If you've read this blog and don't know I'm not just a Ford guy but have worked for them and have a deep affinity for the company and the product, you ain't been paying attention. And I am not averse to criticizing them when they need it either. I've had serious issues with William Clay Ford when he was running the show.
That's why this news today makes me happy.
Ford Motor Co. snared five top category awards in an annual survey of new car quality, more than any other auto maker, according to J.D. Power and Associates.
The Dearborn-based car company bumped Toyota, winner of the most category honors in last year's survey.
It's about time they are able to compete with the Japanese brands, especially Toyota whose quality is legendary.
The 2007 Initial Quality Study, released this afternoon, rates overall brand quality and also ranks vehicles within specific segments or categories. Top model segment honors went to the Ford Mustang, Lincoln Mark LT, Lincoln MKZ, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mercury Milan.
In all, 14 Ford Motor models placed in the top three of their respective categories.
Hopefully, the brand can begin to reclaim some of their past greatness.