RUMORS, GOSSIP & UNFOUNDED TRUTHS: NOT JUST WHO'S WHO, BUT ALSO WHAT'S WHAT

RUMORS, GOSSIP & UNFOUNDED TRUTHS: NOT JUST WHO'S WHO, BUT ALSO WHAT'S WHAT

The all-new Ford Maverick will be the most affordable pickup you can buy (Starting at $19,995, with a claimed 40 miles per gallon, thanks to its standard hybrid powertrain. It’ll also be Ford’s smallest truck. It has a 4.5-foot bed (with the tailgate down, its flat load floor measures six feet), four-doors, five-seats and a 1500 pound payload. Yes, the bed is small, but somehow, motocross racers were able to make do with short bed pickup trucks from Datsun, Toyota, Mazda and Chevy in the 1970s and 1980s. The bloated behemoths that dominate the truck market today are too tall, too gas guzzling and too expensive for a guy who just wants a truck he can throw his bike in the back and head the track (and still use to haul the kids of soccer practice). You might need a Bed Extender to haul bikes, gas cans, chairs and bike stands in the Maverick, but it goes a claimed 500 miles on a tank of gas and volts. The down sides are that it’s a unibody vehicle (not a body …
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