My Ford And Me
JAN
02

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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Ok, about the future Ford Ranger. I am a big fan of Ford, I had a n 85' Ranger that I drove for about 9 years +/-, great truck great style, then recently had a 99' Ranger 4x4 xlt, awsome truck loved it! So I am talking design to begin with, I see picuters of this future ranger with the front end of the Edge strapped to it! This does not settle well with my design eye. How about exploring the idea of, say start with the body style of the 04'-08' F-150's then throw a little Atlas touch to it and I believe you'll have another awsome Ranger on your hands. This is Ford, it must be tough at all costs! The Edge is a Suv, not a truck! I currently drive an 04' F-150 and love it but, would consider another Ranger (midsize truck) if I liked it. Otherwise I might end up with a Canyon even though the simple fact that they spent time to engineer a step in the side of the rear bumper iritates me. Finally, Interior, you guys do nice interiors, best of all, I would just say room for a small family to be comfortable crewstyle cabs thats it. Ecoboost!
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