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Do all Mumsnetters drive Ford cars?

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FATEdestiny Wed 14-Jan-15 14:29:55

I was just looking where I might put a question about a problem with the battery on my car. Scrolling the lists of topics I notice two things:

1) There is no topic for Car Questions
2) There is a topic called Ford in Other Subjects

The word Ford has several meanings. Surely Mumsnet wouldn't have a topic just for people with Ford cars but no other types of car? I went for a look, it is just about ford cars.

I suggest the Ford topic has a namechange and becomes the Car topic, since I am guessing that driving a Ford is not a requirement for being a mumsnetter.

HerRoyalNotness Wed 14-Jan-15 14:34:27

mmm I've not noticed that before, but tbf there are only about 20 threads so not a lot of ford owners.

I wonder if one of the techs back was a serial ford driver and decided to start a topic?

JuniperTisane Wed 14-Jan-15 14:45:27

I think there was a bit of Ford sponsorship/car testing by MNers/interactive Ford stuff a couple of years ago and the topic is just a hangover from that.

There is a Cars topic though. Its found under Products in the topic list, or if you list topics A-Z its there between Carers and Changing bags.

LIZS Wed 14-Jan-15 14:46:41

There was a product test for Ford a couple of years ago so may be a hangover from that.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Wed 14-Jan-15 14:47:19

Yes, it's an old topic that MNHQ haven't binned.

No, I don't drive a Ford.

FATEdestiny Wed 14-Jan-15 14:52:43

There is a Cars topic though. Its found under Products in the topic list

Ah, so there is. Why on earth would it be under Products?

Mind you, I suppose if you were looking to buy a car then it would be a product.

But I was looking to fix my car. I was expecting it to be in Home & Garden or at a push in Other Subjects. I wouldn't have thought to look in Products.

JuniperTisane Wed 14-Jan-15 15:01:53

Its not very prominent is it, Considering how big it looks once you click on it?

Purplehonesty Wed 14-Jan-15 15:15:44

Um I have two...

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Wed 14-Jan-15 15:18:51

Nope - haven't driven a Ford since ... erm .... 1970-something, I think! grin

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 14-Jan-15 17:07:32

yy, the above is right.

Ford was a section from when we have done some work with them in the past.

We know MNetters drive lots of different cars and have a whole Cars section too.

We'll speak to sales about the Ford topic. Thanks for letting us know.

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