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First of all someone asked my i liked ford, and to be honest i had no answer, i am a bandwagon fand with my uncles 67, and my dads 69 boss to gaze at all the time. And its easily said that only thing ford still producing is the stang and f series, there econmical cars are shiot, their suv sales have gone down. Im not saying thier not successful cause they really are! But what makes you hate for ex. GM(grrrr)etc. over Ford....
 

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First off, my blood does run blue. I've never owned anything but Ford except for a brief few months (someone GAVE me a Celica GT - when I sold it, the $ was down payment for the Mustang!). I don't have a huge problem with Dodge, but don't get me started on Chevy! I think my biggest beef is that Chevy 'fans' always want to "convert" you... I don't try to change people's minds and brow-beat them into buying Ford. Seems like every Chevy person I've ever met (boyfriend included) always has some smarta$$ comment about Ford, always making derogatory (sp?) remarks - like if you don't drive Chevy, you're sh!t. :sterb: So in a nutshell, my problem is with the attitudes of those 'other' enthusiasts!
 

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Ford people are generally a classier bunch than shibby people, I've noticed. And the last gm products I owned were absolute crap. Mopar people seem to be allright.
We all know about ricers.
 

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i think its hard to define ford pride. i think that the muscle car / domestic sports car population has dwindled so far to the point that if you have an american muscle car, your in the same boat as the rest of them, whether they be ford, gm, or mopar.

its come down to imports vs. domestics in my mind.

but in the civil war area, i think that it really does have to do with family history. alot of people buy what they know. if your daddy had a ford, and his daddy a ford, then your probably gonna get a ford.

my family is a pontiac family. my dad has 2 69 catalinas, both with high compression 400 blocks. awesome cars. my bro has a 77 Trans Am, same motor. I could see myself driving that car for sure. But somewhere along the way ( i think it was when i bought my oldsmobile as my SECOND car) i lost all respect for GM.

So it could possibly have a lot to do with experiences as well.
My first car was an 85 t-bird and i loved that sucker.

Also, it could have something to do with media coverage. People who have ford pride may associate it with certain famous things, like bullitt or eleanor etc. just like mopar guys associate with the dukes of hazzard (pahahahaha sorry)

but maybe its just to be different.
my brother was going to attend wyotech in blairsville PA. he said that EVERYONE was a GM guy. no less, mostly chevy.

Chevy is the easy way out. If you want power, put a 350 in it. thats what EVERYONE says.

i like this thread. its fun to think about.
 

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yah its what you you know and attitude, i love stangs and f-series, but i cant really dog the mechanics of a chevy cause temporarily im driving a 98 blazer and that thing has had nothing but oil changes syn and a air filter with 126k, and it runs good.I understand good maintance = longer life, but it seems to me that the domestic vs. import is the bigger issue....but as far as the lower line of cars i dont think ford stands out, escort and etc class..jsut are crap! in comparison to import and cavaliers and saturns and what not..
 

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i just signed up for this forum and i was wondering if anyone knew where to go online and search for after market parts at cheap prices for a 1997 mustang with a 302 in it. please reply!!!!!
 

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I have been a Ford guy since i can remember, but i had my share of other brands including GM, Mercedes, Porsche, VW, Honda......and NO DODGE.

GMs except for the Vette and classic camaros, have zero appeal to me, even then i find their quality to be mediocre.

Dodge is an entirely different matter, i like some of the classics, but the rest in my opinion are tasteless.

Ford pride?... right now i dont think so, had a Windstar, pretty good except i had to change the tranny 3 times. Their cars? well, things are getting better, but still behind the competition from asia and europe, both in design and quality.
 

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Last time I was at the track, I absolutely SMOKED a vette . . . . . and, yes, I was showing my Blue Oval Pride. My car might have been a bit more of a challenge to make it fast . . . but face it . . . Chevys are just ugly.
 

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In my opinion the big 3 are loosing in the full-sized, mid-sized and small car markets. They are also sliding some when it comes to SUV's (in my area). In '04 I was looking for a mid-sized sedan that was quick, packed full of bells and whistles and looked different. I knew I what I wanted and I wanted to buy American. So I went to the Big 3 and I had my choice of the Taurus, Malibu, Impala, Status, Grand Prix, Sebring, and CTS. I even looked at the 300c and Magnum (no substance). All I have to say is boring with the exception of the CTS sport lux (to expensive 47K sticker). I ended up get an Acura TL. Now don’t boo me out of here because it’s an import, it is 95% (5% Transmission: Japan) made and assembled in the U.S.A. It also has a higher resale value that the domestics I listed. I (wife) also own a 2005 F-150 Super Crew Lariat and a 1987 Mustang GT. When the Big 3 get their acts together and their resale goes up I will return.
 

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truuble said:
You spelled "derogatory" incorrectly. :winks
Yep, it's spelled General Motors.
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I can not say that I have ford pride over any other brand. I can say that when I was born my dad had a mustang. And when I was 2 he bought a brand new 79 cobra. I loved the thing as much as he did. When I was old enough to drive I had to have a mustang, dad tried to talk me into something "more sensiable", but that did not happen. When it came dome to it, I found that a mustang was what I was comfortable in and I liked the styling. My friend owned a TA and I felt that it was too low and long to drive.

Mom had an escort and I loved to beat the daylights out of it! Dad has since grown 'old' and started to drive a mec. benz and I hate to ride in that thing! Yeah it is classy, but I want American Classy! American Pride all the way!

If I have to buy a non mustang (besides the windstar for the family), I would go with the Caddy CTS. I am poor though so that will not happen! I will defently not go back to a corrisca though!

Imports: Don't like the look, the sound, or the feeling of sitting in one!
 

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Ford Pride.... HELL YES!!! My 1st memorable moment in a car was in a 1960 White Thunderbird. My dad worked for a used car lot and brought this one home. It was a case of love at first ride!!! Since then, I have owned Chevys, Oldmobiles, Buicks, Dodges, Nissans, BMWs and owned/raced Saabs. For the last 25 years, I have owned nothing but Fords. I enjoy doing the work on cars myself and the Fords seem to be easier to work on than any of the other US cars. As for the "non-US" cars, I WILL NOT even look at them even though they are US made. It is simply a matter of taste. I hate the "Ricer" or "Europeanized" look. Give me a new Mustang or a F150 any day of the week.

Yeah, cut me and I bleed Ford blue. Proud of it. As for people I know who are GM types, they know they CANNOT change my mind, so they just don't try. They know I do appreciate a good automible when I see it and I do let the owners know. Blood, sweat, toil and tears spent on a car/truck to make it a fine ride does deserve something.

Maybe it is old age, but the classics are fine (all makes), rice is what's for lunch and Mustangs rule. My law.
 

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I worked myself into a Ford Frenzy and didn't even realize it.

One of the first cars I personally owned was an 86 Mustang with a 6-banger in it. It was nice, the car was sleak and smooth. Not much for power, but sure was fun as hell to have. Little did I know that those few moments in that Mustang would be embedded into my head.

It came time for me to buy a new Vehicle. I'd owned an 89 Accord for about 2 years. It had done it's duty, but it wasn't something I was proud to own. It was reliable, dependable, but failing in every which way. It was just at her half-life where everything failed!

I started looking around for Cars. Searched the different markets. My big thing was power. I wanted something to race, something smooth, something strong. I immediately abandoned the overseas market because I will always know that Cubic Inches are King and there is NO replacement for displacement.

Then one day, it just hit me. I'm a Ford Guy. I love Fords. They aren't the best in every single market, some may argue Dodge Trucks are better than Ford Trucks. Blah, blah, blah. I love Ford!

I'm proud to call myself a Ford Guy. Go ahead and bash me for it, but I love the Blue Oval.
 

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its the dashboard...think about it, you are always in the drivers seat and it is the view in front of you...mustangs and f150s are my favorites but Ihave a 85 exp for something different..I have had a chevy,pontiac,plymouth,chysler,honda and a vw but all Iget now are fords..I love fords, and yes the midsize cars are boring, but they all look like ford tauras's..including your jap cars...back to the dashboard...backin the muscle car days the dash in your chevys and mopars, except vettes looked like family cars..even the galixies looked much better...and I did grow up in a ford family...but in 69 my mom got an olds f-85 and it was cool (for a gm). 350 that went pretty good. still I would have preferred a 69 torino instead..fords just looked better and had all the good stuff under the hood too..
 

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ive got to say I love musclecars.I always liked mustangs but never drove one.Before I bought my mustang I was saving for a vette.The mustang I ended up buying was a car I was supposed to sell for a friend because it had a bad motor & he was moving out of town.I went to move it to the road to sell it & immediately fell in love w/it & thats only moving it about 10 feet.I cant wait to get the motor in it so I can have some real fun.I really love this car.
 

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Now now lets play fair.Thats not true.there interiors are pretty crappy but they have gotten a lot better.
 

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HHHmmm, maybe posting here isn't a good idea. I was a GM fan until they killed the F-Body, now I have zero respect for the company. However, my dad works for Ford and basically now my whole family as well as my wife's all drive Fords. It's not that I never liked 'em, it was just that I was more familiar with the General's products. We currently own a '92 GT, '99 Expedition, '04 PT Cruiser Turbo, and a '70 Chevelle, so there's a bit of diversity in this household. I agree with many of the previous comments, but to say GM never made a single nice car might be going overboard. I love my Chevelle to death and as such will probably be buried in it. But, each of the big 3 have made some great cars and some absolute pitfalls at one time or another. I still have respect for Ford and Chrysler, and yes, as a Chevy owner, I can say GM has completely let me down. This is just my .02, flame away if you must, but all I can say is that in these current times, with gas prices, tree-huggers, and the massive corporate influence with little regard for what people actually want, we are pushed to either deal with it, or turn a cheek in hopes of something better coming along.
 
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