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Old 06-25-2020, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Speaking of the new Bronco...

So, long time fan. Owned a 78 for 19 years, got rid of it when family started. In the market for another one.


All that being said I know a thing or two about them, all of them from 66 to 96. Seems like Ford has really missed the mark here with the styling. Looks like a Scout to me. And 4 doors? WTH! AND no V8 power, only V6.



I've seen the rumors with the cool mechanical stuff with the transmissions and differentials so we'll see about that.



When it is finally and officially released I'm hoping some of my concerns are put to rest.

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Old 06-25-2020, 02:57 PM   #2
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It seems like Ford is just following other companies’ trend of putting an old familiar name on something new, hoping the name itself sells cars instead of the vehicle itself.

Charger - while Dodge has sold a lot of these, when they came out the common thought was, “a four-door? REALLY???” I mean come on, who has visions of hood sliding across that?

Malibu - Twice in history, Chevy has taken the name of a once gorgeous car, even the foundation of once great muscle cars, and slapped it on a unrelatable chassis

Blazer - another unremarkable small suv that blends in with every other small suv from Kia to Porche

Dart - meh. This one wasn’t too far off, but probably would have done better pre-Challenger

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Old 06-25-2020, 03:40 PM   #3
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Bronco - another unremarkable small suv that blends in with every other small suv from Kia to Porche
Have you seen it? I think it's going to look noticeably different than most small suvs.
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Have you seen it? I think it's going to look noticeably different than most small suvs.

OOPS! I meant Blazer. I saw a new Blazer when we bought my wife’s Traverse. Without seeing the name badge, I couldn’t really see much difference between it and a Equinox. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad looking rig, but in my opinion most small and midsize suvs look similar these days.

What I saw parked next to the Equinox was NOT what I think of as a Blazer.

As far as the Bronco, the pics I’ve found on the interwebs look interesting. I just hope it does the “Bronco” name justice.


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I just hope it does the “Bronco” name justice.
Yeah, it might not suck. Crossing my fingers.



If I'm reading correct info, it sounds like a two and four door full size model and a mini me.
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Yeah, it might not suck. Crossing my fingers.



If I'm reading correct info, it sounds like a two and four door full size model and a mini me.

Yeah, that doesn’t look half bad. I’m not quite sure of the four door idea, but a full size and a smaller Bronco II version would be cool.

Ford has had some stranger ideas though. For example: Mustang II or worse yet, putting a 4cyl in the Mustang. (I don’t care what kind of numbers it puts out!)


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Looks a lot like the Toyota FJ Cruiser. I mean, A LOT.
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Back in 2007 Ford began teasing us with the "concept" Bronco, boasting wonderful specs including nitrous......


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Ford has made a few colossal blunders. First was not having the 7.3 Liter Power Stroke V8 anymore for whatever reason. Best Diesel motor ever IMO. Second was discontinuing the Ford Bronco. This is another mistake. What a joke.
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Second was discontinuing the Ford Bronco. This is another mistake. What a joke.
It was a mistake to discontinue it, and bring it back?

Mistake for who? Not Ford, it's going to sell like crazy.
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Yeah, that doesn’t look half bad. I’m not quite sure of the four door idea, but a full size and a smaller Bronco II version would be cool.

Ford has had some stranger ideas though. For example: Mustang II or worse yet, putting a 4cyl in the Mustang. (I don’t care what kind of numbers it puts out!)


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Ford has made a few colossal blunders. First was not having the 7.3 Liter Power Stroke V8 anymore for whatever reason. Best Diesel motor ever IMO. Second was discontinuing the Ford Bronco. This is another mistake. What a joke.

And discontinuing the Crown Vic, the most popular fleet car in the country and the last of the body-on-frame cars. Taxi and police fleets loved those cars for a reason, and Dearborn yanked the rug out from under them.
That was bad enough, but Ford had to outdo themselves and drop the E-series van. That bordered on obscenity.
Then they drop cars altogether, except for the Mustang and that funky crossover. Gack.
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I would love to have a 2011 Explorer.
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Ford has made a few colossal blunders. First was not having the 7.3 Liter Power Stroke V8 anymore for whatever reason. Best Diesel motor ever IMO. Second was discontinuing the Ford Bronco. This is another mistake. What a joke.
Of course, Ford didn’t make the 7.3 or the replacement 6.0 or the 6.4. Most would say the 6.7 is a very good motor that’s actually made by Ford. The 6.0 and 6.4 came around because of pollution standards. Sure they are more complicated each generation but the same can be said for the newer GM/Ram diesels.

Emissions and low sales killed the first Bronco, too.

Back to the Bronco, I don’t think it’s much different than a 2006-2010 Explorer. At least, I think it is going to have a frame instead of unibody of 2011 on. I’m sure the Ecoboost models will have their fans, but I still like my 2006 4.6 v8. Simple and reliable although I’d like to have a turbo at elevation.
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Kinda looks like a Jeep and an old International Scout had a creepy affair and this is the offspring. I damn near died in a '67 Broncho about 40 years ago. Rolled end over end, body went one way, frame went the other, they always did have rust issues. Old foot locker stood up long enough so the roof didn't crush me. Compound bow sprung, broadheads flying all over the Broncho, yikes. Walked away with a broken nose. Still miss that rig.
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James, Sounds like you were in the middle of a bomb going off and yet lived to tell about it!
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I did not like that the early Broncos only came with steering column shifters.
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James, Sounds like you were in the middle of a bomb going off and yet lived to tell about it!

Only 'cause I put a seatbelt on! Made me real faithful about that.


P Fisher...What's wrong with "3 on the tree"???? Tried to explain that to my kid, who drives a standard now (most her age don't know how!). Pretty funny. Knew several guys who converted it to a floor shift, those were finicky to deal with.
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1Pump...I so wish I had a rack mounted spare, that's funny. Thanks for the laugh.
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