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Ford is on a roll. This will be a good seller. Smart truck and smart move by Ford. Trucks are getting more and more massive. Mid size today are what full size was in the 90's.

For the practical buyer, this is a good choice.





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This^! Everybody hates on CVTs because the early ones were a little finicky. Or because they might overheat if you try and climb Mt Everest at a snails pace. Or because they don't get that same Fast and Furious shifting sound.
The CVT in my wife's Escape Hybrid, which is likely the one in the Mav since it has essentially that same hybrid system, is wonderful. No issues whatsoever. A CVT is definitely not an issue in a vehicle like this.
Agreed. I'd love to see one of these with a 6 speed manual though. What a hoot that would be, especially with the eco and a mild tune.
 

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@AzScorpion Oh brother Dave, I'm sure you noticed that Ford is using the reservation system like the Bronco. Yeah, made me laugh too. :)

And BTW, if Ford can put like 200 tie downs in the bed of the Maverick I would think the Ranger could have at least stayed at 6 after the first year. Damnit.............:rolleyes:
Jim, it'll probably launch and be on the lots before we even see our Bronco's. I will give Ford a pass from last years Covid shutdowns but this hardtop fiasco is really head shaking. :headbang:
 

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Figure I'm more of an oat milk and free-range organic chicken Ranger guy than a soy milk and tofu Maverick guy or a super-size coke and two big macs with fries F-150 guy. Gotta find a happy medium somehow.
NOT judging anyone, you all can drink all the 'designer' coffee you want and eat all the runny cheese too...

I'm a Goose/Lime & Cran kinda guy...
My wife & Doc say I dont eat enough fruits, my urologist says cran is good for my 25+ years of kidney stones and general UTI prevention and my bartender says the Vodka will kill the awful taste of the lime/cran...PROBLEM SOLVED.. !!
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DESERT: It also doubles as 'wife repellent' for when I want some alone time with my drink!
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Wow. rear seat storage that wasn't just phoned in.

Practical and useful bed storage/cargo tie downs combined with factory sprayed in liner and adjustable tailgate that will accommodate 4x8 sheets flat.

I went to the website and priced out one like I would want it and it was several thousand less than what I've been offered for my Ranger. Unfortunately to get what I want I would have to get pushbutton start which I don't particularly care for.

I can already feel my attraction to the Hyundai Santa Cruz starting to wane...

I'll bet it doesn't come with a murse though.

What's the big cubby hole next to the Sync screen for? Larger screen coming in the future?
My wife and I were loyal Hyundai drivers since 2002. When that Santa Cruz was at NAIAS and won truck of the year, we were falling over ourselves trying to be first in line to order one. Then, Hyundai went completely brain-dead. I understand they are now finally going to build that thing. This Maverick is simply going to crush it. I wonder if the execs at Hyundai are a wee bit concerned about going to production, now?
 

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Agreed. I'd love to see one of these with a 6 speed manual though. What a hoot that would be, especially with the eco and a mild tune.
Yeah, a manual would be fun. There were thoughts it would have one just to be able to hit the $20k base number, but apparently Ford has figured out how to not only not need a manual, but to even have a full hybrid at $20k. As disappointing as a lack of manual is, having such a cheap efficient vehicle is going to sell way more and be eons more popular than a manual base model every would. It really is a good move on Ford's part.
 

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Yeah, a manual would be fun. There were thoughts it would have one just to be able to hit the $20k base number, but apparently Ford has figured out how to not only not need a manual, but to even have a full hybrid at $20k. As disappointing as a lack of manual is, having such a cheap efficient vehicle is going to sell way more and be eons more popular than a manual base model every would. It really is a good move on Ford's part.
Should help them fulfill a huge chunk of the fuel efficiency obligation they have to the government by selling a large number of these trucks since they are so practical and affordable.
 

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Should help them fulfill a huge chunk of the fuel efficiency obligation they have to the government by selling a large number of these trucks since they are so practical and affordable.
You betcha'. Ford needed some help after the Bronco's numbers were posted. ;) :clap:
 

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The 1500 payload is impressive though and is probably the more important stat for the buyers of this truck. It’s kind of funny though that they say the payload is equivalent to 37 bags of mulch, when it would be impossible to get 37 bags in that bed.
You haven't seen how creative I can get with a few ratchet straps... :)
 

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If you can get past the”CVT” style transmission, I believe it’s a sweet setup.
My folks have a Hybrid Camry with CVT that I’ve driven a lot and a it works surprisingly well. Now, how a CVT would behave in a vehicle that is towing and hauling, I don’t know. But, most vehicles that will be cross shopped against the Maverick will probably have a CVT too.
 

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Ok, here it is, the downer hater....no tie down hooks, no damper, no separate cargo box and no special hidden ice chest in the bed...;)

PS - using shorter stature spokes people to make the truck look bigger and special staging/angles...sheesh!!:angel:
Okay, I stand corrected- a bit - article on Road Show states, " The Flexbed also features up to eight bed tie-downs including convenient D-rings, two cleats on the tailgate that double as bottle openers, there are four threaded holes in the bed sides so you can mount various accessories like an aftermarket Ford cargo management system (or ones you create yourself) and the bed features eight stamped pockets to accommodate two-by-fours and another two that fit two-by-six dimensional lumber so you can make your own cargo dividers or even install a false floor for maximum versatility. " This is an MSN site, soooooo..... they don't tell you how to get all those nifty tie downs, as in what options or not you have to "select" and model...
 

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This is an MSN site, soooooo..... they don't tell you how to get all those nifty tie downs, as in what options or not you have to "select" and model...
yes, you get more tie downs as you move up the trim lines. they're the new cup holders.
 

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