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  1. the1mrb

    Ford Dealer Salesman Info

    Oh very true. Never trust a salesperson. I'm the kind of person who does extensive research (researched my 2019 Ranger for years before purchase), so I almost always know more about the product than the person working there/salesperson. In my ideal situation, there would be no salesperson...
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    Ford Dealer Salesman Info

    Well, sure, anyone can be as informed as we are just by looking at the interwebs. My point is that I don't think Ford would trust what are essentially franchised dealers, not "true" Ford employees, with their confidential goings on. Not until they publicly acknowledge the product and/or have...
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    Ford Dealer Salesman Info

    I would doubt the "lowly" salespeople at the thousands of dealers across the country will be privy to any privileged information before Ford even publicly acknowledges this truck even exists. That would make for a pretty large liability for info to leak. Especially when it's sales job to hype...
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    Maverick competitors: What will you be cross-shopping?

    For me it'll be between the next gen (6g/2023+) Ranger and Maverick (I get Z-plan pricing on Fords so why not save a good chunk of change). I currently have a 5g Ranger, which is wonderful, but I find myself not needing to use all of it's capability at this time. Maybe in 5-6 years, when we are...
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    Spied: Ford Maverick Interior First Look

    Just because there is a hybrid version doesn't mean you have to get it. A hybrid version would be ideal for some of us, and you can still get a full ICE version. For me, the beauty of a hybrid, and consequently the downside of a full electric, is the range and refuel time. Both of which allow...
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    Maverick size

    4.5ft bed seems like a good call, just from a symmetry point with other short beds on the market. Compact truck (Maverick): 4.5ft bed Midsize truck (Ranger): 5ft bed Fullsize truck (F-150): 5.5ft bed Increasing in 6" increments as you go up in size. That would certainly please my OCD and need...
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    Newbie To The Pickup Lifestyle

    My current 2019 Ford Ranger is my first truck after having sedans and CUVs, so I know what you're dealing with. Hopefully I can help. There are many different types of toolboxes and methods of storage. If you're going to leave the bed open (no tonneau or topper) and live in a "dangerous" area...
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    Two Door Single Cab

    That's what a lot of people say who want a regular cab truck. But it's ultimately a "which came first" situation though. Did they get dropped because they weren't being sold, or were they not being sold because they got dropped? Is your claim of corporate coaxing factual or just your theory...
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    Power Train Guesses?

    If at least 50% of it is made in America it sounds like, if I understand his statement correctly. I'm not sure how much of the Bronco Sport is "made in America". I'd imagine the Maverick would follow a similar ratio, just as a general idea.
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    Junk in the trunk?

    +1 for a Subaru style AWD system over a conventional 4WD system. My previous manual transmission Subaru Crosstrek was hands down the best vehicle I've ever had in rough situations (winter conditions, on road, and off-road). Just my opinion based on my experience.
  11. the1mrb

    Two Door Single Cab

    In my pessimistic view, I think the reasoning there is that the Bronco is a staple and icon, so they needed to care more about it and the public perception of it. This truck isn't/won't be; most Ford vehicles aren't. Ford wanted/needed to do the Bronco right with so many eyes watching them. The...
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    Questions from a current 2011 Ranger Owner

    Only thing to be done to try and stem any woes of the 1.5L engine is to look at the previous usage and reliability data. Looks like it's been used in 4 different vehicles, counting the Bronco Sport, over the last 6 years. So it's not a new engine and there's probably some pretty good data there...
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    Let's hope there is a manual transmission available

    The Bronco Sport is not offered in a manual. The full-size Bronco is. The Bronco Sport has the 8-speed rotary dial transmission. The full-size Bronco having a manual option opens the door for the next gen Ranger to possibly have a manual option when it's revamped in 2023, since they'll be based...
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    Maverick size

    Ya know, a lot of people have been saying that the Bronco Sport is/feels/looks small. But when I saw it in person I was actually surprised at how much bigger it was than people made it out to be. I know this isn't the Bronco Sport forum but I found this article to be pretty interesting regarding...
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    Maverick size

    As far as we know as of this writing, the Mav will be based on the same C2 unibody platform which underpins the current Escape and Bronco Sport. So it will be a little bit smaller than the Ranger in almost every way. Not by much I'll grant you. I think if you can find a Bronco Sport at a dealer...
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    2022 Ford Maverick Pickup Truck leaked look from Hermosillo factory!

    As much as I enjoy seeing these leaks and learning more things about these products prior to official release, especially the ones I'm interested in, I do see where Ford is coming from with this statement. I work for a manufacturer that is consistently at the top of the game in innovation and...
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    Questions from a current 2011 Ranger Owner

    Well that's a comment on different countries regulations. The US is quite stringent on capacities and usability. I've run into that before on my previous vehicle. Have to set the bar pretty low because there's so many stupid people here. haha Anyways, as an engineer, I'm just saying that you...
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    Questions from a current 2011 Ranger Owner

    I'd like to think that since it'll be a "truck", they'd bump it up a bit. A unibody vehicle is capable of towing plenty if it's designed to do it. Heck, the Ridgeline is unibody and can tow 5000lbs, and I'm sure there are higher ones out there. I just think the Bronco Sport just isn't designed...
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    Questions from a current 2011 Ranger Owner

    Don't be giving away our secrets now. haha
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    Questions from a current 2011 Ranger Owner

    I'll let other, more knowledgeable, people talk about the science and specifics of your questions. But I'll just say that your wants/needs are pretty close to mine, and I'm of the opinion that this compact uni-body truck will fit those needs perfectly and sufficiently. In my opinion, the...
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