I do not share your concerns and I don’t think you should by a new one if you have concerns. I myself have no concerns even if I had a very early model Maverick. Ordered on 6/10 so I am hoping to get mine in September.
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.
Santa cruz is NOT hybrid so I’m not a bit interested . This IS the Maverick TRUCKs first rodeo! Cant compare it to a Maverick vehicle back in the 1970’s!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!
agree with you regarding future potential mark-ups when Ford realizes they have a home run!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.
I love the Maverick….just wary about it’s long term reliability and recall issues. Ford has a lot of baggage when it comes to recalls….more than average brands.Santa cruz is NOT hybrid so I’m not a bit interested . This IS the Maverick TRUCKs first rodeo! Cant compare it to a Maverick vehicle back in the 1970’s!
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.I love the Maverick….just wary about it’s long term reliability and recall issues. Ford has a lot of baggage when it comes to recalls….more than average brands.
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’s are having transmission problems with their 10 speeds.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. …….”fingers crossed”!
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!
Chevy just recalled 700,000 New trucks.I love the Maverick….just wary about it’s long term reliability and recall issues. Ford has a lot of baggage when it comes to recalls….more than average brands.
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.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.