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What does Ford think the Maverick is for?

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View attachment 83190Here’s the workinest Ridgeline I ever seen. I don’t recall ever hearing that the Ridgeline ever had a place in the truck world. Wonder why the Maverick is getting so much love (and hate, I know, but love too). Is it a brand thing? Since Ford has acknowledged the utility of a unibody truck, it’s ok now?
 


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It makes far more sense for most to get a Suburban, a van, or even a crossover. Still, Americans have something of a love affair with their trucks. Even white collar men drive them. Perhaps they have started their careers working with their hands and want to keep them around long after the need for a real pickup is gone.

I can't blame them either. Many of us have made a good living owning one. And at least that many more of us have found old school pickups to be rugged, roadable in rough weather like heavy snow, or handy off road doing farmwork. Maybe a few are weekend home remodelers who find them practical to get a few 2x4s from the lumberyard.

The rest of us, see those little 4-5' pickup beds and see them like something similar to a vestigial organ that has lost its purpose just like tonsils or an appendix.
 

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I ordered two and then forgot I placed another order. I’m getting one XL Hybrid, and two XLT Tremors. I’m most likely just going to flip them all and roll the money into my Ranger.
 

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Must be nice having enough money that you can order two vehicles, forget that you ordered one of them and order a third.

I don't understand that whole preodrder to flip thing. If you want it, order it and drive it. If not, move on and let someone else get the spot. Instead people place orders for vehicles they'll never be able to afford then flip them to a sucker that also can't afford it for a hefty profit. The only reason the second person is able to pay so much is because the bank will loan anyone anything, whether they can reasonable afford it or not. Because they are selling so high it drives up the percieved value, which affects the market price and screws up things for the rest of us.

Sorry, rant over. It's your money, spend it how you want. I wasn't going to buy one anyway.
 

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Must be nice having enough money that you can order two vehicles, forget that you ordered one of them and order a third.

I don't understand that whole preodrder to flip thing. If you want it, order it and drive it. If not, move on and let someone else get the spot. Instead people place orders for vehicles they'll never be able to afford then flip them to a sucker that also can't afford it for a hefty profit. The only reason the second person is able to pay so much is because the bank will loan anyone anything, whether they can reasonable afford it or not. Because they are selling so high it drives up the percieved value, which affects the market price and screws up things for the rest of us.

Sorry, rant over. It's your money, spend it how you want. I wasn't going to buy one anyway.
I’ve heard of that, but always thought it was so risky that it really doesn’t pay off. For some supper limited cars (like limited vette runs), they make the buyer sign something saying they can’t sell within a year or something… and it’s perfectly enforceable. Wonder why they don’t expand that to the full line
 

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The rest of us, see those little 4-5' pickup beds and see them like something similar to a vestigial organ that has lost its purpose just like tonsils or an appendix.
Is that really much different than the 6' bed on my old Ranger?

BTW, both the tonsils and appendix have been shown to have important roles in body function.
 

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Is that really much different than the 6' bed on my old Ranger?

BTW, both the tonsils and appendix have been shown to have important roles in body function.
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How much difference is there between a fullsize 8ft bed and a 6'6....answer....alot. You dont think that 1.5ft is a big deal till you dont have it.

My buddy has an 02 silverado with a 6'6 box...he loads a quad in it and has no good place for anything else. I can load a quad, cooler, gas, spare, and pretty much whatever else i want in my F250's 8ft bed.
 

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With the interest rates up... along with inflation... and everything else wrong in the world these days... no way I would buy three new vehicles (im assuming this isnt a cash transaction) with any hope to flip for personal gains. But perhaps you're loaded and can afford to wait on buyers.

But anyway... this entire conversation should be over there ------> MaverickTruckin.com
 
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A buddy does construction and has a ridgeline. It gets used jist like everyone else's trucks but get better gas milage. Till his though, i had never seen a ridgeline used for more than carrying people and bicycles
 

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How much difference is there between a fullsize 8ft bed and a 6'6....answer....alot. You dont think that 1.5ft is a big deal till you dont have it.

My buddy has an 02 silverado with a 6'6 box...he loads a quad in it and has no good place for anything else. I can load a quad, cooler, gas, spare, and pretty much whatever else i want in my F250's 8ft bed.
Your buddy just needs a Lightning with a frunk! :stirthepot:
 

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Just get a front receiver and one of those platform things for a receiver hitch, I saw a truck the other day with that on the front, I forget just what they had loaded on it but it looked like way too much.
 

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How much difference is there between a fullsize 8ft bed and a 6'6....answer....alot. You dont think that 1.5ft is a big deal till you dont have it.

My buddy has an 02 silverado with a 6'6 box...he loads a quad in it and has no good place for anything else. I can load a quad, cooler, gas, spare, and pretty much whatever else i want in my F250's 8ft bed.
Aye, but we're here on a Ranger forum, talking about a new truck that has a bed not significantly different than a Ranger bed. So, implying that the new Maverick is not worth much because of bed size, then why would you own a Ranger?
 

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Aye, but we're here on a Ranger forum, talking about a new truck that has a bed not significantly different than a Ranger bed. So, implying that the new Maverick is not worth much because of bed size, then why would you own a Ranger?
He asked how much different then his 6ft bed would a maverick be with a 4ft bed or whatever. I was just using the fullsize trucks as an example to prove a point...that going from a 6ft to a 4ft bed dont seem like alot but it is. Similar to going from an 8 to a 6'6
 

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I highly doubt that Maverick buyers are purchasing one with the idea that they can do full size 8’ bed truck stuff… or even 6.5’ bed stuff. I can only speak for the people I’ve talked to that are buying them.
My mother ordered one… she’s 66 years old and would never need an 8’ bed. She’s into gardening. The most she will put in the bed is flowers, top soil, etc. Could she use an Escape, yes. In fact that what she has now. Her biggest issue is dragging out an extension cord and a vacuum after using it.
The other person is a guy at work. He’s 23 and doesn’t need a full size truck. He has one and doesn’t use it as a truck. He wants it for the gas mileage, price, and small size.
 

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