If you could name one company that is loved in the UK more than a British brand of carmaker, we bet you would say Ford. The company has made some wonderful cars over the years, and while they may not be too great by todays standards, not many of the new models will stir that kind of passion you got from an Escort, Zephyr, Anglia, Cortina and also the Granada and the daddy of them all, the Transit.
We know there were many more great models. But the list would be far too long. The name Ford of Britain was created back in 1960 as a subsidiary of Ford of Europe, although both owned by the Ford Motor Company Limited.
There are three main manufacturing sites in the UK, these are Dagenham, Halewood and Dunton. It was the former that was the biggest plant, but is now a shadow of its former self by just producing diesel engines for Ford vehicles.
When it comes to Ford recalls there have been a few of them, although most of them in North America. It has certainly been a while since a Ford model was recalled in the UK, but we know the list of problems owners have are endless, and so we ask that you share those issues with our readers in the comments section below.