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Ford Maverick consumer reviews by year of make: 1993  2001  2002  2003 

Ford Maverick consumer car reviews

lee, Hampshire

Ford Maverick MAVERICK STATION WAGON 2001 - 2003

5 star review

Hi I have a 3L V6 maverick and just think its great fully loaded it still flies but I've had mine chipped so the output is now 210bhp overtaking and motorways are easy more grunt for off road I would recommend this car to anyone and doing 23mpg around town and 30-35mpg on a run it was the same as my Volvo v70 t5 so well pleased

Submitted: 2016-09-12 | ID: 135121

Al Williams, Cornwall

Ford Maverick 2003

5 star review

Well, let me start by saying I have just left a 2000 Freelander at the garage where I bought it from still under warranty (bought less than a year ago) had 11 previous owners, never in my hands, always broke. Just bought a v6 2003 3.0 Maverick and already I feel lucky!! Go get one if you are lucky enough to find someone mad enough to part with one!!<br /><br />

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Hi, I am thinking of buying one, can you give me honest MPG figures please and also do you still hold the same views now you have had the truck a while? Thanks for your time - Steve Rawlins from Essex

Hi, I’ve had my 2002 3.0 V6 Maverick since Nov ’11 and absolutely love it! Not only is it car-like to drive, it also has a fair turn of speed which is great for overtaking (unlike my previous diesel LandRovers & Shoguns) and it is exceptionally smooth, quiet & comfortable. It’s also a great load carrier, especially with the rear seats folded. With regard to fuel economy, on a recent run to Bristol and back, I managed a very respectable 34mpg but careful everyday ’local’ driving returns nearer 23mpg. Whilst this is not good if you compare it to something like a Golf diesel that would do circa 45-50mpg, it is very similar to what my 2002 diesel LandRover & my 1999 Shogun did! My Maverick has only done 50,000 miles, has FSH, and just flown through its MOT this week. It is absolutely immaculate throughout and comes with all the whistles and bells. They are an awful lot of car for not a lot of money when you compare them to similar vehicles, and highly recommend the 3.0 V6 version! - Tony Kortens from Sussex

Submitted: 2011-03-08 | ID: 40259

Tim Went, Kent

Ford Maverick 2003

5 star review

I bought a Ford Maverick 4 years ago... and I love it. It has never once let me down, so is very reliable. It handles really well - is absolutely brilliant in the snow and ice and off road - much better performance than other 4x4’s on the road at the time, (maybe it was just the drivers LOL). It drives superbly, is safe (was hit by another driver - from behind - his car was crumpled - mine - not a scratch). I am thoroughly impressed with it and so is everyone that gets in it. Two of my friends are so impressed - they went out and bought second hand and are equally impressed.

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Tim, do you have trouble getting your Maverick repaired? My local garage claims they can’t fix mine as it’s such a rare car - unfortunatley it hasn’t worked properly since they serviced it! - Diane Chung from Berkshire

Visiting Greece (from Montenegro), we are finding easily all the parts needed for our Ford Maverick. In the region of Thessalonica, they have many of these cars, so it is easy to find all the required spare parts (also second hand). This winter, our car was crashed. We went to Greece and found all needed was around 4,000 Euros to order new spare parts in the official stores. In the small garage, they find the part for the steering that was 1,400 Euros for only 400 for the other damaged FM. The left wing was also affordable there and rear lights. After repairing, it is now like before - Velibor Spalevic from Montenegro

Submitted: 2011-02-06 | ID: 40262

Spalevic Velibor, England

Ford Maverick 2003

4 star review

I bought 2 years ago (October 2006) a second hand Ford Maverick XLT 2.0 Petrol High class (produced in 2003). At that time it was a car in perfect condition with 110,000km. A friend of mine sold Maverick on very affordable price of EUR 10,000 (EUR 12,000 with tax and registration). In the period 2006-2008 I didn’t have any serious problem with the vehicle. Good things: - Very good price of second hand cars; very comfortable and driver and passengers do not suffer after 5-6 hours of driving; as it is an American vehicle consumption is not so high: on open road I had few times 8.8 litres/100km (it is very light vehicle of with only 1515 kg); could be a very good for the off road even if it is not constructed for such conditions. I drove a few times with 7 people, 2-3-2 (in the back) in very difficult conditions without problems and we have enjoyed; very well defined car for conditions of Balkan where the roads do not offer such high speeds (max 100-120 km/h) - For the 4x4 vehicle with better stability of driving then there is the Nissan Terrano 2; very good acceleration driving between 30 - 130 km/h on flat road. Problems: we do not have first-class Ford service in Montenegro. Ordering of spare parts takes time. I did a full-size service this summer (August 2008) in Greece when I have changed all belts, stabiliser and the car now is in a perfect condition. - I am having a problem with the air-conditioning as of last year (somewhere is leaking). Ford service in Montenegro is not offering such service and recommending us another company to assist us here in Podgorica. I did repair once in Sarajevo (Bosnia) but after a while I have a problem again. It is not so strong: acceleration on slope is not so good, but driving it in the off-road conditions in first gear you will not have a problem; - It is not so fast on the motorway. 110 km/h is its best driving speed (consumption/speed), up to 130km/h is ok, but you can push the pedal on 150km/h and max is 170-180km, but the engine is suffering then and the consumption is than very high. - I think that the reservoir is very small: you have to stop each 400-500km driving it on the motorways. In principle a very good car for the price and I will keep the car for sometime.

Submitted: 2008-10-27 | ID: 40265

Paul Smith, Neath Port Talbot

Ford Maverick 1993

4 star review

Hello to everyone, I’ve just bought a Ford Maverick 2.4 petrol and would like to give an insight into this style of vehicle. The vehicle I have is the long wheel base 7str type and find it’s great for carrying around my extended family (six in total ) and just got back from a week in Devon where the vehicle was certainly put through it’s paces. On the motorway it settles in with moving traffic and easily moves along at a steady 60-70mph but does take it’s time in building up speed to overtake as throttle response is not it’s forte. It is very poor on the bigger hills and lacks power greatly, requiring a change down in gears to third for any forward acceleration when fully loaded, pretty poor for a 122bhp 2.4 petrol engine. The high driving position is good for all round visibility and the vehicle’s stance on the road is great for the more modern driver. With the extras fitted as standard, such as the all round electric windows and power sunroof, the vehicle comes across as a high end vehicle which can be bought for next to nothing money. The interior fixings are up to Ford’s usual standards and break or fail with little or no warning and the plastic look is taken to the extreme, but some people like that!! Known faults are the front wheel bearings and the rear differentials (I drove mine home from Essex to our home address with NO OIL in the differential) and only when booked car in for a service, was told that the rear differential could have failed at any time - thank you to my local mechanic. The sensor that tells you that your brake pads are low doesn’t always work as mine were down to the backing of the brake pad and still no warning. The driving position is good and comfortable and after 5hrs driving I was still feeling refreshed. Overall, the Ford Maverick 2.4 petrol is slightly underpowered on hills and requires attention by the driver at all times, it’s driving position is great and keeps up with todays traffic. For towing I think the 2.7td would be better but I still enjoy every day in my Maverick and would have to be offered something of equal ability to part with mine ........... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi, have experience on my car. I thought it’s a car which got spoiled. In Uganda, I have issue of spares, advise me where I can be getting spares for Ford Maverick glx petrol, manual, modal 1998 - Igune Samuel from Australia

Submitted: 2008-09-16 | ID: 40266

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