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Here’s some leaked pics of the Escape chassis based little brother...
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Why does that thing look like a Range Rover?
 

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IDK, I think the newer Explorers look like Land Rovers.
 

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I showed the pics to my wife today... She ripped the phone out of my hand and said “OOOH, I like that.” I told her it’s based on the Escape chassis (she’s on her 3rd new Escape now.) She wanted to go buy one today.
 

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Briefly saw a Badlands edition at the local dealer this weekend. A couple of guys were looking at it already so I basically did a quick walkaround with a peek inside. Social distancing , don't ya know?

I did not think I would like it but... I did. It needs bigger tires but other than that I could see owning one. I've wanted a replacement for the BII for a long time. This may be the closest we get. I'll have to go back and look closer, and check the turning radius. I expect the turning radius and visibility to be less than the BII. Power and MPG should be much better though and much more refined. Not sure that I want refined, but I still have the BII for that old school feel.

I don't see how I can afford a Bronco and a Bronco Sport, so Ill be waiting to decide until after I see the Bronco.
 

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I want to get a good look at the 2022 Maverick............supposed to be based on the Bronco/Escape chassis with four doors and a small pickup bed. Base model priced under $20K.
 

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I swung by the dealer today, I'm on vacation and was cruising the BII around town and thought "what the heck, why not?'.

Uh, almost 40g's of why not :)

Drove one of the lower trims with the smaller engine, not as bad as the internet makes it out to be.
The Badlands with 2.0 is like I remembered from my test drive of the new Escape in terms of acceleration. It's got plenty.
It feels like a truck, not a car when you drive it. Or at least not as car-like as our Rav4. It feels solid and stable. The wife and I both find this to be favorable.
The Badlands was a little softer than the lower trim model. Shocks, tires or tire pressure I don't know.

I said several times "I can't believe Ford got this right."

Wife said "I want it." with the unspoken "or else" and followed that with "you promised me another Bronco."

It's not going to hurt too much to trade out the Rav4, looks like we might be ordering a Bronco Sport soon.
 

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It's ordered, no idea how long it will take.
Area 51, Badlands trim with Badlands package
Near fully optioned out just under $38K with x-plan. $39.1K MSRP.
The metal flake paint trims are an upcharge, Rapid Red, Alto Blue and Cyber Orange.
You can of course go higher dollar with accessories like roof top tents, first aid, roadside and off-road recovery kits.

The fender flare option on the Ford Build-it site, Is an accessory only item,
They could not order it with the build, the order system kicked it out as an accessory only. I'll have to buy it and install them myself.

The one head scratcher, you cannot get a factory garage door opener at all., it's not an option.
 

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I want to get a good look at the 2022 Maverick............supposed to be based on the Bronco/Escape chassis with four doors and a small pickup bed. Base model priced under $20K.
Here's a peek at it;
Ford Maverick video from TFL Truck

I'd like a super cab version instead of a crew cab but I'll hold my judgement until I see it in person.
 
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No front pics except with the camo gear........I'll have to take a gander at it when they come out later this year.
 

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Starting to see them on the streets now. Dealers can't keep stock on the lot for long in the upper trims.
Outer Banks and Badlands just don't last.
If Ford had picked their timing better (pandemic) they'd be making a killing on them. If the delays put the buyers off long enough for competitors to catch up this could be a big SNAFU for Ford with the Sport and Bronco. Subaru announced a lifted big tire model to compete with teh Sport and Toyota is rumored to be bringing back the FJ Cruiser and the 4Runner has a planned remake for '23. Jeep has the Hemi Wrangler.
 

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Congrats on your new sport...

I think the competition in given segment is a good thing.

Ford spanked Jeep pretty hard... they will certainly be thinking about what it takes to not loose market share in two of their current segments. This means a win for the consumer.
 

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I'm still waiting. Build date is 6/14. Plus up to another month for delivery. I'm not good at waiting...
 

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When they brought it back... I had planned on year two.

I was already in wait mode.
 

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I guess I should have stop in earlier....
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We picked up my wife’s BS Badlands w/ Badlands package about 2 months ago. She loves it.
 

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My update. The BS I ordered 3/19 is built and the paint is fading in the Mexican desert. It was built on time but is missing a chip. so it has been sitting outside since 6/17 with a scheduled delivery date of 11/3 !!!

I bought a 2021 used 4 Runner last week and I am waiting on it to be delivered. I also sold my truck so I am down a vehicle. I'm not 100% sure that I am not buying the BS but looks to be unlikely at this point. My desire to wait until 11/3 to buy a 2021 while 2022 model year starts production on 11/1 is pretty darn low.

I'm not sure Ford could think of more ways to piss me off at this point.
  1. the price has gone up $540 nullifying the $500 rebate I'm eligible for.
  2. new incentives are out for BS's for a $1000 rebate (I'm not eligible for this rebate as ordered too soon)
  3. now that they have a supply of chips they are rolling completed BS's off the line and shipping them as mine sits in the desert.
 

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