Ford Maverick reborn.

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  1. nojazzhere

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    My grandson drives a (I believe) 1999 Ford Ranger.....the one with the space behind the seat. It's served him well. He can get a kayak hanging out the back with tailgate down, plus he has a good sized toolbox behind the back window. I think he's ready to graduate to a mid-size or even full-size truck, but the Ranger has been a pretty good truck for him.
     
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    I like the idea but don't the styling. Its "faux-versized"
     
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    Wasn't the original Falcon "Ranchero" a uni- body? Those were pretty darn handy little guys.
     
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    I had a '69 Ford Maverick. Worst car I ever owned: 6 cyl., three on the tree, vinyl seats (which shredded). It always needed a valve job. I had to pull the plugs occasionally and wire brush and re-gap them. It finally developed a front seal leak. I used to keep a case of cheap K-Mart oil in the trunk. It almost leaked-out as fast as I poured it in. I was too poor to get it fixed.
     
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    learned to drive in a ford maverick n the 1970s. the name does not inspire fondness
     
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    When are they going to resurrect my '72 Pinto? Yah, you know, the rolling bomb one. First car and not my worst car...
     
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    Worst car I ever had the displeasure of driving, when it wasn’t in the shop, was a first generation Ford Taurus. Wow. All I can say is Ford had nowhere to go but up from then. Still in awe about how crazy lemon that car was.
     
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    I have a 2020 Ranger and love it…..its got the same tranny as the 150 and. 7500lb towing capacity.
     
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    Yeah! I remember those, good for about 40,000 miles then you better start getting the tools out. However, I remember my dad getting rid of our family vehicles around 60,000 and saying he needed to get rid of it before it was worn out. I have a Toyota Tacoma that I bought new 20 years ago(2001) with over 200,000 miles on it and it's still running strong. I passed smog with flying colors this year. They are doing something right with cars today.
     
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    The HiLUX is literally the ONLY pickup-looking domestic truck in Japan. Everything else looks like this:
    kei truck.jpg
     
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    I learned a van was how I carry more and don't think we'll see a small pickup with larger bed. When I had a smaller bed with larger cab I started renting 2 axle open trailers for moving rocks and some stuff.

    For all who commented on Pinto or old cars that podcast I linked might be worth your time. By the numbers, rolling fire bombs were not the problem that just poorly designed low quality vehicles were.
     
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    Just read that the base model is front wheel drive.

    To me, that is a good deal.
     
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    Ridgeline has been on my wishlist for years. This ticks most of the same boxes for way less and better mpg.
     
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    Are you kidding me? The Ford Maverick pickup is frontwheel drive? That's a deal breaker for me.
     
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    my brother sent me a note saying 'oh, it is front wheel drive' and my response was 'awesome'!

    they will have an awd solution too... I think it will be a cool truck.
     
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    I think they saw the success of the Honda Ridgeline and decided to make one that was actually affordable and fuel efficient.
     
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    All levels will be available with either FWD or AWD. But the hybrid setup only comes on the FWD models. In other words, if you want AWD, you won't get nearly the advertised MPG of 40. Probably more in the high 20s at best. Potential deal breaker for me, but I won't be in the market for a new car until the time MPG is well established on the ecoboost models, if I plan to buy at all.

    I will take FWD over RWD any day. This is a small unibody design crossover with a small truck back end. Absolutely no point in designing it with RWD. Particularly not when you can get AWD for not much more. It's a mini home depot runner that's actually practical as such. If you need to tow a boat, it's not the car for you. If you need a transfer case w/low range, get a ranger.

    If none of this matters to you, then you are clearly not the target market LOL. :D
     
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    You didn't see an electric Mustang, if you saw a "Mustang Mach E" .....it's a MINO (Mustang in name only).....a true EV Mustang would be cool .....and I recall Mavericks being pretty crappy cars, why revive that name, and attach it to a pseudo truck? Is their marketing dept out of ideas for vehicle names?
     
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    Speaking of which -- the Nissan (E)s-Cargo -- WANT!

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    Heck, this forum could easily come up with a better name.

    Little Pony?
    Short mule?
    Secretariat?
     
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