Any Complaints so far?

tRex

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I do actually have one complaint. I have a BB in Alto Blue, love how it handles, tackles snow, not much stands in its way. However, when it comes to towing, it seems to shoot itself in the foot. The moment you plug the trailer in, the vehicle recognizes it and turns of the blind spot system, which it tells you. What it doesn’t tell you, is it changes where it allows itself to cruise with respect to the gears and transmission. Don’t get me wrong, I see the inherent beauty in it from a safety standpoint for inexperienced drivers. It’s just frustrating pulling a 300lbs all aluminum flatbed trailer and my MPG goes from 27/30 to 12/15 at best.

I’m guessing it just sits in 5th or 6th to allow for “more power” when called upon by the pedal, it’s just over compensating too much for my taste.
That sounds very strange to me. I have never read/heard anything about such a "trailering mode," like the 8th hidden, "G.O.A.T" mode just for trailers? NOW IT DOES engage an anti-sway system that uses various vehicle controls "when sway is detected." Could that be what's going on here? Or could it be some sort of fault in that system?



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I did my research and know what kind of vehicle I'm getting when my BL+ BL arrives. That being said I just watched four Bronco Sport reviews on YouTube and noticed the following:

Reviewer 1 stated that NO ONE knows that this is not the bigger Bronco and that Ford was "confusing its core audience and customers". I think the only person confused was the reviewer.
Reviewer 2 stated that the Bronco Sport has "ZERO off road chops" but then later in the review admitted that he had not taken the Bronco Sport out to any off road courses or locations. SMH.
Reviewer 3 complained that the Bronco Sport took 6.2 seconds to go from 0-60 mph and called it unacceptable. The Bronco Sport is NOT a sports car.
Reviewer 4 stated that they were unhappy with the "knobby" tires that came with the Badlands stating that they "created too much noise and should only be used for off road vehicles".... I dont even know how to respond to that... SMH... LOL... or just plain WTH.

There is no hope for humanity..... :)
So sad that all of these know-nothing "reviewers" spout this same tripe over and over and over...video reviewers who actually drive it all love it. Well, one big-guy impression at a TINT SHOP had 2 words for it -- "too small," go figure. Looking at it from the outside, didn't sit in it or drive it.
 

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It's been incredible so far. Comfortable, fun to drive, and extremely capable.
Only 'complaint' beyond the missing options on the FE would be the seating space in the back. Its fine for kids or smaller adults, but would be uncomfortable for anyone over 6' on longer trips.

Definitely not a deterrent for buying it!
I'm 6'3" and "fit" behind myself okay, though I wouldn't be happy there on a long trip sitting behind myself, as it were. It's fine back there for average-sized riders to ride -- nobody's going to be doing yoga back there though, it is a little snug for that.
 

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Theres no "Oh S**t" handle for the driver lol curious why they left that out.

Other than that minor detail I have been loving my OB. Got 1200 miles on it so far and it has been amazing, espcially handling well in the midwest snowfalls of late
There's no "oh s**t handle for the driver ... because if it's getting THAT bad in the cockpit, both driver hands better be on the damn wheel!
 

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So here in Indianapolis we got a serious snow storm yesterday. The thing handles like a dream in deep snow. No complaints on that.

But after helping my parents go to the store for some quick shopping I noticed something that will probably be a problem. When the wind is severe, the blowing snow got behind the doors. The rear door had snow packed. After opening the door, all of the snow fell into my cargo area.

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From Indy as well and had the exact same issue in my BL. Snow ice in the driver door down in the bottom corner, makes a nice crunchy sound every time I open it.
 

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Another complaint.. maybe it's just me..

I feel the steering wheel to seat dimensions to be odd. In every vehicle I've ever owned, I could always hold the steering wheel with my knee without too much effort. Obviously, this is not normal driving, but there are those times when you need to grab sunglasses and get them on while in motion.

For whatever reason, the steering wheel is quite far from my knee. I do have my seat high enough to see the edge of the hood, which causes me to duck under the sensors in the center of the windshield, which is also annoying, but not as annoying as how far my knee is from the wheel.

If I lower the wheel, then it blocks the display. It seems to be the most un-perfect set of distances to make it difficult to pin the wheel with my knee. Not saying I can't get it up there, because I can. It's just a stretch.
 

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