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Well, it's not a Pinto...
« on: January 12, 2021, 08:47:24 AM »
Ford Motor Company is reviving the Ford Maverick name for a new truck in 2022. Nothing against trucks and SUVs, as I do have one pickup...but seems like everything being churned out are either a SUV or a Truck!  I know there is a demand, but seems foolhardy not to have a sedan, wagon, or a coupe in the line-up.  Anyway, the Maverick looks promising...

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2022-ford-maverick-spy-photo-factory-details/?wc_mid=4035:20603&wc_rid=4035:31353706&_wcsid=EA038304464A32AC9E30488F2FF235681B56D116AC5FFD9C
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Re: Well, it's not a Pinto...
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 11:24:07 AM »
I agree 100% - I think the American manufacturers who drop sedans, coupes, etc. are making a huge mistake and are abandoning a viable market to the foreign competitors.  I love my Lincoln Continental but unless Lincoln comes up with something new along the same lines over the next few years, I'll probably look elsewhere next time.  I've owned two Navigators in the past and really am not a fan of SUV's.  Thank God they haven't completely given up on convertibles yet! 


I think there will be a decent market for the Maverick.  A co-worker drove his 1997 Ranger nearly 300,000 miles before replacing it with a new Ranger in 2019.  He has done nothing but complain about it!  He says it's way too big to suit him, whereas it appears the Maverick might be more in keeping with what he was used to.  I've owned several small trucks over my lifetime (a Ram 50, a Chevy S-10 and two Rangers) but I was forever encountering a need for something a bit larger.  My dad had an F-150 that was at my disposal so that solved that problem.  After he died, I started buying full-size trucks of my own (a handful of F-150s, a Lincoln Mark LT, and a couple of Ram 1500s).  As much as it pains me to admit it, the Ram 1500s have been the most impressive trucks I've ever owned.  My first one was a 2013 Laramie Longhorn.  Due to an embezzlement issue, the local dealership went out of business in 2017 so, in order to continue dealing locally, I returned to Ford and bought a new 2018 F-150 Lariat.  Biggest disappointment ever!  It was such a step down from the smooth ride and handling of the Ram, not to mention its cheap-looking interior as opposed to the luxury appointments of the Ram.  Last year, I traded into a new 2020 Ram Limited and I have not regretted it in the least!  With the F-150, I tended to drive the car more and used the truck only when it was needed for its hauling capability or four-wheel-drive in foul winter weather.  After 2 1/2 years of ownership, it had only 14000 miles on it when I traded.  The new Ram, on the other hand, is my ride of choice and the Continental is pretty much reserved for whenever my wife accompanies me somewhere because it's easier for her to get in and out of. 


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Re: Well, it's not a Pinto...
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2021, 07:10:09 PM »
If more sedans were sold, they would produce more.  I expect higher fuel prices under Biden so smaller, fuel efficient sedens may sell better when we're paying $5+ per gallon.  I like the Maverick name...I had a '73 4-door, 200, 3 on the column, a '74 Grabber, 302, 4-speed, and a '71 Comet (Mercury's Maverick), 200, auto. 
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