I think Ford will sell a lot of those. That is a well proven hybrid drivetrain. Not going to win any drag races, nor pull a tri-axle float, but many people have common-day needs that these will cover....I've found the new Ford Maverick rather interesting. For the price it would be a good vehicle for running around, and save my pickup for when I need it.
It does seem like an interesting vehicle, and it's hard to argue with 37 (sales hype, YMMV) mpg, but if a 4 door is the only configuration available I'll pass. I'd rather have a longer bed than a back seat which I'd almost never use.I think Ford will sell a lot of those. That is a well proven hybrid drivetrain. Not going to win any drag races, nor pull a tri-axle float, but many people have common-day needs that these will cover....
Just my "unvarnished" (un-PC) opinion, but these are obviously built solely for "Big City" wanna-be's. The target audience probably wouldn't even think of getting this truck off the paved shoulder of a highway/interstate, let alone hauling anything that might scratch/soil the bed or (gasp) driving on a dirt or gravel road. Besides, what in the world is all this "It must be black to be really cool" crap? Having spent time living in the desert of Arizona, I can say without any doubt, the last thing I would ever buy would be a black vehicle. Take your black vehicle, put it in a non-covered parking lot during the summer and try to get in it after an hour or two. Been there done that too many times. Give me the most reflective color (other than white - I don't have time to wash my vehicles every day or multiple times a day) and my vehicle can be up to 30 degrees cooler.Check this out... Way over the top... $$$$$$$$$$$
I believe I might have one of those luxury owners about a mile or so away. He bought a small (5 acre) lot for hunting etc. Out of the 5 acres about 2/3 is wooded property (won't be marketable for another 15 years or so). After building a "summer" shack, he has about 3/4-1 acre to be mowed and maybe 100' gravel driveway (probably more like 75 though). About 2 years ago, he picked up a brand new "over loaded" JD 1025 w/cab (heater only - he complains he wanted AC but it wasn't available), 2 rear remotes, i-hitch, backhoe, etc, etc, etc. You get the picture. He boasts about how he has close to (or over) $100K in his tractor & implements so far.Most people that frequent there forums, looking for opinion, help, etc are basically homeowners looking for a tractor to aid on propriety maintenance. So those tractors won't get much use over time.
Others just buy them as luxury and owning a orange or a green tractor, gives them some sort of status or something. Those get even fewer hours as you mentioned.
I do agree with you though. No point on spending crazy amounts of money on a fully equipment tractor with 15+ attachments that will get little to no use at all.