Thank You Ford Motor Company
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***My dad was a Ford engineer for 39 years in seat safety. For my father’s retirement party, my mother pulled out all of his honors and awards and placed them on the hearth above our fireplace. I never knew about most of these accolades, as my dad was always so modest. My father was able to process a couple of patents in his time with Ford Motor Company. Beyond the patents, there is something else about him that made me proud. I will never forget the time one of his coworkers from his early years stopped us in Costco to tell my mother and me about the respect my father gave her in a time when female engineers were not respected by all.
***Ford Motor Company provided well for my family. I was able to attend a strong public school system and pursue many interests: ice-skating, gymnastics, dance, and volleyball. After relentless work in the gym and classroom, I was able to earn a full ride volleyball scholarship to a Division 1 institution. My undergraduate degree set me up to attend graduate school for physical therapy which will lead to a great career for me.
***As a metro-Detroiter, it is extremely evident the impact that the auto industry has on the community. It seemed as if all of my friend’s parents growing up were somehow tied to the auto industry or its suppliers. Today, I have two friends my age (23) that work for Ford Motor Company and the Chrysler Motor Corporation. It hurts me deep inside when people I know choose to buy imported cars. I think about everyone at home in Michigan whose livelihood depends on a thriving auto industry.
***It is my dream to see everyone drive an American made car. I have visions of a Ford commercial involving the pride felt by all of those affected by Ford Motor Company: The engineers, administrative assistants, factory workers, and everyone in between. Ford continues to earn my respect with its charity work and dedication to the environment. Each day I drive my 2007 Ford Escape, I think of my family and friends that are supported so well by Ford Motor Company. Thank you Ford Motor Company.

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H I agree! I don't understand why people buy imports. I am a Chrysler and a Ford fan both! We have a 2008 Dodge Durango with 68000 trouble free miles on it, and our 1999 Ford Ranger has 165000 miles on it and has only needed a clutch, and a waterpump. We have never had a problem with any of our Chrysler or Ford products. I can't say the same for GM but I would rather buy GM than Toyota or Honda. My sister has a 2009 Camary with 14000 miles that is the biggest hunk of junk I've ever seen.
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Most older people like larger cars than Toyota and Nissan that is why they have always chosen the Mercury Grand Marquis, the Crown Victoria and the Lincoln Town Cars. You have the "Baby Boomers" coming of age to buy these larger cars and you have discontinued making 2 of them and down sized the other one until it is no larger than a Toyota or Honda. People don't always like Suv's to get a larger car but they are Forced to buy them for the bigger experience. My Grandson has a wife and 3 children and they had to buy an Suv and a double cab pickup truck to carry their family around. You cannot put 3 car seats in the rear seat of a compact car comfortably. I am just absolutely frustrated with Ford that they have let the designers cut their product line down to 3 cars and Suv's, all compacts. I want to trade in my Mercury Grand Marquis LS (2007) for a newer car, but there is not a car on the market today the size of mine. I will not trade down in size. I will keep what I have until a car manufacturer wakes up and suddenly realizes they have "cut off their noses to spite there face". Ford Fusion, Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta will not support Ford Motor Company. Neither will the Ford F-150 that was once Motor Trend "Truck Of The Year" but not any more. What has happened to the Ford we all used to know. Is it gone forever? I sure hope not!!! Give us something bigger and better. Thank you, Ron Tuten
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