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personally, I am feeling somewhat reluctant to buy the Maverick as much as I really like it because of it being a brand new model to the Ford family with no history whatsoever. in addition, the car will be built in mexico!! my very last concern is that Ford does not have a great history of reliability with their vehicles overall. Toyota certainly does and secondly Honda vehicles. at this point I am wondering if it would be beneficial to wait until 2023 model is released? if this were a Toyota or Honda vehicle I wouldn't hesitate in the slightest. does anyone else share my concerns or am I overthinking/worrying too much?
 

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There is nothing "new" on the Maverick technology wise, everything has been used on other offerings so there actually is a history. My last two vehicles, VW's Jetta TDI and Alltrack came from Mexico and I put 250K on them with no issues, I will leave that concern at that. There is always the chance of some growing pains but in todays age of computerized assembly, it is getting less and less. In my experience the LAST year in a production run has always been the best so if you still are worried, the 2028 or 2029 might the one to wait for.
 

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I feel for current/prior Ford owners of dual clutch transmissions sold prior. It is sad they would build and sell them then the customer deals with the pain and issues. I agree it would be nice to 鈥榢now鈥 how the truck performs before spending one鈥檚 $. Possible you can just do an order then back out later on, before build/delivery yet after reviews come online should you not like what they say about the truck.

If you want a truck, plus say the hybrid engine and willing to do the base XL model that is a low entry cost to a hybrid. If you want a higher trim that is fine as well.

Seems new car/truck pricing is both crazy and in short supply presently. Find out your 鈥榚xit鈥 options and if good then do an order to get the ball rolling. I concur with your thoughts on Toyota, less so Honda. Purchased the first year 2020 Toyota Highlander 4 cylinder hybrid and have been very happy with it. Does not have the power of the prior year v6 but am happy with 36mpg no matter how I drive plus the 鈥榠n between鈥 size鈥ot too small not to big.

I am also a fan of the CVT (if correct name) in the highlander. Thing likewise this new truck eCVT is well sorted and with luck will work swimmingly with the ford hybrid engine.
 

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I prefer to wait also since I have never been an early adopter. There are always little hiccups when something goes into mass production of its first year.

I prefer to buy "new" cars that are less than a year old with less than 12,000 miles. Let someone else pay for the depreciation, fees etc. If the Maverick doesn't have a lot of recalls as a first model the wait may bring a smart buy with above criteria. If it doesn't you can buy new knowing there aren't any little gremlins lurking.
 

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Also, possible Ford will add options to base model next year or offer more options to add them to XL trim next year. Not being able to add cruise control as an option sucks in my book.

Just saw the XTL trim video posted to this site. Guess it is just me but I am not falling in love with the blue with orange coloring interior. I also would think they should have flipped the blue/white fabric ascent trim (put the white in the center and the blue up top in head rest and seat bottom back area. Just seems that way those white fabrics would not show as much dirt over time.

Just my take鈥 might make me do with the base XL, even though no cruise control option, due to this fact If I order one.
 

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The hybrid power train is essentially the same thing as the Hybrid Escape. The Maverick is built using same platform as Escape and Bronco Sport, so it's not really new. It's a new body on the platform they already had. I was looking up Escape Hybrid reliability, and of course you can always find complaints, but general ratings look like about average reliability... so not Toyota level quality, but on the other hand no other truck gets remotely close to 40mpg. I also have always been reluctant to buy first year model, but I have a feeling that if you wait until they are released, then the dealers will be adding a lot of markup because I think these will sell like crazy. But if you reserve now, you "only" have to pay MSRP with no markup (at any decent dealer, anyway). So, that's pushing me towards going for it now.
 

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Sounds like you want a Toyota Tacoma. There's nothing wrong with that. If you wanted, you could always lease a Toyota Tacoma for a couple years and wait until more information is known about the Maverick before jumping ship.
 

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There is nothing "new" on the Maverick technology wise, everything has been used on other offerings so there actually is a history. My last two vehicles, VW's Jetta TDI and Alltrack came from Mexico and I put 250K on them with no issues, I will leave that concern at that. There is always the chance of some growing pains but in todays age of computerized assembly, it is getting less and less. In my experience the LAST year in a production run has always been the best so if you still are worried, the 2028 or 2029 might the one to wait for.

As for technology, the maverick eCVT is new and the hybrid system is brand new in-house build. prior, Ford was still using hybrid system worx provided by Toyota engineers several years ago. The eCVT will provide QUICK acceleration since itransmission will operate off of the electric motor. 鈥︹.鈥漟ingers crossed鈥!
 

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Hey if you don't like the Maverick, you can always buy the Santa Cruz! Remember Ford is the Best Selling Truck the last 20 years. This is not Ford's or the Maverick's first rodeo!
Santa cruz is NOT hybrid so I鈥檓 not a bit interested . This IS the Maverick TRUCKs first rodeo! Cant compare it to a Maverick vehicle back in the 1970鈥檚!
 

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The hybrid power train is essentially the same thing as the Hybrid Escape. The Maverick is built using same platform as Escape and Bronco Sport, so it's not really new. It's a new body on the platform they already had. I was looking up Escape Hybrid reliability, and of course you can always find complaints, but general ratings look like about average reliability... so not Toyota level quality, but on the other hand no other truck gets remotely close to 40mpg. I also have always been reluctant to buy first year model, but I have a feeling that if you wait until they are released, then the dealers will be adding a lot of markup because I think these will sell like crazy. But if you reserve now, you "only" have to pay MSRP with no markup (at any decent dealer, anyway). So, that's pushing me towards going for it now.
agree with you regarding future potential mark-ups when Ford realizes they have a home run!
 

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Santa cruz is NOT hybrid so I鈥檓 not a bit interested . This IS the Maverick TRUCKs first rodeo! Cant compare it to a Maverick vehicle back in the 1970鈥檚!
I love the Maverick鈥.just wary about it鈥檚 long term reliability and recall issues. Ford has a lot of baggage when it comes to recalls鈥.more than average brands.
 

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I love the Maverick鈥.just wary about it鈥檚 long term reliability and recall issues. Ford has a lot of baggage when it comes to recalls鈥.more than average brands.
I will be buying the Maverick with a GIANT leap of faith! I have always said I would NEVER buy a Ford or Chevy anything so now i have to eat my words.
 

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As for technology, the maverick eCVT is new and the hybrid system is brand new in-house build. prior, Ford was still using hybrid system worx provided by Toyota engineers several years ago. The eCVT will provide QUICK acceleration since itransmission will operate off of the electric motor. 鈥︹.鈥漟ingers crossed鈥!
the electric motor may be new and designed in house but that is the only component that is new. Even though they are advertising as an entirely new in house hybrid set up. It kind of is because the engine and transmission are going to be tuned differently with the new electric motor. I see potential for a TSB or two for software updates on the system. I also think the MPGs will not reach the 40 in city they advertise, Ford is well known for exaggeration of MPGs (Cmax). But I believe this is a great set up and would buy the hybrid over the turbo all day everyday. The first Gen always has issues so if your afraid of a little recall time and possible a repair in 5 years wait. Than Again there will NEVER be a perfect car that has reassurance behind it no matter the year. For example New Toyota鈥檚 are having transmission problems with their 10 speeds.
 

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Hey if you don't like the Maverick, you can always buy the Santa Cruz! Remember Ford is the Best Selling Truck the last 20 years. This is not Ford's or the Maverick's first rodeo!

Don鈥檛 like the santa cruz at all. This IS mavericks first rodeo鈥-I wouldn鈥檛 compare a car from the early 鈥70s as comparable to a 2021 truck.
 

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I love the Maverick鈥.just wary about it鈥檚 long term reliability and recall issues. Ford has a lot of baggage when it comes to recalls鈥.more than average brands.
Chevy just recalled 700,000 New trucks.
Year before last Toyota had a major Recall but nobody remembers that. I could go on & on. The point is, they all have recalls. I don't mind recalls. What don't like is when a manufacturer refuses to take responsibility of a problem.
 

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Chevy just recalled 700,000 New trucks.
Year before last Toyota had a major Recall but nobody remembers that. I could go on & on. The point is, they all have recalls. I don't mind recalls. What don't like is when a manufacturer refuses to take responsibility of a problem.
Not to mention a lot of recalls are on commercial of the shelf parts that most of the brands use. In recent memory the curtain air bags and start / stop accumulator. Ford just seems to make the headlines more. Also, I guarantee Ford gets a warranty on parts they buy from other manufacturers.
 
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