Probably won't see anything more thorough than this until Oct 5th.
All the top comments are pretty positive about having a truly barebones model at a low price with the exception of:
First hints of disappointment and negative Mav feedback in Alex’s comments. Turns out a cheap vehicle is lacking many expected and desired features. Using a physical key? No cruise control? This should be no surprise yet people are still miffed. Suddenly the slightly more expensive SC starts looking better.
To me this is the biggest problem with the Mav - you can load it up to $38k but your still stuck with a $20k interior. Some people like simple and basic… but in the end it just comes off as cheap.
Except:When your talking about such a stripped down version the price point makes a used vehicle seem more attractive - at least to me
Not if your selling one1) Used car prices suck
Luxury vehicle always get hit with massive depreciation making them bargains in the used market. Such vehicles are bought because they are "nice" not because they are needed. Anyone looking to get a really nice car would not settle for something used so the bottom tends to fall out of such cars. Especially used German vehicles outside their warranty period since all those fancy do-dads are super expensive to fix.And I mean technically the used argument can apply to expensive vehicles too, as we noticed nothing seems to drop in value faster than a used fully loaded Mercedes, lol!
Its a traditional automatic, so gains the advantage of a brake boost launch, and its reasonably light at ~3.7Klbs for the AWD version. The FWD one with a spare and jack removed (what I'd probably do, haven't been forced to use a spare in my life) might be even quicker with decent tires, since without that it'd probably be around ~3.5Klbs.I figured it would be slower.
LOL, I missed that part. But he did show a regular XLT too and not just a first edition. I completely disagree with him on the color choices for the Lariat, but that's purely subjective no right or wrong answer. The top of the line doesn't interest me, however, I am keen on checking out a non-luxury package XLT or a XL with the hybrid. Cheap plastics are fine if the vehicle is also cheap, and even the XL I can get with blind spot, cross traffic, and lane keep which is nice. The hybrid powertrain I'm also pleased with, 7.5s/60mph is respectable.$20K truck... Base trim... Blah-blah-blah...
Same old Ford Maverick BS marketing review of a TOP-OF-THE-LINE LARIAT trim features while mentioning low base price. What is this Lariat's price, $40K+ no doubt... Surprised he didn't say the $20K truck tows 4,000 pounds all in one sentence, when Ford isn't even offering the towing package on the Hybrid model anymore at all.