UDPride wrote: ↑Sun Jan 30, 2022 3:13 am
Maybe Im asking a rhetorical question here, but is there something special about the Ford Bronco that I'm not aware of that's creating this incredible demand and pricing? It looks like a Toyota FJ Cruiser ripoff (with potentially an extra set of normal doors) if you ask me. You can buy a used FJ for $25,000 (same price when they were new...they have had 0 depreciation) and drive it home today. And despite it having 100,000 miles on it will still probably outlast a new Bronco at half the price. And 10 years from now the FJ will still have 0 depreciation.
That's easy--the last FJ Cruiser was MY '14 in the US, and also they're quite possibly the ugliest vehicles ever sold here short of the Pontiac Aztek. I'm sure they were good cars in their day, but they don't have modern tech and they do have those goofy rear doors that nobody wants to deal with. Beyond that, the biggest problem with the FJ Cruiser is the same problem that exists on all Toyotas--somehow they manage to build the toughest, most reliable vehicles and still make them boring AF. There is absolutely zero sex appeal with these things.
None of the vehicles in this category have had a big problem with depreciation, so you might as well get the one you like the best. In my case it would be for my SO that is strictly buying it for nostalgic reasons but wants the modern tech she's become used to in modern vehicles. She absolutely does not want a Jeep because they drive like complete shit and I can't blame her.
I'm not very bright, so I'm probably missing something obvious. It just feels like on my social media feeds and on TV its as if Ford has pulled fairy dust out of thin air and given the market something we have never seen before.
Look, you know how this shit works. If 'bang for the buck' was the only reason for buying cars, we'd all be driving C8 Corvettes.
My dentist buddy drives a Camry with red leather seats and I'm sure it's a good car and as reliable as any other Toyota, but somehow it's still boring and I have no desire to own one. OTOH, we have been pleased with our late model Fords, so...Bronco it is. :)