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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2022, 11:57:59 am »
I really think reviewers are struggling to find bad things to say all the time. Its like when they say something is "look outdated" but can't say any reasons why newer versions are better. "The switchgear is durable and logically laid out, but looks outdated." Nothing looks new after you've stared at it for a few months.

I found the sub-80 HP econoboxes of my youth "sluggish," but acceptable in a lower cost car that (and this is the important part) can still do all of the stuff you need a car to do.



Yep. It's a constant push for "better" & people complain about things not being updated to the latest & greatest, but then we end up yearning for the simpler, lighter, cheaper cars of 20 years ago.
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« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2022, 12:35:39 pm »
Yeah my parent's 4 cylinder 1984 Chevy Celebrity with 92 hp did 0-60 mph in 12 to 13 seconds.  I drove that car for years.  Felt slow especially going uphill on a highway.  Never dangerous even on highway onramps with fast moving traffic.   

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« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2022, 02:03:45 pm »
Lol Ford's super sedan was 220hp and 6.5 second 0-60 in 1989. But only got 22mpg...
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« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2022, 03:16:04 pm »
Yep. It's a constant push for "better" & people complain about things not being updated to the latest & greatest, but then we end up yearning for the simpler, lighter, cheaper cars of 20 years ago.
I yearn for the simpler, lighter, cheaper cars of 55 years ago.
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« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2022, 03:22:36 pm »
I year for the simpler, lighter, cheaper cars of 55 years ago.

I’d like to build myself a little 4 door Falcon as a daily driver.
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« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2022, 03:26:35 pm »
I’d like to build myself a little 4 door Falcon as a daily driver.

Always wanted to do a Boris Ljungfjeldt Rally style Falcon (the real winner of the '63 Monte Carlo Rally)
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« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2022, 03:51:29 pm »
Always wanted to do a Boris Ljungfjeldt Rally style Falcon (the real winner of the '63 Monte Carlo Rally)
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« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2022, 10:32:05 am »
I'm starting to see Mavericks out on the road. They're cool.

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« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2022, 10:37:30 am »
Might I suggest a vanity license plate "MCCAIN", or a window decal of Sarah Palin winking.
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« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2022, 10:46:36 am »
Might I suggest a vanity license plate "MCCAIN", or a window decal of Sarah Palin winking.

What? No Tom Cruise/Top Gun references?
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« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2022, 10:59:29 am »
What? No Tom Cruise/Top Gun references?


Those are undoubtedly done already!
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Re: Ford Maverick
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2022, 10:04:32 pm »
The Maverick is so cheap because it's an Escape with a bed - strut and stamped-steel suspension, transverse engine, unit-body chassis, no two-speed transfer case.

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« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2022, 06:23:02 am »
The Maverick is so cheap because it's an Escape with a bed - strut and stamped-steel suspension, transverse engine, unit-body chassis, no two-speed transfer case.
Same with Bronco Sport.  Strictly light duty.  Ideal for the suburban household.  If you need more, get a Ranger or one of the F series.
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« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2022, 01:11:57 pm »
The Maverick is so cheap because it's an Escape with a bed - strut and stamped-steel suspension, transverse engine, unit-body chassis, no two-speed transfer case.

And built in Mexico.
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« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2022, 02:37:41 pm »
The Maverick is so cheap because it's an Escape with a bed - strut and stamped-steel suspension, transverse engine, unit-body chassis, no two-speed transfer case.

I mean, anybody using 4-low on such a vehicle anyways is probably doing something way outside of its intended purpose.
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« Reply #45 on: January 22, 2022, 03:00:10 pm »
I mean, anybody using 4-low on such a vehicle anyways is probably doing something way outside of its intended purpose.

Isn’t it trail rated?
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« Reply #46 on: January 22, 2022, 03:10:05 pm »
Isn’t it trail rated?

Probably depends on the trail. If there's a "Trail Rated" Jeep Compass (and there is), I'm sure this thing can follow it down that trail.
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« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2022, 03:17:52 pm »
Probably depends on the trail. If there's a "Trail Rated" Jeep Compass (and there is), I'm sure this thing can follow it down that trail.

Ford just needs to hire Jeep to trail rate the Maverick.
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« Reply #48 on: January 22, 2022, 09:20:53 pm »
Isn’t it trail rated?

The bed can hold a cubic yard of trail mix.
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« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2022, 09:21:51 pm »
The Maverick is so cheap because it's an Escape with a bed - strut and stamped-steel suspension, transverse engine, unit-body chassis, no two-speed transfer case.

Just saw one in the flesh for the first time.  Looks like it was built in the mid 2000's, or it came from Ford Brazil or something.  Honestly there's something strangely endearing about it.
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« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2022, 09:22:27 pm »
Ford just needs to hire Jeep to trail rate the Maverick.

They just need to weld the dif.
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« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2022, 12:41:51 pm »
Just saw one in the flesh for the first time.  Looks like it was built in the mid 2000's, or it came from Ford Brazil or something.  Honestly there's something strangely endearing about it.

I've been eating up all the online photos and videos. They went pretty conservative, fairly modern but not too much. They avoided the Avalanche and Ridgeline and Santa Cruz "excessive fusion" of cab and bed- they made it look more like a pickup than those.

I can't wait to see one in person, the size is really going to look odd when we're so used to big trucks.
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« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2022, 12:42:30 pm »
Same with Bronco Sport.  Strictly light duty.  Ideal for the suburban household.  If you need more, get a Ranger or one of the F series.

I would call it a "city truck"...
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« Reply #54 on: February 05, 2022, 05:57:23 am »
I wonder if it could displace the Hilux as the truck of choice for terrorists. But probably not rugged enough for the terrain, or a 50-cal mount.
Still Toyota shouldn't have this market to itself.
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« Reply #55 on: February 05, 2022, 10:48:43 am »
I wonder if it could displace the Hilux as the truck of choice for terrorists. But probably not rugged enough for the terrain, or a 50-cal mount.
Still Toyota shouldn't have this market to itself.

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« Reply #56 on: February 05, 2022, 10:50:17 am »
Mexican drug lords use American pickup trucks.


Lincoln Blackwoods?
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« Reply #58 on: February 05, 2022, 01:23:53 pm »


I was referring to The Mule with Clint Eastwood :lol:
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« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2022, 07:50:24 pm »
I am considering buying a Maverick.

I really like the compact size and price point.
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