Really great Bronco features you'd like in the Wrangler

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lets talk about ford reliability.... some of my examples.. i have a fiesta st. great little car, fun to drive.. however the slave cylinder is plastic, its inside the transmission bell and for this 20 dollar piece, you spend 1000 to replace it once it fails and they fail a lot. there is a 20 dollar plastic thingy buried deep deep in the console called a 'blend door actuator'. when this thing fails you have to get far back into the console after taking out the driver's seat and unbolt a tiny screw that you pray doesnt drop down into the console to be forever lost to replace this cheep piece of plastic that clicks continuously once it fails. i did do this labor and saved 300 or 400 bucks but it took several hours and was a pain. then you have the plastic oil pan and drain on the 2.7 ford motor (top motor offered on the bronco to start). i think they finally wised up at ford and now this is metal, but sheese there is the possibility that the bronco could have plastic oil pan (the horror).

the point here is that all of the manufacturers and using lots of cheap plastic parts on ever more expensive and complicated cars and you can bet there will be issues with the bronco, just like there are with the jeep.
I would highlight that there are two issues here. 1) A problem and 2) how the manufacturer deals with the problem. I do hear of Ford problems, just as I hear of Jeep problems. In my experience, the big difference to me is that Ford seems to have fixes for their problems. With Ford, I pay money, the problem gets fixed. I have had bad experience with Jeep taking my money, and not fixing my problem.

I have zero issues throwing money at a problem, provided it gets fixed.





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stickered at 46 for well below 40.
Good timing, I guess; but I love my TJ. Test drove a 2.0 and loved it, but not for 50k. Already made ten grand in the market from the difference. mmmm...mmm. So, my TJ is now a free gift.
 

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It feels like a Barcalounger compared to the rear seat in JKUs! :like:
Yes, my bad. You are definitely correct about the back seat in a JKU...so bad. No way in hell the designers ever went for a ride in one.
 

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Like many of you, I'm just getting my feet wet with Ford's Bronco offerings, how they're marketing the new vehicle and the features it has.

If you run across ideas the Ford design team had that you'd like to see incorporated into a Wrangler, do share here.

For example, I like how the back seats--at least from some video I saw--have the ability to put the seat up to store items hidden below.
Nothing, It looks like a Ford FLEX and an Early Explorer bumped Nasties and this was the end result.
 

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I would highlight that there are two issues here. 1) A problem and 2) how the manufacturer deals with the problem. I do hear of Ford problems, just as I hear of Jeep problems. In my experience, the big difference to me is that Ford seems to have fixes for their problems. With Ford, I pay money, the problem gets fixed. I have had bad experience with Jeep taking my money, and not fixing my problem.

I have zero issues throwing money at a problem, provided it gets fixed.
well with ford thats an issue (at least for me). 1000$ to replace a 20$ plastic slave cylinder on a car that had around 25K miles. i work out of my house, have several cars so i dont put a lot of miles on a car in a year. over the years, i have done lots of work on my cars, including rebuilding motors, dropping and replacing transmissions, changing out rear-ends and so forth. i have changed clutch slave cylinders but they were always on the outside of the transmission and were mostly metal. so my issue here is the cost (almost all labor) to replace a key part of the transmission which has two flaws (as far as im concerned) plastic and flimsy and prone to fail due to aging and placed on the inside of the transmission in a front wheel drive vehicle requiring complicated time consuming procedures to repair and also requiring special tools.

and yes the dealership treated me well (as in loved me tenderly) but for that treatment, i had to shell out 1000+.
 

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The funny part is right after that when it takes off and still lifts that driver front tire because it can't flex enough even with the sway bar disconnected to keep the tires on the ground.
Yeah, their promo movie also used a lot of conveniently placed boulders (that were bypassed) to block the view of a lot of wheel lift moments.

The 2 door Bronco has ignited a newfound interest of light off roading in my wife. She was daunted by my Rubi, due to its more hands on nature that requires a bit more driver engagement (the transfer case lever) and its sheer abilities. Whereas the Bronco is all push button and set it and forget it. She's 4'11", so she also appreciated the very low a-pillar grab handles for getting in. I really hope it turns out great, so she can join me in my newest interest and have some fun with me. One things for sure though, she'll be in 4lo and locked up long before I need to shift out of 2hi. Lol
 

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It's funny the thing that never gets mentioned is the GOAT terrain control features. I think that kind of off-road tech doesn't appeal to Jeep buyers. even if it is done well.
 

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Now remember y’all I am a new Jeeper so a little grace before someone throws some shade lol, but I did like the interior bike rack. I also liked the price points for the various packages. Smile y’all life is good!
where are you seeing all that info? I only see the different models, base price and thats it on their web site / build
 

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It feels like a Barcalounger compared to the rear seat in JKUs! :like:
Until you've had sex with a girl wearing skin tight wrangler jeans in the back of a CJ5, I don't want to hear about uncomfortable back seats!
 

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Ironically, the rear seat on the 2-door Wrangler is more comfortable than in the 4-door.

It is a royal pain getting in-and-out of the back of a 2-door Wrangler. But the 2-door rear seat itself is shaped much better than the church pew in the 4-door; once back there, the rear seat in the 2-door is actually more comfortable.
 

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