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I have an Explorer that I bought used for the STBX. Broken tranny. Probably happened because the tranny fluid line rusted out and leaked and new fluid in an old tranny doesn't always mix. I also have a Windstar in my driveway with a broken rear axle. One morning it felt funny driving my son to school, pulled over, looked, couldn't see anything, felt funny coming back, acted really weird on a turn, pulled into my driveway, made 2 kerplunks and one BIG kerplunk as the rear end dropped. It was raining and I didn't want to get filthy so I figured I'd google to see if my hunch on the broken rear axle was right.

I typed in broken rear a .... that is as far as I got when google filled in "windstar broken rear axle". I was ticked. I called Ford to see if there was any recourse and they gave me an x-plan number for some money off.

So I started my search for a vehicle with Ford, albeit reluctantly. I came across the escape because I liked the amount of room and the MPG. The more I looked into it was was shocked to see the favorable reviews, the repeat buyers and the reliability ratings.

But here the topper. When I came here and found out that the Escape is called Maverick elsewhere I wondered if I was destined to buy one of these.

My first car was a Ford Maverick from the early 70's that I inherited from my Nana. It died a premature death from someone making an illegal turn in front of me even though it I was driviing it late 80's early 90's.

So I think Karma is saying I'm supposed to own one of these. :)
 

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well, its fate. you must buy an escape, mariner, or tribute immediatly... wonder if the maverick comes with the grabber package like the old one did? :lol:
 

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What was the grabber package. I know my grandparents were on a budget. A glove box was "optional", it only had a glove shelf. LOL The AeroNutronic Radio Rocked ! LOL

I have a pix of it smased I should post. LOL.
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Maverick_(Americas)

The muscle car-themed Grabber trim package was introduced in mid-1970. The package included special graphics and trim, including a spoiler. It was offered from 1970-1975. In 1971 and 1972, the Grabber came with a special "Dual Dome" hood. A similar package for the Mercury Comet, the Comet GT, was also offered from 1971-1975 and had "muscle car" trim akin to the Maverick Grabber, plus its own distinctive hood scoop.

nice pic of a grabber at this link

http://www.rawhorsepower.com/MuscleCars ... er_red.jpg
 
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