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What was your first Ford daily driver?

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1975 orange Ford Pinto wagon with a four speed manual. It was a reliable car.



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First daily was a '72 VW Super Beetle. Learned to drive in it and fix it. First Ford as a daily was the 2010 Fusion my daughter now has. Unless I count the '78 Mercury Zephyr we called heifer. Ugh. :facepalm:
 

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Learned how to drive on a pea green with Starsky and Hutch stripes Pinto. Then borrowed the Escort thru college. For some odd reason I bought a Mercury Marquis when I graduated in 85.
And this is what it looks like now (yes, I still have it):
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Rob, That Capri is gorgeous!
I bought a 72 Capri in the 90s as a beater daily driver. 2.0L 4 banger with 210k miles and ran like a top, smoked "a bit". But was a fun car to drive.

My Ranger is my 1st Ford since then.
 

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First Ford was a 1989 Ranger XLT 2WD long bed with a 2.9L V-6 and a 5 speed. It was a sleeper too....surprised a lot of Camaros and S-10's with the 4.3.
 

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First daily driver was a 92 Subaru Legacy (Sedan). First Ford daily driver is the Ranger (also first new vehicle), although it doesn't feel like it- grew up and learned to drive with Fords.
 

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First DD was back in 92. It was a candy apple red 1984 chevy S10 with a 2 inch body lift, american racing modular wheels and 255 RWL tires. It had a roll bar with KC lights up top and cobra cb with a 10 ft stainless whip. It had a power steering pump from a 72 impala and a steering box from a 90 s10. The heart of the beast was 229 cid V6 from a 79 monte carlo bored .030 over with a edelbrock high rise intake ,mild cam, milled heads ,custom headers and a holly 400 on top all going through a turbo 350 tranny with reconfigured check balls for super hard shifts and 410 gears from 85 Scottdale. She was pure Frankenstein ! but she looked good and ran even better. No one ever believed it was a v6 untill I opened the hood and made them count the plug wires. I could never get it hook up off the line but from 30-90 it would keep up with my dads 91 corvette grand sport which made something like 350/350 hp/tq ( not too shabby back then). My dad walked me through the build from a full body off frame resto. Took us my entire sophmore year of high school at night and on weekends. Man I loved that truck. Sadly I have no pictures of this beauty and sold it before I even graduated from high school. Its crazy to think of all the wrenching ...and fitting ...and cursing... and busted knuckles it took for that truck keep up with a vette ( even if it was only for a few hundred feet ) when now with my basically stock ranger all I gotta do is turn the key and mash the pedal 😄 (against a stock 91 vette anyway )😁😁😁
My fist ford was a 1989 ford ranger 2.3L 5 spd I bought from my father-in-law back in 2000 for $1500. I looked a little rough but it only had 50K miles on it and ran great.
It served me well for 3 years and never gave me any problems having 110K when I traded up to a 2001 F150.
 

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Rob, That Capri is gorgeous!
I bought a 72 Capri in the 90s as a beater daily driver. 2.0L 4 banger with 210k miles and ran like a top, smoked "a bit". But was a fun car to drive.
Thanks - my son and I restored in about 10 years ago. It has the 2.6 v6 - by today's standards it is a a slug (I've never dynoed it, but it if made 150hp it would be a miracle), but it is still a blast to drive. It is now just a car show and sunny day car. One of the cool things is I get so many people come up to me at car shows and say "I used to have one of those - I wish I had never gotten rid of it". I almost never see another Capri at any show - I like having an unusual car. I guess it is kind of what started me being pretty much a Ford guy. It didn't hurt that my wife came from a Ford family as well. I have to say, my Ford's have treated me pretty well over the years.
 

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This isn’t my exact car but this was identical to my first Ford. It was a 1993 Ford Escort LX 5-speed. It looked way cooler then. I definitely enjoy my new Ranger a lot more lol my first car was in 1990 and it was a Hyundai Excel GLS 4 door hatchback with a 5-speed. I abused that so so much had 2 bbl carb (only year with no fuel injection) and I would rev that thing up to 7K all day long hit 8200 once and didn’t damage anything but it was clearly having issues.
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First Ford, an 89 Ranger Sport, 2wd extended cab, 4cyl 5spd. My dad bought it new in 89, I bought it from him in 1995 with 175k on the clock and drove it for two more years. I passed it on the highway in 2000, no idea what happened to it after that.

I don't know if @P. A. Schilke was involved with those Rangers, but I sold it with 196k on the clock with the only major repairs over that being a timing belt, clutch, and fuel pump. That's what sold me on the RBVs. If he was involved, I'd like him to know that.
 

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My first Ford product was a 1949 Lincoln that was abandoned behind the machine shed on the farm I was working at with another kid. We were 15 and we kinda commandeered/liberated it in '65.
We got it running and chased rabbits with it in a cornfield that was left dormant.
First legit Ford was an '82 Escort GL: pop-out sunroof, no AC. # 1 of 9 Fords, 3 Mercurys out of 25 total all brands.
 

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....what was your first daily driver, and then your first Ford daily driver?
1st daily driver: '70 Nova (circa 1976)
1st Ford: 1931 Model A (circa 1981)
1st Ford daily driver: 2019 Ranger

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