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By ny991
#65351
I saw one yesterday on the way to work. I didn’t get too close to it, but, from what I saw it looked like a piece of crap. At first I couldn’t tell if it was a Jeep Compass or a Bronco, but thought Bronco only because of what I thought said Bronco on the tailgate.

It reminded me of the Chrysler K car because of the huge piece of crap it looked like, but made the manufacturer a ton of money.

Anyone else seen one yet?

For the record I am a Ford guy, but the Bronco has some convincing work to do on me.
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By JustBud
#65379
You may have seen the Bronco "Sport", it's a less aggressive version, a soccer mom version of the Bronco, if you will.

Bronco sport and Bronco (right).

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By N_Jay
#65383
Sport is on an Escape platform, and full Bronco is on a bigger platform, Edge or Explorer, I would guess.
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By AKSteve
#65389
There's something cartoony looking about the design that I don't like. I prefer the square looking 1990's era Bronco. I think the new Bronco should've been based on the Raptor. I'd kill for a 2 door SUV with Raptor styling and performance.
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By JustBud
#65390
AKSteve wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:12 pm There's something cartoony looking about the design that I don't like. I prefer the square looking 1990's era Bronco. I think the new Bronco should've been based on the Raptor. I'd kill for a 2 door SUV with Raptor styling and performance.

Supposedly a Bronco "Raptor" edition is on the way, it's called the Warthog.

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By AKSteve
#65395
JustBud wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:16 pm Supposedly a Bronco "Raptor" edition is on the way, it's called the Warthog.
If that rendering is at all accurate, that thing looks like a double dose of Ugly. I think I like the Jeep Wrangler 392 better.
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By ny991
#65419
JustBud wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:44 pm You may have seen the Bronco "Sport", it's a less aggressive version, a soccer mom version of the Bronco, if you will.

Bronco sport and Bronco (right).

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I think you're right. I think the Sport is the only model they've shipped yet. They should have called it the Filly. :lol2:
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By JustBud
#65438
ny991 wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:38 am
I think you're right. I think the Sport is the only model they've shipped yet. They should have called it the Filly. :lol2:
It definitely would have been more truthful. :biggrin:

AKSteve wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:42 pm
JustBud wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:16 pm Supposedly a Bronco "Raptor" edition is on the way, it's called the Warthog.
If that rendering is at all accurate, that thing looks like a double dose of Ugly. I think I like the Jeep Wrangler 392 better.
I completely agree with you. The Warthog is an appropriate name for something so ungainly.....

It's much more :puking: than :eyepop: (although I do like the Bronco Badlands, I'll wait to see it in person to decide 2 or 4 door)
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By LPMM
#65442
AKSteve wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:12 pm I think the new Bronco should've been based on the Raptor. I'd kill for a 2 door SUV with Raptor styling and performance.
With modular panels, it's only a matter of time until someone makes a Raptor look alike. I am waiting for the Bronco to be in the showrooms to see if I like it enough to jump ship and be Jeepless for the first time in nearly 30 years.

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By sh944
#98453
Yeah, my wife and Idecided not to wait. The real Bronco (not the Sport) looks too big so we just pulled the trigger on a J(h)eep Wrangler 4 door and are very happy with it.
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By fpena944
#98525
When I first saw it I thought to myself, "Oh a new Toyota FJ" :biggrin:
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By SeanR
#98530
Pulled up behind one in my Rover and was pretty surprised at how small it was. Nice looking ride but it was more the size of the old Bronco II.
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By N_Jay
#98723
SeanR wrote: Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:52 am Pulled up behind one in my Rover and was pretty surprised at how small it was. Nice looking ride but it was more the size of the old Bronco II.
Guessing that was a Bronco Sport (Escape platform)
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By LPMM
#98906
SeanR wrote: Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:52 am Pulled up behind one in my Rover and was pretty surprised at how small it was. Nice looking ride but it was more the size of the old Bronco II.
Must have been a POS Sport. I went to the dealer today to take a look at a 4-door Bronco, and it is the same size as my Wrangler Unlimted. Overall fairly decent but hard pass based on lack of availability and stupid pricing.
maddog2020 wrote: Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:22 pm Saw one going down the road today….
That's an Escape, err I mean "Bronco" Sport. :evilgrin:
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By AKSteve
#98910
LPMM wrote: Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:45 pm I went to the dealer today to take a look at a 4-door Bronco, and it is the same size as my Wrangler Unlimted. Overall fairly decent but hard pass based on lack of availability and stupid pricing.
I watched a review that said the new Bronco model is like if Ford took a Wrangler and modernized every detail of the design. Did your dealer have a huge markup on the Bronco you looked at?
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By LPMM
#99064
AKSteve wrote: Thu Aug 19, 2021 5:00 pm
LPMM wrote: Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:45 pm I went to the dealer today to take a look at a 4-door Bronco, and it is the same size as my Wrangler Unlimted. Overall fairly decent but hard pass based on lack of availability and stupid pricing.
I watched a review that said the new Bronco model is like if Ford took a Wrangler and modernized every detail of the design. Did your dealer have a huge markup on the Bronco you looked at?
I would not say the Bronco is a modernized Wrangler, they are similar yet very different IMO. In addition, I view the Bronco more as an overland type vehicle or a rig you take on a beach/forest trail day trip. The Wrangler is definitely better suited for the serious offroader.

The one the dealer had was a fairly basic stick shift, 4 banger, soft top unit with an MSRP of just under $49K. I saw the MSRP online since they would not show it to me nor tell me the selling price unless I was serious and wanted to sit down and purchase it that day. :rolleyes:

The Bronco is a good looking rig but I was somewhat disappointed. However if you want one, by all means get on the waiting list and start saving your pennies. OTOH, if you want a fun vehicle doubling as a fantastic offroader, a diesel Rubicon should be a the top of your list.
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By tooloud10
#105871
My SO has been heavily hinting around about wanting an OG Bronco lately but I have zero desire to deal with an old car right now, so we're possibly compromising on a new Bronco. I actually prefer the 4-cyl + 7-speed manual, but it seems like adding almost any other options pushes you to the 10-speed auto, so the manual kind of feels like a unicorn at this point.
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By ny991
#106999
I agree, the manual trans is hard to get. I guess it shows their target market.
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By SidViscous
#110194
tooloud10 wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:47 pm My SO has been heavily hinting around about wanting an OG Bronco lately but I have zero desire to deal with an old car right now, so we're possibly compromising on a new Bronco. I actually prefer the 4-cyl + 7-speed manual, but it seems like adding almost any other options pushes you to the 10-speed auto, so the manual kind of feels like a unicorn at this point.
Wait... have you SEEN one?
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By JustBud
#110284
N_Jay wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:24 pm Just saw one today.
Saw one last weekend, it was the EXACT Bronco I've built on the simulator a hundred times. Badlands with Lux Package and the Sasquatch package in Area 51. It was good looking. Of course I embarrassed my better half by walking directly over and talking to the couple that had just parked it.... stuck my head in to check out the interior (after asking permission of course). They absolutely raved about it. Said it was worth every day of the wait and every penny they paid.
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By N_Jay
#110316
JustBud wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:49 pm
N_Jay wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:24 pm Just saw one today.
Saw one last weekend, it was the EXACT Bronco I've built on the simulator a hundred times. Badlands with Lux Package and the Sasquatch package in Area 51. It was good looking. Of course I embarrassed my better half by walking directly over and talking to the couple that had just parked it.... stuck my head in to check out the interior (after asking permission of course). They absolutely raved about it. Said it was worth every day of the wait and every penny they paid.
Well, the one I saw, just made left turn in front of me when I was trying to make a left out of a side street.
It was a quick look.
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By tooloud10
#110815
SidViscous wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:45 pmWait... have you SEEN one?
Have I seen a manual Bronco? No, that's why I'm worried they're unicorns.

Have I seen a new Bronco at all? Yes, and they look and work worlds better than the uncomfortable, cheesy eBay modified Wranglers that abound. I have a couple of buddies with newer lifted Wranglers and they're among the cheapest vehicles around.
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By SidViscous
#110835
Only angle it looks somewhat good is directly head on.
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By ny991
#111018
I’m just starting to see some of the larger models and, from a quick view, may have some hope. I haven’t seen any with the larger tires on them yet.
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By tooloud10
#111288
SidViscous wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:19 pm Only angle it looks somewhat good is directly head on.
Meh, that's fine but looks are totally subjective. Look at how many people get butt hurt over 996 headlights--meanwhile, mine has been the best car I've ever owned. The Bronco and Wrangler are the only vehicles in their category and I've had so many crappy experiences with Jeeps and lately a lot of good experiences with Fords, so the choice is a no brainer to me.
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By Fox_
#111934
I saw a video of whats under the hood.

The last ford I worked on that looked like a epic rats nest like that was a nightmare.

Imagine this will be the same.

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