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So how did all of you become Ford fans? I guess it was peer pressure, fords on our street outweigh all the other cars on it combined. Almost all of the cars my families had have been Fords, and the ones that weren't didn't stick around, except for my brother's fiance's 82(?) mazda pickup.
 

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my first car

well my first car was a 1991 mercury cougar LS with the base 3.8 (well if you dont count the 6 colored 1985 cavalier POS that my parents had as a third car for us kids to drive) and i loved the cougar's styling and it had "decent" power but i wanted more. so i went SC looking and ironically found my 93 less than 20 mins from my house sitting on a certified used car lot in febuary '00 for $2k under blue book (who wants a RWD sports car in northern indiana in febuary anyway? :) ) so i got a steal on it.
 
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I looked at a probe... :) My first car was a probe and I loved it so much I had to buy two more. I wouldnt buy anything else in this category. Its just perfect for me...
 

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Family mostly, my grandfather is a Ford buyer and so is my father. I've bought a 86Z-28 when I was 18, big peice of junk. Bought a 95Cherokee, it was a bigger peice of junk. So for now on I'll most likely buy Fords. Hopefully in the next two years I'll buy a 99 Mustang GT. I've never had the problems with a Ford as I've had with other auto makers.
 
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Had always liked Fords growing up, and when I bought my F-150 (see sig) I knew I'd be a Ford man for life. Most of my friends are Ford guys, and we all love our Fords!! I would love to buy an older model and fix it up, if I can find one.
 

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Back in 99 I was gonna get a 86 SS Monte Carlo. Then I met this girl who was a FORD freak and now she is my girlfriend her whole family is FORD LOVERS. She helped me come into the light from the darkside yes I was a Cheby lover, but now I'm cured. Also at that same time the Lightning came out and wow I was hooked Since then I have been a Loyal Ford Lover. I now own a F-150 obviously. My girl had a 93 Mustang GT, man she loves to race I think its cool. but you will never see her around here cause she hates the net.
 

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the love of Ford

Started loving Fords as a kid in high school.
The Fords I've owned and/or driven:
Learned to drive with my dad's 65 Ford Fairlane I6 when I was 15 and which was passed down to me eventually.

Then bought a used 79 (European) Escort MkII 1100cc when I got married and had a kid.

Bought an early 80's european Ford Granada 2.0L that was sort of a poor man's Mercedes Benz. Power windows, air conditioning, fully independent suspension, etc.

And now I drive a 2000 ZX2 as my daily beater, which was originally my son's.

In the late 70's my older brother had one of those fastback Mustang Mach something or other, his plate number was 666! And before that a 67 Mustang.
Previous to that he had two European Ford Cortinas vintage 70s.

My son used to have a 1991 Ford T-Bird 3.8L.
Engine gave out after 150,000 miles.
 
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I got started with a 1978 Grand Marquis I was handed down from my grandparents. They'd only had two Fords before that one, both 1958 4-door Fairlanes, one new, and one 2 yrs old at the time. They were both lemons. About the time my grandfather finally got the sorry Ford dealership to fix the first one, it was totaled. The second one's transmission failed the day they bought it. They finally did get it working reliably, though. But they decided against any more Fords, and mostly went with Dodge and Chrysler. But in 1978, My grandmother was having an awful time deciding between a Grand Marquis or a New Yorker. She finally took the Grand Marquis because she liked the seats better. She drove that car till the early 90's, when she bought another Chrysler, but kept the Mercury, and gave it to me for a birthday present when I turned 16. Drove it for about a year before it broke down and stayed in the back yard till I graduated high school, and got it fixed (transmission). In 1999, the transmission went out again, so it's in a barn now. I've been through too much with that car to give her up. When I'm out of college, I'm going to see what I can do about getting a new transmission for her. Right now, I drive a 1995 Ford Thunderbird with the 4.6 V-8 engine. 27 mpg is great! I don't know how I was ever able to afford to feed the Mercury! It's nice to finally have a car with all the modern conveniences, but I do think my Mercury will be my daily driver once she's roadworthy again.
 

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I hated Ford my entire life. Family swore by GM products and never had a problem. Dad decided to buy a used pickup truck back in 1980 and bought a 1978 F150 - he had no problem with it until he went out to get the paper one Sunday morning and found the frame buckled in half and folded nicely right behind the cab. He swore up and down that Fords were junk ---- their frames rot and crack when only 2 years old! He He He! He should have just questioned my oldest brother who had borrowed it the night before and gone to a bonfire and beer party down at the sand pits! We saw the headlights bouncing toward us - looked at each other and said "Does Kevin know the bridge is out?" Wow! Did that thing fly! He drove it home somehow and just parked it in the driveway. Maybe he knew better than to ask. I found my liking for Ford when I got a job in the service department of a Ford-Mercury dealership. I worked as their service manager for 11 years and learned the integrity of Ford Motor Company and it's products. I've driven 3 Explorers since 1993. I still am a fan of many GM's as well.
 
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Jeez where do I start. Dad & Mom got me an old 66 Datsun station wagon when I was in high school. I could only stand the embarassment until I saved up to get a 66 289 Mustang, then came a 67 390 GTA convertible, 3 69 Mach 1's (428CJ, 390, 351), a 79 302 notchback LX, 83 GT, then the 86 SVO that I still have. Several Ford trucks throwed into the mix, from 302 2wds to 429 4x4's, then got into Rangers, a 90, then 99, and the 2001 Mazda I have today. All 4x4 extended cabs. I know the Mazda technically isn't a Ford, but it's made in the same factory that my 99 Ranger was, Edison NJ, and is all Ranger :) except for the fenders. Dad was always a GM guy except for a couple Pontiacs and maybe 3 Fords, I think I stay with Fords for the rivalry with him.
 

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Hmm, I'm not really sure why I caught the bug, guess it's kind of a Family thing, Dad always drove Fords. The first time I saw my uncle with my F100 Flare Side, I just knew I had to have it, that was before he ran the 'ol six 1200 miles with the thermostat backwards.... A year after he parked it, he called me up, told me the keys were in the mail, and that there was a 84 F150 of his parked at my neighbors, and that I could have it too, the 84 was a rust bucket with a 300/auto, and I picked up the NP435 that's in my truck now to replace the SROD 3speed/od setup that was in it. Put it all together a year ago, since then, I converted to 4x4, and added EFI, and I've got a cam for it....
Evan MacDonald
 

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I got married into it. My father-in-law is a Ford Freak!
Made me sell my 88 Nissan Pathfinder and buy his 90 SC 35th Anniv.

Got hooked after that.
 
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Grew up around FORDS , my Dad worked for FORD for MANY years as a body and
fender repairman. We ALWAYS have owned FORDS. I personally have owned quite
a few nice FORD musclecars, Cyclones, Mustangs, Cougars. Loved 'em ALL. I currently
own a '66 Cyclone GT hardtop with a transplanted 428 from a '69 Torino and a '93
SHO.
 

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My old man was a Holden man until he bought his first new car. An XE Falcon. Ever since then he has bought nothing but Fords. My first memory of a Ford is my mum's RS2000 Escort. She's owned Ford's all her life too.

I caught the disease from my parents and also at high school. Every kid loved Holden. Not one kid had their own opinion.
I couldn't get enough of the Falcon. Even though we had no V8 at that stage I just knew the Falcon was the king. All we need now is the AV Falcon to break the back of GM-H. September next year is a long time to wait....
 

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hrmmm

IT was herititary for me. My dad had Fords all the time when I was growing up, so it just grew on me. He purchased a GMC a few years ago, and has had nothing but trouble. He has replaced like 10 starters, one tranny, three engines, and many misc. parts. So I will stick to my Fords.
 

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Wow RS2000, I really wanted that one though it wasn't available in Manila.
The only folks who had them, had the right hand drive models from either OZ or UK and raced them in rallies.
 
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