No Fords allowed in Texas driveway

Aug. 24, 2008 at 3:54 PM

FRISCO, Texas, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A Texas homeowners association says a nearly new Ford truck isn't good enough to be left out in a driveway overnight.

Owner Jim Greenwood has gotten three notices telling him to get the truck out of the driveway or face a $50 fine per event, The Austin American-Statesman reported Sunday.

The homeowners association of the gated community called Stonebriar Village in Frisco, Texas, does, however, allow more prestigious brand trucks such as Lincolns to be parked in driveways. Greenwood tried to explain to the board during a July meeting that his truck and the Lincoln Mark LT were constructed on the same assembly line and basically the same vehicle. He claims a board member responded by telling him that "Lincoln markets to a different class of people."

Greenwood has started parking his third vehicle in the garage but is considering other protests.

"I've got it finished out with some additional chrome and such," he said, noting that he paid nearly $30,000 for the truck, which has about 25,000 miles on it and a dealer-installed metal bed cover painted to match the rest of the truck.

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