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I am on my 5th Ranger so far, and I am interested in what this new model will be like. Currently driving a 2003 2wd Edge which is nice, but getting to be a PIA when it comes to getting in and out of cab. I am hoping that it will be able to pull a small boat and trailer (less than 1,000# GCWR) I am also a retired small and medium truck fleet manager.

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Owned, 1st year release of the STX, followed by an XLT, second generation, an XL followed by my current drive a 2003 Edge. The STX was the only 4x4, and I driven my share of the 1st generation S models. I can live with the 4 door model, if I can take the back seat out to make room for the dogs, but I would prefer an extended cab. Light duty tow package would be nice to haul around my mini pontoon boat. Front wheel drive is a plus when launching and retrieving the boat at the lake. At 6 ft and darn near 300# leg room and tilt wheel is a plus. Trust me, squeezing into a standard cab model at this size is an effort.
 

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Owned, 1st year release of the STX, followed by an XLT, second generation, an XL followed by my current drive a 2003 Edge. The STX was the only 4x4, and I driven my share of the 1st generation S models. I can live with the 4 door model, if I can take the back seat out to make room for the dogs, but I would prefer an extended cab. Light duty tow package would be nice to haul around my mini pontoon boat. Front wheel drive is a plus when launching and retrieving the boat at the lake. At 6 ft and darn near 300# leg room and tilt wheel is a plus. Trust me, squeezing into a standard cab model at this size is an effort.
You should have no problem with the Maverick if Ford sees the U.S as a key market for it.
Till we see what its actually like, I suggest checking out the Bronco Sport. The Maverick might just be a pickup version of it.
This one was at an Arizona dealer not long ago:
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Fingers crossed the Maverick is identical to this Bronco Sport from C Pillar forward...
To me it makes sense from a business perspective (BIG R&D savings) and to keep us happy... because a 'Bronco Sport Pickup' sounds odd.

Maverick is fitting.
 

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To me it makes sense from a business perspective (BIG R&D savings) and to keep us happy... because a 'Bronco Sport Pickup' sounds odd.

Maverick is fitting.
They could have borrowed something from their past and called it the Bronco "SportTrac" as they had done w/the Explorer in the past. I think that could have worked well for them.
 
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