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    6 Month Review of the 2022 Maverick Hybrid.

    Good review - and also accurate. I have owned my ‘22 Lariat Hybrid since March. It’s the Hot Pepper 🌶 Red color (which appears red in the shade and a Tabasco orange shade in sunlight). I was fortunate to get an “A” plan price of just over $32,000. Dealerships is no longer honoring “A/X” plan...
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    Saw a pair of Mavericks in San Diego...

    I have owned my hybrid Lariat since March ‘22, after a 9 month wait. I was fortunate to get the Ford A plan price. I don’t believe the dealership involved is honoring A or X plan pricing anymore. Just adding $5000+ to the MSRP like most other dealerships are. I too expect resale values to remain...
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    What Product Will Minimize Bug Windshield Damage?

    Over 75 mph. Not equipment damage. However, anytime one has to pull over to squeegee that windshield just to be able to see. Anytime, flying insects that collide are big enough, to cause an audible “Pop” that awakens your passenger …. What’s your solution?
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    What Product Will Minimize Bug Windshield Damage?

    We recently drove from Tennessee to New Orleans. On the drive through Alabama and Mississippi, my Bronco Sport encounter flak from what seemed like 10% of flying insect population. My windshield looks sandblasted. I expected this may occur, so I applied a double dosage of Rain-X. I was...
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    My Quest For The Best Oil on the Planet

    Y’all are drifting off topic. Personally, if it were my truck, I would run the Delvac 1 ESP 5W40 that you have been running for 5,000 mile intervals and call it a day. However, if you wanted to run a 30wt oil, to regain your extra 0.5 mpg I would look at: 1) Rotella T6 5W30. Thicker than most...
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    Has PAO % of Mobil 1 0W20 EP been Reduced?

    I went to my local Walmart yesterday to purchase 1 or 2 5qt jugs of Mobil 1 0W20 EP. Supply on hand has been nonexistent in recent weeks. This time, I was confronted with a sea of new “Triple Action Formula” 0W20 EP. At the very top shelf was a single jug of the “old” version. The Walmart...
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    Toro Suzuki 2 stroke vs 4 stroke: What would you choose?

    Hands down take the 2 stroke. If you use a synthetic 2 stroke oil, fumes or smoke will not be an issue (contrary to what others think). The Toro/ Suzuki powered 2 stroke mowers are addictive to use. They were the Gold Standard for most landscapers - before the government banned them. The...
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    New 2023 Chevy Colorado

    I’ll support what several have already said. I had a ‘16 Colorado with the 2.8L Duramax Diesel engine. It was rated to tow up to 7,500 lbs and would get over 30 mpg in real world highway driving (as high as 32). They never advertised that this engine was a Colorado option. It was comical to...
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    Has PAO % of Mobil 1 0W20 EP been Reduced?

    I have been a user of Mobil 1 0W20 EP for a number of years. First, in a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, taken to just under 210,000 miles (without issues). Now, with a 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid. Same 2.5L engine, both vehicles. 45-49 mpg in the Maverick in 70% city driving. I may be mistaken, but the...
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    2021 Ford Escape Hybrid UOA Series

    DuckRyder, What mpg are you seeing? What percentage of your driving is city? What part of the country do you reside? That 2.5L Mazda derivative engine is one of the more underrated, bulletproof engines around. I put under 210,000 miles on a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid with the same engine before...
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    Strike two for Ford

    Correction: 1) Your 2013 C-Max never had the 2.5 Ford (Mazda derivative) engine option we are talking about. You had a completely different Ford 2.0L engine in that vehicle. 2) My 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid had just under 210,000 miles on her when we traded it in. Although we had the early coil...
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    50 Mile Maverick Hybrid Trip today.

    Averaging 45-46 mpg on the display, since early March. I have the hybrid Lariat Maverick. My driving is 70% city. I had a 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid with the same 2.5L, 4 cylinder engine as this Maverick. Put about 210,000 miles on it, and found it to be as “bulletproof” as any comparable Toyota...
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    Toro 21” Commercial Suzuki 2 Stroke Lawnmower?

    I have that same model tucked away at my sister’s Maryland house for the past 6 - 7 years, in a separate storage unit. Same condition physically, structurally and appearance as this one. I stored it as a collector’s item, not a regularly used mower. I got it from a Nebraska Toro dealer who...
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    Quick review of my 2022 Ford Maverick

    Great Review. In fact the hybrid Lariat Maverick I ordered back in August is close to arriving at my dealership. Traded in a ‘16 Duramax Colorado and got $2500 more than I paid for it new. Since I don’t tow anything anymore, Maverick checks off all the boxes for me- living in Tennessee. I just...
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    2013 Fusion 2.5L, I'm thinking Kirkland 0w20

    You’ll be fine with 0W20 or 5W20. I ran a 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid with that same 2.5L engine to 205,000 miles before trading it in. The engine showed no indication of smoke, leaks or loss of pep at trade in time. It is also one of the most bulletproof 4 cylinder engines on the market. Ran...
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