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As much as I would love any small bumper Maverick, they were pretty much disposable junk back then.
Oh, I have an affinity for old, small economy cars and rather like the old Maverick, but you absolutely nailed it. It absolutely was a disposable car with a much shorter lifespan than any car nowadays.
 

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Now you are just trying too hard.
I just did a search on Ford Maverick on google and stopped looking after 13 pages with no mention of the 70s penalty box.
Did you just search "Ford Maverick" Now why would an owner of a Ford Maverick search just that? lol

If I need to fix something or look up something on my Corvette I just mash CORVETTE into google and cross my fingers for the result.

They should of just named it Ford F-050!
 

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Spotted one on Sparco's today. I appreciate the extra effort/style/expense on that winter tire & wheel combo.



 

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Like most similar vintage Fords - the front shock towers are why they were forgotten cars.
It's like the high coil spring suspensions were designed for inline engines only.
V engines barely fit - now let's put some headers on it!
This is why Fords of this era were forgotten (not later built up as hotrods).
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That Maverick in the video must have a completely redone front end to get a Coyote engine in it.
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Not a bad article, if it only glosses over each vehicle, but the big takeaway is this: "more bang for their buck than a box of firecrackers on July 5th". I'll try to remember that one. :)
 

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I guess they could have called it the Ford Courier.
But just like the maverick.. the people that remember that name in the US are now old and the Courier truck was never anything more than a rebadged Mazda truck.
Though they did make the Fiesta Courier in some market much later and they were excellent.
In Brazil they even had their own racing series.
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