The Little Car That Could

I have just returned from a 3000 plus km roadtrip with my little bomber.  It chugged along and as always, no trouble and 3 tanks of gas each way.   In fact, I feel it has become better on gas with age.   Strange.

This is my third focus.   I think I bought the first one that came out falling for the ad campaign and then the car.   Now on my third and only one I have kept longer than two years, a ten year old car with 220,000kms.  

Sadly the little car that always could is tired.   Today received a significant tally for needed urgent work and have decided to retire her.  

I have so enjoyed this car.   Taught my son to drive, lots of roadtrips, commuted 2 hours a day for years and countless adventures.  
Just last week I was moving a double bed on top of the car.

Ford makes car like cars used to be made.  To last.
Thank you Ford.

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I am a member of mustang 6g, where we are anxiously waiting for our retail ordered Mustangs.  Some enthusiasts are starting to lose faith as new orders are being scheduled and they have been waiting since May.  Another member posted a great idea to introduce a little more fairness into the system.  I added to it with my own idea.  It goes like this: Background:  the Mustang faithful are becoming very upset that their orders are being processed randomly and according to dealer allocations out of our control - not in the order in which they were received.  Some people have been waiting since the open of order bank in May, and don't even have a vin number and are still in Order Processing.  There are a few thousand of us Mustang enthusiasts on this forum and there has to be a better way.   Solution:  Allow bumping up priority on earlier orders for those who have waited much longer for their new Mustang.  We could contact Ford Customer Service on the board and give our order and dealer number.  Based on when we ordered, we would have our order priority changed by subtracting the number of months from 10.  For example, someone who placed an order in May when the banks opened would have their priority changed to 6.  Because 10 - 4 months wait = 6.  This would introduce some more fairness into the system and allow the devoted Mustang fans to get their car sooner.  It just isn't fair that people have been waiting >4 months, and any average Joe will be able to go to the dealer and pick up one from the lot in a few weeks, well before the people who custom ordered get theirs.  Who's with me?
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