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valhalla360

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Posted: 10/25/20 06:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is the Ford ecoboost line (ie: turbo version), so not exactly the same as the old geo metro.

It is funny to watch all the old guys with rose colored glasses going on about the old bronco. My brother had one and it wasn't long before he had a few tow straps for it. Not because it got stuck in rough conditions...but because they held the body together.


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Posted: 10/25/20 07:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Quote: "It is the Ford ecoboost line (ie: turbo version), so not exactly the same as the old geo metro."

It IS exactly the same when it comes to number of cylinders. That was my point.


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Posted: 10/25/20 07:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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It is funny to watch all the old guys with rose colored glasses going on about the old bronco. My brother had one and it wasn't long before he had a few tow straps for it. Not because it got stuck in rough conditions...but because they held the body together.
Too funny. I was going to have the same response. Years ago I remember asking my boss why he got rid of his Bronco. His response? Because the rust couldn’t hold my weight anymore.

I do find it funny that someone can claim something is a piece of junk when it not only isn’t being sold now, only reserved, and they haven’t even started production assembly. Must be clairvoyant! [emoticon][emoticon]

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Posted: 10/25/20 07:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oh, and speaking of getting out of rough conditions, I wonder how that 3-banger will fare with a whopping 190 lb ft of torque? (almost identical to that of a new 4-cylinder Camry!!)

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A1ARealtorRick wrote:

Oh, and speaking of getting out of rough conditions, I wonder how that 3-banger will fare with a whopping 190 lb ft of torque? (almost identical to that of a new 4-cylinder Camry!!)
People planning on taking their Bronco Sport into "rough conditions" will be buying the Badlands or First Edition which are the only two models with the larger engine and the twin clutch rear.

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magicbus wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:


It is funny to watch all the old guys with rose colored glasses going on about the old bronco. My brother had one and it wasn't long before he had a few tow straps for it. Not because it got stuck in rough conditions...but because they held the body together.
Too funny. I was going to have the same response. Years ago I remember asking my boss why he got rid of his Bronco. His response? Because the rust couldn’t hold my weight anymore.

I do find it funny that someone can claim something is a piece of junk when it not only isn’t being sold now, only reserved, and they haven’t even started production assembly. Must be clairvoyant! [emoticon][emoticon]

Dave


Production is actually scheduled to start tomorrow (October 26) at a Ford plant in Mexico. Already on AutoTrader dealers are advertising a total of 234 Bronco Sport models, complete with VIN's.

As for the rust-bucket older Bronco's, is the reference to the big Bronco or the Bronco II? Just curious. Two totally different animals.

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magicbus wrote:

A1ARealtorRick wrote:

Oh, and speaking of getting out of rough conditions, I wonder how that 3-banger will fare with a whopping 190 lb ft of torque? (almost identical to that of a new 4-cylinder Camry!!)
People planning on taking their Bronco Sport into "rough conditions" will be buying the Badlands or First Edition which are the only two models with the larger engine and the twin clutch rear.

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I agree that they SHOULD be buying those, but with 4-wheel drive standard on even the base model, WILL they be buying those??

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Posted: 10/25/20 09:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It was the original 2-door Bronco.

I’m not sure what they are selling on Autotrader. Per Ford, dealers get no inventory until reservations are filled. They are getting “mannequins” which I guess are what used to be called demo models. Those can be sold after they have 4000 miles on them. VINs and scheduled manufacturing week for reservations converted to orders just started being announced last week.

As far as will they buy the Badlands or FE? Not sure but I hope not so that I get mine sooner [emoticon].

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Have you actually driven one to experience the performance or lack of it? Earlier this year I was looking for something to replace a 2010 Ford Expedition. The only engine choice in the 2020 Expedition was a 3.5 liter V6. I couldn't believe it would have any power or torque compared to the 5.4 liter V8 in the 2010 model.

After a short drive I was amazed. The 3.5 has twin turbos and far out performs the older 5.4 in all around performance, acceleration, and fuel economy.


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My wife has the Explorer V6 twin turbo and it really is a performer. Plus it gets 22+ mpg on the highway.

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