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Is this supposed to be a cross over truck? I don't understand the purpose of this vehicle when they have the Ranger already.
what's the point of having another Ridgeline on the market when they already have the Ranger?
I think these are suppose to be quite a bit smaller than the Ranger and Ridgeline. Compact pickups have grown into midsized pickups, I thought the Mavirick was going to fill the "compact" market. Hard to get a sense of scale from these photo.

Regardless this looks like it will be just as generic as 97% of everything else. Going after mass appeal makes everything look the same.
 

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I am downsizing from this tank which was smaller than my F350 tank. I dont need the capabilities anymore, but I do use it a ton to haul stuff plus its really nice on trips and gets 21 mpg with the 3.5. The Bronco is gonna require me to get a little utility trailer instead which is fine, if it wasnt for the Bronco, I was already looking at the Ranger which can haul 7500. we also need a 4x4 for where we live during the colder months so my wife can get to work.

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Ford really hates 2 door trucks for some reason. Like despises them.
Agree, except it is not just Ford. All manufacturers have all but eliminated 2 door offerings. Some even go to the extreme of making "Gran Coupes". Just a sedan to me. It is just me and my wife, and I have no need for a 4 door vehicle. Never owned one and don't want to start now. I am even the one that despises auto transmissions too. I have had at least one or more manual in my stable from my very first car in 1986 until present day. Wife and I both have manual transmission daily drivers.

I saw some early renderings of the Maverick as a two door. I would buy one if that were the case.
 

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Ford really hates 2 door trucks for some reason. Like despises them.
I think its based on Market demand. Very few want a true 2 door truck except for commercial fleets.
 

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I like mini-trucks, but this is such an odd niche for Ford given that the Transit Connect exists. If the use-case is "urban runabout", why wouldn't one just buy a TC?
 

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You guys missed it, Ford is bringing back the Ranchero only with 4 doors.
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I don’t get why Ford keeps screwing up these names, it was called a ranchero, not maverick truck?
It’s like the Mustang Mach E, I don’t care that you made an electric suv, just don’t call it a Mustang
 

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People who buy trucks hate them.
Yep, theres a very few percentage of people who still want/buy a regular cab truck.

Is this supposed to be a cross over truck? I don't understand the purpose of this vehicle when they have the Ranger already.
It will be smaller than the ranger

I guess for the truck owners that don't haul anything or leave pavement, it should be a nice alternative to the Ridgeline. Not my vision for a truck, but I'm sure it meets may people's needs.
Yep, its more for the people that occasionally need a bed but not the full capabilities of a truck.

I still cannot picture anyone actually buying one of these - maybe the export market and diehard Top Gun fans but who else?
I would think contractors might love this thing. I didn't think the small transit vans would be a hit but a ton of my customers have them and love them to death.

I like mini-trucks, but this is such an odd niche for Ford given that the Transit Connect exists. If the use-case is "urban runabout", why wouldn't one just buy a TC?
I think this will be a hit with the people who want a transit connect but might need the flexibility of a bed.
 

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I think this will be a hit with the people who want a transit connect but might need the flexibility of a bed.
What are the advantages of a bed over a cargo area? Would one be hauling anything taller than the roofline? Quicker access without having to open a door? Cleaner passenger area?

Not trying to knock this, just curious how one would sell the Maverick over the Transit Connect, especially given the chassis designs/engine options (assuming) are so similar.
 

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Yeaaaaaaa, i'm good with having the 6' bed in Ranger. Willing to bet my alleged son that a CrewCab Ranger with 8' bed isn't happening. If you needed that size vehicle, you would actually need more engine and brakes than Ranger has available. After the modifications to make Ranger capable in that configuration then aren't you already priced into a F150?

Next up you'll say it is going to have a solar cell on the roof to power a bong lighter to take sales away from VW!
 

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What are the advantages of a bed over a cargo area? Would one be hauling anything taller than the roofline? Quicker access without having to open a door? Cleaner passenger area?

Not trying to knock this, just curious how one would sell the Maverick over the Transit Connect, especially given the chassis designs/engine options (assuming) are so similar.
I Know there have been plenty of times we have tried to fit stuff into our Explorer where it just is to awkwardly sized to fit and needed the open area of a bed.

I am sure a contractor/handy man would have plenty of times a bed would be useful. Running stuff to a job site to drop off pick up, could have stuff loaded right into the bed from suppliers(depending on payload obviously)

Really it would come down to the same thing with someone debating between a work truck and a full size van what ever fits their needs. Sometimes a bed is more useful, sometimes the van is more useful. And in the best case for Ford the customer buys both of them lol
 

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What are the advantages of a bed over a cargo area? Would one be hauling anything taller than the roofline? Quicker access without having to open a door? Cleaner passenger area?

Not trying to knock this, just curious how one would sell the Maverick over the Transit Connect, especially given the chassis designs/engine options (assuming) are so similar.
Don't underestimate the need to have large items put into the bed via forklift or cherry picker. And also the UX of having people able to access the bed at any position instead of a single entry point.

Trucks have a lot of capability for dirty things and raw materials that you would prefer not to have in an enclosed space.

We have both for our summer camping and each has very strong benefits over the other which is why both exist based on need. If you need a truck and a bed, you're not getting a Transit Connect.

Full disclosure: I'm "that guy" who hauled his FE 390 engine around in the back of a 1991 Honda Civic wagon to machine shops while building it. Then the transmission afterward. Utterly ruined the interior and was a major PITA to get large/heavy items in the wagon. Even a Subaru Brat would have been easier, and those things suck.
 
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