I know Fords had trans issues but can't remember the years. I also know Fords tend to be more expensive to have repaired due to the fact many parts are very difficult to get tne of my neighbors is a ford tech and he told me that ford techs also get paid the higest hourly rates, and they get more time on jobs due to this. Ford parts also tend to be more expensive. just keep these things in mind. As said you would be better off with a GM .
Just in case you are wondering Dodge's had a stretch of bad trans issues as well. but still a better overall choice IMO than ford.