Looks Like Ford Bronco is Serious About Taking on the Wrangler

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Will you consider the new Bronco?

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  1. rallydefault

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    It's gonna look awesome and probably be awesome, but nah...sticking with my jeep.
     
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    #2192 Feb 2, 2020
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    Looks like the big brother of the Suzuki Jimny. But I would prefer the jimny starting at $20k

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    #2193 Feb 2, 2020
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    Yet, FJ Cruiser was produced for only 10 years...until Toyota decided to pull the plug.

    Having said that, if Toyota were to revive FJ Cruiser as a real 4-door, with less comic design, it could do well. And, chances are, better than this mythical Bronco.

    PS - I owned a 2019 Tacoma TRD Off-Road for six months. It had many things I liked, like the feeling of solidly, overall assembly quality, the quiet ride, a refined interior, even the decent dealer treatment. But there were many things I didn’t like, like a weak IFS, prone to go out of alignment for no apparent reason, an atrocious 6-speed automatic, a V6 that produced all type of mysterious shivers, shudders and vibrations, a cramped interior, an uncomfortable driver seat. If Toyota ever brings FJ Cruiser back, I hope doesn’t bring these issues with it.
     
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    Happy with my current Jeep. Having said that, the Bronco will impact Wrangler sales and might make for a very interesting next model wrangler. Jeep Wranglers have been the only real game in town and although many people like them, there is room for improvement.
     
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    I assume that was a 4Runner (the last FJC in the USA was 2014). My FJC had no such problems...owned 12 years with absolutely issues other than a couple of recalls on the seatbelts. I did Ouray, Moab and Sedona plus 2500 road miles in one trip and it did awesome (grented, it would have been wayyy more fun in an open Jeep). If the FJC ever comes back though....I hope that they add a useful set of rear doors and get rid of the massive C-pillar blind spots.

    All that said...I would welcome a Bronco to the party. Competition is good for all brands.

    And that guy who wants a Susuki Jimney.....yeah, me too!

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    Agreed. Thought the same thing. Very Renegade if this was the actual production vehicle.
     
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    Personally, I think Bronco and Baby Bronco is what Ford Escape and EcoSport should have been. Instead of the non-descript blobs that they are.

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    It's supposed to have a 7-speed manual tranny, which includes a sub-1st gear crawl selection
     
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    He’s talking about the tacoma. And I agree. Lol.
     
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    That's very true. I was considering that very dilemma when I ordered my JL right after they released.
    I told myself it would be okay since they were largely the same as the JK. I got lucky and had no major issues, but search the forum and you'll see plenty of growing pains the JL had that first year (weld, paint, electronics, etc). Always a good idea to avoid that first year run, especially on a completely new model.

    IDK, the JT was teased for at least two years too. I actually got impatient and figured it was never going to happen either, so I got my JL. Apparently it takes a long time to bring these things to market.
     
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    Was anyone doubting that the JT would hit the market with camo'd mules seen in the wild? Hell, it was a given when mules with JK interiors were seen.

    I'm not even a prospective Bronco buyer, but at this point I don't see how anyone could think it's vaporware.
     
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    I prefer manual transmissions in all vehicles - Not just Jeeps. It’s a more engaging, demanding, and rewarding driving experience.

    Now if I were rock crawling or chasing lap times, automatic would probably be the way to go. For pure enjoyment of the drive, though? I’ve got to be rowing my own gears!
     
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    I daily an automatic, I need to mod it to keep it engaging.

    A manual as you said just keeps it engaging, even if it's a 90s non-hatch civic
     
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    exactly, demanding. Too much work! I’ll take an automatic any day so I can actually enjoy driving!
     
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    Not so much that I thought it would never happen, so much as a concern of when it would ever happen. Launch dates regularly get rumored, then pushed back. The JT did it, the Bronco has done it. I'm sure the Bronco will launch, but how long does someone want to wait to see if they'll like the real thing, not just the concepts and artist renderings.
     
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