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ZOO (Forum Supporter)
ZOO (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
1/11/22 7:45 a.m.

They have an XLT hybrid FWD at our local dealer.  I'm going to take a look at it -- we have embraced the mountain biking lifestyle and this looks like a good option for bikes.  I was pleased to see that LED headlights are standard across the board.  I sold our Ecoboost F150 because the headlights were so bad . . .

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
1/11/22 1:58 p.m.

iansane
iansane HalfDork
1/11/22 2:42 p.m.

How long until someone does a bronco front end swap?

Billy_Bottle_Caps
Billy_Bottle_Caps GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/11/22 2:48 p.m.
John Welsh said:

John, I hope these are yours!

 

BBC

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
1/11/22 2:49 p.m.

In reply to Billy_Bottle_Caps :

Oh, no.  Not mine.  Just stuff found elsewhere on the internet

If I had a combined $65k worth of cars in my driveway, it'd probably be thirteen $5k cars or twenty six $2.5ers. 

I am extremely here for a mini truck renaissance!

russde
russde Reader
1/11/22 7:46 p.m.

In reply to stanger_mussle (Supported by GRM undergarments) :

That's....just wrong

 

 

I understand it hits some folks happy buttons though

dps214
dps214 Dork
1/11/22 9:11 p.m.
John Welsh said:

In reply to Billy_Bottle_Caps :

Oh, no.  Not mine.  Just stuff found elsewhere on the internet

If I had a combined $65k worth of cars in my driveway, it'd probably be thirteen $5k cars or twenty six $2.5ers. 

Or at least they wouldn't both be the most boring colors they're available in, I'd hope.

GCrites80s
GCrites80s HalfDork
1/11/22 9:50 p.m.

^Perhaps the renewed emphasis on ordering cars will show the manufacturers that people do indeed like their cars to be in actual colors and that the whole grayscale thing was due to nervous dealers wanting colors that they felt were less likely to sit too long on their foot-traffic limited (as compared to the internet) lots in response to overproduction by automakers in the late-2000s through the 2010s. Remember even in early 2020 dealers were sitting on way too many cars.

BAMF
BAMF HalfDork
1/11/22 10:01 p.m.
stanger_mussle (Supported by GRM undergarments) said:

I am extremely here for a mini truck renaissance!

I'm looking forward to the Sawzall era of this renaissance. 

einy (Forum Supporter)
einy (Forum Supporter) Dork
1/24/22 3:41 p.m.

Heard today on Automotive News that Ford is suspending new Maverick orders as of 1/27, as capacity is apparently sold out for a while.  They reportedly expect to resume taking orders again sometime this summer.  Seems to be a popular little fella.

mblommel
mblommel Dork
1/24/22 3:54 p.m.
John Welsh said:

I wonder how long before we see the baby Bronco nose swapped onto a Maverick...

grover
grover GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/24/22 7:00 p.m.

I moved back to south Florida at the beginning of the year and these things are EVERYWHERE.  I see 3+ everyday and I work from home and only take the kids to and from school. My favorite so far was a red one I saw the other day. 

eastsideTim
eastsideTim PowerDork
3/11/22 1:37 p.m.

Finally saw one of these in person last week while in Florida, but only got a quick look as we were on a fairly crowded highway.  It was the orange-ish yellow color, and looked pretty tall, so i am guessing it was an FX4 model.  Not bad looking.  I still have not seen one in Ohio.

Toyman!
Toyman! MegaDork
3/11/22 2:00 p.m.

 I pulled up next to one in traffic the other day. Agreed, they are bad looking.

At first glance, it's a little shorter and narrower than the Ridgeline. 

In a year or so I'll have to go spend some time with one and see how it measures up. I get the feeling they are going to be pulling a premium if fuel prices stay up for any period of time. Ford may well have hit it out of the park with this one. 

 

gearheadE30
gearheadE30 Dork
3/11/22 2:18 p.m.

Saw my first one in the flesh today, FX4 in blue. Surprisingly good looking from the back or sides, but I really don't like the headlight design. Picking nits/personal opinion I guess, but a disappointment considering Ford hit it out of the park with the front end on the 2015-2020ish F150.

That said, it's less visually small and has better presence than I was expecting. I expect Ford will sell a ton of these as I think the presence part was a big chunk of the Ridgeline's issue.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
3/11/22 2:48 p.m.
EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/11/22 3:55 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

At least they secured the vehicle on the trailer well...(/sarcasm)

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
3/11/22 4:00 p.m.

I'm reminded of this picture I took myself years ago. 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
3/11/22 4:01 p.m.
EvanB said:

In reply to John Welsh :

At least they secured the vehicle on the trailer well...(/sarcasm)

Is it really strapped to the roof? 

Kreb (Forum Supporter)
Kreb (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
3/11/22 11:23 p.m.
EvanB said:

In reply to John Welsh :

At least they secured the vehicle on the trailer well...(/sarcasm)

It's OK, it's just a Chevy wink

dxman92
dxman92 Dork
3/12/22 2:41 a.m.

Saw one in the flesh and sat in it at the Philly Auto Show and think it's a solid vehicle. Damn shame they don't offer it with a manual transmission. 

Placemotorsports
Placemotorsports GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
3/12/22 9:35 a.m.

Co-worker just got one.  We already kid him that he got a nice El Camino.  

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/12/22 10:42 a.m.
BAMF said:
stanger_mussle (Supported by GRM undergarments) said:

I'm looking forward to the Sawzall era of this renaissance. 

Just watch out for the wires. They're bigger now.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/12/22 12:33 p.m.
Kreb (Forum Supporter) said:
EvanB said:

In reply to John Welsh :

At least they secured the vehicle on the trailer well...(/sarcasm)

It's OK, it's just a Chevy wink

So if they strap it down like that, the cab mounts and stuff will collapse.

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