When I was born, my dad owned a new 1949 Ford Custom (two door) sedan. I was brought home from the hospital in it. I have owned Ford vehicles most of my life. I gave my son a 1997 Mustang GT when he got his driver,s license. I now own a 2010 F-150 Lariat Super Crew 4X4 and a 2011 Mustang GT. I think that Ford vehicles are quieter and much more dependable than other brands. I plan on owning Fords for the remainder of my life. I admire Ford for not asking for financial assistance. Enough said.