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Old 06-14-2005, 01:04   #1 (permalink)
Art
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Ford 500 test drive

I test drove a 500 Saturday. Nice car and with the 6 speed I thought
acceleration was adequate but that was up until I was at 65 mph and pressed
the gas pedal and there was nothing. I know you don't often need to exceed
65 mph, but nothing? I mean nothing.


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Old 06-14-2005, 01:05   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ford 500 test drive

You are so full of it, your eyes must be brown. Flooring
the throttle with the six speed at 65 will drop the tranny down
to third. Several road tests have shown the 500 out performs the
chrysler 300, and several others, with larger engines. Do some
research WBMA. You must have been driving a 4 cy Camry LOL


mike hunt



Art wrote:
>
> I test drove a 500 Saturday. Nice car and with the 6 speed I thought
> acceleration was adequate but that was up until I was at 65 mph and pressed
> the gas pedal and there was nothing. I know you don't often need to exceed
> 65 mph, but nothing? I mean nothing.

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Old 06-14-2005, 01:05   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Ford 500 test drive

It did not drop to third. Maybe there was something wrong with the car.
Seriously Mike, there was nothing. I believe the pedal was against the
metal.

The only other complaint I had with the car was no place for the left
driver's foot. I'm surprise Consumer Reports didn't notice. Also the door
panels seem cheap.


<MajorDomo@mailcity.com> wrote in message
news:42A4A993.3CED94D3@mailcity.com...
> You are so full of it, your eyes must be brown. Flooring
> the throttle with the six speed at 65 will drop the tranny down
> to third. Several road tests have shown the 500 out performs the
> chrysler 300, and several others, with larger engines. Do some
> research WBMA. You must have been driving a 4 cy Camry LOL
>
>
> mike hunt
>
>
>
> Art wrote:
>>
>> I test drove a 500 Saturday. Nice car and with the 6 speed I thought
>> acceleration was adequate but that was up until I was at 65 mph and
>> pressed
>> the gas pedal and there was nothing. I know you don't often need to
>> exceed
>> 65 mph, but nothing? I mean nothing.



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Old 06-14-2005, 01:05   #4 (permalink)
Bob H
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Re: Ford 500 test drive

I drove a Montego, it will accelerate past 65, but not anywhere as fast as
the car I ended up buying.


"Art" <begunaNOSPAMPLEASE@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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>I test drove a 500 Saturday. Nice car and with the 6 speed I thought
>acceleration was adequate but that was up until I was at 65 mph and pressed
>the gas pedal and there was nothing. I know you don't often need to exceed
>65 mph, but nothing? I mean nothing.
>



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Old 06-14-2005, 01:05   #5 (permalink)
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Art wrote:
>
> I test drove a 500 Saturday. Nice car and with the 6 speed I thought
> acceleration was adequate but that was up until I was at 65 mph and pressed
> the gas pedal and there was nothing. I know you don't often need to exceed
> 65 mph, but nothing? I mean nothing.


My Father has a Freestyle (aka Ford 500 Station Wagon). It
ahs no problem accelerating to 75 (or more:)). Maybe the one
you test drove was broken...

Ed
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Old 06-14-2005, 01:07   #6 (permalink)
Cory Dunkle
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Re: Ford 500 test drive

Well, it is a Volvo after all...

"Art" <begunaNOSPAMPLEASE@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:1v5pe.357$VK4.63@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> It did not drop to third. Maybe there was something wrong with the car.
> Seriously Mike, there was nothing. I believe the pedal was against the
> metal.
>
> The only other complaint I had with the car was no place for the left
> driver's foot. I'm surprise Consumer Reports didn't notice. Also the

door
> panels seem cheap.
>
>
> <MajorDomo@mailcity.com> wrote in message
> news:42A4A993.3CED94D3@mailcity.com...
> > You are so full of it, your eyes must be brown. Flooring
> > the throttle with the six speed at 65 will drop the tranny down
> > to third. Several road tests have shown the 500 out performs the
> > chrysler 300, and several others, with larger engines. Do some
> > research WBMA. You must have been driving a 4 cy Camry LOL
> >
> >
> > mike hunt
> >
> >
> >
> > Art wrote:
> >>
> >> I test drove a 500 Saturday. Nice car and with the 6 speed I thought
> >> acceleration was adequate but that was up until I was at 65 mph and
> >> pressed
> >> the gas pedal and there was nothing. I know you don't often need to
> >> exceed
> >> 65 mph, but nothing? I mean nothing.

>
>



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Old 06-14-2005, 01:07   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Ford 500 test drive

<<<<It did not drop to third. Maybe there was something wrong with the
car.
Seriously Mike, there was nothing. I believe the pedal was against the
metal. >>>>


It can't drop to 3rd! The Ford 500 uses a CVT (constant variable
transmission).

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Old 06-14-2005, 01:07   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Ford 500 test drive

Disregaurd what I just posted about the CVT. The 500 in question used
the 6 speed automatic.


<<<<<<<<
It did not drop to third. Maybe there was something wrong with the
car.
Seriously Mike, there was nothing. I believe the pedal was against the
metal

.. >>>>

It can't drop to 3rd! The Ford 500 uses a CVT (constant variable
transmission). >>>>

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Old 06-14-2005, 01:07   #9 (permalink)
Neill Massello
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Re: Ford 500 test drive

C. E. White <cewhite3@nospam.com> wrote:

> My Father has a Freestyle (aka Ford 500 Station Wagon). It
> ahs no problem accelerating to 75 (or more:)). Maybe the one
> you test drove was broken...


Or perhaps speed-limited so that "test drives" won't end up on an
episode of Cops. Shouldn't the OP have put his question to the salesman
at the dealership?

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Old 06-14-2005, 01:07   #10 (permalink)
MikeHunt2@mailcity.com
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Re: Ford 500 test drive

The six speed is optional on the FWD models.


mike hunt



eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com wrote:
>
> <<<<It did not drop to third. Maybe there was something wrong with the
> car.
> Seriously Mike, there was nothing. I believe the pedal was against the
> metal. >>>>
>
> It can't drop to 3rd! The Ford 500 uses a CVT (constant variable
> transmission).

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