I've never had a Ford EVER let me down. Even junkers I bought for a few hundred. Tough as nails. My concrete work F-100 lasted for over 400K miles, nearer 450K.
My Dad had a 59 Ford wagon that was a lemon until he has the engine head replaced. Then it was great.
I agree that any Ford except the Mustang and Crown Vic has the new ugly look since 2000 or so. But IMO unless it's a jaguar or Audi today, they all look trashy .
FWD ruined it for everyone. Give me the big mercury marquis or Lincoln anyday.
I now own two fantastic looking,fan tasticrunning Lincoln LSes.
Next Ford/Mercury/Lincoln car will probably be older than 1970 with AC and a convertible.