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Here is my ultimate Maverick dream vehicle lineup:

- A regular cab Maverick that is the true successor to what was the Ford Ranger, in a near bare bones fashion. And respectfully, I don't wanna hear that near bare bones vehicles don't sell. Here in the Carolina's, after perusing several listings online, I found that there are PLENTY of new trucks listed with rubberized floor coverings; we like our trucks to be trucks. A regular cab Maverick sized like the last generation Ranger would be perfect.

- An extended cab Maverick like what's listed above.

- A four door Maverick that's an evolution of the Explorer Sport Trak. You wanna make money Ford? Put out the Sport Trak's successor; a lot of us DON'T WANT a hybrid car/truck vehicle. I don't like car/truck hybrids, nor will I purchase one. Make the Maverick a vehicle that is truck like, while being sporty at the same time; I don't get the "lifestyle vehicle" craze, and I can't help but think that people buy that way, because there are no longer any other alternatives.

So what about all of you? Are you all as much sick of the "car/truck" hybrid as I am?
 

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Apparently, I am not the only person with similar views:

"(Jeep CEO) Manley also took the time in his speech to bash ‘fake utility vehicles’ - with the influx of high-riding small SUVs in the industry, claiming that Jeep will be protected by offering products which are more than high-riding cars posing as SUVs.

"People look for genuine things - fake utility vehicles that are cars with lift become commodity players and people will them see as such. We have opportunity to position the Jeep brand uniquely in this segment, protecting margin. The growth in our brand over the last five years has been driven by authenticity, so it remains true to its heritage and true to its brand."

 

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What I want it to be is NOT 4 doors . It seems that 99% of the 4 door trucks I see on the roads never have anyone in the back seats . And crazy Dodge only makes 4 door trucks . All the old timers like myself that are aging out just need a simple 2 door truck that’s E-Z for the wife to drive too . And right now the Santa Cruz is definitely the better looking truck .
So Ford needs to make a 2 door Maverick with a 6 ft bed that looks just like a Santa Cruz . With a Tall Interior height for the tall American guys that weigh in at 225 - 275 Lbs .
 

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What I want it to be is NOT 4 doors . It seems that 99% of the 4 door trucks I see on the roads never have anyone in the back seats . And crazy Dodge only makes 4 door trucks . All the old timers like myself that are aging out just need a simple 2 door truck that’s E-Z for the wife to drive too . And right now the Santa Cruz is definitely the better looking truck .
So Ford needs to make a 2 door Maverick with a 6 ft bed that looks just like a Santa Cruz . With a Tall Interior height for the tall American guys that weigh in at 225 - 275 Lbs .
It's nice that you want that but the government made regular cabs not a thing most manufacturers want to sell in any volume

Some reading on the subject:
 

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It's nice that you want that but the government made regular cabs not a thing most manufacturers want to sell in any volume

Some reading on the subject:
I worked for the government for 32 years and until we fit it ,it will never be great . Must all of our America standards are convoluted. Because that’s how the government fixes things !
 

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Here is my ultimate Maverick dream vehicle lineup:

- A regular cab Maverick that is the true successor to what was the Ford Ranger, in a near bare bones fashion. And respectfully, I don't wanna hear that near bare bones vehicles don't sell. Here in the Carolina's, after perusing several listings online, I found that there are PLENTY of new trucks listed with rubberized floor coverings; we like our trucks to be trucks. A regular cab Maverick sized like the last generation Ranger would be perfect.

- An extended cab Maverick like what's listed above.

- A four door Maverick that's an evolution of the Explorer Sport Trak. You wanna make money Ford? Put out the Sport Trak's successor; a lot of us DON'T WANT a hybrid car/truck vehicle. I don't like car/truck hybrids, nor will I purchase one. Make the Maverick a vehicle that is truck like, while being sporty at the same time; I don't get the "lifestyle vehicle" craze, and I can't help but think that people buy that way, because there are no longer any other alternatives.

So what about all of you? Are you all as much sick of the "car/truck" hybrid as I am?
 

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I ain’t sick of any truck-like vehicle that gets 40 mpg and starts at $20K…..never will be either
I agree. And I would not have ordered it if it did not have 4-doors with a decent back seat and not those silly, tiny, and now outlawed, side-folding jump seats like the old Ranger SuperCab had. Ford does not make Country Squires either with two facing rear seats in the way back. I've owned two wagons with those back in the day, and while they had their place then, they would be totally unacceptable today. The back seat on my Maverick XL will be for grand-kids and maybe another couple on a short ride out to dinner together. The rest of the time, the seat back will be folded down and it will be my secure trunk.

Bottom line, this is my first pick-up. I look at as a much better alternative to the current compact cars out there, and even compared to a compact SUV, as it can tow my boats with the 2000 pound rating, give me more room for stuff when needed via the bed, but still be like a four door compact sedan with a big trunk, even if it is 199.7 inches long. All good in my book, and at a bargain price compared to anything else out there, even a Ford Escape Hybrid. Can't wait for mine to be built and delivered. Imagine a 1966 4-door Falcon Ranchero, if such a thing had existed. Like a car with a unibody, but also like a truck. And the Maverick looks like a baby F-150, not like the new Hyundai Santa Cruz, as I much prefer the look of the Maverick.

To me, for use as my main vehicle, my Velocity Blue XL Hybrid will go well with my 1973 Bright Red Mustang convertible, with the 250 inline-6 and C4 automatic, with power steering, power disk brakes, radio, and power top. (Even then I was a bit odd in going for a 6 - only 723 made with a 6 that year.) Interestingly, the Mustang is only 6 inches shorter, but two inches wider (and 18 inches lower!). Thus roughly, same size.
 

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Extended Cab w/6' bed (sorry for the poor photochopped)
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All good ideas. It's fun to imagine, and who knows, maybe some of those ideas will come to pass. I never thought we'd see a small panel vehicle in this century, but GM made the Chevy HHR Panel from 2007-2009, including 216 SS models. PT Cruiser was available as a convertible - I had a 2007 for almost ten years. I suspect Ford is trying the current configuration to see how it sells, and since 4-doors are what sell, 4-doors it is.. I think it will sell well, as a lot of people are looking for a hybrid or plug-in hybrid today, if not a full electric truck, that will fit in a garage easily. As a second car, I think it will fit in well. For me, as a single retired guy, it will work as my main vehicle.
One thing I definitely think is crazy is the Tesla Cybertruck. For me, it just looks too weird, especially compared to the F-150 Lightening Electric truck. It suspect the F-150 Lightening will vastly outsell it, but we'll see. Will be interesting to see if the GMC Electric Hummer sells.
I do expect a full electric plus a plug-in hybrid version of the Maverick in the future. If you want gas only, that will be an option, too. I don't think we'll ever see one with a manual transmission. With today's modern automatics, there's just too little demand anymore.
Will be fun to see how it all evolves.
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I think the Maverick as is, will be the perfect successor to my old sport trac. Ford hit this one out of the park when it comes to my needs as a parent of two elementary school aged daughters that wants the ability to haul and pull relatively small loads from time to time and cut across some fields every now and then.

The only things I would add would be a naturally aspirated 6cyl (I question the turbo) and the ability to roll down at least a large section of the back window (used that many times hauling long boards in my sport trac)
 

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I completely get it for work applications why you would want things like that, but the hybrid, mileage, four doors and price point are the reasons we are getting it. We already have an Excursion and a Dodge 2500 quad cab with an 8' bed. We need something small that we can cart 3 adults and a dog and still be able to do a Home Depot run. It will be my daily so that I don't have to drive my YJ every day anymore.
 

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I want:
A four door truck: So that I have more interior storage like under the back seat, ease of passengers getting into the back seat, ease of getting to my stuff in the back seat, ease of loading food in the back seat in a rain/snow storm, and can substitute for a car or SUV in the time of need or to be the only vehicle in the family because it has four doors.

Something that can dart around in traffic...fit in compact parking stalls... easy to park.. Fit in most garages

Good gas mileage equals usefulness not just a weekend warrior

Affordable!! Something that I don't have to have a $500+ monthly payment, a payment that is so painful it takes the fun out owning it

These and more are my Wants....

And the Ford Maverick fits all of the above and more.... ;)
 

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I want:
A four door truck: So that I have more interior storage like under the back seat, ease of passengers getting into the back seat, ease of getting to my stuff in the back seat, ease of loading food in the back seat in a rain/snow storm, and can substitute for a car or SUV in the time of need or to be the only vehicle in the family because it has four doors.

Something that can dart around in traffic...fit in compact parking stalls... easy to park.. Fit in most garages

Good gas mileage equals usefulness not just a weekend warrior

Affordable!! Something that I don't have to have a $500+ monthly payment, a payment that is so painful it takes the fun out owning it

These and more are my Wants....

And the Ford Maverick fits all of the above and more.... ;)
I agree. It's a the modern 4-door Ranchero that Ford never built, until now. Half car and half truck, but it seems beefier than a Falcon-based Ranchero. Younger folks will have no idea what I'm talking about, but my point is some ideas are old, and then get recycled. That fact that it looks like a truck works in its favor, while the Ranchero was more of a station wagon with the roof and side windows removed. And only two doors.

Having four doors also makes all the difference. I'm a single retired guy, but having that back seat that folds both up and down makes it like a secure trunk area. I can think for lots of uses for it, from taking a couple out to dinner, putting in the grandkids' booster seats for rides, to filling it with stuff.

Also, I've always wanted a truck, but with the snow of NE Ohio, even with all the salt, I always preferred having FWD rather than RWD since about 1980. Now, there is one. Also, one that did not break the bank.

There was the Subaru Baja, but I never liked its styling. I really like the look of the Maverick.

So looking forward to taking delivery of the pretty basic Velocity Blue XL Hybrid I have on order! 😀
 

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I agree. It's a the modern 4-door Ranchero that Ford never built, until now. Half car and half truck, but it seems beefier than a Falcon-based Ranchero. Younger folks will have no idea what I'm talking about, but my point is some ideas are old, and then get recycled. That fact that it looks like a truck works in its favor, while the Ranchero was more of a station wagon with the roof and side windows removed. And only two doors.

Having four doors also makes all the difference. I'm a single retired guy, but having that back seat that folds both up and down makes it like a secure trunk area. I can think for lots of uses for it, from taking a couple out to dinner, putting in the grandkids' booster seats for rides, to filling it with stuff.

Also, I've always wanted a truck, but with the snow of NE Ohio, even with all the salt, I always preferred having FWD rather than RWD since about 1980. Now, there is one. Also, one that did not break the bank.

There was the Subaru Baja, but I never liked its styling. I really like the look of the Maverick.

So looking forward to taking delivery of the pretty basic Velocity Blue XL Hybrid I have on order! 😀
I got the Velocity Blue(I like Fords Blue) XLT Hybrid W/ Lux pkg and moonroof $26915 I'm a happy camper and will even be more when it gets here:)
 
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