I don’t think I realized that Ford re-used the Maverick name in Europe on this re-badged Nissan Terrano II. The first one of my friends in high school to get his driver’s license was given an early ‘70s vomit-green four-door (U.S.-market) Maverick. This is a very different sort of car from that Maverick template that’s been imprinted on my memories. That old car was sort of terrible, but it was a real Maverick, to me. This SUV is pretending. Be careful.

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Jason Torchinsky

Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus • Not-so-running: 1973 Reliant Scimitar, 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!)