1973 Ford Maverick Reviews

1973 Ford Maverick Sedan 302 C.I. from North America

Model year1973
Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership1973
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 302 C.I. Manual
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance54563 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

A perfect automobile for it's time!

Faults:

Replaced the EGR valve and plate due to rust.

Replaced heater core due to one small pin hole leak.

Replace the power steering slave cylinder. It was 30 years old and created a slight shimmy in the front end.

General Comments:

The car is absolutely a dream to own.

Her name is Shirley and she still rides like she's floating on cotton.

The engine has never been rebuilt and yet still out performs newer modern cars.

If I could find another like her, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2004

25th Aug 2005, 15:20

I'm 15 and I've had my 1973 maverick grabber since I was 12 and I think that they are and awsome reliable car to own... plus if you work it right you will eat up any rice burner in town.

1973 Ford Maverick 250 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership1973
Most recent year of ownership1985
Engine and transmission 250 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired114 miles
Most recent distance157000 miles
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

A pretty bargin!

Faults:

The paint chalked on the driver side door during second year. Rear seating split at seams during second year as well.

General Comments:

With out a doubt the best car my family ever had.

The 1961 Falcon was so darn good as well.

Two great cars, both heavily relied apon and required minimal service.

The Maverick also had outstanding styling. A great looking car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th October, 2002

1973 Ford Maverick 200 straight-6 from North America

Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 200 straight-6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles

Summary:

Looking for another one, wish I hadn't sold it!!!

Faults:

I replaced the following:

Carburetor, was starting to stall when gas fully applied.

Master Cylinder, when it leaked against firewall.

Clutch, three on the tree made for abuse on the clutch.

Distributor, after getting a miss on idle.

Valve cover gasket, after an oil leak at rear of engine.

Alternator, wasn't giving high enough charge at idle.

General Comments:

All of the things I replaced were the original Ford factory parts, that after 20 years should be replaced any way.

Never had a problem with the car starting, even in the coldest of weather.

The car held its own on the road as far as speed, handling, comfort and drive ability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th August, 2002

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews