When you see them listed for $24k - go try to buy one. That's when you'll see the dealer's adjusted price of $40k.
Fords seem reliable to me. The worst of what I’ve personally owned has been Chevy. Or maybe even Jeep (Grand Cherokees).All vehicles have issues. My anecdotal observation is that ford in particular has more issues and a harder time fixing them in my area. That observation had led me to hesitate spending money on a brand that cant seem to produce a decent vehicle off the line and then struggles to correct those issues at all levels. better?
Does cost really matter when it's what you want?I just built a Badlands and it's more then a Gladiator rubicon in Canada
It’s definitely anecdotal at best. I really think the perspective has a lot to do with how well local shops do maitenance. Around me all of our fleet vehicles are fords and are constantly having issues. As well as every single friend/family who’s owned one. Weve started replacing some of our fleet fords with chevys and they’re easily outlasting our current stock.Fords seem reliable to me. The worst of what I’ve personally owned has been Chevy. Or maybe even Jeep (Grand Cherokees).
Another concern of mine would be what if you take delivery then have an issue with it? Can they get the parts to fix it or will they string you along like they're hamstringing the people who have one on order?I couldn’t imagine needing to buy a new vehicle and waiting on Ford’s fiasco. Honestly, not sure how Jeep has been able to do their thing.
Looking back, 10ish weeks for a custom ordered vehicle is pretty damn smooth considering it needs to travel across the country and sit in a distribution center for about a week before going to a dealer that’s several hours away.
https://www.hertrichs.com/new/Ford/2023-Ford-Maverick-08c1004d0a0e0a901886b4a7eabd9fab.htmI have yet to see a Maverick sitting on a local lot that was not already sold. The Broncos sale quick new and priced over window but used ones are popping up all over the area and aren't moving. I drove a Bronco and wasn't impressed enough with it to buy one. I liked 5 out of 6 F150's I have traded for since 2010 but the last one was junk and the dealership was waiting out my warranty to fix it it seemed so I traded it. Cam positioning sensor went bad and the dealer kept giving me the run around. An AWD maverick is really all I need but the closest ford dealer says they are have orders for over a year out and I am not committing to something I cannot drive first
I am a drive by shopper. I hadn't planned on trading when I woke up the last twenty or so times I have traded. I just see something I like as I am driving by or on autotrader and see if I can work a deal. I grew up with a father as a GM car dealer who always drove something new or used that was the best on the lot at that time and I have never been loyal to any vehicle and will not travel to get something I won't keep more than a year or a few months. I have basically been making the close to the same monthly payment on 30 some cars since I turned 18.https://www.hertrichs.com/new/Ford/2023-Ford-Maverick-08c1004d0a0e0a901886b4a7eabd9fab.htm
Its only maybe 10hrs drive from NE Tennessee
Facts!All vehicles have issues. My anecdotal observation is that ford in particular has more issues and a harder time fixing them in my area. That observation had led me to hesitate spending money on a brand that cant seem to produce a decent vehicle off the line and then struggles to correct those issues at all levels. better?