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Old 11-27-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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How did you turn to the blue oval ?

Just curious to see how everyone turned to ford and mustangs besides everything else.

Me personally I was born in a Chevy house , my dad had a big block Chevelle ..
Now has a 383 stroker nitrous elcamino ,

I remember working at a gas station when I was 13 a tech had a built foxbody which was sick !

My uncle ended up getting a 1995 5.0 in 1997 and I thought it was awesome.. Still my favorite .. I learned how to drive stick in that one.

My other uncle bought a new cobra in 2001 , and started modding it , he later sold it to my other uncle and has a 2004 cobra


they got me hooked into mustangs which led me to buy my 1990 LX when I was 16 for 1000.00 lol , later sold it to get a 1986 5.0 , then sold that to get a 2001 GT then now my Mach 1
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I always preferred Chevys too. But I was in the market for a car. I didn't really have a price range just wanted anything cool.

So I poked around the auto auctions a couple of times too see what they had.

I saw a lot of v6 camaros and mustangs but I just thought a v6 muscle car was lame.

Saw this clean *** mustang gt just sitting there one day. I turned it on and fell in love <3

So if you find a good deal at an auction you gotta decide quick because it won't be there next time you go. So I just bought it that day. And I out bid some cholo looking guy trying to get it too lol.

I was like "thanks for checking the car out for me dude" and drove away hahahahah

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Not a die hard ford fan, just a muscle car fan.
Got a good deal on my GT
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I always preferred Chevys too. But I was in the market for a car. I didn't really have a price range just wanted anything cool. So I poked around the auto auctions a couple of times too see what they had. I saw a lot of v6 camaros and mustangs but I just thought a v6 muscle car was lame. Saw this clean *** mustang gt just sitting there one day. I turned it on and fell in love <3 So if you find a good deal at an auction you gotta decide quick because it won't be there next time you go. So I just bought it that day. And I out bid some cholo looking guy trying to get it too lol. I was like "thanks for checking the car out for me dude" and drove away hahahahah TL;DR Not a die hard ford fan, just a muscle car fan. Got a good deal on my GT
That's good man, I thought my 2001 GT was enough power for my age , but you always want more.. I finally realized 2V are too expensive to make fast, so I went to 4V

Sometimes wish I went to a LS1
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My dad seems to have always been a ford man. Escorts, rangers, merc comet, & multiple f150s. My first car was a Pontiac vibe. Sold it for a ranger and drove it through high school mostly then traded trucks with dad. He got the ranger I got a Nissan pickup I sold for a down payment on my first mustang 3 years ago. Bought a GT couple weeks ago and now trying to sell my sixxer to afford modding the GT haha
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That's good man, I thought my 2001 GT was enough power for my age , but you always want more.. I finally realized 2V are too expensive to make fast, so I went to 4V Sometimes wish I went to a LS1

Yeah had I known about my car what I know now, I honestly would have gotten another car. The mod bug bit me bad!

But after lots if research I'm prolly gonna get a trick flow top end kit for my 2v. It's def expensive but I have yet to race anybody in my car, so it'll prolly be just for my own enjoyment.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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When I was young from around ages 3-6 years old my across the street neighbor was building a factory 5 style cobra kit car. He had a sweet garage with neon signs in the garage and the old nude snap on calendars ect. The motor was a stroked windsor. When I used to play outside he would sneak me over there and I would help him. He would tell me how ford this and ford that but I was at the age where all of what he was telling me didn't make much sense. Then the day came where I finally heard it fire up, I now understood. He took me on many hell runs and ever since that experience I've been a ford boy. My family isn't one brand over another however they seem to favor GM products.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:31 PM   #7
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I grew up in a Ford family. My first car was a 1966 Mustang Coupe 289 2 Bbl. Automatic.
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My dad drove a 70 Mach 1 when I was a kid. He Earl Woodsed me into Ford. I did the same to my son, and my hope is that he does the same to his. I was trying to rebel when I was 16 and brought home an 87 Iroc Z that I bought off my friends dad, and as soon as I pulled up in it and saw the look on my dad's face I knew that car was a short lived experiment. I had a 5.0 Fox 3 weeks later
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:44 PM   #9
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Ford family also. Grandfather was an engineer at ford. My dad was an executive for ford and I work with robotics at ford. We did have interesting holidays because my cousin worked for GM and my uncle worked for Chrysler. My poor uncle usually just got picked on the entire time. Lol.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:50 PM   #10
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Father has been working for ford since 1990. I was just a boy at the times we've had ford products ever since. Still, I could've went to any other car company, but all the fords we had were great and reliable. I have fond memories of my dad driving me to school in a dealer new edge mustang gt that he had just detailed the night before in order to deliver to a golf course for a tournament. I'd get to ride in one at least twice a year as his dealership sponsored the events and offered a mustang gt as a hole in one prize. I remember tracing the mustang script letters on the passenger air bags with my fingers. Sometime later, at the age of 19, I would trace the script letters with my fingers once again as I drove out of a dealership with my first Mustang ever. That said, My first car was 1995 mercury sable. I later had a 97 mercury sable. Then I had a 97 Lincoln Town car. Also had a 1994 Ranger and a 1994 Ford Thunderbird lx (my other 3rd 4.6L engine lol). The only non ford product I had was a 1995 jeep grand Cherokee. I loved that truck, but it failed me in every conceivable way for the 6 months I owned it. No amount of money or fixing would ever keep it from breaking. It let me down half way through winter and caught fire on my way to work one morning. That was the end of that lol
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:23 PM   #11
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I was a lifted truck fanatic growing up. Came down to what I could afford when I was 16. Just so happen to find a f150 that I could afford and I saved up forever for a lift kit. After driving the truck for awhile I got bored and wanted something fast. That got me into a 98 gt which wasn't fast at all lol. I paid that off in a short time and bought a 07 gt500 which got totaled after I had it a little less than a year. I used the insurance money to buy a lightning and then just had to get a 5.0 when they came out. So now I have had a bunch of fords lol.
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Honestly when I bought my Mustang I was looking for a LT1 F-body because that was what I could afford. I was driving a 99 Camaro V6 which was a perfect first car for me, but I wanted a V8. I had found a good 25th anniversary Trans Am (white with a blue stripe), but they guy wanted a little too much. I also contacted a guy with a 95 Z28 with 65k miles, but he never called me back. So at that point I was out of good F-bodies inthe area and decided to check out the Mustangs. I found this one, the guy called me back quickly and I went out to look at it. I had to rush back so I could go to work and while at work I was negotiating price. I eventually came to terms with the guy and brought the car home the next day.
In the future I am sure that I willl own other GM products, LS2 GTO to be exact, but I will also own other Ford products, along with other brands. I tend to side with muscle cars, but any RWD car will make me happy.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:18 PM   #13
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I was 15 and looking to buy my first car. I had a pretty low price range and the only requirement I had was that it had to be stick (even though I didn't know how to drive stick).

I looked at a couple SVT Contours but didn't really like them. They were all in crap condition too.

My dad is mainly a chevy guy. He's had all kinds of Chevelles and Corvettes, but his all time favorite car was his '69 Mach 1. So he suggested we look at Mustangs.

I ended up with my car, my 98 GT vert with a 5-speed. I pretty much ended up with the car because of price (it was $3k). Honestly it was a total piece when I got it.

But looking back on it I'm happy I ended up with her. She's my first car, I learned stick on her, my dad and I restored her together, and I have a lot of fond memories. I'm emotionally attached to my car :').
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:48 PM   #14
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Beginning at age 16 (1971), I've stuck with Ford as my primary drivers, eventhough my Dad (used car dealer) palmed a few Chevys, a Cadi or two and some Mopars on me. I suppose two of the main reasons why I've stuck with Fords over the years are;

1. My best friend comes from a diehard Ford family. They pretty much educated me on Fords and the various mod tricks. That got me hooked.

2. A Ford has never dropped dead or left me stranded in the middle of nowhere. They have always given me advanced notice that they needed attention. I can't say that for some of the GM and Mopars I've driven over the years... (GM-- Starters and solenoids, Quadrajets, ignition modules, etc..) (Mopar-- Lean Burn circuits, fuseable links, Hall Effect pickups, starters, ballast resistors, roller lifters, electric fuel pumps, etc..)

My lifetime Ford ownerships are as follows:

1964 T-Bird (390/auto)
1969 Mustang (390/4-spd) (I loved this one)
1960 Ranchero (260/auto, then a 351W/auto)
1963 Falcon Futura (170/auto, then a Hi-Po 289/4-spd)
1976 Cougar (351W/auto) (Special ordered)
1956 Fairlane (406/auto)
1979 F-150 4x4 (400/auto)
1979 T-Bird (400/auto)
1969 T-Bird (429/auto)
1991 Mustang LX (5.0/5-spd) (Not bad. Handled my abuse well)
1994 Explorer 4x4 (4.0/auto)
1990 Ranger Ext Cab 2x4 (S/C 3.8/5-spd)
2006 F-250 Lariat 4x4 (Powerstroke/auto) (Bought new)
2007 Mustang GT (auto) (Bought new and loved it too)
2011 Ranger XLT 4x4 (4.0/auto) (Bought new)
2014 Mustang GT/TP (Special ordered)
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So I grew up in a family who drove mostly german cars, dad drove a Mercedes and my mom drove a huge 7 series BMW.
Well they Got divorced and my mom met my step dad who is a great guy.
When they met she had a ****ty Isuzu Rodeo because of the divorce and he drove his 2003 3.8l Mustang, he took us everywhere in it. We all loved that car. I remember I was 10 or 11 and every time we went to see him I'd sit in the car and ask him to take me for a ride.
Eventually they got married and at age 14-15 they brought home a white explorer and the mustang was no more... Or so I thought.
At age 15.5 when I got my permit they took me out to this storage unit to show me my car. And behold they had set back the car for me. I turned 16 and got my first job and met a few guys who loved american sports/muscle cars and became friends and they began my mod bug. It started simple. Grille delete, chin... Then it got big. Wheels, new paint, louvers, exhaust and new side scoops.
I wended up selling it for a 2007 BMW 335i and modded that car and upped the boost in it and ran 17psi and ran a fastest quarter of 13.3 not bad for a i6 TT motor.
Not a month ago I gave it to my brother and bought a 2003 SVT Cobra.
I just can't seem to get away. And I love every bit of the mustang family I meet every day. And love my ford.
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My family always changed brands so I was exposed to everything.. I always had a soft spot for big 70's Cadillacs, so when I got my permit I bought a 79 cadillac deville for $600. The car was in bad shape but not rusted so I decided to fix it up slowly. After six months my dad came to visit me ( family lives in brazil) and he saw that old caddy and he said "you need a car.." Well this is where all went down hill. I got a 2003 Audi a3, nice car but it had a bad oil sensor and the dealer F' up the car , literary, when they were driving it from the dealer to the shop.. So I returned the Audi but the process took 3 months of fighting... After that I got my first stang, a 05 v6. Boy I had fun with that car! After a while I had a fender bender and decided to sell it instead of repair it.. Once again I went German, got a 03 BMW 330, really nice car, but engine went bad after a month.. So I traded it in for my current 06 mustang v6 and after this experience I'm only going American from now on! Btw I still have the caddy and it's now fully restored lol
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My family always changed brands so I was exposed to everything.. I always had a soft spot for big 70's Cadillacs, so when I got my permit I bought a 79 cadillac deville for $600. The car was in bad shape but not rusted so I decided to fix it up slowly. After six months my dad came to visit me ( family lives in brazil) and he saw that old caddy and he said "you need a car.." Well this is where all went down hill. I got a 2003 Audi a3, nice car but it had a bad oil sensor and the dealer F' up the car , literary, when they were driving it from the dealer to the shop.. So I returned the Audi but the process took 3 months of fighting... After that I got my first stang, a 05 v6. Boy I had fun with that car! After a while I had a fender bender and decided to sell it instead of repair it.. Once again I went German, got a 03 BMW 330, really nice car, but engine went bad after a month.. So I traded it in for my current 06 mustang v6 and after this experience I'm only going American from now on! Btw I still have the caddy and it's now fully restored lol
Over the years, Dad owned several '72 Coupe/Sedan Devilles. They made great tow vehicles. Olds 98 was the other. Those 472's and 455's were long lasting and powerful.
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