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To buy or not to buy and if buying when.
If you don‘t have to get a ride, trade-in a ride nor must have a truck this year yet are eyeing the Maverick what game plan are you following that might lead you to a new set of keys for this truck? For me, my pencils notes for action might consist of the following.
  • This web sites admins are attending a meet and greet with Ford on July 22nd where they can get photos and questions answered (be sure to add yours to that thread). For certain good to wait until we hear the results of that get together I feel to better lock down trim/options to order.
  • Color me undecided…I have as yet to nail down a color for certain thus would want to see them on the dealer lot in bright sun light, setting sun, and dark skies/rain.
  • Where to buy and when…seems local is the ‘go to‘ location for most buyers. I will wait some months to see if any offers appear that would save some cash.
  • Best time to buy…would have to google that one lol. Maybe Black Friday (if that is still a thing) or end of the year (which for the Mav is not the end of the model year since it is sold as a 2022 model).
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I really like the Maverick as my next truck. I am waiting for it to be on the streets and being used by the public to show its true real world potential and issues. Not an early adopter or drinking Ford"s kool aid. Also waiting to see what the buzz is on new Nissan Frontier. There are no secrets in the auto world and really hoping Toyota has been bluffing that they will not make a compact truck and are pretty far along. If the Rav4 shows up in a truck form a Ford is out of the question. (Long shot I know)

My process of buying a car is to buy one that is less than a year old with less than 15,000 miles on it. Let someone else take the fees and depreciation hit. So I am a minimum 18 months out for either a Frontier or Maverick if everything stays the same.
 

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Not an early adopter or drinking Ford"s kool aid. Also waiting to see what the buzz is on new Nissan Frontier.

So I am a minimum 18 months out for either a Frontier or Maverick if everything stays the same.
These 3 sentences are my exact thoughts.
 

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I’ve always been interested in the Frontier but hearing about all the tranny problems. Jaco trans. I’ve taken them off the short list
 

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I’ve always been interested in the Frontier but hearing about all the tranny problems. Jaco trans. I’ve taken them off the short list
I was too but I got 225,000 before I sold it with zero issues and still regret selling it. 3 in my group still have their Frontiers and are over 250,000 miles with zero issues. Granted we were compliant on changing of fluids due to being in the backcountry. My neighbor who only does highway is at 175,000 with zero trans. I may be an outlier.

Now my neighbors with new Ford Rangers and F150 and transmissions is a different story. It may just be the sample pool I am playing in.
 

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Nice to hear! Now if they would bring down the prices on the 2021’s i might look at them again before the maverick shows up
 

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I definitely want to test drive one. On paper it looks like exactly what I'm after. I've driven a Focus ST for the last four years, and on a hand full of occasions I've needed to haul a truck sized load (queen mattress was fun). I couldn't justify a truck with the loss in fuel economy, but the EcoBoost Maverick wouldn't even be a compromise. With an available tow package with 4k payload, I can haul a small cargo trailer when needed too.

I am very disappointed that push-button start/auto door unlock isn't standard or available on the XLT model. I really like the interior, and am pretty well sold on it otherwise. This is a feature I have come accustomed to and expect. I will probably hold out until 2023 or 2024 so that the model has gotten through its teething problems.

I also hope that Ford has addressed the intake valve coking on the EcoBoost 2.0L.
 

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I've placed an order for one, pending how it feels in a test drive. My wife and I are ready to consolidate down from 2 vehicles (her '12 Sonata Hybrid and my '18 Focus) to 1, but prefer not to do it with either of the vehicles we currently have as I hate driving her Sonata because it's soulless and not fun to drive at all and she doesn't like driving my Focus because it's a manual. The Maverick is the vehicle I've been waiting for, with being an EcoBoost engine (which I'm familiar with and enjoy the characteristics of) and the open bed, towing capacity, and larger interior than my Focus. Having something that can be used for "honey-do"s AND take all the kids to school AND go camping when time allows as our only vehicle will be a much better value proposition for us, even though my Focus isn't completely paid off yet.
 

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I really like the Maverick as my next truck. I am waiting for it to be on the streets and being used by the public to show its true real world potential and issues. Not an early adopter or drinking Ford"s kool aid. Also waiting to see what the buzz is on new Nissan Frontier. There are no secrets in the auto world and really hoping Toyota has been bluffing that they will not make a compact truck and are pretty far along. If the Rav4 shows up in a truck form a Ford is out of the question. (Long shot I know)

My process of buying a car is to buy one that is less than a year old with less than 15,000 miles on it. Let someone else take the fees and depreciation hit. So I am a minimum 18 months out for either a Frontier or Maverick if everything stays the same.
good on you….you have a game plan.
 
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