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Ok all us (...you...) fence-sitters. Is today the day?

Will you put in an order for the Ford Maverick? In a review link I posted a few days ago the guy mentioned a date, TODAY 7/15, as being a date one needs to get an order in...maybe so your not at the end of the line else so you can get it this year. Not trying to twist arms here nor do I know the inner workings of the order process though seems this date has meaning.

So, if today is the day, what say you. Fence sitter or done ordered guy/girl :)

Also, here is an interesting youtube conversation on the Maverick.
Maverick, that is my name (customer research approved)
 

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I will sit on the fence until I determine this is a Maverick and Not a Pinto !
People need to have patience when it comes to buying a car or a truck . And it should never be a spur of the moment thing . I’m patiently waiting .
I will also say that theres a endless amount of post to just keep build sales demand on this forum . We all need to be looking all The components Ford use to build his truck. Not just say it’s pretty and the price is right ,I’m ordering one today .
 

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And it should never be a spur of the moment thing .
Easier said than done. My '06 Subaru Baja is firing on 3 cylinders and needs >$4,000 in engine work. I placed an order for a Maverick because I need want 1) a small pickup and 2) a gas sipper. Maverick fits the bill.
 

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Easier said than done. My '06 Subaru Baja is firing on 3 cylinders and needs >$4,000 in engine work. I placed an order for a Maverick because I need want 1) a small pickup and 2) a gas sipper. Maverick fits the bill.
Yes , some times there are Exceptions to the rules . Many years ago I wrack my car in a accident . And I had to replace it very quickly so I would have a new vehicle for getting to work . So in just two days I found and bought my first truck . A Jeep Comanche with a straight six . But I know all the components that were used to construct a vehicle or tried and true second , third , fourth generation . If the same thing happened today , I wouldn’t even be considering the Maverick . And probably be out looking at a Chevy Colorado.

Also , did you check or replace the spark plug coils or spark plugs in the Baja ?
 

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I will sit on the fence until I determine this is a Maverick and Not a Pinto !
People need to have patience when it comes to buying a car or a truck . And it should never be a spur of the moment thing . I’m patiently waiting .
I will also say that theres a endless amount of post to just keep build sales demand on this forum . We all need to be looking all The components Ford use to build his truck. Not just say it’s pretty and the price is right ,I’m ordering one today .
You do make a good point about seeing if a new truck line will be successful, I would be hesitant about the F-150 lightning, for example, since Ford is still very new to EVs.

But for the Maverick, the technology and build have already been implemented and tested in many other vehicles.
Ford already knows how to make trucks overall.
The Maverick will share the same frame as the Bronco Sport, it has the hybrid engine from the escape and others, it shares an eCVT transmission that was developed with Toyota, so it will do great. With an 8year/100K mile warranty on the engine they are committed to longevity.
They didn’t over-promise with payload and towing capacities to play it safe, so they are being honest there.
They over-engineered the crap out of the interior and flex bed so we know those components should last a long while

There really isn’t anything new about the Maverick, they just took the best technologies from other vehicles and made a unibody truck.
So I’m willing to take the gamble.

but yeah, taken with a grain of salt.
 

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But the LT Colorado starts at $28.9k and gets 20 mpg. Maverick wins hands down based on my criteria.
Yes , but if you need a vehicle in the next three days from right now . Your definitely not out shopping for something that’s not even on the dealers lots . And if you drive less then 20 miles to work , gas mileage is not the problem. And $30 grand for a new chev colorado isn’t bad .
 

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If I was looking today...I would be looking at base models but in 4 doors Rangers-Colorado-Canyon-Frontier-Tacoma... prefer 4 bangers for MPG FWD/RWD A base Tacoma SR Crewcab 2WD 2.7 I4 Is $28500 if you can find one... Most of the above that are in a base model are still 4WD and $36000 +/- You just can't find this deal in any current trucks... The Cruz and Maverick are the best deals of this decade....
 

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You do make a good point about seeing if a new truck line will be successful, I would be hesitant about the F-150 lightning, for example, since Ford is still very new to EVs.

But for the Maverick, the technology and build have already been implemented and tested in many other vehicles.
Ford already knows how to make trucks overall.
The Maverick will share the same frame as the Bronco Sport, it has the hybrid engine from the escape and others, it shares an eCVT transmission that was developed with Toyota, so it will do great. With an 8year/100K mile warranty on the engine they are committed to longevity.
They didn’t over-promise with payload and towing capacities to play it safe, so they are being honest there.
They over-engineered the crap out of the interior and flex bed so we know those components should last a long while

There really isn’t anything new about the Maverick, they just took the best technologies from other vehicles and made a unibody truck.
So I’m willing to take the gamble.

but yeah, taken with a grain of salt.
And this is why I'm not afraid of the first year bugs....Tried and True. Build on what you know!! Now Hyundai Cruz...mmmm thats another story Fiber bed...hold 660lbs? better not let tiny and his wife in there it could be a disaster....
 

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You do make a good point about seeing if a new truck line will be successful, I would be hesitant about the F-150 lightning, for example, since Ford is still very new to EVs.

But for the Maverick, the technology and build have already been implemented and tested in many other vehicles.
Ford already knows how to make trucks overall.
The Maverick will share the same frame as the Bronco Sport, it has the hybrid engine from the escape and others, it shares an eCVT transmission that was developed with Toyota, so it will do great. With an 8year/100K mile warranty on the engine they are committed to longevity.
They didn’t over-promise with payload and towing capacities to play it safe, so they are being honest there.
They over-engineered the crap out of the interior and flex bed so we know those components should last a long while

There really isn’t anything new about the Maverick, they just took the best technologies from other vehicles and made a unibody truck.
So I’m willing to take the gamble.

but yeah, taken with a grain of salt.

As far as I was told by Ford dealer , the warranty is 3 yr36miles!

No way can that compare to other companies that give 5 yr/60k miles my present car is 4.5 yrs old and still under warranty until March 2022.
 

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As far as I was told by Ford dealer , the warranty is 3 yr36miles!

No way can that compare to other companies that give 5 yr/60k miles my present car is 4.5 yrs old and still under warranty until March 2022.
It might be the hybrid battery has a 8yr/100k warranty. Yes KIA warranty is hard to beat it would seem and that DCT you have seems sweet. The eCVT will not be as nice, or at least will be a different animal. Might be had to step down from that DCT though eCVT is what is paired to this hybrid.
 

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It might be the hybrid battery has a 8yr/100k warranty. Yes KIA warranty is hard to beat it would seem and that DCT you have seems sweet. The eCVT will not be as nice, or at least will be a different animal. Might be had to step down from that DCT though eCVT is what is paired to this hybrid.
I think you’re correct on the 8 yr/100k warranty for the battery system.

I’m lucky enough that my wife works from home and I’m able to use her Outback for my daily commute until the Mav ships.
 

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Yes , but if you need a vehicle in the next three days from right now . Your definitely not out shopping for something that’s not even on the dealers lots . And if you drive less then 20 miles to work , gas mileage is not the problem. And $30 grand for a new chev colorado isn’t bad .
30 grand for a base Colorado with probably nothing in it. When you could get a Lariat Maverick for the same price, and get way better gas mileage. I’ll take the Maverick hands down, compared to an old bare bones Chevy Colorado.
 
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