Thing is, Bronco production is scheduled to start in April 2021. Even if you get your reservation today, by the time the first Broncos hit dealer showrooms, you navigate through dealer markups and fight it out with richer buyers, you are unlikely to get your Bronco before a year from now.
That Wrangler 392 has better chances of hitting dealer showroom sooner.
The Ford webiste has a note under every photo that says Mid-2021 availability. I would be surprised if they are at dealerships in April. The "sport" version will be available much earlier though.You keep saying this, but I think you are mistaken. Production starts end of this year and April 2021 is when it will be available in dealer showrooms. If I'm not mistaken.
It appears better initial quality is only marginally better than Jeep - both are below average....probably a bit of a crap shoot either way...
A little harder than a Jeep, it really comes down to aligning the angle of the cv joints by dropping the transfer case in most instances.I wonder how easy or difficult it will be to lift the new Bronco.
The most common complaint on Toyota Tacoma forums, besides the atrocious automatic transmission and driving position that is, was from owners struggling with front alignment issues after lifting their trucks.
It appears something about IFS makes lifting those trucks a bit tricky. I don’t know if this is something unique to Tacomas or common on all IFS trucks.
Definitely worth looking into before dropping several grand on a new Bronco that then becomes difficult to modify.
I so much agree with you. I spent $8,000 on my 2” Synergy lift, Warn winch, Artec skids, aux lights, and 315/70/17s and now have 2” more clearance than the best stock Bronco. Rather than spending $$ replacing existing parts it would be so much easier and cheaper if this could all be installed during manufacturing....and Jeep could easily reclaim the top position....while generating more cash.If Jeep would wise up just a bit.....they would offer a Rubi with 35" tires ( and a NO RUB suspension) put some decent skid plates and sliders on it......and a few other nice tricks. These things would not need to cost them that much.
Instead, they make everyone go to the aftermarket for these things that could be original equipment......and expect folks to swallow this chit. When I bought my Rubi....I knew I was going to spend another $10 k in aftermarket chit to get it up to desired standards of these times. Just ridiculous. OH.....and then they had to piss me off with some bogus price increases on metallic paint?? Not good biz practices.
As said......they don't listen well. Still.....I think many folks are a bit rabid right now.......and some level of sense will return. It's a tough line to walk.....if you want to make a decent profit in the auto biz. That 2 door Bronco is not especially cheap when "properly equipped."
based on the order guide it appears so. The two top options show 2.7 with auto only. The others show either engine with optional 7 but only available on the smaller. Huge bummer.Was that video accurate? You can only get the manual in the 4 cyl?
And Jeep has done a stellar job in the last 3 years with the wrangler with frame welds, steering issues, and electronics reliability...In fact, Ford probably has one of the worst records with all-new vehicle launches among the Big 3.
Following the launches of Fusions, Escapes and F-Series, Ford issued recalls due to fire risk multiple times between 2012 and 2019.
It’s a Ford thing...