Fossil

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Ernie
Joined
Aug 20, 2020
Messages
161
Reaction score
224
Location
ohio
Vehicle(s)
Raptor, SVT Mustang, SHO,
pretty sure it's the shorter wheelbase that's limiting the Tow on the BS, not the engine or cooling.
Add softer suspension to that list. If you look at the Raptor vs the Tremor tow ratings one big difference is the suspension. Nobody thinks a Raptor is too short or in need of a cooling upgrade but it sure squats with a load.

Tongue weight on a 2,000# trailer should be around 200#, 9-15% rule.





Advertisement

 

Weston52

Big Bend
Active Member
First Name
Weston
Joined
Apr 28, 2021
Messages
42
Reaction score
47
Location
Atlanta
Vehicle(s)
67 F100, 79 VW Bus, 04 Solara
I’ve got to wonder about Ford resurrecting the Maverick name. I get the desire to continue the “pony” theme but how many people even remember the car let alone fondly? Maybe it wasn’t a Gremlin but at best it was a non-entity. Perhaps that’s what Ford is counting on as they launch with hybrid razzle-dazzle. My apologies to those of you who have old Maverick posters and T-shirts.
 

SportWest

Big Bend
Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2020
Messages
100
Reaction score
106
Location
USA
Vehicle(s)
2021 Bronco Sport
I’ve got to wonder about Ford resurrecting the Maverick name. I get the desire to continue the “pony” theme but how many people even remember the car let alone fondly? Maybe it wasn’t a Gremlin but at best it was a non-entity. Perhaps that’s what Ford is counting on as they launch with hybrid razzle-dazzle. My apologies to those of you who have old Maverick posters and T-shirts.
The original Maverick was before my time and while I'm sure its reputation is well-deserved among those who owned one, it doesn't have the same negative pop culture vibe as the Pinto or Gremlin, which people still "know of" without ever having owned or seen one in the wild. For the new Maverick's target market, I doubt any of this will register.
 

Weston52

Big Bend
Active Member
First Name
Weston
Joined
Apr 28, 2021
Messages
42
Reaction score
47
Location
Atlanta
Vehicle(s)
67 F100, 79 VW Bus, 04 Solara
The original Maverick was before my time and while I'm sure its reputation is well-deserved among those who owned one, it doesn't have the same negative pop culture vibe as the Pinto or Gremlin, which people still "know of" without ever having owned or seen one in the wild. For the new Maverick's target market, I doubt any of this will register.
I actually shared a 71 Pinto with my sister ($2,300 as I recall) which had a remarkably smooth german 2L engine and 4 spd that was pretty sporty to drive. On the other hand, a 7 hour trip from Atlanta to Louisville about put me in traction it was so horribly uncomfortable. It’s propensity to explode with a rear end collision was just icing on the cake. Sold it 6 or 7 years later to someone in Detroit who used it as basis for a kit car of some sort.
Agreed, Maverick left almost no footprints.
 

69cuda340s

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Bill
Joined
Mar 16, 2021
Messages
468
Reaction score
525
Location
USA
Website
www.billsgarage.info
Vehicle(s)
2014 Honda CRV AWD EXL, '16 F150 Platinum FX4
Orig Maverick was low cost car back in day. No musclecar eng option but if they would have offered like 351 4 bbl 4 spd with the two door body style it would have been a hit. Ford decided no high performance Maverick option back in day despite good looks of the two door. They sold a lot of mavericks in the 70s very popular commuter car back then.
 

Fossil

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Ernie
Joined
Aug 20, 2020
Messages
161
Reaction score
224
Location
ohio
Vehicle(s)
Raptor, SVT Mustang, SHO,
The original Maverick was before my time and while I'm sure its reputation is well-deserved among those who owned one, it doesn't have the same negative pop culture vibe as the Pinto or Gremlin, which people still "know of" without ever having owned or seen one in the wild. For the new Maverick's target market, I doubt any of this will register.
the original Mav wasn't as bad as some infer, just pretty boring. at least they didn't dissolve into iron oxide quite as fast as a vega, dart or dare I say it - some jeeps..
 

2001 escape

Well-Known Member
First Name
Eddie
Joined
Mar 14, 2020
Messages
56
Reaction score
28
Location
Usa
Vehicle(s)
2001 Escape XLT
As I do....I know everyone places the BS above this pickup truck.
I see many new teenage drivers having a wrangler, and now some the BS.....this pickup seems like a great low cost alternative.

Relatively muscular looking, good mpg, and a good base price. I am looking forward to see what safety sensors the base model has.
 

Advertisement





 


Advertisement
Top