I admit that I'm keeping an eye on prices of pre-facelift Ridgelines and hoping that everyone wants the new ones. I'll take the added visibility of the sloping hood rather the butcher looks of the new one.If I were to buy a truck but NOT the Maverick Id consider the current gen Ranger(with the better looking front end), the pre 2019 Frontier(to avoid the new V6 and having no manual or 4 banger options) and thats about it. I love me the single cab F150 also but they're quite rare. I also like the current Ridgeline and the first gen model of it. I dont like the teased redesigned front end on them at all. Just going the third gen Tacoma route it seems. Make it bulky and ugly for literally no reason. The Frontier and new Ranger are doing the same thing.
I'm on the same boat, The colorado doesn't do it for me, F150 is too big, and while the ranger is bigger than something I Would normally get it's just too expensive (but damn does it look good in cactus grey!) The santa cruz is a MAYBE but it also gives me SUV vibes and I might as well get an suv for covered cargo instead...If it's not a Maverick I'll probably be sticking with Mazda or something else exciting to driveComes down to price for me. I want a truck that is new or relatively new. Crew cab for car seats. And decent mpg. I’m to the point where it’s Maverick or bust for me. The Ranger is too expensive and I’d rather get a F150 if I’m spending that much money. I want to stick with Ford. I honestly don’t see myself getting anything but the Maverick.