Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler mega thread

With the Bronco launch, what team are you in?

  • I will stay with team Jeep

    Votes: 700 61.0%
  • I may jump to Team Ford

    Votes: 235 20.5%
  • I am staying out of this one for now. (in Eric Cartman’s voice): Screw you guys, I am going home.

    Votes: 110 9.6%
  • Is “both” an option because I am loaded and can afford both?

    Votes: 102 8.9%

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Sasquatch delayed until Summer of 2022. ...
Not all Sasquatch model Broncos. It is the 2.3L Engine with a manual transmission equipped with the Sasquatch package is pushed out till 2022. It doesn’t even say Summer of 2022, only year 2022.

I will not be surprised for them to say there is no MY2021 Bronco.





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By the time the fords are ready, I may be ready to trade in my 2020 Sahara.
 

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There's always people shopping for vehicles. I don't see how it matters if it slips another year.
That’s like saying putting off your wedding for the fifth time is okay because people are always getting married...LOL!

I am pretty sure it matters to those waiting.

For the rest of us, it is just non-stop entertainment.
 

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That’s like saying putting off your wedding for the fifth time is okay because people are always getting married...LOL!

I am pretty sure it matters to those waiting.

For the rest of us, it is just non-stop entertainment.
Uh...no, it's nothing like that. Did you read the post I replied to? I understand what you are saying and agree those that are waiting will be dissappointed and many will buy other vehicles. However, they are not the only buyers that Ford is selling to. This will certainly diminish the hype but others, like myself, may be in the market by the time this thing has hit its stride.
 

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Should be a great SUV, Ford is firing all their contractors today including engineers who worked on the Bronco program LOL What could go wrong :)

"Engineers, for example, may work years on product launches at Ford though technically employed by an outside agency. Contract employees are rarely given severance or health care; their pay ends immediately."

"Contract workers were notified by their agency employers late Friday that "their assignment at Ford has ended," Ford spokesman Ian Thibodeau confirmed to the Free Press, part of the USA TODAY Network.

Cuts were effective immediately upon notice, Thibodeau said."




https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ford-motor-co-cuts-contract-153410934.html
 

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I had my JL for less than a month when reservations went live for the Bronco. At the time, I figured a refundable $100 is easy enough to put down should I not find myself happy with the Jeep. I've been absolutely thrilled. Never loved a vehicle more than my JL. It's been awesome and remains awesome. If only the weather would warm up, so I could get out and work on it. I have a few accessories sitting in my garage waiting to be added.

Anyway, I got the call from Ford yesterday about my reservation. "Your Bronco is ready to be built," said the eager salesmen at my local dealership. At of curiosity, I spent a fair amount of time last night looking at the Bronco options. The sheer number of models and options for this thing are over the top. Configuring one is no easy task and they get expensive (over $50k is what I'd deem expensive) quick. Having my 18' Sahara JL (with upgraded Rubi tires, steel bumper, etc) as a reference - pricing those things into a Bronco easily put me over that mark. I think I ended up at $55k for a well equipped 4-door Badlands with Sasquatch.

I'll probably let my $100 sit at Ford for a while longer. Absent any of these on the road or reviewed vs the deep history and track record of our Wranglers makes it a risky bet.

FWIW, I was told Sasquatch is available and my order would be delivered in Q4.

Also, not playing favorites, but the Bronco forum seems to lack the community, moderation and general good will I've experienced here.
 

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I had my JL for less than a month when reservations went live for the Bronco. At the time, I figured a refundable $100 is easy enough to put down should I not find myself happy with the Jeep. I've been absolutely thrilled. Never loved a vehicle more than my JL. It's been awesome and remains awesome. If only the weather would warm up, so I could get out and work on it. I have a few accessories sitting in my garage waiting to be added.

Anyway, I got the call from Ford yesterday about my reservation. "Your Bronco is ready to be built," said the eager salesmen at my local dealership. At of curiosity, I spent a fair amount of time last night looking at the Bronco options. The sheer number of models and options for this thing are over the top. Configuring one is no easy task and they get expensive (over $50k is what I'd deem expensive) quick. Having my 18' Sahara JL (with upgraded Rubi tires, steel bumper, etc) as a reference - pricing those things into a Bronco easily put me over that mark. I think I ended up at $55k for a well equipped 4-door Badlands with Sasquatch.

I'll probably let my $100 sit at Ford for a while longer. Absent any of these on the road or reviewed vs the deep history and track record of our Wranglers makes it a risky bet.

FWIW, I was told Sasquatch is available and my order would be delivered in Q4.

Also, not playing favorites, but the Bronco forum seems to lack the community, moderation and general good will I've experienced here.
When they initially announced that sharp 7 speed manual, I was interested. When I saw pictures of it, I was ready to buy one. When they came out and said that the 7 speed, with a creeper gear that is purposes for off road would not be available with the 2.7 OR the Sasquatch package, I tapped out.
 

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I ran across a Bronco in Tonto Verde State park on a back trail. It was Yellow and it appeared he didn't have the front doors on. This is only my opinion "I dont like the looks of them" and I got a pretty good look. I would seriously consider a Subaru outback (Ha) before the Bronco, at least for a year or two... Sorry
 

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I don't care for their styling either. It looked good back in the early 70's and I get the 'nostalgic' cues but damn... Jeep keeps streamlining and it looks better than ever while Ford resurrects a rolling brick design from the 70s.

It's still WAY to early to tell imo and I'd never buy a $50k (or more!) sight unseen. There hasn't even been a valid test of the vehicle yet. If it's as awesome as Ford is trying to make everyone believe, and real world testing backs up their claims, maybe I could get past the blocky design.

Will it look like this??

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Or this?? big difference and who knows now.
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I don't care for their styling either. It looked good back in the early 70's and I get the 'nostalgic' cues but damn... Jeep keeps streamlining and it looks better than ever while Ford resurrects a rolling brick design from the 70s.

It's still WAY to early to tell imo and I'd never buy a $50k (or more!) sight unseen. There hasn't even been a valid test of the vehicle yet. If it's as awesome as Ford is trying to make everyone believe, and real world testing backs up their claims, maybe I could get past the blocky design.

Will it look like this??

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Or this?? big difference and who knows now.
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Here's the render of my online build of the Badlands Bronco. All valid points. Year 1 vehicle, no actual hands-on. I'll likely wait and put my energy into a Mopar lift and 35s. I had one of the original Hummer H3s. It was fun being one of the first on the road with it. It turned out to be a lemon and I literally got all of my money back after 7 trips to GM, most by tow truck since the vehicle would die. Good times.

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