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  1. A nice history lesson on small trucks

    This took me back to the day. Maybe it will prove educational to some who didn't live through the golden age of small trucks.
  2. Engineering Explained buys a Maverick and explains why the Maverick rocks

    Disclosure - I'm not a fanboy. Don't even like my Maverick all that much, though I do respect it as a solid-if-two-doors-too-big appliance So I was curious what my favorite auto engineering guy thought about his new Maverick. Hint - he loves his Maverick.
  3. Realized today you couldn't pay me to go back to my (prev gen) Ranger

    Disclosture: I'm not a Maverick fanboy. I don't even like my Maverick all that much (I do, however, respect it). And shocker of shockers, I like the Santa Cruz a lot. That said... I realized today that you couldn't pay me to go back to my 2010 Ranger after almost two years in my Ecoboost...
  4. Consider me surprised - Maverick didn't make the list of "cars" in USA under $25K with all fees

    At first I thought Maverick didn't make the list because it was a list of the cheapest -cars- in the USA, and the Maverick is a truck. Then I checked the price for an absolute base 2024 Maverick - the cheapest you can configure. My jaw dropped when I saw that, including 6% sales taxes, delivery...
  5. Do you have that "One Road" that confuses your transmission? (Ecoboost)

    Had my Maverick working on two years now. No real complaints. It is what it is. No complaints about the transmission either, but I'm fascinated that there is one section of one road that's guaranteed to confuse the transmission. A modest, slow, gentle descent that always has the transmission in...
  6. I like this Maverick sales tracker page

    There are a lot of places to get sales figures, but the "monthly" tab (you have to click to expand) on this site is the clearest to me. You can really see how Ford is starting to scale the Maverick. It's an adage in the industry that scaling is really hard, and that you really only start making...
  7. Caveat Emptor - Ford fines dealerships

    Today's Detroit Free Press has an article (behind a paywall) about Ford fining some dealerships for either incorrectly performing Ranger Takata airbag recalls, or charging but doing anything at all. It reminds me of a friend who took his Honda Civic in to have a pair of hatchback struts...
  8. Well, this poked a hole in my pricing narrative

    For the last six months or so my standard talking point has been that Maverick production is rapidly catching up with demand, and that we're gonna see discounting by late summer 2024. Well, ISeeCars.com just poked a hole in my balloon. I always adjust my internal narrative when presented with...
  9. Just the facts, ma'am - Latest JD Power report on vehicle dependability

    https://www.jdpower.com/business/press-releases/2023-us-vehicle-dependability-studyvds FWIW, purely anecdotal, all my Fords have been reasonably reliable. That includes my Maverick Ecoboost, at 21,000 trouble free miles and counting. But I trust statistics and don't trust anecdotes (even my...
  10. OK, there are officially too many Mavericks (hint - this was meant as humor folks)

    A year ago owning my HPR Maverick was moderately cool. Didn't see too many Mavericks around. I'd maybe even get asked about it now and then. One maniac here in Asheville even jumped out of his running SUV at a four way stop (clogging traffic) to interrogate me. Then a neighbor across the road...
  11. Cold Feet? (not about buying, my feet are cold)

    I'm curious if anyone else notices cold air blowing on their feet in the wintertime. I have the HVAC configured properly and set to 73. Outside winter temps around here range from 30s to 40s this time of year. The lower air button is illuminated. The AC button is off. My wife notices it too...
  12. Why did you join this forum?

    I keep seeing postings passing off narrative conjecture as fact - that this forum is disproportionally populated by members who joined because their Maverick had a problem. And that all the problems reported on this site are disproportionate to the real world experience (most Maverick owners...
  13. Tracking the used Maverick market with cars.com (or your favorite site)

    A few times a year I pop over to cars.com (but pick your site) to see how the used Maverick market is faring. I just look for used Mavericks nationwide in the USA. It has been a few months, so I did that again today, and I noticed a few things... Number of used Mavericks has held steady the...
  14. Better times for buyers in 2024?

    https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2023/12/23/need-a-new-car-youre-in-luck-2024-will-be-a-better-year-to-buy-one/71973781007/ Maybe some relief for future Maverick buyers?
  15. Your future automotive purchases - special order or off the lot?

    Most of us have gone through ordering hell. So assuming they get the wait times under control and you can get vehicles in 6-8 weeks, how do you feel about your future automotive purchases? Not just Maverick, all your future cars.
  16. Well done Ford, no CAFE penalties

    https://one.nhtsa.gov/cafe_pic/home/ldreports/civilPenalties Ignore this thread if you're not a data nerd like me. I was surprised to NOT see Ford in the list of OEMs paying CAFE penalties. BTW, there is a parent link that takes you back to the full reports list for more interesting NHTSA...
  17. Anybody else watch this Jim Farley 29 Sep video on the UAW negotiations?

    https://event.choruscall.com/mediaframe/webcast.html?webcastid=1gh0EXkJ This video had me riveted to my seat. I've watched all the grandstanding, theatrics and ad-hominem attacks on the Big Three by the UAW president. Now this video presents the Ford CEO's side of the story. Choose the...
  18. (Autoweek) Upoming small and midsize electric trucks

    https://www.autoweek.com/news/a44951751/smaller-ev-pickup-trucks-coming-to-us-market/
  19. Ford dropping Escape in 2025 for BEV platform - will it impact the Maverick?

    Automotive News and others are reporting that Ford is dropping the Escape in 2025. The Maverick is of course built on the Escape platform. The reports, which follow up on hints Jim Farley dropped a few months back, say that Ford will release several new SUVs and CUVs based on their new BEV...
  20. Maverick photo-bombs Wall Street Journal video

    7:40 into the video. I just thought it was kind of funny. The green truck passing on the left.


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