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Old 03-25-2012, 11:55 AM   #15
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You never drove a Focus SVT.
Floyd, every time I see any Focus in line at the auto auction I try to get away from it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:10 PM   #16
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Floyd, every time I see any Focus in line at the auto auction I try to get away from it.
Is it in some way difficult to do so?
Are they vicious or do they just follow you around?
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:18 PM   #17
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Is it in some way difficult to do so?
Are they vicious or do they just follow you around?
No they're not hard to get away from, most of them are junk.
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:14 PM   #18
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I like Can-Am RV. Their website offers a lot of insight in to what's possible, the effectiveness of aerodynamics, towing with a Ford Taurus, towing a 23' trailer with slideouts with a VW Jetta,......

If you're interested check out their 'hitch' and 'towing' sections, it's an education.

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Old 03-25-2012, 05:27 PM   #19
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No they're not hard to get away from, most of them are junk.
Then take Yoda's advice... Don't try , do!
Of course they are junk when you're buying... but they're "Creampuffs" when you get them back to the lot!
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Enough digression

This topic was split from the damaged Casita thread because it had nothing to do with a damaged Casita.
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I like Can-Am RV. Their website offers a lot of insight in to what's possible, the effectiveness of aerodynamics, towing with a Ford Taurus, towing a 23' trailer with slideouts with a VW Jetta,......

If you're interested check out their 'hitch' and 'towing' sections, it's an education.

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Nice link. I enjoyed reading the towing articles written by someone with a diverse experience and and inquiring mind.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:32 PM   #22
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Hey, I want to know how Floyd got his name in the title... I like Fords too.

In fact, I have four of them
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:35 PM   #23
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In the hopes that ONE of them will start????
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:08 PM   #24
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I bought a '96 Windstar and a '00 Mercury Mountaineer (Ford Explorer twin). The Windstar was much lower maintenance cost than the '89 Plymouth Grand Voyager it replaced. The Mountaineer has been better yet, and we still have it today. The Windstar, er, um, blew the transmission in 2007 , thus our current Highlander... which has been extremely reliable. They keep getting better and better.

My dad looked at a Maverick, a Nova, and a Vega back in '73. The plan was to drive it a couple of years, then give it to me (high school age driver). He went with the Vega. Big mistake. That aluminum engine was the worst! It needed an overhaul by the time I got it at 76K miles, but you couldn't overhaul it because the head would warp if you took it off. If he had bought one of the others, I might have driven it far longer; as it is, we traded it at 126K for a Mazda GLC.

That Mazda was a good car... except when the accelerator cable stuck in the middle of the Mackinaw Bridge ! There I was, coming down off the suspension bridge, going faster and faster... fortunately I thought to turn off the ignition.

Ah, the memories....
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I heart Fords... even my FORD Focus Wagon!!!! My fav was a 1999 red and white Ford F150 short bed with an 8cyl engine. Man, I still miss that ol truck......
I drive an Escape now. Price was great, love the hands free features, very happy to support Ford.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:45 PM   #26
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I have owned several cars from the company with the Blew Offal as its logo.

One the the very best cars I ever owned was a '67 Mercury Cougar. My '68 Mustang wasn't bad either, but being a big block 390 it ate ball joints alive!

One thing I did notice in years past (when I worked for places that had company cars) was that the Fords were the same condition at 65,000 miles that the Chryslers were at 40,000 as the Chevs were at 100,000. (I even worked for a place that had some AMCs in the mix, too. We won't speak about those as this is a family site!)
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Here's a few Fords I made...( please pardon the scirocco)
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Oh Dave... I have a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 390 CU with matching numbers in my garage... and it's NOT a Shelby.

Want to make me an offer ?
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