My first car was a 1974 Maverick and it was given to me by my grandfather after I turned 16. What was amazing about this is in 1983 this 9 year old car only had 42,000 miles on it and everything worked! A/C , stereo, power steering, power brakes and even a feature that should come back, seats that would not allow the car to start unless the seat-belts were on! I kept my car in spite of purchasing a brand new Ranger in 1988 and even when I bought an F-150 in 2004. You might think that by now my 74 Mav would be gone by now. Not only do I still have my car, it runs and this was my kids first car as well! My oldest son was so excited to drive the Mav, as we call it, to high school in 2007 until he got a Ford Ranger. My daughter drove it as well once she got her license at 16 and also drove it to high school until she got her Ford Focus, (yes we love Fords!) My little boy who is now 13 can’t wait for his first time driving the same car when he gets his driver’s license. My Mav is more than just a car, it is a member of our family and as you can see from my story, Ford will always be a member of our family!