In terms of improved product compared to where they were even ten years ago, Ford is leaps and bounds ahead of the other N.A. domestics of you're looking at simply value for your dollar.
There's a reason Ford didn't want/need a gov't bailout.
In general, Japanese cars tend to hold their value better than domestics, but they have their cooties too. For example, my wife drives a CRV, and it's lousy for killing batteries.
If you're looking for a pickup truck, or a little SUV, you could do a lot worse than an F-150 or an Escape.
Last edited by H33LHooK : 01-15-2013 at 11:22 AM.