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  1. Tom House

    Not one but TWO rear-facing car seats? Yep, it’ll work.

    Subaru Outback fits a car seat with room to spare and passenger seat all the way back. So does my wife's RAV-4. The BS has great headroom, but just isn't long enough inside for tall people. This is super common though.
  2. Tom House

    Not one but TWO rear-facing car seats? Yep, it’ll work.

    I don't really need a replacement car, I just like the BS. Would have strongly considered getting one but that won't work. My Outback allows the passenger seat to be all the way back and fit a big rear facing car seat behind it. Critical for us.
  3. Tom House

    Not one but TWO rear-facing car seats? Yep, it’ll work.

    Welp, that's that. Officially too small for us, both me and my wife are 6'2". Glad you posted this!
  4. Tom House

    Not one but TWO rear-facing car seats? Yep, it’ll work.

    Infant car seats are supposed to have 2-3 inches of space before the back of the seat in front.
  5. Tom House

    Badlands offroading footage [Car Plus Mexico]

    Hell yeah, the second video is the best off-roading footage of the BS I've seen.
  6. Tom House

    Intro & A51 First Edition Bronco Sport on the Beach (Padre Island National Seashore)

    I'm in awe of your bravery getting sand into a brand new vehicle.
  7. Tom House

    3 Week, 900 (almost) mile Bronco Sport Badlands review & thoughts (including off-road)

    Reviews like this are changing my mind about wanting the Big Bronco over the BS. I love how these things look. And 27-30 mpgs! That's better than my Subaru.
  8. Tom House

    Why Sport vs Base model full-size Bronco?

    This is a great question. I remember my premium going way up many years ago when I went from a Ford Escort to a Bronco because it was 4x4. At least, in memory that's why. I can't imagine an insurance company would cover off-roading, at least not without a supplemental package. I think I'll dig...
  9. Tom House

    Bronco Sport Off-Road Driving Impressions

    This is great, FINALLY a long write up of non-BL trims. Thanks. Looks great.
  10. Tom House

    Approaching 1,000 miles. My thoughts on this Baby Bronc

    Yeah, I'm curious about this too. This is the problem with so many reviews just being of the BL, which, understandably is what Ford lends out to reviewers, since they make more $$ of those. For example, Subaru's AWD is mechanically always "on," whereas Toyota and so many others wait until wheel...
  11. Tom House

    Approaching 1,000 miles. My thoughts on this Baby Bronc

    This is great info. You're right, I suppose I could read the manual, but does the Base BS in lower not use the brakes to direct traction to the wheel with grip? Like Subaru's X-Mode, or, crap, I forget what Honda calls it, but their AWD system does something similar, at least in the new...
  12. Tom House

    Approaching 1,000 miles. My thoughts on this Baby Bronc

    How do you know? I'm dying for a review of of the lower trims off-road. Everything out there is a review of the BL.
  13. Tom House

    Approaching 1,000 miles. My thoughts on this Baby Bronc

    Ah, I didn't realize you could officially turn 4WD on in the off-road trims.
  14. Tom House

    Approaching 1,000 miles. My thoughts on this Baby Bronc

    The "lock" is a "locking differential" -- only the BL and FE have it. Your car is always in 4WD, but the BL can "lock" the rear end so both wheels turn at same time. It's not a true locking diff, hence the quotes.
  15. Tom House

    Bronco Sport Off-Road Driving Impressions

    Off topic but have you read the essay going around about the family that moved from SD to Austin?
  16. Tom House

    Bronco Sport Off-Roading Capabilities

    Looks have pretty much everything to do with it, that's why we buy cars that we think look cool :). Buy and drive what you like! No worries! Just answering the OPs question.
  17. Tom House

    Bronco Sport Off-Roading Capabilities

    That's great! Again, I'm not trying to talk people out of buying one, you don't need to convince me of anything. I was addressing the OP who specifically asked.
  18. Tom House

    Bronco Sport Off-Roading Capabilities

    The Badlands does have advantages, the lesser trims don't. My comment is addressed to the person who asked whether lower trims have advantages. As an off-roader who takes a Subaru off-road often, who has owned plenty of full-sized trucks and 4x4s in the past, I stand by my comment, whether or...
  19. Tom House

    Bronco Sport Off-Roading Capabilities

    The lower trims don't have 4WD. They have AWD. They are front wheel drive cars with the ability to send some power to the rear wheels. And I said the main advantage is approach and departure angles. It's perfectly fine to prefer the rugged looks of a BS, I think they look badass too, but for a...
  20. Tom House

    Rooftop Tent or Sleeping Inside

    I have a RTT. Well, two, actually (I do gear reviews for work). The Thule (Tepui) and the Yakima. I'm sure the BS can easily handle the weight. The weight concerns you see are typically about the factory roof rack, not aftermarket racks meant to hold significant weight. People put RTTs on...
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