In Reply to: is it a Ford thing posted by Doug on January 03, 2018 at 15:59:14:
My father worked for Kaiser-Fraser until it folded and he went to Ford Motor Company. We had mostly Ford products but Chevy trucks, none were new when purchased.
I went to work at Ford Motor Company ("Fords") in 1965. We bought our first new car in 1968, a Mercury Montego, a fantastic car with the 302 V8! Later, my wife had a 1973 Ford Maverick.
I left Ford in 1973 to work 4 years in property management and then in 1977 I went to General Motors Hydra-Matic Transmission Division.
While working we bought GM products and still do today even though I owe no loyalty to GM (I was salaried) since I turned 65 (I'll be 75 this month). That said, we currently have a 2012 Impala direct injection V6 and a 2014 3/4 HD crewcab with the 6.6 Diesel and Allison 6 speed.
Baring any problem, my wife will continue to drive the Impala until the wheels fall off. I'm not so sure with the truck. It really is more truck than I need, 10000 GVWR, I know that I can pull anything that I can hitch behind.