Ive had loads of fords.generally there reliable, easy to work on and parts avalabilty and rust lol. There normally relatively well designed and and have a certain rough rugged ness to them.
Mk1 fiesta 957 and 1117cc love them
mk2 fiesta every cc going 997 crap other great
mk3 fiesta 1.0 horrible car 1.8 rs 1800 i awsome car and 1.3 blah
mk3.5 fiesta 1.3 auto blah
mk4 1.3 ok
mk4 face lift 1,25 pretty decent
Escort mk1 1.1 fab car
Escort mk3 1.4 ok
Escort mk4 1.6 brillant car and 1.4 ok
Ford orion mk2 1.4 nice
Escort mk2 1.3 ok
Escort mk5 1.3 crap 1.4 ok 1.6 estate ok
Escort mk6 1.6 ok 1.8 nice
Ford Granda mk 3 2.8 interesting
Ford transit lol petrol
ford mondeo mk1 1600 blah 2.0 ok
ford mondeo mk1 face lift 2.0 nice
Ka's 1.3 ok for school run lol
various others probably lol
Hope to have a modified 3dr mk2 or mk4 escort estate one day.
Sorry not into the newer ford think 2002 they gave into vanity and comfort lol.
Not sure of the attraction, I am always a fan of their driving / handling capabilities. from the 54 fiesta finesse, to my 55 Focus ZC and now the CMAX (lesser extent!) but I just love the quality of materials - its no Jag, but its not tacdky plastic cack all over the place.
They are easyish to modify, and certainly the help and support offered here is a benefit IMHO (the amount of guides and advice I have had over the years!) and to be honest, its just generally value for money. Its a decent quality manufacturing at a decent price! I have not had any problems with my local dealer (plenty of others though) and the insurance group / performance combinations make it affordable!
My 2003 focus was so comfy, when I had problems with my shoulder the kids though it funny when they found me asleep in the drivers seat. Now on a 2008 Fusion as Focus finally started knocking after 382k - body work still great and she is in the garden just in case I cant get to sleep in bed - actually trying to decide what to do with her now life without a ford isn't an option