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It means that the once “ballzy” mentality of Ford Motor Company is no longer in the hands of the Ford family, it is now in the hands of political movements. Get ready for pronoun changes for vehicle model names.
 

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More likely, Ford made this announcement to divert attention from the latest delays in Bronco production.

The ploy appears to have worked like a charm...
 

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Hyperbole is fun, especially when you toss in some slippery slope. If you're feeling spunky, fish for a couple charged words, too. That'll rile 'em up.
 

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It means that the once “ballzy” mentality of Ford Motor Company is no longer in the hands of the Ford family, it is now in the hands of political movements. Get ready for pronoun changes for vehicle model names.
Nah, it means they dont give a crap about their customers, investors and employees, just want to be stylish as Clint would say ;)
 

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Over the past year a lot was said that the Bronco's 2.3 and 2.7 blow away the Wranglers offerings. With real owner experience actually out now we've learned the 2.7 on the Bronco is equivalent to the Wranglers 2.0. The standard Wrangler turbo equals their upgraded turbo while Jeep still offers a N/A V6, electric, diesel and obviously a V8 to boot. The engine comparison as of today is a no contest in Jeeps favor.
 

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got to look at a Bronco at a closed dealer on sunday so didnt have a sales droid come out. took a quick walk around.
It was a soft top and all I an say is the fit and finish sucks, the rear side panels on the soft top did not fit well and were wavy, terrible! The interior didnt wow me, still looks like they have retread designers from the old Taurus days with the play school theme for their interiors.

My wife didnt like it and said it looks ugly, but she is biased ownine 3 jeeps :)

I think they will probably will sell well to Ford folks but somehow, I really doubt they will capture many crossover customers who like Wranglers.
 

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I’m curious to see some professional publications post some 0-60 and 1/4 miles times for the Bronco 2.3/2.7. Most people have mentioned the torque is there, but not much else. The 2.7 is a strong motor so I’m surprised people are saying it’s not faster. It has to be the Ford Explorer transmission holding it back?

Based on the early YT 0-60 numbers the 2.0 and 3.6 would beat both of ford’s offering 0-60 and probably in the 1/4 mile.
 

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I had a bronco reservation (thought maybe my daughter would like one) but cancelled. I am not a fan of the engine choices. I like my simple 3.6 which has a good reputation for reliability paired with a great 8 speed auto. Both engine and trans have been well regarded in many platforms.

When I have driven ford's 10 speed, it felt like it was always shifting. 10 speeds is a lot of gears to choose from and it felt like it was in a hurry to get through them all before I hit 50mph. Too much shifting for me. Now the bronco guys are learning that ford is sticking them with a transmission that, to me, seems only marginally able to withstand the torque of their engines. That would bother me tremendously. Ford's engine choices already seem too complex for my preference, but I would also not want a transmission that isn't durable enough to live behind my motor. Especially when I see plenty of the ford guys talking about boosting their engine output with tunes etc. I feel bad for the bronco guys who are just trying to buy a truck they find cool. Ford just keeps finding new ways to f#ck with them.

https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/thre...-update-confirmed-in-ford-parts-system.16429/
 

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From what I've read, and seen in videos, overheating and marginal engineering on components will take a reliability hit. Systemic, and repeated design and manufacturing flaws ( watch that Warranty Wording between " design " and " manufacturing " defects being covered) will be a Natural Selection for Broncos extinction, just like it was the first and second time around.
I'm still finding 50s- 60s Jeeps everywhere, running and living useful lives. Broncos, not so much.
 
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