You explain my needs/wants basically exactly. Lol. Ive been following this thing since the concept WAS a Transit Connect with a bed chopped onto the back of it and thats precisely what I want. A small, fleetish beater. I do think the Santa Cruz is gonna be in a slightly higher class, closer to the Ranger which puts the Maverick in an odd spot spec wise. The Ridgeline is like two classes above where the Maverick is gonna end up, they arent even playing on the same field and its nuts to think they'll compare.i really hope they are not trying to compete against the RL or Santa Cruz.
Hopefully this is a less expensive, utilitarian very small boxy truck. I have no interest in a RL or SC. They compete more with trucks like the Ranger and Tacoma etc. Basically, I want a Transit Connect Cargo with a bed