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Offline Rockraven

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Ford Maverick
« on: June 08, 2021, 10:24:43 am »
So basically, Ford built a small fwd hybrid truck that nobody asked for.

https://www.motortrend.com/cars/ford/maverick/2022/2022-ford-maverick-compact-pickup-truck-first-look-review/

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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2021, 10:53:21 am »
Looks great for suburban Home Depot trips.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2021, 10:59:09 am »
IMO it's gonna sell like hotcakes
Plus I disagree - I think this is a huge market opportunity. So many complaints against full & midsizers - they're too big now, too expensive, too tall, too heavy, whatever. This hits the sweet spot of size+efficiency+capability+price for those who could use a truck here and there but don't want to deal with the downsides of a big-boi.
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2021, 11:08:33 am »
I agree - these will be a huge seller. I have a friend who has an early-80s Mazda B2000 - beautifully restored. Its economy & small size are great.
Edit - but the Maverick is not that small.
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2021, 11:14:02 am »
Eh, it might sell well, but what I meant is those of us that want a small truck didn’t ask for a front wheel drive hybrid with CVT. But I guess it’s good they’re offering this at all. I do prefer the Hyundai Santa Cruz, on paper at least and certainly in photos.

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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2021, 11:16:59 am »
Good summary here:
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2021, 11:18:33 am »
My only problem with this and the Ranger is the styling from 2009.
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2021, 11:21:04 am »
I grew up driving a Ford Courier and I loved it. I think the market is ready for compact trucks to make a return and other than the off-white door and dash panels I think this looks pretty good. The mixture of drivetrains should appeal to a wide audience.

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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2021, 12:19:59 pm »
Another variation of the Escape platform.  No doubt a handy little truck for suburban households, but I would opt for the Bronco Sport.
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2021, 12:20:49 pm »
My only problem with this and the Ranger is the styling from 2009.
Original Ranger was, and still is, the best looking of the small pickups, imo.
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2021, 12:33:51 pm »
Oof, that is not a good looking truck. Though it's enough truck for 90% of truck buyers, nobody will really buy it.

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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2021, 01:10:32 pm »
They would be better off just dusting off the tooling from the mid 90s Ranger
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2021, 03:18:32 pm »
Eh, it might sell well, but what I meant is those of us that want a small truck didn’t ask for a front wheel drive hybrid with CVT. But I guess it’s good they’re offering this at all. I do prefer the Hyundai Santa Cruz, on paper at least and certainly in photos.
Ford knocked it out of the park........... especially considering how most people actually use their trucks

This is a nice thumb in the eye of all the people who cried alligator tears over Ford killing off its sedans too. This is more practical, fuel efficient and frankly market relevant than the Ford Fusion has ever been.
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2021, 09:14:59 pm »
Original Ranger was, and still is, the best looking of the small pickups, imo.
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2021, 04:01:25 am »
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2021, 10:10:38 am »
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2021, 12:56:54 pm »
I'd say Marty McFly's '85 SR5 easily walks away with the crown:



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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2021, 02:04:02 pm »
I had a '87 S10 Blazer with those Big Ass Raised White Loredos!
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2021, 03:25:29 pm »
My brother still owns this, the Mazda B3000. TBH it's an absolute dog. Slow, can't tow, and bad MPGs to top it all off.

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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2021, 03:31:06 pm »
Wasn't the 2000 the last Mazder truck?
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2021, 03:36:57 pm »
My brother still owns this, the Mazda B3000. TBH it's an absolute dog. Slow, can't tow, and bad MPGs to top it all off.



The Vulcan powered Ranger/B-series offered 4 cylinder power and 8 cylinder fuel economy.  I was not a fan.  Also hated the positioning of the turn signal stalk, which was awkwardly low.  You had to drive with your hand at like 7 or 8 o'clock on the wheel to be able to reach it by just extending you finger from the steering wheel.
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2021, 11:42:39 am »
I want to see a photo of an average height man next to this truck.
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2021, 12:02:37 pm »
I want to see a photo of an average height man next to this truck.
They'd be about the same height, giver or take an inch or so.
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2021, 12:15:04 pm »
I want to see a photo of an average height man next to this truck.

Demuro has a walk-around video.  You can scale it to him.  Appears to be similar to the Bronco sport in height/width.  I'm guessing it's a little longer.
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2021, 02:47:15 pm »
The base model version (FWD, CVT transmission) is really a good deal starting at $21,490 and exceptional gas mileage (40 mpg city) due to it being a hybrid.  That’s why this pickup will be a huge success.  For the cost and fuel economy of a compact car, you’re getting a crew cab pickup which will fit in an urban parking garage. And it looks like what a pickup truck should look like (it’s butch looking). 

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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2021, 05:39:25 pm »
The base model version (FWD, CVT transmission) is really a good deal starting at $21,490 and exceptional gas mileage (40 mpg city) due to it being a hybrid.  That’s why this pickup will be a huge success.  For the cost and fuel economy of a compact car, you’re getting a crew cab pickup which will fit in an urban parking garage. And it looks like what a pickup truck should look like (it’s butch looking). 

Yup.

Too bad it still doesn't satisfy the "truck itch" for me. I wouldn't want one for commuting or hauling 1000 lbs in the back. I would want a pickup for towing double what my minivan can and going places my Subaru can't.
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