1998 Ford Maverick Review

1998 Ford Maverick GLS 2.7 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.7 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carLand Rover Range Rover


The best 4x4


Driver side rear door handle sticking a bit (sorted it out myself).

Other than that, no other faults in over 40,000 miles.

Regular servicing really does pay off!!

General Comments:

The Maverick was one Ford that British buyers never really took to their hearts. I can't think why, it was all there; the styling, the performance, the reliability.

I find it hard to fault the Maverick.


For a 4x4, the Maverick is seriously quick, and although it isn't the best car for cornering, at least it can go round a one on four wheels (which is more than I can say for the Land Rover Range Rover).


The chrome front grille and mirror, and the smooth car like styling make the Maverick look fabulous.

And I believe it looks better than many of its competitors (Land Rover Discovery, Daewoo Musso, And even the Mercedes G Wagon).


I paid £5000 for my Maverick, which I now know was a slight bit steep, but I would pay it again if I had to for another in the same condition.

However in the present time, expect to pay between 2000GBP-3000GBP (PARKERS).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2007

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review