I thought similarly to you at one time. My grandfather was a long time GM salesman, I apprenticed and worked in a GM garage and only ever owned GMs except for a 74 Ford pickup that was as reliable as a hammer.I really dont understand why anyone would buy a ford....
Of every single one I know... problems beyond problems. A buddy I work with has a 2018 super duty with a huge rain leakage problem from the back where the pressure vents are...
His son has a ford ranger with the 4.0 v6 that has timing chains in the rear next the bell housing.. he needs them replaced.(this is why I don't trust the 3.0 duramax).
My grandmother had her share of crap fords. Fix or repair daily couldn't be more accurate. My boss had an old f250 v10 that loved to go through exhaust gaskets and then exhaust studs that were rusted away.
They make some nice looking vehicles.. but definitely only a keep within the warranty period type of thing.
Fast forward 20 years, and when Ford did a re-vamp on the Crown Vic police car, I fell in love. They handled, went pretty good (certainly not as good as the LT1 Caprice of the time), and were a solid, reliable cop car. When we started using Tahoes, I fell in love all over again.
When it came time for a new(ish) work vehicle for my new job, I test drove a bunch, read lots, spoke to tech friends and bought a used 2019 Ford Edge. I've put 45,000 kms (82,000 + on it now) on it so far, did 5 oil changes. It doesn't use a drop of oil, goes good, its comfy and good on fuel. All the Titanium level gadgets are awesome, including the booming sound system.
I'm gonna keep an open mind and see how long it lasts. My loose plan is to keep an eye out for a good used (or maybe new) Caddy CTS, or whatever they call that class of Caddy now.
Until then, we will see how the Ford experiment goes.