A Family Of Ford

The Spears family has two great traditions that prove we love this country: career military men and ownership of our Ford vehicles. It started with my grandfather’s 1956 Ford pickup. I can’t tell you the model but it was blue with a white roof and my grandfather taught his kids and grand-kids how to drive a stick shift with it.
Today, you’ll find my 86 year old grandmother with one vehicle in her driveway. Her F150. Maroon because of her love for Texas A&M football. Why does an 86 year old woman need an F150? So she can load her riding lawn mower in, of course. She hauls it back and forth to the family farm (established 1918) because as much as she loves football, she loves her St. Augustine grass.

Here is a list of our current ford cars and trucks:
my brother, active duty military left his F150 in care of his wife while he went to Afghanistan for a year.
my father, retired Air Force pilot has his Ranger to drive back and forth to the family farm
my mother and I have matching Ford Explorers – completely by accident we bought them a week apart and they’re identical except she’s got a sun roof.
Her Explorer is sitting next to her husband’s red convertible Mustang, similar to his both his son’s and daughter’s Mustangs.

Unfortunately my husband gave up his Mustang when we got engaged. We needed a bigger vehicle to haul around our new hound dog puppy. Eight years later, he’s looking again and I’m beginning to think is making up reasons to take the Explorer in for repairs so he can drool in the dealership lot.

all in all, we’re a proud American family. Proud of our military. Proud of our American cars.
Thank you, Ford for your years for being part of our family. We are proud to be part of yours.

Jennifer Sawyer
Frisco, TX

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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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