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purrsonality
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An even dozen....

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That's how many Five Hundreds/Montegos I spotted today on my way back home from a trip to Memphis. That is the most I've ever seen in one day's time. Even saw a Merlot Limited which is what I have.

We averaged about 26 mpg on the way there and about 27.5 on the way home.

Our car was valet-parked at the hotel upon arrival due to the fact that the parking garage was being painted. When the valet brought our car around this morning so we could load up and leave, he commented on how comfortable the seats where, how large the trunk is and what a nice-looking car we have. When I told him the kind of mileage we got on our trip, he seemed surprised.

So far, we've taken the car on 5 long trips; once to Chicago, twice to Memphis, once to Columbus, Ohio and once to Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. This year we still have upcoming trips to Milwaukee and again to Lake Cumberland. Haven't even put 11,000 miles on it yet and we've had it for 16 months. We really love this car. :D
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I guess people are going to like the new Taurus, too.
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Re: An even dozen....

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purrsonality wrote:That's how many Five Hundreds/Montegos I spotted today on my way back home from a trip to Memphis. That is the most I've ever seen in one day's time.

I've been seeing more of them lately also. Even saw a Blue Limited with the Billet grill where I golf. In fact, I will be carrying 4 big guys and 4 golf bags, shoes, etc, this week to a special golf outing. All wanted to ride in my car 8)
So far, we've taken the car on 5 long trips; once to Chicago, twice to Memphis, once to Columbus, Ohio and once to Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. This year we still have upcoming trips to Milwaukee and again to Lake Cumberland. Haven't even put 11,000 miles on it yet and we've had it for 16 months. We really love this car. :D
Only 11K miles? Do you tow the 500 on a trailer? :)
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11k @ 16 mos? That's nothing. I only have 18,500 and I've had the car for two and a half years.
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Nabrum, I do not tow the car on a trailer. If I did, it wouldn't have 11K miles on it......and our Ford truck, which is a year older than the car, would have a lot more mileage on it since we would have to use it to tow the car...... :wink:
Right now, the car and the truck are about neck and neck on total miles on each of them. My SO keeps teasing me that he has just as many miles on the truck as I do on the car; my response is that since the truck is a year older, he would have to have double the mileage on it to be on an even course with the car......

Most of the mileage has come from the trips; I am retired and don't rack up commuting mileage driving to and from a job. Even when I was still working, I lived only 3 miles one way from my job, so I still didn't rack up a lot of mileage going to and from work (but I didn't get the Five Hundred until 3 years after I quit work). I refused to move out to my present home until I no longer had to work; I wasn't about to do a daily commute of 125+ miles. Having earned my living as a delivery driver for many years, the last thing I ever wanted to do was have a long commute home after work. My SO could never understand why I didn't like driving long distances when we took a vacation during the period I was a delivery driver; to me it was like work instead of vacation.
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purrsonality wrote:Nabrum, I do not tow the car on a trailer.
I was just teasing :lol:
Having earned my living as a delivery driver for many years, the last thing I ever wanted to do was have a long commute home after work. My SO could never understand why I didn't like driving long distances when we took a vacation during the period I was a delivery driver; to me it was like work instead of vacation.
Boy, do I hear you. Before I retired, I was on a plane most of the week for many, many years dealing with customers. People can't understand why I don't want to hop on a plane and fly somewhere today. To me, a nice vacation is some golf course (even if it means a plane ride) vs some "exotic and/or interesting" place that you need a long plane ride to get to and is teaming with people.
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Nabrum, I knew you were teasing about towing the car; why would I want to tow it instead of driving in comfort in it? :wink:

I guess you can relate to my not wanting to drive, just as I can relate to your not wanting to fly. When you do either for your job, you don't want to do the same thing for vacation......we do end up driving just about anywhere we go on vacation as my SO hates to fly and I would have to hog tie him and drag him kicking and screaming on board which means we probably would never make it through security in the first place...... :wink:
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06 Limited FWD Merlot/black with traction control, navigation system, adj. pedals, moonroof, safety pkg., rear spoiler, chrome door handle covers and chrome tail light trim.
Previous vehicles: 03 Taurus SEL, 95 Taurus GL,
87 Ranger XLT