I am very seriously considering getting a Ford Maverick, in direct violation of my "don't buy new vehicles" rule. Is it weird that I think it would be better if the windows weren't powered like the mirrors? Trucks should have roller windows and the kids these days should stay off my lawn.
It has a few other things I don't love: I was hoping for an all electric drive train, trucks should be two door and have a longer bed, you can't get it with a hybrid power train and AWD (that one is the only thing that seriously gives me pause), etc. It's just slightly off from being my perfect vehicle in every way, but I think that for the price it might be close enough.
@sam I watched TFL's review of the Maverick and I think it has good potiential. Although I learned that you never want to buy the first year of a new model the hard way thanks to Fiat Chrysler. I do think a truck that can get 40MPG is a strong contender. Although I have to wait until I get my Prius paid off before I even think about another vehicle.
@axle2152 Thanks for the feedback, I'll look up that review! I have never gone into debt for a car, my usual rule is to only buy things I can pay cash for (with the exception of a house), but the price of the base model and the MPG is seriously making me consider it.
@sam Definitely smart not to go into debt if you don't have to. Plenty of people do just fine driving $1,500 beaters and they have money to do all the other stuff they want to do. Also keep in mind that you might end up having to option it out, things like the tow package, so it might be closer to $30k before it is all said and done, plus the cost to finance if you go that route. I learned the hard way with debt, did all the wrong things, rolling over negative equity, etc.
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