Did You Catch All of the Stories and Live Chats with Ford this Week?

By Ford Social Member

While we were very busy this week bringing you the latest Ford product news from the 2011 LA Auto Show, many of you were busy downloading Ford Social badges, posting Your Stories and submitting Your Ideas. In particular, there were some great stories posted about the experience real customers have had with their Ford trucks and SUVs. Of course all the conversation around the 2013 Escape and Shelby GT500 has been interesting to follow too. We hosted several live chats with leaders from Ford who took questions and talked online about all of these new products.

Check out what your fellow Ford fans posted on Ford Social this week, as well as the articles we created:

Your Stories


Kerry Cole Shares His Story About His Ford Ranger

I won a Honda car in 1998 from KTPI and Robertson Honda. I took it over to you and traded it on a Ranger XLT 2.5 liter plus a couple grand and I’m still driving it today with 308,000 original trouble free miles on her. I took my daughters to kindergarten and now to high school & college. If you ever need me for any promotional purposes, just let me know and I would be happy to do it! Ford builds a “Great Tuck!” Read more…


Most Reliable Vehicle I Have Ever Owned

Six years ago I purchased my 94 Lightning from a friend. He was the second owner and the first owner was a Ford Tech. I too, am a former Ford Tech and I’ve owned over 10 different Ford vehicles. However this one just turned 190K and has a lot to go! Read more…

Your Ideas

Automatic Sun Shield

I think it would be nice to be able to push a button and have a automatic sun shield pop up on your window to block out the sun, rather than having to put it up every time. Read more…

Sliding doors

I like the Exhibition and I’m sure that you will use the new six with twin turbos to enhance mileage. To make the car more family friendly, I would design sliding doors such as is found on mini vans. This is especially helpful for the younger family members. Read more…

Hot Rod F150

I can buy a Tundra 2wd with a 381hp V8, regular cab, buckets, console and floor shifter. I can buy a Ram R/T 2wd with a 390hp V8, regular cab, buckets, console and floor shifter. Why cant I buy and F150 2wd with the Mustang tune 5.0, regular cab, buckets, console and floor shifter? Read more…

Our Stories


Largest Words with Friends Game

Like Words With Friends? Want to help reveal the all-new Ford Escape? Then join us Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 8:00 p.m. PST as Jenny McCarthy plans to take on the world in the  largest game of Words With Friends, brought to you by the all new Ford Escape and game creator, Zynga. Read more…


What’s New for the 2013 Ford Mustang

How do you make a dynamic car even better? Sure, it might seem fairly impossible, but Ford managed to do just that with the 2013 Mustang, Mustang Boss 302 and Shelby GT500! In the power department, the Mustang’s 5.0-liter got kicked up a notch, thanks to the 444-horsepower Mustang Boss 302. Read more…


Chat it Up with Ford Leaders Around the LA Auto Show

It’s just about time for the 2011 LA Auto Show, and we’re already rolling out the news. Earlier today we shared the latest changes coming for Mustang (What’s New for the 2013 Ford Mustang), and we’ll have more news as the week rolls on. But before we get too far into the news, we wanted to make you aware of some time slots that you’ll probably want to put in your daily planner.  Read more…


Get the Scoop on the New Ford Escape!

Coming in 2012 is the all-new Ford Escape, touting better fuel economy than its predecessor, 11 exclusive features, two EcoBoost® engines and cutting-edge technology. Hey, we don’t kid around when we say “all-new.” Let’s start with the EcoBoost, since that’s an engine buyers continue to crave. The new Escape boasts two of ‘em: an available 2.0-liter and a 1.6-liter, which is debuting in America in the Escape. Read more…


All-new Ford Escape Debuts at the LA Auto Show

There is plenty to love about the all-new Ford Escape, and Jason Sprawka, Ford Escape Marketing Manager, points out many of them in this short video interview from the 2011 LA Auto Show. And if you like the sound of escaping in a Ford Escape, you’ll want to check out Escape Routes. Ford is teaming up with Emmy award winning reality producers to create the ultimate interactive reality web series called Escape Routes. Read more…


Join Mark Fields for a Live Chat from the LA Auto Show

From revealing the all-new Ford Escape to announcing a 650-horsepower Shelby GT500, it’s already been a busy week for Ford at the 2011 LA Auto Show. We thought you might like to know more, so we’re hosting a live chat with Mark Fields, Executive Vice President, Ford Motor Company and President, the Americas, to talk about all that’s going on for the company at the show. Read more…


Ford Shelby GT500 Details Direct from the Chief Engineer

Fans of ultra-performance cars are rejoicing at the news announced at the 2011 LA Auto Show. The ultimate Ford Mustang – Shelby GT500 – raises the bar high on performance with the introduction of the new 2013 model delivering 650 horsepower and a top speed of more than 200 mph. Jamal Hameedi, SVT Chief Engineer, gave us more details on the car during a video interview. Read more…
Don H 12/18/2013
I also want the ford ranger back. 1st one that i had i had over 300,000 miles and was still going when i sold it. The one I have now is 2002 and still going.
Linda 07/01/2013
Ford Ranger needs to come back, but not bare like before. It needs the updates - Sync, eco-boost, etc...
Harley Fields 12/29/2011
Now that you have stopped selling U.S. Rangers, i see my self never buying a new Ford ever again. I currently own a '93 Ranger and two '84 Bronco II's. Looks like I will be driving a used Ranger, till i am unable to find parts to keep it on the road. I am very disappointed that you have stopped selling Rangers stateside, but still sell them worldwide.
Tom A. 12/01/2011
Where is my 2.0L EcoBoost 4x4 Ranger?!? Ford dropped the ball on the Ranger with no upgrades in years. Those engines are weak and hard on gas. It's time to bring the global Ranger home!
Jamie At Ford 11/30/2011
@John - If you would like help with this concern, I’ll be happy to look into it for you. Send your contact details, VIN, dealer name/location, and mileage in a private message at your earliest convenience.

@Kevin – I’m sorry you’re no longer with your loved F-150, but wish you many safe and happy travels ahead!

@Dan – I hope your dealership was able to work with you to resolve the issues. Be sure to revert to the warranty for a full list of covered parts: www.Owner.Ford.com

Ford Customer Service Division
Daniel McGuigan 11/23/2011
I want a truck that say's i was built tough
Jason McDaniel 11/22/2011
I have a '66 Fairlane. It was my first car. My dad and I restored it together starting when I was 14. Lots of great memories working in the garage listening to oldies with dad. 20 years later I just brought my second newborn son home from the hospital in it(my first son also when he was born).
David Pio 11/22/2011
Chris Branham 11/22/2011
i baught my first truck from my grandpa. A 94' f150 with a 4.9 inline 6. it has a 144890 miles on it. it still runs like it just got out the factory. i love it so much. i will drive it till the the motor goes. if it dose. i wish that ford can bring back those inline 6's. best motor that they made for pulling. i prove everyone off in the mudd pits and its only a 2wd truck. i will always drive a ford till the day i die. i love the brand and love the history behind the name. keep up what ya'll are doing.
Matt Jones 11/21/2011
I have a 2001 escape with almost 122k on it and it is still going strong.
Brandy Dickson 11/21/2011
Ford is my one and only!!!I have a 1997 Ford Explorer and its kicking in over a 198,000 mile. :)
I also have an '86 Mustang 6 cylinder, I bought in about '98 or there about. Loved this little car. Kept it for years, till my son turned 16, and gave it to him, BIG mistake. He hadn't had it but about 3 or 4 months and as you guessed, wrecked. Then he sold it. Well one day I was looking at a car trader, or something withe used cars. Saw this '86 Mustang for sale. went to look at it, It was mine, my Baby's Baby is back at home. She won't leave again, at least not in my lifetime.
We still have our Ford Explore 4WD, and love it. Has right at 158,000 miles on it, and still going. We did have transmission problems about 5 -7,000 miles ago, traded that out. And as I said Still going. I would rather have it that the all wheel drive we got to replace it while it was being worked on (and it's the competitors model and 9 yrs newer) . Love my '97 Explorer...
Mallorie Howey 11/19/2011
At Rusty--if you want to keep up a good track record with Ford don't buy a FORD with a CVT transmission cause you will only get about 70-80000 miles out of it then they fail. JUNK
Use to have a Ford Explorer, Ford Mustang...hmmmm...maybe..
The most beautiful Ford product I owned was a Lincoln LT pickup. Sorry to see Ford drop it. Also to see the Ford St. Paul assembly plant go. I was a loyal employee there for 30 years. Jerry Ideker, retiree.
Todd McCarthy 11/19/2011
Thought you'd enjoy this article, Karen Potts!
will Miller 11/18/2011
well my ford is a 77 f 250 and is still running like a dream no oil leaks just fixed the electrical so im going to keep even longer
Rusty Hamilton 11/18/2011
I have about 2 million miles behind me and about 70% was in a Ford product. Yes there were good and bad points in the product and yes I offered answers to Ford their responce was that's what we have engineers for. I like the product if the engineers need help I'll be there. As a worker that covered many areas in my work the driving covered as much.
My first Ford was a 2008 Edge. I just traded last week for a 2012 Taurus. I fall in love it more every day! Great quality vehicles...can't go wrong with a Ford!
David Turnbull 11/18/2011
i had been a loyal gm owner till two years ago i went to replace the truck i had and the GM asked me if i had been drinking well i triped a lil bit on a rug because i dont lift my left leg quite so high and i turned and asked him if he was stupid ??? then turned walked out and down the road i went to by my first of two platinum f 150 turned out to be absolutly the best truck i have ever owned and the one i have now is the eco boost , that is one awesome engine !!! in one even more awesome truck !!!
Mark Sorgatz 11/18/2011
bought my ranger new in 2003 and still going strong.......BUILT FORD TOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mark Sorgatz 11/18/2011
its all i drive period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lyle Cochran 11/18/2011
I'm on my 3rd Ranger. The first 2 with V6's run nearly 200K. I plan on getting 400K from my '97, 2.3!
Ford: Buy'em used and drive 'em hard. Cause they're Built Ford Tough.
Kenny Belcher 11/18/2011
I was a loyal Saturn owner for the past 15+ years, but decided to trade in my '03 Vue for a 2012 Edge. Glad I did - great ride!
Cheryl Lord 11/18/2011
Both my husband and myself love Ford and always will.
Priscilla Herrera 11/18/2011
I traded my cherokee jeep 92 for a. 92 ford escort gt and I love it best car I ever had
James Mezo 11/18/2011
well im sorry that you thank ford should fix all your problems . thats why if you bought it used or had any miles on it thats your falt you never know were it went on a test drive you should have had them change it befor takeing off the lot, any way look at my pic over 265,000 miles most off road no rear end problems and never bin changed
Keyna Purvis 11/18/2011
Carson Roberts 11/18/2011
i don't drive nothing but fords.................period
Most Reliable Vehicle I Have Ever Owned
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