Fords In The Family
NOV
06

When my Dad was 12 years old, his father passed away from lung cancer. His father was the co-owner of a Ford dealership in his hometown of Tunkhannock, PA. The car that my father’s father drove at the time was a 1958 Ford Thunderbird with special-edition Super-Charged Interceptor V-8 engine installed. It was gloss red, with a white ragtop, and red leather interior. Because my father grew up in a small town, where people looked after one another, the co-owners of the dealership allowed him to keep his father’s Thunderbird. Although, the Thunderbird has long since gone, my father has kept up the tradition of only owning Ford cars since the day his father died, out of respect of his father’s legacy. Though I never knew my grandfather, I too will always only own Ford vehicles out of respect to my father. “Ford Forever!”

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J. Harley M Yes!! I'm with you, after owning 3 Model A's in my teens & later in life finally got a 1965 Thunderbird. I had to fix all the rust, re-do the engine & install a half-vinyl roof ( landau ), then I dragged it all over where I went in the Air Force, but the poor thing sat most of its life, finally rusted so bad I traded it in with another vehicle & got an Acura. It was a super car, but it was in an accident, so I went back to Ford. I'll never buy foreign again!!
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I have been a long standing Ford Ranger fanatic.  I am on my third Ranger. My current Ranger has been a true blessing, she is about to turn 220,000 miles.  I have maintained her well and being a 4x4 she has seen many mountains and fields.  I was, and am still, very dishearted to see the Ford Family drop the Ranger line and not consider reintroduction of this truck in 2015.  I prefer the smaller truck frame for convenience and ease of parking when not out in the field or mountains.  I will say I wish Ford would quickly consider offering this size of truck again, and to do so in a 4 door 4-5 person size with small and larger bed sizes.  When I add up the options I would like to have on my new truck (while in the F150 catagory) the price is just too much.  Two of your Import competitors offer this size of truck, but I really honestly hate to go this route.  Even if Ford offered an incentive to keep me on I'd be settling for a truck size I'm not interested in.  Please reconsider offering the Ranger format again - and soon.  Not sure how many more miles or trails my Ranger can take!.
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