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  1. Washburn

    Big bend tire sizes -- what AT tires won’t rub??

    Does anyone have any feedback on 245/65/17 on stock 17" BL wheels on UNEVEN surfaces or mild OFF-ROAD conditions? Just because it doesn't rub on flat pavement doesn't mean it won't rub off-road, where the suspension goes through more severe articulation. If this size has no rubbing on mild...
  2. Washburn

    Comparison to 1st Gen Explorer

    Nice comparison! But I think B/S looks very similar to the 2nd Gen Escapes, too.
  3. Washburn

    Autoblog's Badlands Road Test | “The best version on pavement, too”

    It lights weird areas like the middle console and the cup holder surrounds. totally gimmicky. and most color choices are ghastly. (at least in my 2010 Escape - i am sure it's pretty similar). It's a far cry from ambient lighting that's in a Volvo or a BMW, which actually is very tastefully done...
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    Autoblog's Badlands Road Test | “The best version on pavement, too”

    Hopefully the lag between GOAT modes (or the lag in display, rather) will be fixed with an OTA update for next model year... The wiper park de-icer thing not being on BL is plain stupid, which IMO is more of an OFF road feature than ON road. Simplified, the OB is more apt to be parked in...
  5. Washburn

    What dealer markups did you get on your Bronco Sport?

    what's included in this INTERIOR protection package?
  6. Washburn

    Comparison between Crosstrek, Sport, and Cherokee

    Exactly - IMO, the Cherokee TH is the direct competitor to a B/S BL. No clue why MT compared the Compass.
  7. Washburn

    Any Complaints so far?

    OK. So we know that FE and OB are the only trims with wiper de-icer.... So how is the wiper park area being de-iced on @schizorage's BASE?
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    Any Complaints so far?

    So the fans were coming on even while the vehicle was sitting and headlights were not being used? wonder why that is - i mean there's nothing to "cool down" if the headlights were off.... There are small trickle chargers that one can permanently mount inside the engine compartment, and have...
  9. Washburn

    Any Complaints so far?

    ... So this is different from the "wiper de-icer" that is only available on the OB and FE? (i guess it IS because that screenshot doesn't mention anything model specific....) If so, this is great news.
  10. Washburn

    Bronco Sport vs Jeep Compass Trailhawk -- MotorTrend Comparison Review

    As a forum to discuss AND critique the B/S and COMPARE pros and cons with other models, one should be able to post their dislikes/opinions AND complaints and not be attacked with condescending, toxic posts. After all, if all posts are about only the positive aspect of a car, then there's really...
  11. Washburn

    Bronco Sport vs Jeep Compass Trailhawk -- MotorTrend Comparison Review

    Yep - certainly understandable in the "by wire" era, and like i said, not a deal-breaker at all, but the "standard" type shifter does provide a more "substantial" feel, and a nice contemporary and purposeful look, and I will def. miss it, having only used only such shifters so far. ....I'd...
  12. Washburn

    Bronco Sport vs Jeep Compass Trailhawk -- MotorTrend Comparison Review

    WELL SAID! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: the "circle" is clearly a gimmicky anomaly and totally toy-ish! I am not a fan of column shifters either BUT I'd take one 100x over this Fisher-Price looking "knob". --I really do hate it, but not enough to be a deal-breaker. Don't see Ford changing...
  13. Washburn

    Oil change at what mileage / intervals?

    So the OLM (oil life monitor/indicator) on the B/S is not a "fake" mileage-based OLM like on the old 2nd gen Escapes? It won't tell you to change the oil at exactly 5k miles or whatever? THAT is good to know, and is a welcome feature. 2nd gen Escape OLI is just "monitoring" the mileage (which...
  14. Washburn

    Bronco Sport vs Jeep Compass Trailhawk -- MotorTrend Comparison Review

    Heh! I think if an old gray-haired tiny lady saw me driving a vehicle with a "dial" type shifter she would laugh at THAT. Her old Chevy Caprice or whatever probably had a tougher feeling column shifter HAHA IDK why they didn't put a regular shifter in the B/S.
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    Bronco Sport vs Jeep Compass Trailhawk -- MotorTrend Comparison Review

    The CX40 does look nice but WHY this gimmicky section / upward belt line near the C-Pillar? If this weird triangle area wasn't there it would look a LOT nicer, IMO WISH IT WAS LIKE THIS (Excuse the bad drawing)
  16. Washburn

    Took Badlands Delivery - first impressions

    I'd rather NOT have a sunroof - makes for more headroom, more stable/stronger roof (for loading/tents), no problems with sunroof drains clogging and making the floor wet (went through that with the 2010 Escape-what a nightmare), and one less thing to break. The moonroof is the one thing I do...
  17. Washburn

    Bronco Sport vs Jeep Compass Trailhawk -- MotorTrend Comparison Review

    My problem with subarus (several friends and relatives own Foresters, Crosstreks and Outbacks and i have driven a few) is that I just can't stand the CVTs. And less power than most comparable vehicles, and they just look so bland... well, MOST of them. They just don't excite me much to look at...
  18. Washburn

    Bronco Sport vs Jeep Compass Trailhawk -- MotorTrend Comparison Review

    What were the numbers 2-4 on your list ?
  19. Washburn

    Bronco Sport vs Jeep Compass Trailhawk -- MotorTrend Comparison Review

    I feel like this has ALWAYS been a Ford annoyance. 1997 Tbird, 2010 Escape... VERY short seats... IDK why the heck. It seems they never get updated with time or something. I am trying REALLY HARD not to be tempted by the Cherokee TrailHawk right now.... one thing that helps me is that I am not...
  20. Washburn

    Oil Change

    Sorry if I missed the info somewhere: to the OP: did you have to get the car on ramps, etc? or was it all doable without lifting the B/S? Thanks! PS: I am also wondering if BL trim has to remove more stuff to get an the oil pan/filter due to metal skid plates etc.
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