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Driven Car Reviews

The New York Times automotive contributor Tom Voelk looks at all things automotive. Driven is the first podcast to ever win an Emmy Award. That and nearly unanimous 5 star reviews are a good sign this is worth your time. Subscribe today!

Jan 14, 2022

Ford’s new Maverick compact pickup is turning out to be a smash hit. One big reason? Flexibility. The engineers designed the affordable trucklette from the ground up to be easily customized by owners. Want to install an air compressor or LED lighting in the bed. Easy. Need to haul bikes but can’t afford an expensive rack? Ford has easy-to-follow instructions on how to build one on a budget. And it tows up to two tons. With respect to Paul Simon, there must be 50 ways to hack your Maverick. Tom Voelk offers a deep dive on what the designers were thinking, and some of the DIY ideas the engineers have come up with.