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ColinFord
How long have you owned a Ford? I reckon I've had mine going on seven years now. I'm not sure, I've lost all insurance details and information for the car, and there's a possibility it was stolen in the first place. I'm also going blind in my left eye and tend to trail off topic randomly in long conversations. Did you guys see that movie last night?

Anyways, going back to my original topic. Can anyone suggest a good eye surgeon, or should I just take the thing out with a spoon?
salsa
[quote name='ColinFord' post='2480' date='Jul 31 2008, 04:54 PM']How long have you owned a Ford? I reckon I've had mine going on seven years now. I'm not sure, I've lost all insurance details and information for the car, and there's a possibility it was stolen in the first place. I'm also going blind in my left eye and tend to trail off topic randomly in long conversations. Did you guys see that movie last night?

Anyways, going back to my original topic. Can anyone suggest a good eye surgeon, or should I just take the thing out with a spoon?[/quote]

I have had fords for 11 years. But, I am being really tempted to the dark side called the Fiat 500.
vinnyvangough
I have had Fords since 2001, love em
mintalkin
take it out with a spoon and put it in the jar next to your brain
Readus
[quote name='ColinFord' post='2480' date='Jul 31 2008, 04:54 PM']How long have you owned a Ford? I reckon I've had mine going on seven years now. I'm not sure, I've lost all insurance details and information for the car, and there's a possibility it was stolen in the first place. I'm also going blind in my left eye and tend to trail off topic randomly in long conversations. Did you guys see that movie last night?

Anyways, going back to my original topic. Can anyone suggest a good eye surgeon, or should I just take the thing out with a spoon?[/quote]
i av ad my fepa 7 months lol but my dad as run his escort 4 years...awesum cars... y u ask??
Russ
[quote name='Readus' post='2608' date='Aug 5 2008, 07:08 PM']i av ad my fepa 7 months lol but my dad as run his escort 4 years...awesum cars... y u ask??[/quote]

Had a G reg 1.1 fiesta for 6 years, only thing that ever went on it was the stearing coupling, turned to the dark side ( a vauxhall cavalier 1.7 TD for about 5 years ) and came back to a 1.4 fiesta zetec 1.4 last year...hope it's as good as the first one! * ok ok i only did it for the cheaper road tax*
Rikos
I am picking my ford up on saturday so technically i'm minus 4 days :lol:
Frankie
Ive only had my fiesta a couple of weeks an i love it :D i had a 1995 fiat punto before that which i cudnt wait to get rid of!! :lol:
Secret_Stig
I've had mine for about a month now, and i love it sooo nice to drive
P4UL T
4 months, will prob be my last too, the car is great, its just the dealers that make owning a Ford crap
rig-pig
12 years for me but im into the older fords love my mk1/2 escorts and mk1 fiesta's
aztecbandit1
Nearly 20 years now for me :o the longest was a MK5 Escort 1.6s in black had it for 10yrs, and the cambelt snapped on it after 5yrs of ownership so fitted an rs turbo engine :) great car and keep looking for another but not many around now :(
mc_flame
I've had two over the space of about 3 years roughly.. both fiestas :)
mm77
My first real job was a sales rep in 1980

cause the only car then for reps was Cortinas, no one really had anything else

had a Ford ever since
mynfocus
from anglia 1200 super in 1973 through a sierra 2000 estate, via a granada 2000 ghia :wub: :wub: love of my life,... to a ka for her indoors and a 1.8 tdci focus estate ....never far from henry's finest all my driving life..
Godbomb2908
for 6 months now
loved every minute
except the steering not working 8-)
second hand though and for an 11 year old car its sound :)
want an escort cosworth rs next
any offers?
free preferably :P
madmanwayne
My first car was a mk5 V reg 1600cc Cortina in matt black with tinted windows and a set of the good old wolfrace back in 1992, then had a H reg sierra 1800LX then a B reg fiesta 1100cc in postbox red then a mk2 T reg escort 1300cc in silver few other make of cars along the way and today i have a S reg Escort Estate GTi and a mk3 51reg mondeo duratec so i suppose it's about 16 years!!
ikarma70
about 2 weeks :)
hedgepig
[quote name='mynfocus' post='7330' date='Nov 12 2008, 10:44 PM']from anglia 1200 super in 1973 through a sierra 2000 estate, via a granada 2000 ghia :wub: :wub: love of my life,... to a ka for her indoors and a 1.8 tdci focus estate ....never far from henry's finest all my driving life..[/quote]

I learnt to drive in my Mum's Ford Anglia way back in 73 and since then I have had an Escort 1300 GT Mk 1; Cortina Mk 2;

Escort van (got a job as a sales rep for a tv rental firm and that was my company vehicle); Escort estate; Fiesta 1100L; Cortina Mk

5; Escort XR3i; Fiesta XR2; Escort RS Turbo; Orion Inj Ghia; Escort XR3i cabriolet.

I've had a bit of a break just recently but now back with a vengeance as my other half Janet's on her second Ka---soon she will get her

third one--a beautiful black Sportka--something she has always wanted!

And very shortly I'll be back in Henry's club as I have a brand new Fiesta on order! B) :D
mintalkin
started with a cortina mk2 in 1980 and have since owned
cortina mk3 2000E
cortina mk4
cortina mk5 2.3
granada 2.0
granada 2.8
escort van
fiesta van
orion
sierra
then went to avensis for eight years,now back with mondeo tdci 130 facelift
also owned nissan,triumph,austin and several bikes over the years.
mmafighterlinc896
we have had a ford since 1996
Inked
Since April 06
April 06 to March 08 - Puma 1.7
June 07 to December 08 - Focus Zetec Climate 1.8
December 08 - Fiesta Zetec S 1.6 TDCI
stepheno
just over 4 years.....
mk4 fiesta 1.3 8v july 04 -jan06

mk6 fiesta 1.3 8v jan 06 - nov07


mk6 fiesta 1.4 16v present
santa
First one I owned was a Zodiac in 1960. Tokk an hour just to polish the chrome and did nearly 18mpg. I have a Mony V6 Ghia x now with Granadas, escorts and Cortinas in between. Oh! and a Vauxhall 101 :(
SierraYankee99
First car was a Mk2 Fiesta, which I owned for 8 months in 1994. Sold that when I bought my house in 1995. Had a break till 2003 when I bought a Mondeo TDi which I kept till 2004. Then I got my current Focus TDDi in June 2004.
robfiestared
my ford fiesta mark 4 coming up to a year that ive owned it me loves it me is hoping to get a mark 5 zetec s next as i want somthing quicker :D
ste
ford all the way , 2 mk3 escorts, 2 mk2 xr2s and now xr2i 16v 1.8, beeeeaaaaaautival
Focuslass
Ive had a ford since 2004. i baught my silver ford focus for my 21st and i done it all up the i stupidly sold it and have pine'd for it ever since.
if anyone sees it or knows where it is i want to buy it back its in yorkshire somewhere.

following on i have since had a ford of some kind. im hooked.
leslie
[quote name='ColinFord' post='2480' date='Jul 31 2008, 04:04 PM']How long have you owned a Ford? I reckon I've had mine going on seven years now. I'm not sure, I've lost all insurance details and information for the car, and there's a possibility it was stolen in the first place. I'm also going blind in my left eye and tend to trail off topic randomly in long conversations. Did you guys see that movie last night?

Anyways, going back to my original topic. Can anyone suggest a good eye surgeon, or should I just take the thing out with a spoon?[/quote]

I have owned fords for more than 50 years the way to be really happy with the with the vehicle is to find an honest motor mechanic to do your servicing and the odd repair, the only time you use a main dealer is when you need a new car as you have no other choice.
Ford like all other manufacturers have ruined their reputations by letting their dealers openly cheat and treat Ford buyers with contempt we shall soon all be buying from the chinese and japanese manufacturers so ends an era.
but to answer your question go to your local ford dealer he will assure you he can handle your problem by using a special ford design silver spoon at a cost of less than a million pounds plus vat
Obsession
Hi everyone, I'm new here, I just bought my first Ford Focus last month, I am very fussy with what car's I buy, I had a wee corsa for years and loved it but decided to change and I bought a Clio, I got it all done up, ran it for 2 years and made a profit on it when I sold it, so last November I wanted a Pug 206 (against everyone's advice) I bought a PUG 206 gti in Novemeber, I got fully comp insurance for 300 (approx) but I drove the car from Glasgow to Blackpool and then up to Aviemore, but I hated the car, just wasn't good to drive so I sold it when I got home and went and bought a Ford Focus and I can tell you I LOVE this car. It's only a 1.4 (not powerful) but its so good on petrol and it looks good and it drives so SMOOTH!
Hoke
Started off in '64 with Dads Zodiac, had at least 2 of every model Zodiac and then the Granadas over the years, plus the usual Anglias, Cortinas, Capris, 2 Corsairs, Escorts, Fiestas, never had or driven a Sierra, most of them got modified :rolleyes: strayed to other makes now and then but back with a Ka now, Lowered of course...still like to play :lol:
MichellefromEssex
My first car when I was 17 ( 24 years ago) was a lovely Mk2 Escort, since then I have had Mk3 & mk4 escort, Fiesta XR2 and XR2i, Escort XR3i, Orion, Mondeo and after a lengthly break where I had a BMW and Mercedes I am back with my brand new Fiesta Zetec Sport.
saffyal
Get my 1988 Sierra Sapphire tomorrow Fri 20th March, to replace my Knackered 1998 Rover 416 which has proved itself totally incapable of towing my caravan. Reverting to rear wheel drive with I'm sure greater success.
Late 60's had a Escort 1300GT, In 1973 a new Cortina estate (family man) and later a new Orion Ghia on C reg. Also inherited a Fiesta in early 90's. Have just about collected a Sales Brochure for every car I've owned. Is anyone else doing this. Its much harder than collecting Haynes manuals!
mr.c
Had fords all my driving life - the old ones are the best!
RIIIDAA
Got mine on the first friday of this month! Been driving since 1997/8

:lol:
anabol_lectar
I have never had a ford before my focus. Always loved jap cars like the mr2, celica and 300zx. Since getting the focus thou, cant fault the drive, reliability and feel to the car.

Had the car now just under a year by the way ;)
DONFRAMAC
[quote name='anabol_lectar' post='17253' date='Mar 30 2009, 10:08 PM']I have never had a ford before my focus. Always loved jap cars like the mr2, celica and 300zx. Since getting the focus thou, cant fault the drive, reliability and feel to the car.

Had the car now just under a year by the way ;)[/quote]


Grandfather/father & uncle in motor trade. Father in Ford dealership for his last 30 years work -- hands-on + F/M + stores. He had a Mk 1 Cortina 1200 2 dr, later, a Mk 2 Cortina 1600 Auto 4 dr, then no more Fords until after retirement :-- Mk 4 5-dr Escort 1400 LX CVH, that was only scrapped after his second wife went into a nursing home 4 years ago, 6 years after his demise.
My own cars started with a Hienkel 200 bubble car in 1967, mini-van, Riley Elf, Ford Classic 1500 ( model also called Consul 375), NSU PRINZ 4L (600 cc), Mini Clubman, Hillman Avenger 1500, Citroen GSpecial Estate, Citroen GS Saloon, Renault 5L, Fiat 127 1050L, Talbot Horizon 1500GL, new Austin Maestro City, new Yugo 513 5 dr, new Renault 19 saloon 1.4 Litre, new Toyota Carina E 1600 4 dr, new Toyota Corolla 2.0D Sportif 5 dr, -- rolled by Son 6 days after his driving test, new Corolla 2.0D Sportif 5 dr, new Rover 25 TD 5 dr, new Toyota Yaris D-4D 3 dr, new Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec Climate 5 dr since 30/09/2008.
For the first time I feel vulnerable to NAFF backup from the manufacturer & dealer network. The warranty seems flimsy, possibly on a parr with Yugo, when Yugoslavia was split by war. At least then I knew the car was actually a Fiat 128 with a Fiat-sponsored hatch-design added to it, so parts from Fiat would have suited perfectly.
My car gives a lot of driver pleasure, is well-built, solid, handles very well, but the gearbox was a problem from day one. 3000 miles later, I still have to be slow from 1st to 2nd gear. Toyota 'boxes were never like this. My wife's Aygo is bliss (her second Aygo, and her 5th Toyota).
Ford should have fixed the IB5 gearbox problems long ago, but they just don't care. I could give you a list of problems from my father's experiences, to show them up as poor engineers, slow to get to grips with technical difficulties, and ham-fisted cures. As a metallurgist myself, I can speak with some authority, but I may have to use the dealership in my home town, so I shall desist.
JohnP
i've owned my fiesta since janurary this year. first ford and also my first car! oh and i love it!
Nug878
This is my first Ford and I've had it since March 30th this year. Love it to bits and would definitely buy another Ford when the oppurtunity comes.
bradders
My second car was a B reg Fiesta XR2, I got it when I was 18. 18 years ago, jesus is it that long!! LOL

I'm on my 9th Ford now, varying from an Orion, Escort x2, Focus x2, and 3x Mondeos. I have driven other cars but love my Fords, wouldn't feel right buying any other car. When I bought my new one a mate said I could of bought an old Porsche for that!

No thanks....
bILLOO
Since I've passed my test. Had a little KA now a Fiesta mark 6.5. Hopefully a mark 7 soon... :P
oto
[quote name='ColinFord' post='2480' date='Jul 31 2008, 05:04 PM']How long have you owned a Ford? I reckon I've had mine going on seven years now. I'm not sure, I've lost all insurance details and information for the car, and there's a possibility it was stolen in the first place. I'm also going blind in my left eye and tend to trail off topic randomly in long conversations. Did you guys see that movie last night?

Anyways, going back to my original topic. Can anyone suggest a good eye surgeon, or should I just take the thing out with a spoon?[/quote]

I've had mine since 1994. Ref the eye, a piece of 4 x 2 round the back of the head should do the trick!
heidi_tyler
My first car was a H reg fiesta - then i went onto an X reg - and now on an 06 - think i have an addiction to the Fiestas lol :P
Smett72
All my life, well since I passed my test!

Mk2 Escort Ghia 1.3
Mk3 Escort L 1.3
Mk3 Escort Ghia 1.6
Mk2 Fiesta 1.1
Mk5 Escort 1.6
Mk2 Mondeo 1.8
Puma 1.7
and now Mk7 Fiesta Zetec S 1.6

Plus my Dad's always had Fords as long as I can remember.
GRAHAM46
My first car was a mk11 Escort 1.3 red with a black roof. It even had my initials in the reg GAJ 740V. I was then seduced to the dark side and drove several Peugeots, my sister worked at the Peugeot dealership and i got discount so it made sense. I finally saw the light and returned to Ford with a 2005 Focus LX just over a year ago.
ford focus edge
2 years may 1st and its my 1st car LOVE ITT.

Mike
fiesta_lad
Owned a ford for nearly 2 years well 2 years the 11th june 2010.
skyman114
I`ve had a collection of Fords since passing my test back in 1984.

Escort 1.3l MK1 (great)
Escort 1.3 Laser MK3 (Shite)
Fiesta MK1 1.1 (ok till it got nicked)
Fiesta MK2 1.3 (ok till it got rear ended)
Fiesta MK5 1.6 Ghia (quick and Comfy)
Fusion Plus 05 1.4TDCI (CHEAP)

Take the eye out with a cork screw ! ..The Film was good !!!!
catch
My first Ford was bought circa 39 years ago, it was an Ford Anglia van, prior to that my first motor was an Austin A35 van. I've dallied with many other makes but always come back to Fords. Also had a Cortina, Mondeo [had that longest of any vehicle 10 years] Focus mk1 1.8 Zetec, and my current Focus mk2 1.6 Zetec Climate.


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