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. Gringostarr

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    Right now I'm downgrading from Rubicon to either a Willys Diesel or waiting another year for the Bronco, with the big reason I'm waiting to see the Bronco before deciding being just how much the Willys will be. Not that I don't have the money for it, but I'm hesitant to drop $50k on a Jeep and then another $10k on after market upgrades even if there wasn't a viable alternative on the horizon.
     
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    1. That's subjective. Both the 3.6 and 2.0 perform very well for the platform they share and have had relatively zero issues after the first 2 years in the JL. I do expect Ford to offer a better premium engine such as a V8 which would be great.

    2. This is subjective too but the 10 speed is definitely not better. The 8speed is best in class and I expect to be for a while. The Ford tranny spends too much time figuring out what gear to be in and seems to want to upshift constantly even when you let off the gas pedal trying to slow down. The 10speed only makes sense for somebody who's towing often which like the Wrangler will not be the Broncos forte.

    Competition is great. Jeep hasn't had any competition for 6 or so years now and the option prices reflect that. It's time for reality to hit them smack in the face. The JL is a tremendous product but they overproduced by a lot. Cut production going forward and prices/rebates will stabilize.
     
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    It is for sure, but I typically get out a bunch and check lines which involves climbing around on the rocks, plus getting in and out of a lifted rig is a workout. lol

    The rush is from the possibility of wrecking a 50k vehicle. haha
     
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    Ok, fair point. Unless you happen to have a spotter, you better be ready for some exercise. I've ended up on my lid before. Takes the "daily-driver" right out of your "daily driver"...
     
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    Bronco lift kits incoming!
     
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    I bought a Wrangler because I had a TJ about 20 years ago that was unstoppable in a major blizzard we had. I got rid of it when we had kids as it wasn't practical. I did take it off road a few times but not rock crawling. I always liked the 4 door Wranglers as they had the utility of a 4x4 but were also convertible. The JLU was the first 4-door Wrangler I seriously considered purchasing as it had all of those qualities from prior Wranglers plus the creature comforts I have grown accustomed to (keyless entry, heated seats, power locks/windows, better headlights, etc.). Honestly, I bought the Rubicon for the look. I didn't want to buy a Sahara and have to add the wheels, tires, lift, hood. I guess I can see how rock crawling appeals to some but it is so sloooooow. Couple that with the serious risk of damage to a vehicle that is pretty pricey and it is not for me.
     
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    Ok, what else can you tell us? :movember:
     
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    I like trails but not “rock climbing” per se. there’s rocks here and there to deal with but going on a long trail that’s all technical crawling just isn’t fun to me. I like to get out and enjoy the sites/sounds around me without having to be focused 100% of the time on all the obstacles and dangers around me. If a Bronco is much better on the road (should be) then I’ll make the switch. It’ll be able to do all of the off road stuff I do with stock 35’s (I’ll switch mine for a different tire) and more comfort. Hopefully they have cooled powered seats and more luxury options available. If the top of the line is around the 70k mark I’m in. If it’s not nice enough I’ll probably keep the Jeep and get a defender as a daily. That 400 hp and luxury would be tough to beat with my daily highway trip to work
     
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    Still working out the details ;)
     
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    Keep us posted, and share what you can if you can
     
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    Just a joke, but hey maybe one day!
     
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    As a "young buyer" I didn't even get closer to buying anything new, it took me almost 15 years in to my career and in my mid 30's before I pulled that trigger.
     
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    2.7L Ecoboost 325hp/400tq seems to be the confirmed base engine for the Bronco! IFS front. 8.8 live axle rear.

    We should see some spy footage leak but they are doing high speed desert tests now.

    It looks GOOD. Still no details on how the roof, etc, is removed and if soft top options.

    Stay tuned, lots to come soon!

    Not a Wrangler killer, but something between a SUV and the Wrangler.
     
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