It seems to me that English people, before the influx of German and Japanese cars, were either Ford people or Vauxhall people. My dad was a Ford man, both my brothers had Fords and my first and fourth cars were Fords - a MkV Cortina and a. MkV Escort convertible. I was once forced to have a Vauxhall (company car with no choice involved) and it was horrible. After a few Audis, a Saab convertible, a Skoda Superb (great) and a Mercedes SLK, I'm back with a Ford.
Having been without a car for a year (when I handed the SLK back to Mercedes Benz finance after the 3 year lease was up), my wife has bought me a 2009 Ford Focus CC-3. I'm a lucky man, although I did buy her a far newer and more expensive car two years ago before falling ill.
I'm now looking forward to enjoying the new drive.
So far, one week into ownership, I haven't driven it with the roof up!