I have Fords and Jeeps. Wife has a 05 Freestyle wagon. NO issues, maint items only. Brakes, wife drives HARD.
I have 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Plows TONS of snow, brake light switch let go....we cycle the crap out of these things.
1995 Jeep Wrangler, Plows TONS of snow. I have done radiator, shocks, 1 clutch( my cousin burned it out....dick) and finally
springs and shocks after 14 Years of plowing. 1998 Windstar.....this puppy threw a few curves, mostly electrical, but I figured
it out. I buy new, and take reasonable care of them. No issues, no deal killers. Bought an 06 Mustang.....kept for 2 years
sold it for all the money and had 0 problems. Bought an 08 Ranger to replace it ( not as fun, but way more useful) 0 problems.
Fuel sipper too.
I grew up in Horses, so I have spent time in all brands of trucks. Ford is the way to go. GM is touch and go, Dodge is
crap, Jap trucks break hard.....and stupid too. When GM and Chrysler went down, I was not surprised. That Toyota is
hurting as well, again, no surprise. Any company has winners and losers, they can not all be great. 70s and 80s Jeeps were
turds( Union guys breaking them on the line on PURPOSE.....nice.)
When I was young with no $$$$, I would score an old Ford for nothing, spend a few bucks on it, and drive close to free, working the crap out of it until there was nothing left to attach the 2X4 too that I was using for a cab mount
Ah, the Flinstone Floors, I do not miss them!
I am curious who will buy the Jeep Brand when Chrysler goes down for the third time, it will not be GM, as they are
already lying on the bottom, they will not be coming back. My only hope is that they manage to live long enough to pay
the gov (you and me) back. Buy Fords ( the good ones any way) and be happy!