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Old 05-25-2011, 11:50 AM
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I donít buy parts there and neither do you if you can help it I bet.
I have no problem walking into Ford, and buying a part from them. I am fortunite enough to A. get a discount B. No where to go online to save money and still pick it up at Ford. The sales people generally chuckle when you walk in and tell them you have a order for pickup. When they look at the sales receipt and it says online. They know you saved some big money.


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Do they pay you to advertise their product? No, you have to pay them if you want something with their name on it.
Isn't that the way all companies are? If I want something of course I have to pay for it.

I told the dealership it would cost them money for me to advertise their name on my new truck or they could remove it. It was removed after they washed it and I took delivery of it.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:52 PM
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Ford built a vehicle that I actually got excited about and wanted to seek out. Plus the whole thing about making decent products and not taking government bailouts. In the past, putting America on wheels for a low price with the Model T and Model A, F150, Mustang, and Ranger.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:55 PM
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Ford has given me the ability to:
-help my sisters move
-impress the ladies xP
-buy a reliable truck at a reasonable price

thats enough for me! i love my ford ranger!
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:16 PM
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Ford's inability to design an internal slave cylinder that won't leak after a few years of moderate use has given me the ability to remove and reinstall trannys very quickly.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:18 PM
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I would rather show off Ford pride than Monster. Its like buying things to advertise your favorite alcohol beverage or Driver.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:33 PM
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Ford put food on my plate, assured I got all the dental work I needed, affordable medicine when I was sick and put glasses on my face through all my years growing up.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:37 PM
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what has ford done for me? well for one they built a truck that ive enjoyed owning and driving for the last 12 years, ive owned 4 ford rangers and i have loved all of them. they are reasonable in price, reliable and american and as others have said they didnt take my tax money to build them. most recently i purchased another great ford product, the F-150. besides daily driving it for the last 20,000 miles and getting me to work reliably every day, i will soon bring my new baby girl home from the hospital in it and know she will be riding in one of the safest and strongest vehicles on the road. when my family is in it safety means more to me than anything and i can safely say that ford builds the safest truck on the market today.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:38 PM
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Other then the pinto and the fireston affair, ford has given us almost 30 yrs of ranger reliability and pride. I love my ranger, had a great experience with my salesman (thanks a bunch Ron) but the rest of the dealership experience (financing, parts and servicing) sucked gnome nutsack. I rather get my parts from FRF members then through Ford.
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:19 PM
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provided my grandpa and dad with many trouble free vehicles(including 3 rangers for my grandpa) and thats what made me loyal to them
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:43 PM
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My truck has given me Peace of mind.
THATS what Ford has done for me.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:58 PM
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What has Ford ever done for you?
Ford made a functional truck that meets my needs and that I could afford.
Ford made a small, extremely economical 4cyl engine available.
Ford avoided the "upgrade every model year" arms race BS.
Ford did not supersize the Ranger as bad as other makers did their small trucks.
Ford made a product I can afford to buy parts for and have wrenched on.

The automotive journalists derided the Ranger as outdated and primative. I say it was what it needed to be, and it was what I needed it to be.

Do I wear a Ford cap? No. I would wear one if they gave it to me. I do tell my friends how much I like my Ranger. The other day the wife and I were driving home from the drive-in, where we backed the truck in and watched the movie from the bed of the truck. She said "do you still like your truck?" I said: "I love my truck."
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:15 PM
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they provided me with an awesome cluster design to mod But seriously, ford really hasnt dont much for me as an individual. The dealership screwed up my front end alignment. Why do I continue to drive a ford, well, there built very well. Very easy to work on. They dont have some BS electonic bypass valves for the brakes (GMC). The trucks hold up very well, I have had 5 rangers and had no problems other than my dumb ass putting merc III in and smoking the trans Hell, even our expedition (99) is a great truck. Besides all that, they just look good. Good styling, curb appeal!
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:25 PM
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ford has made my roll pan too long, my truck too curvy, my o2 sensors hard to get, my headlights a bitch to change, my shocks ... well ... i don't even want to go there.

ford keeps my hands dirty, grit under my nails, forever dirtying shirts, i know what its like to have a bolt fall in your nose, have your tailgate fall off, and the key to your spare tire NOT THE RIGHT KEY!!!

needless to say, i love the abuse.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:23 PM
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ford keeps my hands dirty, grit under my nails, forever dirtying shirts, i know what its like to have a bolt fall in your nose, have your tailgate fall off, and the key to your spare tire NOT THE RIGHT KEY!!!

needless to say, i love the abuse.
I think I love you.

Though I am new to owning my Ford, my father has put his old Fords through hell and back. 216k miles on an 83 F250, one engine rebuild, and it still runs like it only has 60k. My Ranger is 21 years old and runs like a champ. Ford doesn't have to do things for me, they just keep up the quality and it makes me want to do things for them.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:33 PM
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My Ford broke down a long ways from home, cost gas money in a Toyota to pull it home, cost more money to fix it, and now is making a mess in my driveway with it's leaking....I hate to say it, bud I'd rather push my Chevy then drive my Ford, lol.

Although, I won't get rid of the Ranger. Even though it has left me stranded and cost thousands of dollars to keep running, it was my first rig that I bought with my own money. I'm pretty proud of that.

No, Ford hasn't done anything for me. Neither has any other "brand".
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