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Old 01-02-2022, 03:49 PM   #126
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Most people do not tow, anything. And most that do, it's lighter loads. 4000 lbs mean it can tow a open trailer, a PWC, enclosed motorcycle trailer, even a lighter boat. It's all the truck many need. The same facts are why I bought a Ridgeline instead of a full size. Didn't need or want the crap BOF handling, didn't need the capacity, and wanted SH-AWD unibody handling. They say the same crap about my "truck" yet it has more payload capacity than a Raptor.

If it's not a full size BOF truck, well there are going to be those who persistently and consistently whine about its existence.
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Old 01-02-2022, 04:07 PM   #127
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I got a mini truckin boner for this.



Love the wheels, but the Cosworth Sierra/Escort/ Mustang SVO spoiler does not belong. Seems like it is "just" a Focus RS drivetrain swap away from a future Maverick SE model.
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Old 01-07-2022, 07:52 AM   #128
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Has anyone seen the car in person, or driven one of these yet? Better yet has anyone gone from a full size pickup to one of these small trucks? Price seems right, but I'm ultimately concerned the small bed will drive me crazy and constantly limit me.

My Single cab 8' bed part time work truck is getting old, but still running alright. Its time for a 4 door soon so I can put the kids seats in the truck rather than swapping vehicles all the time, but also having a vehicle that my wife can also drive seems to make sense so we can get rid of an extra car. She won't drive the current truck and a 4 door/6' bed is still too big. Used car market is wild right now, so the 4 door Maverick recently popped on my radar and I started considering one.

The price sounds great and I'd like to consider the base $20k model, but that damn tiny bed. While the Maverick can transport a 4x8 sheet, 10' piece of lumber is probably really pushing it and needs a counter weight. I'd definitely have to get some sort of back rack for a ladder/extra vertical storage capacity. I never really tow, but thought I could pickup/rent a trailer if need be, but the tow rating seems pretty low.

I'm so torn.
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Old 01-07-2022, 07:45 PM   #129
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Has anyone seen the car in person, or driven one of these yet? Better yet has anyone gone from a full size pickup to one of these small trucks? Price seems right, but I'm ultimately concerned the small bed will drive me crazy and constantly limit me.

My Single cab 8' bed part time work truck is getting old, but still running alright. Its time for a 4 door soon so I can put the kids seats in the truck rather than swapping vehicles all the time, but also having a vehicle that my wife can also drive seems to make sense so we can get rid of an extra car. She won't drive the current truck and a 4 door/6' bed is still too big. Used car market is wild right now, so the 4 door Maverick recently popped on my radar and I started considering one.

The price sounds great and I'd like to consider the base $20k model, but that damn tiny bed. While the Maverick can transport a 4x8 sheet, 10' piece of lumber is probably really pushing it and needs a counter weight. I'd definitely have to get some sort of back rack for a ladder/extra vertical storage capacity. I never really tow, but thought I could pickup/rent a trailer if need be, but the tow rating seems pretty low.

I'm so torn.


10' would require buying a rack that has support running over the cab. It's doable but you'll need to invest.
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Old Yesterday, 04:53 PM   #130
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Has anyone seen the car in person, or driven one of these yet? Better yet has anyone gone from a full size pickup to one of these small trucks? Price seems right, but I'm ultimately concerned the small bed will drive me crazy and constantly limit me.

My Single cab 8' bed part time work truck is getting old, but still running alright. Its time for a 4 door soon so I can put the kids seats in the truck rather than swapping vehicles all the time, but also having a vehicle that my wife can also drive seems to make sense so we can get rid of an extra car. She won't drive the current truck and a 4 door/6' bed is still too big. Used car market is wild right now, so the 4 door Maverick recently popped on my radar and I started considering one.

The price sounds great and I'd like to consider the base $20k model, but that damn tiny bed. While the Maverick can transport a 4x8 sheet, 10' piece of lumber is probably really pushing it and needs a counter weight. I'd definitely have to get some sort of back rack for a ladder/extra vertical storage capacity. I never really tow, but thought I could pickup/rent a trailer if need be, but the tow rating seems pretty low.

I'm so torn.
Well you're too late. Ford announced today they were shutting down orders of the Maverick due to overwhelming demand.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ford-sh...d=hp_lead_pos2

Who woulda thunk there'd be high demand for a practical, affordable, gas sipping vehicle!!
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Well you're too late. Ford announced today they were shutting down orders of the Maverick due to overwhelming demand.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ford-sh...d=hp_lead_pos2

Who woulda thunk there'd be high demand for a practical, affordable, gas sipping vehicle!!
I keep thinking Ford hit the nail on the head by killing off the focus in the states and investing in trucks. They obviously found a niche that most manufacturers didn't realize existed, sarcasm. By the time GM and Dodge catch up, Ford will be standing on a pile of cash.

Ford hurry up and give us a hybrid AWD or RWD that makes 35 plus MPG. I wonder if they can offset the AWD with a slightly bigger battery.
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I have my eyes on getting a hybrid and they already cut off orders with that engine last year.
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