Rick Leedy
  • 54, Male
  • Pinckney, MI
  • United States
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I've been a smart owner since
September 27, 2008
I've been a smart reservation holder since
August 10, 2007
Pinckney, MI

Rick Leedy's Blog

20k service

Posted on November 23, 2009 at 8:41pm 3 Comments

Recently had my 20k service performed. As with 10k service, it went exceedingly smooth. About 80 mins and $208.50 and I was on the road again. I love this place.

The Happiest Car On The Road

Posted on June 18, 2009 at 9:14pm 2 Comments

The other day it finally dawned on me. This is one of the happiest car on the road. Everyone looks. Everyone notices. I have taken to wildly waving when I see people looking. Most of the time they either smile or wave back. It really is a lot of fun making people smile. I guess I'll keep doing it :)

10K Mile Maintenance

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 7:54pm 4 Comments

I took my cabrio in for its first maintenance this morning. It took just over an hour and cost $147.18. They replace the oil and filter, the hepa filter, checked all fluid levels, checked belts and hoses, brake pad wear, and updated the shifting software. I can tell the difference in the shifting...It is a bit smoother than before. It also idles smoother than before.

Only negative was they moved my driver seat back and did not put the cargo cover back into place.

All in… Continue

9" Snowfall

Posted on December 20, 2008 at 8:08pm 5 Comments

The area received 9" of fresh snow during the morning, stopping about 1:30pm. After cleaning off the driveway and letting the plows clear the street I ventured out in my Cabrio about 5pm. I encountered some pretty deep snow at intersections and in shopping center parking lots, but my Smart cruised right through it. It was nice to finally experience the traction control system first-hand. It took a couple of times to realize that was what was happening when, while going through 6+" of slushy… Continue

10/13 Gas Mileage

Posted on October 13, 2008 at 6:38pm 5 Comments

I have been very happy with the gas mileage I am getting with my smart so far. The first four tanks have been:

Very nice. I think the last one was during a pretty typical week of driving for me. I now have 1300+ miles on the car, so maybe this is going to be my mileage level. Sure is better than the 28 - 30 I was getting in my 2002 Neon.

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At 3:56pm on September 2, 2009, Sandy Dietrich said…
Thanks, Rick! :)
It is a great b-day - bad day at work - but good b-day!! :) I appreciate the well wishes. My inspectors bought me lunch and a cake and a nice gift of tea. Awesome!!! :)
At 9:57am on August 23, 2009, Mr. Incredible said…
Hey Rick,

I had a great time at the Crim. It was my first one and will be back again.

Quite a few of the runners asked me if that was my "red" smart car in the parking lot. I said, "Yes... What tipped you off it was mine?" and then chuckled.

I even made the Flint Journal about the Crim.
At 12:24pm on August 3, 2009, Sandy Dietrich said…
Graet- hope it's convertible weather, it'll be a great drive. This weather has been awesome convertible weather. I have thoroughly enjoyed it. See you Sat. at 4:30. :)
At 9:27pm on August 2, 2009, Sandy Dietrich said…
Sounds good.
If you want, we can meet at the D-19/I-96 exit, there is a park/ride there on the SW corner, around 4:30 or so. :)
At 7:24pm on April 19, 2009, kdfcogwheel said…
We should soon receive our plates. Look for the Silver Cabrio with the plates "WIICAR". My wife got bit by the bug when she saw a TV add for the Wii game console. Two Oriental guys stepped out of one during the commercial. Soon there after I saw a blue/silver 450 from Ontario passing through Ann Arbor on I-94. Camera photos shown to my wife sealed the deal. We reserved on 28 Aug 08 at the height of fuel prices. Diesel was running very close to $5 per gallon. Fill ups were costing me $125 or more. So, I wanted to wean myself away from the big oil companies, even if it meant taking a car payment. The wait time was excruciating. However, my time in the pipeline was only a mere 8 months. To speed up the process I opted to take delivery of a somewhat more expensive model. I personally feel that it paid off. The ride is one that is very stiff, very sporty, tight and sort of go-kartlike. Fun, though, but I find that you need to pay constant attention as the car at high speed (70mph) can wander within your lane a bit. The steering is also likewise very stiff and has a short steering wheel lock-to-lock turn distance. But, I can look beyond these perceived short-coming by understanding what the overall purpose that was designed in. Thanks!!
At 4:56pm on April 19, 2009, kdfcogwheel said…
Hi Rick,
Just wanted to drop you a quick line. I too live in Pinckney. If you see a silver Brabus running around, it will be my wife. We took delivery on April 15th. 1st tank mileage=331 miles, 8.23 gals., 40.2mpg. A huge improvement over our '97 Dodge P/U. Hope to see you around.
At 6:11pm on March 25, 2009, Sandy Dietrich said…
Yep! That was us! I was on my way home from dinner. :) Were you at the anniversary Saturday? We won for best plate! I have this awesome smart jacket! One evening at Kroger, I pulled next to Smartie in the lot- I wish I had my camera. :)
At 7:57pm on January 4, 2009, Linda Diane Feldt said…
Hi Rick.
Thanks for the note.
I may have seen you parked on a lot off 1st street once? I have the blue with black trim, red interior, WIZDOM plate.
I've see about 7 different cars so far around Ann Arbor.
-Linda Diane
At 5:27pm on November 27, 2008, Sandy Dietrich said…
OH NO. Do you have to replace the body panel? We were down for the Lions game, watched a bit of the parade. It was a beautiful day- hope the car is okay!!!!
At 6:52pm on November 26, 2008, Sandy Dietrich said…
Agree! I've driven trucks and SUV's for years now. However, now that I'm used to it, LOVE IT- still.

Have an awesome T-Giving! :-)

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