jwesterly

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That droop of the tailgate annoys me (assuming it is a relatively lightly loaded). Ford please tighten up that spec.
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rlhdweman

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Dan
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Random Lake Wisconsin
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It hauls as much as my Silverado does, which is definitely a truck. Just because the guys who buy huge trucks they'll never do anything more than haul groceries in say it isn't one doesn't make it so.

I mean, they'll tell you the fish they caught is two feet long when it's six inches at most.
And the same guy has to have a 250hp motor on his fishing boat to catch 10lb of fish!
 

notfast

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Mav can do everything (he needs) his 3500 to do at 1/3 the cost and 1/2 the operation costs + multi fold ease of maneuvering a Maverick around town vs a tank.
You summed up why I want a Mav. I've been on a "less is more" binge for the last couple years, AKA re-evaluating what I realistically need/use equipment for versus what I think I will need. Went from a CCLB F-250 V10 to my current Nissan Frontier.

I could easily do with 6" less bed in exchange for more than double the fuel economy and cruising range.
 

Maverickman74

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I prefer the term "Pony Truck". It reminds me of the Mustang and how there will be several copy-cats coming. It is creating a big splash and instant demand. The original Maverick was another "Pony Car".
That was also a budget mobile that spawned several copycats. However its low price allowed people to hop em up a bit.
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sseiler

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I live northeast of Nashville and I have hauled some bulky and some heavy loads on and off road in my XLT with FX4. I bought this truck to haul wood for my woodturning plus have a comfortable daily driver. After one week it has proven to be great at both jobs.

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Love seeing a fellow Tennessean putting their Mav to good use! Glad you’re enjoying and that it’s working for you!
 

MtnLuv

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About 71 acres of rolling Tennessee beauty.
Great location and thanks for the report. I too plan on using mine as a truck too. I will have to scale down a bit from my F150.
 

TMFord

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Exactly. No need to talk down on it. Maverick looks like, smells like, tastes like, functions like a pickup truck. Therefore, it is a pickup truck. It's not truck-like. It's a truck, Built Ford Tough as they say, held to the same rigorous testing standards as any other BFT truck. Small and efficient, yet it's capable of more than many pickup drivers ever use their trucks for.
My PA tag says "TRUCK" at the bottom. If PENNDOT says it's a truck , then it's a truck.
 

Shecster

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Yes my neighbor is a “contractor” (he re-assigns work to worker bees lol and doesn’t do much work himself) with a 3500 Ram dually diesel behemoth. I have never seen him towing anything and at most, carrying a ladder in the bed. He’s been eyeing our maverick for a few weeks now. I think it’s hitting him the mighty Mav can do everything (he needs) his 3500 to do at 1/3 the cost and 1/2 the operation costs + multi fold ease of maneuvering a Maverick around town vs a tank.
Cheers on that sir....
Lotsa “ dime store cowpokes “ around our neck of the woods also.
Good ole‘ horse sense never escaped me and no matter how big my checkbook may or may not be, hopefully it doesn’t reflect getting a big head to boot.
Don‘t get above your raisin’ ✔🇺🇸
 

BeeGuyNC

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I live northeast of Nashville and I have hauled some bulky and some heavy loads on and off road in my XLT with FX4. I bought this truck to haul wood for my woodturning plus have a comfortable daily driver. After one week it has proven to be great at both jobs.

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What bed liner did you go with?
 

Ncretekos

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I was in Australia in 2008 and They called their Fairlain and Holman Elcamino and Ranchero’s UTE‘S so that’s what I call mine. It drives like a nice car and works as well as my F150. After over 4000 miLes I’m totally satisfied

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