The new Ford Maverick actually looks ok for the money

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  1. Boiler92

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    Also will have a non-hybrid and AWD versions

    TFL has a good preview.

     
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    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 !
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I'd totally get one for a daily driver. A big upgrade from the 11 year old Patriot.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Or canoers....

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    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.
     
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    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 .
    Denis.
     
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    I think my wife needs one of these instead of her Kia Soul... ;)
     
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    Where did you get that rack for the ranchero beer belly? I could use a rack for my '67
     
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    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.

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    Yep, got an S10 for a DD and the old 1970 F-250 to pull the car trailer and haul heavy stuff.
     
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    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...
     
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    No problems at all with either one; the canoe or kayak is the transverse brace.
     

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