy Citrus in the ground, but it would seem to be a challenge. Here's a link to my post on a citru...
by leapfrog
Thu May 25, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions
Topic: Prodigal Son
Replies: 12
Views: 1756

Thanks for the warm welcome back everyone. I must say I have missed the comradery. I've just been preoccupied with other things in life, and I haven't had a lot to say about my car. It's still running well and I'm very happy with it. I do mostly city driving and I don't feel the need for a bigger en...
by leapfrog
Tue May 23, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions
Topic: Prodigal Son
Replies: 12
Views: 1756

Prodigal Son

Just checking in after a few month's absence.

How is everyone? I see that John Cline still leads the way with 5,697,342 posts. Will be giving McDonalds a run for their money soon :lol:
by leapfrog
Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: Daimler to halt four-door Smart car
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Not sure if it's the American psyche it doesn't fit or our driving habits. To me, it looks like a coffin on four wheels. It might look like it, Toad, but it's surprisingly safe for its size..... "I don't know how it does it, but in European crash tests, Smart actually outscores much larger cars in ...
by leapfrog
Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: Daimler to halt four-door Smart car
Replies: 4
Views: 835

The 2 door model currently in production really is a "smart" commuter car for anyone who lives within the city and doesn't take the freeway to work. Especially with gas heading for $3 or $4 a gallon. This car is a big seller all over the world, excepet in the USA where it isn't available and likely ...
by leapfrog
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: General Topics (Off-Topic)
Topic: NASCAR SMASHCAR
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: NASCAR SMASHCAR

I watched some of yesterday's Las Vegas race ONLY because the picture and the sound are incredible in HDTV. LMAO, Ernie. Got the HDTV outfit for Xmas and now that's all I watch. As PBS is the only network available in Canada that broadcasts back-to-back HDTV, I find myself watching programs about d...
by leapfrog
Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: Rickshaw madness
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Hey Ernie, that just about rickshaw whole week, don't it?

(With apologies to John Cline II).
by leapfrog
Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How many interstate driving for your five hundred?
Replies: 13
Views: 1347

One trip to southern Oregon form BC. Counted BC as "one state" as I live 50 miles from the US border (Wash). Going to be driving Frisco soon so I'll be a 4 in a couple of months.
by leapfrog
Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: One of Lifes Little Mysteries......
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

One of Lifes Little Mysteries......

....is why there appears to be a concerted effort in the Ford marketing world not to promote the Five Hundred. Is it because they are in the middle of an image shift to the horizontal grille? Are they phasing out the car? There are two big Ford dealers in town, and in every Saturday edition of the l...