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47 minutes ago, YT90SC said:

 If I had to get something to replace one, or both, I might consider this, if it is offered with the right powertrain.   

Fair points YT, what is your opinion on the right powertrain for the Maverick?

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6 hours ago, akirby said:

I’m just not seeing where this fits with such a tiny bed and 4 doors,  I get that it’s unibody and cheaper than Ranger.  I keep thinking a single cab with a 5.5‘-6’ bed like the old rangers would fit better.   Or maybe that just old school thinking.


This type of vehicle provides Ford with an opportunity to get creative with how the bed will function.  It doesn’t have to be as heavy duty as an F Series or a Ranger, so perhaps they will come up with some interesting solutions to making a small bed big, other than the traditional bed extender.  

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It's a clever reconfiguration of the LWB Transit Connect Crew Van into a dual cab pickup

but that's not to say there won't be a regular cab version with a much longer bed.

 

The lower ride height approximates the ROW Ranger 2WD low rider pickups (Google and you'll see what I mean)

so as a bottom end extension of the 2WD pickup market, the lower costs of a C2 based Maverick

makes a lot of sense and gives Ford a massive advantage in compacts that no one else is presently

covering in North America...how cool is that.

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1 hour ago, jpd80 said:

... gives Ford a massive advantage in compacts that no one else is presently

covering in North America...

Well, Hyundai is also to launch a similar unibody pickup (Santa fé, santa cruz, vera fé... One of those inquisition names)

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1 hour ago, tbone said:


This type of vehicle provides Ford with an opportunity to get creative with how the bed will function.  It doesn’t have to be as heavy duty as an F Series or a Ranger, so perhaps they will come up with some interesting solutions to making a small bed big, other than the traditional bed extender.  


I guess I’m overthinking the size of the bed.  I purposely got a Supercab f150 to get the 6.5’ bed instead of the 5.5 but I haul a good bit of lumber and plywood.

 

4 feet is probably good for a small unibody pickup.

 

I think it’s virtually guaranteed to get the TC 2.0L.

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Any supercrew f150 that has a toolbox only has about 4 feet of useable bed behind it.

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38 minutes ago, T-dubz said:

Any supercrew f150 that has a toolbox only has about 4 feet of useable bed behind it.


Good point.  Every time I see one I just shake my head.

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I'd bet that a healthy number of crew cab F150s are used as little more than  shopping trolleys.

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1 hour ago, passis said:

Well, Hyundai is also to launch a similar unibody pickup (Santa fé, santa cruz, vera fé... One of those inquisition names)

In comparison to the Maverick, I think a lot of Hyundai buyers are going to be disappointed.

I'm told that the US effort is different to what Hyundai has planned globally as a mid-sized pickup.

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10 hours ago, akirby said:

I’m just not seeing where this fits with such a tiny bed and 4 doors,  I get that it’s unibody and cheaper than Ranger.  I keep thinking a single cab with a 5.5‘-6’ bed like the old rangers would fit better.   Or maybe that just old school thinking.

 

Bed is longer than it looks. The door opening in the camo goes back another foot than the actual cab. 

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13 hours ago, jpd80 said:

I'd bet that a healthy number of crew cab F150s are used as little more than  shopping trolleys.

 

Not every pickup hauls lumber. Many contractors will use these to pull trailers with their tools and material.

 

Not to mention that a Supercrew with 4' of length can still haul a pallet with 500lbs of items or a 36" reel of cable weighing the same.

 

These buyers know exactly what they are buying and how it will fit their needs. 

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3 hours ago, J-150 said:

 

Not every pickup hauls lumber. Many contractors will use these to pull trailers with their tools and material.

 

Not to mention that a Supercrew with 4' of length can still haul a pallet with 500lbs of items or a 36" reel of cable weighing the same.

 

These buyers know exactly what they are buying and how it will fit their needs. 

As well as a Supercab with a 5'6" bed would do.....if available.

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16 hours ago, jpd80 said:

I'd bet that a healthy number of crew cab F150s are used as little more than  shopping trolleys.

Maybe today's equivalent to Ford's full size sedans of the 60's and 70's. 

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4 hours ago, J-150 said:

 

Not every pickup hauls lumber. Many contractors will use these to pull trailers with their tools and material.

 

Not to mention that a Supercrew with 4' of length can still haul a pallet with 500lbs of items or a 36" reel of cable weighing the same.

 

These buyers know exactly what they are buying and how it will fit their needs. 

That wasn't my point, most F150s are sold as super crews, a good portion of those will be used like sedans

and may never tow a trailer or maybe rarely if the need arises, The bed size is not even a factor for those folks,

 

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