I Always Wanted A Mustang

When I was a kid, my father worked at Ford at Dearborn Engineering for 20 some years. He loved working there and driving the Ford products he worked on. So in 1965, it would be no surprise that he would buy a new Mustang. As a child of 7 years old, I was taken with the cool car he brought home. I always wanted my own Mustang.
When my older brother graduated high school, he got the Mustang my dad bought. So I worked hard to graduate with good grades, so I could get a Mustang. But after my brother cracked his up, my dad was not going set me up with a Mustang. I, too, worked at Ford for a bit, worked at Ford suppliers and drove other Ford products. Then I married a fine lady who also worked at Ford for 20 some year also. My new wife stated she would love to have Ford Mustang convertible as our third car. Boy, I love the way this lady thinks! So we went out and found a used 2000 Mustang convertible. What a sweet car! We loved driving that car. As a third car, it had to sit outside the garage. Then last year, a tornado attacked our house. We were able to hide safely from the storm, but the Mustang parked outside was wiped out.
After the insurance paid out, we looked around and found a 2003 Mustang convertible. Some day it’ll be a new body style Mustang, but we just love this Mustang for now. You can find us around town with the top down in the summer time. And during the winter, we are anxiously anticipating during it again as soon as spring arrives.

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I have just today visited a Ford dealer and decided to look up interiors on some vehicles that I have seen on the road today online.  I have found that the Cmax Hybrid and the Focus have pretty bizarre looking instrument panels (aka dash board area).  I think whoever designs the cheaper cars needs to take some cues from the Mustang and the F-150 pickup truck, both of which always have good looking dashes.  I like the exterior of the Focus but the interior is strange looking.  What is with the styling of the center of the dash in the Cmax and the Focus?  It is hideous.  Give the customers some bang for their buck (it is just plastic, you might even be able to save money by trimming down some of the gaudy looking plastic from the center area and making it look more refined) and sales can boost.  I can imagine that sometimes a customer will walk in wanting a cheap car and either get disappointed that they have to spend a lot of money for a sports car or just buy it.  Most of the time I see people browse at dealers and walk off with no new car sold. The Fusion interior looks ok.  Someone put a little bit of thought into the bigger car.  Still, it could use a little better styling.  Exterior is impressive but the owner cares a lot about the interior since that is mostly what he will see when he owns the vehicle.
By: Ken A.
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