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    Officially a Ford Man

    Made the jump and bought a Ford. Never thought in my life I would be on a Ford lot much less driving one off.

    Fingers crossed for good luck, but if that doesn't work I'll fall back in the warranty



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    Re: Officially a Ford Man

    I had my mustang for years with no major problems. Trying a jeep out at the moment.



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    Re: Officially a Ford Man

    I'll guess you bought a truck?



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    Re: Officially a Ford Man

    I'm a toyota fanboy in that I love my prius... :) I had a windshield wiper fluid pump go out on me once, but 100% covered by the warranty. Other than that, never had an issue and really like my car.

    That being said, Ford is where I've been looking lately as we need more space. Likely going to end up with the Prius V instead, but we have been visiting the Ford lot quite a bit and dreaming about SUVs. I think they've improved their line more than any major automaker in the past decade. I just can't give up the mileage I'm getting with my prius. I fill a 10 gallon tank once a month... Gas budget runs $30-40 each month. Allows me to upgrade the lease and get more toys inside, which I really enjoy.



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    Re: Officially a Ford Man

    F150 is the best truck out there. Don't even try to debate it.



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    Re: Officially a Ford Man

    Quote Originally Posted by KnappShack View Post
    Made the jump and bought a Ford. Never thought in my life I would be on a Ford lot much less driving one off.

    Fingers crossed for good luck, but if that doesn't work I'll fall back in the warranty
    I grew up a Chevy guy. My dad never had anything else and never let us drive anything else. Based on what has been happening lately in the auto industry, Ford is the only "Domestic" car that I would buy today.



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    Re: Officially a Ford Man

    I love my 2011 F-150 with the ecoboost engine.



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    Re: Officially a Ford Man

    I grew up in Chevy pickups back when they still had the in cab gas tank.

    Traded from an old Nissan to a Fusion. The Ford seems to pack a lot of value for the money and 100,000 mile warranty on the drive train helps too.

    Drove a lot of vehicles from multiple companies. Good to see a domestic brand competing well in that car class.



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    Re: Officially a Ford Man

    Quote Originally Posted by isufan View Post
    I love my 2011 F-150 with the ecoboost engine.
    Don't pull anything huh?

    I'll be buying a Dodge next, mostly because it will be a diesel. I have been a Chevy fan boy all of my life but the new Dodge interior has caught up and surpassed Chevy. Of course, I could change my mind and wait until the new Chevy comes out next year to see what it's like, but I still think I will have a Dodge.


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    Re: Officially a Ford Man

    Quote Originally Posted by KnappShack View Post
    I grew up in Chevy pickups back when they still had the in cab gas tank.

    Traded from an old Nissan to a Fusion. The Ford seems to pack a lot of value for the money and 100,000 mile warranty on the drive train helps too.

    Drove a lot of vehicles from multiple companies. Good to see a domestic brand competing well in that car class.
    I assume you got a heck of a deal since the redisgned one is right around the corner?

    The good thing is that when you buy right before a remodel you're usually getting the most reliable model.



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    Re: Officially a Ford Man

    I don't think Ford has a 100k mile warranty. At least not standard.



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    Re: Officially a Ford Man

    The new Fusion is pretty sweet, I've heard the new Mustang is going to have similar styling. Going for more of a european edge.
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    Re: Officially a Ford Man

    Quote Originally Posted by Tre4ISU View Post
    Don't pull anything huh?

    I'll be buying a Dodge next, mostly because it will be a diesel. I have been a Chevy fan boy all of my life but the new Dodge interior has caught up and surpassed Chevy. Of course, I could change my mind and wait until the new Chevy comes out next year to see what it's like, but I still think I will have a Dodge.

    I don't need to pull anything heavy with it. It spent some time on the seed tender this spring. We have a bigger farm pickup to pull a livestock trailer and stuff.



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    I just bought a fusion this week. It is my first new car and so far I love it. So far I am averaging 32mpg.



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    Re: Officially a Ford Man

    Quote Originally Posted by Tre4ISU View Post
    Don't pull anything huh?

    I'll be buying a Dodge next, mostly because it will be a diesel. I have been a Chevy fan boy all of my life but the new Dodge interior has caught up and surpassed Chevy. Of course, I could change my mind and wait until the new Chevy comes out next year to see what it's like, but I still think I will have a Dodge.
    Take this for what it's worth (you know what they say about free advice), but my brother is a Mechanical Engineer for Caterpillar (in Peoria, IL). He works on the design of their diesel engines (and he holds many patents - yes, he is way smarter than I am) and has told me on several occasions that if he were ever to buy a diesel pickup, he would only buy a Chevy. He did say the the Cummins in Dodge are OK, but he would never buy a Ford diesel - said they are garbage.

    Now, if you're buying a gas engine, that is completely different and that's not his expertise, so I have no information for you there.

    I personally will never buy a Chrysler vehicle again. I've tried twice and had nothing but problems (especially transmissions). Even when everything is covered by a warranty, it's a complete pain in the butt to have to bring the car in, get a loner, wait in the shop, etc - especially when you have to do it all the time.



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