I think all of us have a thing in our heart for our first car.
My father owned only Ford products from 1928 until 1958 when his beloved 1953 Ford was stolen and he bought a 1958 Impala. He owned 3 more Chevys until he passed. I've owned everything except Fords. Back in the day the only Fords I considered buying were Mustangs and big Lincolns but never did. I would definitely consider buying a new Ford for my next car purchase.
My first car was a 1951 Studebaker Commander I got in 1964 for $25. It had a 232ci V8, 3 speed on the column and a feature called "Hill hold". Wish I kept it.