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  1. My Outer Banks has arrived!

    Quick update. 191.8 miles so far today and averaged 33.6 mpg using ECO mode. It rides great. The adaptive cruise with lane centering is very cool.
  2. My Outer Banks has arrived!

    Ordered 1/18, built 3/18, arrived 4/15. I pick it up later this morning and head out on a 400 mile trip. I’ll report my initial thoughts when I return in a few days. My son and I stopped by the dealership yesterday for a sneak peak and we LOVE the way it looks. It’s Rapid Red with saddle tan...
  3. Bronco Sport Big Bend vs Subaru Forester?

    No offense intended. I really like my Mustang, and although I have not taken delivery of my BS I suspect I will really like it as well.
  4. EPS went out 4 days after arriving on lot

    A new model is bound to have some glitches. Consider this the cost of being an early adopter.
  5. My biggest complaint about the Bronco Sport in the moonroof

    My OB/OB has the sun roof option. Since the vast majority of my driving will be without anything on the roof, I’m not concerned about clearance issues.
  6. Bronco Sport Big Bend vs Subaru Forester?

    Having worked for (and owned cars built by) both companies, I can assure you that the Subaru is indeed a better built vehicle. As far as off road capabilities and buyers remorse I wouldn’t worry about it. I suspect most Foresters and Bronco Sports will never see a trail. Do you like it? Does...
  7. How is the stock radio in the Outer Banks edition?

    Sound is very subjective. You’d have to hear it yourself to judge how good/bad the system is.
  8. First two weeks report: Yokohama Geolander tires, Yakima roof rails, all weather floor mats, spare tire removed

    I’m sure there is a way, but I’ve edited my post to clarify this procedure is from another manufacturer.
  9. First two weeks report: Yokohama Geolander tires, Yakima roof rails, all weather floor mats, spare tire removed

    That’s true, the AWD system would have a tough time compensating for the tire size disparity. There is a way around that though. Make sure the spare is installed in the rear (if a front tire blows, move a rear tire to that position) and disable the AWD. This will make the vehicle FWD, and the...
  10. First Bronco Sport Road Trip - Our Feedback and Experience

    360+ has active cruise control with stop and go and lane centering, voice activated navigation, evasive steering assist, and speed sign recognition.
  11. Why Sport vs Base model full-size Bronco?

    I don’t anything as big as a Bronco. I need something that can reliably get me to work year round in all sorts of weather, and carry some kayaks and bicycles. I’ve owned many Subarus and would be content with another but figured I try out the BS. The Bronco would be overkill for my needs.
  12. Roof Rack Rail Genuine Ford Accessory Cross-bars Are Designed Improperly (Will Not Tighten)

    Some manufacturers also make the front bar more aerodynamic, usually to cut down on wind noise.
  13. Why Sport vs Base model full-size Bronco?

    Wow, that was a rough year for you. I’m glad you made it!
  14. Real World Gas Mileage Math?

    I agree. The difference in pumps, plus the tolerance range of the fuel flow meter in the BS is more than likely the cause of the variation people are seeing between the vehicle calculated MPG vs manually calculated. I view car fuel flow meters the same way I view aircraft fuel flow meters: a...
  15. Long McArthur Ford LMX4 Bronco Sport

    Is that any different than any other profit seeking entity? 🤔😉
  16. RUGGED! 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands Review by The Straight Pipes

    Nice video. I really like that interior. It’s the same one I ordered for my OB.
  17. Real-world MPG Test Badlands w/wheel upgrade

    MPG rating tests are conducted in a very specific way under specific conditions. It’s easy to exceed the rated MPG for any car. It’s also easy to do worse.
  18. Real-world MPG Test Badlands w/wheel upgrade

    You‘re comparing completely different vehicles. Aerodynamics play a huge factor in MPG.
  19. Odd thumping noises from under the hood WELL after the vehicle has been turned off.

    Some vehicles will run an emissions system check by pressurizing the fuel vapor recovery system and checking for leaks. It’s possible the Bronco Sport does this, but it’s just a guess.