Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Boiler92, Jun 8, 2021.
Also will have a non-hybrid and AWD versions
TFL has a good preview.
I like it. Would buy one if they ever sell them over here. Interesting he says they could be a replacement for a Ranchero or Elky !
A Ford Escape with the wagon part of the top cut off, a front that looks like a Chevy Equinox, a 4 foot bed and a cheezey plastic interior a replacement for a Ranchero?? I don't care what kind of MPG they claim it gets, it won't be sitting in my driveway.
I bet they sell like crazy for the first two years drop off a cliff in year 3 and are gone after 5.
If they can really sell them for $20K though, like the guy said that's in Honda Civic territory.
I'd totally get one for a daily driver. A big upgrade from the 11 year old Patriot.
Might serve well for a large portion of the folks who need an occasional truck. Unfortunately, too small for the stuff I have to move.
Funnily enough, that was what the Ranchero was designed for--small farms/dairies/etc., and small companies only needing a utility-sized truck without buying a larger truck. And these days, that's what's lacking--smaller 'utility' trucks for the occasional user, who otherwise would use it as a DD.
What I like about my Ranchero and my old Chevy LUV is the simplicity; so easy to work on. You just don't find that anymore. Once you get them sorted, they're dead reliable. Both these vehicles have been from Oregon to Minnesota & back without an issue.
Yeah, definitely like the simplicity , and good to work on most of the time. All I have ever done to my CX3 is tyre pressures though now it is out of warranty I will do the oil changes! As a d d I think the maverick would be quite good - just jump in and go. No idea what price it would be here if we ever got it — would have to be produced in r h d first .
I think my wife needs one of these instead of her Kia Soul...
Where did you get that rack for the ranchero beer belly? I could use a rack for my '67
The roof rack is made of some old school gutter clamps I found on Craigslist, then I added a 1" tube crossmember. A buddy & I made the bed rack from 1" square tube; it slides into receivers we made and is held in place with thumb screws. The kayak cradles came from Amazon.
I think I'm going to add some type of roller to the bed rack so the kayak will slide on easier.
Yep, got an S10 for a DD and the old 1970 F-250 to pull the car trailer and haul heavy stuff.
No problems with wind resistance when "up to speed"? In other words it wanting to collapse backwards. Just thinkin' (as always) what could go wrong...which usually does!. Because I over-engineer things, I would have added a transverse brace to help stabilize it...
No problems at all with either one; the canoe or kayak is the transverse brace.
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