I definitely don't think it's ugly. I do think the wrangler looks a bit cooler, but I also really like the bronco's look. They're really not that far apart, to be honest. I didn't know that Ford was one of the main builders of the Willys for the military, and Ford was the company that came up with the seven-slotted grille. You can definitely see those cues in the bronco.In my opinion, the Bronco is ugly and has no style.
My hat is off to you, sir. I'm pretty much in the same boat. I do oversand with my jeep but that's been mainly it. I do have intentions of doing some actual rocks once I get it paid off before next year, though. I just want to find some cool trails within a few hundred miles of where I live, preferably in the mountains with some awesome views.I'll admit it! I do very little off roading, even when its mild stuff, things the Bronco will handle with ease. I'm on my 2nd wrangler (first was a 2009 JK 2dr 6sp, now a 2018 Sahara 6sp). I love the wrangler for what it represents and its American history.
Again, none of us have seen the actual reveal (if you have, fill us in) and are just assuming a bunch of stuff. If they give their presentation and showcase a trim that does have the solid axles, then everything we're saying just flew out the window. But let's assume they don't, and you are totally right. It's not fair to keep using "rock crawling" to cover so many situations. I guess I'm just saying the average jeep/bronco driver doesn't encounter those situations.In reality, rock crawling is just an example of the many situations encountered in all types of terrain, where limited flexibility causes wheel lift.