1. I don't put the standard Chevrolet in the same category as Ford. Owned Fords and now I own 2 Chevrolets (good prices, but you get what you pay for) and they are not as reliable, rattle a lot and overall seem like junk.
2. Next vehicle I buy may very well be a Ford. However, lets a assume Fords are built as well as Toyota/Nissan - Fords won't hold their value as well as a Honda/Toyota.
3. SOMETIMES - I think a little too much stock is put into the Toyotas/Nissans/Hondas of the world. I'm not sure if I feel their extra price tag is worth the little extra resale value.
My '03 Sold.