1976 Ford Maverick Reviews

1976 Ford Maverick Stallion 250 I6 from North America

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 250 I6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles

Summary:

I like it and plan to Keep it for awhile

Faults:

Had to recharge AC when I bought it, but it has held up for the past six years.

Some minor rust.

Needs seats re-upholstered and some new Door and window gaskets.

Motor just now needing some work.

General Comments:

Bought it in April 1998 for $800 on consignment sale at one of the junk car lots here in Wichita Falls.

Rare Stallion Package.

Draws a lot of Attention wherever I go.

Compared to previous year Mavericks, it is a lot quieter on the Highway, as by that time Ford couldn't sell performance anymore and so concentrated on comfort and used a lot more sound insulation than previous year Mavericks. At 70mph you can converse with your passenger in a normal tone. You couldn't have done that in a 74 or earlier Maverick.

Seats are very comfortable.

Gets 14mpg in town and 19mpg on the highway with the AC blowing.

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

Review Date: 29th July, 2005

21st Sep 2005, 08:51

I am attempting to restore a 1976 Maverick in my parent's yard. It has been sitting for a while mainly because we lost the keys. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on where I can get new lock cylinders and keys. You can contact me at jennasbear@msn.com.

30th Sep 2005, 10:57

The "Stallion" package was basically just a two-tone paint and decal package that was only available in 1976 on the Pinto, Mustang and Maverick. It makes sense on the first two "horse" cars, but not on the "cattle" Maverick. Maybe Ford didn't want to call it the "Bull" package :)

1976 Ford Maverick 200 I-6 from North America

Year of manufacture1976
Engine and transmission 200 I-6
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10

Faults:

Column shifter locked-up, had to convert it to a Hurst floor shifter.

General Comments:

Ugly car, does not matter what color you get.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st March, 1999

17th Oct 2002, 07:01

You don't know the potential of the car you have, if you don't like it the way it is then spice it up a bit, put in a 302 or a 351.

26th Mar 2005, 21:06

Who said the Ford Maverick was an ugly car? If people do not have good or useful comments to place on here, they shouldn't bother. I like the ford Mav, its small sporty, and unlike many cars of the 70's it doesn't look like a boat.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews