My Ford And Me

In 2006, my Lincoln Contential died unexpectedly on my way to work in Melville, NY 32 miles from my home in Brooklyn, NY. I had a great job working for one of New York’s largest Newspapers Newsday as a Computer Operator. The very next weekend I ventured out into the auto market searching for a reliable vehicle for my daily commute. Somehow I ended up at the Deblasio Ford Northern Blvd Dealership. We picked out a  Silver 2003 Ford Explorer, placed a deposit and a down payment was made the following day. On that Wednesday it was to be delivered, but when I got there, they discovered that there was a transmission problem with that vehicle. I was given a choice, either allow them to fix it or I could go out on the lot and choose another vehicle. I chose the latter of the two, I selected another vehicle, a 2003 Green Ford Explorer, Eddie Baurer Edition. This I feel was one of my best choices that I have ever made in my life in terms of a vehicle purchase. I have been really pleased with this vehicle, purchased in 2006 with 30000 miles on its odometer, it has really served me and my family well. It’s Decemeber 2013 and this Ford now has 175000 miles on it and is still as beautiful to me as it was the day I brought it. The engine still runs like brand new, right now it needs a rear brake job, rotors and pads. But at this time I am unemployed and this economy being what it is I can’t find a job. But I still love my Ford, can’t drive it but everyday I fire up that engine just to hear her voice. I need a job just so I can get her repairs done and and just maybe one day buy my last Ford, that 2014 Ford Explorer, not to replace the 2003 Explorer but just to keep Ford in my family for the rest of my natural life. Ford is my choice and  Thank You ever so much for improving your product and for returning my faith in the US automotive industry. Thank You!!!!

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I am very much intrigued with Ford’s plan to provide the new 2.7 L Ecoboost engine in the 2015 Edge. What may be very disappointing to me is how in the past Ford creates exclusive model packages such that you cannot setup the vehicle as I want. I have been an Explorer owner since 1993 and am now ready to down size to Edge but I still would like a 2 inch trailer hitch and roof rack. I would also prefer to have more rubber between the winter potholes and the expensive rims. I hope to have the option to build my Edge with the 2.7L Ecoboost, 2 inch hitch, roof rack, and tires for light off road and Iowa winter road conditions. We will see soon.
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