i agree on the low volume 2 door sale. but its still alive and i dont think that jeep will ever kill the 2 door model due to the history and long production runs.The take rate on the 2-door is already too low to make it profitable. Now it’s debatable that the 2-door is less popular because of the lack of options. IMO they need to make the 2-door more like the LJ to have it survive. A bit longer wheelbase and more cargo volume would make it easier to stomach for people. That is one of the coolest parts of the Bronco though, it’s about the size of an LJ and you can get a base 2-door with the Sasquatch (lockers 35’s etc) AND the upgraded V6 engine for like $38k. That’s a steal.
the lj are nice and i have looked into getting one. however, it was only a 1 year run (i think) and imo i think it was killed due to a low interest in the lj model. when the 4 door came out, it pretty much eliminated the lj wheel base. same theory with the mid size trucks. there were tons of regular cabs trucks, along with the extended cab and crew cabs. now only the extended cabs (in somewhat low productions) and crew cabs being the top sellers.
as for the broncos, i've been watching them and i think they are cool. as for the options, ford seems to up their game. the other factor to consider is that the bronco is bigger than the jl so there could be a drawback in runnng on some trails where wranglers in general can run them easier.