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Bronco II was sold alongside Bronco, so I am still hoping for the return of Bronco II.
Maverick reminds me of one of the worst products ever from Ford.
Didn't the Bronco II have a bad reputation for tipping over (there were many lawsuits).

I don't think Maverick was one of the worst Ford cars, it was just normal.
When equipped right, I think the Maverick was more of a Mustang than the Mustang II.


A bit off-topic, other Ford-badged vehicles that used the Maverick name...



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Didn't the Bronco II have a bad reputation for tipping over (there were many lawsuits).

I don't think Maverick was one of the worst Ford cars, it was just normal.
When equipped right, I think the Maverick was more of a Mustang than the Mustang II.


A bit off-topic, other Ford-badged vehicles that used the Maverick name...



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In europe , customers remember the name "Maverick" by the 1rst gen Escape version sold here. Is a better option than Bronco II.


But, anyway, Bronco II is not a bad idea...
 

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Come on guys, custom modified Mavericks to prove a point? Hehehe.
Ok, ok….maybe I was a bit harsh, but I was never a fan and the name also reminds me of the Pinto era, which was right after one of the greatest eras ever from Ford. So I am a bit biased. Not exactly a huge following of treasured memories. We all have fond memories, heck maybe if you got laid in a Maverick, it conjures up warm thoughts. But for the record, this is the car I recall seeing a lot of, and I just don't see how it would help sell rather than Bronco II

 

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Bronco II was sold alongside Bronco, so I am still hoping for the return of Bronco II.
Maverick reminds me of one of the worst products ever from Ford.
Didn't the Bronco II have a bad reputation for tipping over (there were many lawsuits).

I don't think Maverick was one of the worst Ford cars, it was just normal.
When equipped right, I think the Maverick was more of a Mustang than the Mustang II.


A bit off-topic, other Ford-badged vehicles that used the Maverick name...



Australian Ford Maverick
...I owned and operated a Bronco II during my youth, amassing 150k miles on it. If I couldn't flip one given the complete and total recklessness in how I operated a motor vehicle in those days, it would take quite an incident to turtle it. I don't doubt many ended wrong side up, but I'd wager it was far fewer than the number of CJs.
 

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I too owned a Bronco II, and I loved it. It was fun, sized perfect, great off road and actually very nimble to drive with its small wheel base. Awesome utility too, and I worked out of the back of it with the seats down and a large custom built plywood flooring with compartments and such. I towed my first fishing boat with it and it pulled it easily. It never once felt unsafe to me either. I did put slightly larger tires on it, not quite as big as the pic below, but they were popular off-roaders back in the day.

 

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I too owned a Bronco II, and I loved it. It was fun, sized perfect, great off road and actually very nimble to drive with its small wheel base. Awesome utility too, and I worked out of the back of it with the seats down and a large custom built plywood flooring with compartments and such. I towed my first fishing boat with it and it pulled it easily. It never once felt unsafe to me either.

I see why you like the name, because you had one.
Will Ford use a model name that contains "Bronco" on a Focus-based crossover SUV?
 

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I wonder if the majority of current buyers even remembers the old Maverick and how bad/good it was. Ford insiders and car nuts, yes; baby boomer's kids and grandkids, no.

It also seems to me that naming two different models with the same name is not good marketing in the 21st century. Mustang II didn't go over well. OK, that car didn't sell concurrently with the Mustang; it was just bad product.

IMO, the "baby Bronco" would be better off carving its own niche. If it is a fabulous product with great performance and looks, the name Maverick shouldn't hold it back. The name Maverick is also a better fit for an off-roader ute than it was for that small coupe of yesteryear.
 

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LTD II was one of Ford's worst names. I wish it had stayed Gran Torino. But it was outdated when it debuted, since GM's downsized big cars debuted the same time.
 

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How would you guys feel if Ford decided to name the upcoming baby Bronco "Escape"?

Based on its profile, the baby Bronco actually has a lot more in common with the pre-Kuga Escapes, particularly the more angular gen 2 Escape.

Use the "Escape" name on the baby Bronco and use the "Maverick" name on the upcoming sleeker more car-like model (below) instead. Hmmm.....


The more I think about it... it doesn't sound too crazy.
 

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How would you guys feel if Ford decided to name the upcoming baby Bronco "Escape

No, The current generation of Escape weakened the name too much.


Maverick for the smaller Bronco, and I'd even consider renaming the Escape replacement.
 

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Older Escape was more truckish in profile and overall appearance, but other than that, I see no resemblance.
The resemblance IS the boxy/truckish profile.

If the "Kuga" Escape never existed, yes. At this point, no. Leave Escape with that look.
 

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Maverick is a name that europeans remember. It was the name of a SUV exclusively builded for Europe, and after that, the name of the 1st gen Escape in Europe.



So, the europeans will made the connection between the 1st Maverick (1st gen Escape) and the new one.
 

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Maverick is a name that europeans remember. It was the name of a SUV exclusively builded for Europe, and after that, the name of the 1st gen Escape in Europe.



So, the europeans will made the connection between the 1st Maverick (1st gen Escape) and the new one.
...meh. Their biggest CUV market is here. The Maverick name hasn’t been around for decades, here, and the name itself harkens to the rough individualistic nature of Americans and rooted in the Southwestern US. (Maverick was the last name of a rancher who refused to brand his cattle). It has a lot more weight and meaning here than there.
 

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...meh. Their biggest CUV market is here. The Maverick name hasn’t been around for decades, here, and the name itself harkens to the rough individualistic nature of Americans and rooted in the Southwestern US. (Maverick was the last name of a rancher who refused to brand his cattle). It has a lot more weight and meaning here than there.
If you say that , in that form, I will not argue with you. Looks like you always are rigth...

And in América the name “Maverick” could be more linked to the compact car of the 70s, than with a rancher. But dont believe what I say... I’m european.
 
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