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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I am a member of mustang 6g, where we are anxiously waiting for our retail ordered Mustangs.  Some enthusiasts are starting to lose faith as new orders are being scheduled and they have been waiting since May.  Another member posted a great idea to introduce a little more fairness into the system.  I added to it with my own idea.  It goes like this: Background:  the Mustang faithful are becoming very upset that their orders are being processed randomly and according to dealer allocations out of our control - not in the order in which they were received.  Some people have been waiting since the open of order bank in May, and don't even have a vin number and are still in Order Processing.  There are a few thousand of us Mustang enthusiasts on this forum and there has to be a better way.   Solution:  Allow bumping up priority on earlier orders for those who have waited much longer for their new Mustang.  We could contact Ford Customer Service on the board and give our order and dealer number.  Based on when we ordered, we would have our order priority changed by subtracting the number of months from 10.  For example, someone who placed an order in May when the banks opened would have their priority changed to 6.  Because 10 - 4 months wait = 6.  This would introduce some more fairness into the system and allow the devoted Mustang fans to get their car sooner.  It just isn't fair that people have been waiting >4 months, and any average Joe will be able to go to the dealer and pick up one from the lot in a few weeks, well before the people who custom ordered get theirs.  Who's with me?
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