Bronco - It's a No From Me...

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Same problem with Jeep Wranglers, which the new Bronco copied more or less. Everything you come to appreciate in a vehicle is a compromise ... on road handling, interior storage etc. I had a 2 door Wrangler and ended up removing the rear seat and it sat in the back of my garage for 10 years, I put it back in when I sold it.
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The Bronco Sport is not the Bronco. It was dumb naming on Ford's part to make the Bronco Sport sound more rugged. IMHO the Bronco Sport compares to a Subaru Forester, kind of. The Bronco compares to a Wangler or Land Rover, etc.
I think they should have wrapped the Escape, Bronco Sport, and Maverick into one brand family, with similar styling, grilles, interiors, etc. and called it a day. Maverick Escape? Maverick Sport? Why not - all the same platform.

I think it was a missed opportunity but then, I have the benefit of hindsight. ?
 

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Same problem with Jeep Wranglers, which the new Bronco copied more or less. Everything you come to appreciate in a vehicle is a compromise ... on road handling, interior storage etc. I had a 2 door Wrangler and ended up removing the rear seat and it sat in the back of my garage for 10 years, I put it back in when I sold it.
Part of why I like my old Pathfinder. Great all around vehicle for both On and OffRoad. Of course there are changes that will be made, but thats normal with any vehicle you buy.
 
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Same problem with Jeep Wranglers, which the new Bronco copied more or less. Everything you come to appreciate in a vehicle is a compromise ... on road handling, interior storage etc. I had a 2 door Wrangler and ended up removing the rear seat and it sat in the back of my garage for 10 years, I put it back in when I sold it.
Was gonna say, about 12 years ago I bought a used Wrangler for my daughter when she turned 16. Girlie Jeep, 4 cyl/auto, she could put the roof down and look cute*. It was fine for her to putt to high school and college but the couple times she took trips in it we took the back seat out to fit stuff.

* Because Dad is a gearhead it also ended up with a Gale Banks header and exhaust, Airaid CAI, better stereo and sound bar, and bigger wheels and tires. Was a beast in the snow though.
 

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My camping is limited to the Ford Nationals every year and the occasional NASCAR or NHRA race. Have no need for a back seat any more so I got a Supercab. Prefer my tent and canopy and use the bed (with tonneau) for storage. Rather doubt all my gear would fit in a Bronco unless I got one of those carriers that fits in your trailer hitch.
 
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Completely agree with you. My wife has a 4 door wrangler, zero utility like I have with the ranger.

Can a bronco carry 1900lbs of vinyl plank flooring plus 2 grown men? I think not. And yes I know what my payload sticker says....

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I think they should have wrapped the Escape, Bronco Sport, and Maverick into one brand family, with similar styling, grilles, interiors, etc. and called it a day. Maverick Escape? Maverick Sport? Why not - all the same platform.

I think it was a missed opportunity but then, I have the benefit of hindsight. ?
May still yet happen...
I hear stories and rumors that Ford is launching two new "brands" and maybe they already have.

Mustang - will be the traditional Mustang and the EV Platforms Mach E. I think this one is a bad idea and they should have kept and expanded the Fusion and made this the Fusion line.

Bronco - Will be getting the Bronco, Bronco Sport, Escape.

The idea was to market to younger people - You know that idea that worked out so well for Saturn, Scion, and a hand full of other blip in the market brands that eventually got gobbled back up by the parent company.
 

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I’m trying to get the wife into getting one. Not going very well. I just want to be chauffeured around in it actually.
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