- Aug 22, 2015
- Reaction score
- 38°29′ North 121°26′ West
Ford Maverick hybrid pick up.
I actually gave it some consideration. Not the hybrid. I absolutely do not want a hybrid or a pure electrical vehicle at this time. Not until battery technology advances much farther than the point it is at now. I do not expect to live to see the point where the technology is ready to meet my needs.
I've concluded that a pickup truck really isn't right for my needs. I also considered the Transit, as apparently a much better tool-carrier, but I had doubts about its abilities on rough terrain. If my budget were higher, I'd have seriously considered an Expedition.
As much as the Bronco seems like a specialized, luxury toy, it truly came out seeming to me like the best balance between meeting my needs, and meeting my budget. Plenty of room for my tools, plenty of ability to handle bad terrain, and sturdy enough that I hope it will last the rest of my life, at least the rest of my working life.
If I was on a much lower budget, I might consider a Fourth Generation (2006-2010) Explorer. The Fifth Generation and later, I would consider unsuitable, as they are built in the modern unibody manner, rather than being a proper body-on-frame construction. That was actually also a big strike against both the Transit and the Maverick, as far as I am concerned.
My Bronco will be the first, and probably only brand-new vehicle I will ever buy, and I am, as I said, hoping for something sturdy enough to last the rest of my life, or at least the rest of my working life. You're just not going to get that with a unibody construction.