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I would not buy a Bronco Sport at today's prices.
Today's prices are good for a '23. I shouldn't have paid $400 under list even with $1500 in ridiculously priced addons free. $40400 eight months ago.
 

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Reminds me a bit of the botched T-Bird launch back in 2001. There was so much hype over this car and I think it looked really good but wow were people pissed when orders were cancelled and promises broken. The 6G Bronco gravy train for Ford is over and we will have to wait and see how long it is feasible for Ford to manufacture them (a long time I hope!).
Ford Bronco Sport Bronco Sport January 2024 Sales & Production: 9,821 Sold / 14,639 Produced tbird
100% agree
 

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The BS is more of a success because they were hard to get initially.
I feel if the BS was readily available in the last couple of years, the sales would decline a bit. Interest would have waned a bit maybe until the refresh with Sync4 etc.

You can get a '23 with big discounts and 0% financing and probably fewer deleted parts. I've posted many times here that I love the two door Bronco but not the $60k it would cost the way I want it.

I'll also add that even though the 1.5L is adequate in peppyness, I wouldn't buy another BS with the 1.5L. Too many reported issues to think about happening. At the risk of pissing off a few here, I've never felt this way about any Toyota or Honda I've owned. Yes, both are not perfect but the confidence was there. Not so much with the BS but the retro look got me. Too bad the OBX didn't have a 2.0L option. I had a MKC and Corsair with the 2.0L and it was great. Not one issue with those vehicles. When buying an American badge, it's been Ford only for decades.
100% disagree. The last three toyotas I had were so trouble riden, that I didn't keep them a year. Toyotas are overpriced to many competitors, are less updated, and though they used to be more reliable, that isn't necessarily the case anymore. Their rushed grand highlander introduction has resulted in many many issues and an unreliable product. Dumped ours after 3 months.
 


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The Wrangler is overpriced and more offroad-worthy which most buyers don't do. The Wrangler has a cult following that the BS or Bronco will never have.
I love the look of the Wrangler but not the price or the highway steering wobble on a long trip.
Can buy a wrangler for 3% below invoice now for years. They're better off road, more easily dressed up and accessorized, and have a cult following. The horribly botched bronco introduction only made these things harder to overcome these things. Ford has made its name lately for botched model introductions. Will be very hard to overcome this of they ever can.

Hate how they handle on the hwy, but they're kicking btonco's a-- sales wise.
 

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I would not buy a Bronco Sport at today's prices.
Yea me either, I’m happy I got a ‘22. The current prices are comparable to a base Grand Cherokee and I think Ford is asking an awful lot for what the car provides.
 

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Why, they're cheap? Paid 2700 under msrp for a 2024 obx
My preference is for more off-road capability, so I'm limited to the Badlands. Here's what my local dealer is offering:

Ford Bronco Sport Bronco Sport January 2024 Sales & Production: 9,821 Sold / 14,639 Produced 1707051218543


Ford Bronco Sport Bronco Sport January 2024 Sales & Production: 9,821 Sold / 14,639 Produced 1707051253221


Given the number of standard features Ford has removed over the last couple of years, along with the massive hit in resale values, I don't think the overall value matches with the cost.
 

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My preference is for more off-road capability, so I'm limited to the Badlands. Here's what my local dealer is offering:

Ford Bronco Sport Bronco Sport January 2024 Sales & Production: 9,821 Sold / 14,639 Produced 1707051218543


Ford Bronco Sport Bronco Sport January 2024 Sales & Production: 9,821 Sold / 14,639 Produced 1707051253221


Given the number of standard features Ford has removed over the last couple of years, along with the massive hit in resale values, I don't think the overall value matches with the cost.
And what vehicle it's size and capability has greater value for its cost? Those are decent discounts given there are zero rebates being offered.
 

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Yea me either, I’m happy I got a ‘22. The current prices are comparable to a base Grand Cherokee and I think Ford is asking an awful lot for what the car provides.
Go a price a new toyota then. Then you'll see huge prices for vehicles missing many features on competitive products.
 


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Go a price a new toyota then. Then you'll see huge prices for vehicles missing many features on competitive products.
I'm a notorious Toyota hater, not hating on Ford btw, the car market is very competitive which only helps us as consumers. For the sticker though, the new Sports are edging out of the CUV territory in terms of size. I love the car don't get me wrong, look at my post history, and I've done more with it than most people will. It has its faults sure but great car.

Toyota has done a neat trick though of making the same car for 15yrs and selling it at new car prices. I drove a 4Runner recently and it was legit one of the worst cars I've driven. Yea I know its reliable...almost all modern cars are. The interior is dated which apparently only Toyota can get away with. It had a 5spd transmission, which again dated....but Toyota can do that apparently and people eat it up....but I'm not one of them.
 
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I'm a notorious Toyota hater, not hating on Ford btw, the car market is very competitive which only helps us as consumers. For the sticker though, the new Sports are edging out of the CUV territory in terms of size. I love the car don't get me wrong, look at my post history, and I've done more with it than most people will. It has its faults sure but great car.

Toyota has done a neat trick though of making the same car for 15yrs and selling it at new car prices. I drove a 4Runner recently and it was legit one of the worst cars I've driven. Yea I know its reliable...almost all modern cars are. The interior is dated which apparently only Toyota can get away with. It had a 5spd transmission, which again dated....but Toyota can do that apparently and people eat it up....but I'm not one of them.
True. I prefer Honda and my choice was the Passport or BS. The BS won on its retro look and just about the same cost as a 4K mile Passport Elite. I'm only a Ford guy when buying a domestic badge but in retrospect, sometimes I feel I should have gone with the Passport. Traded in a Ridgeline and I just love the V6. I don't care about MPGs as I don't put much miles on a second vehicle. Plus I have a lot more confidence with a Passport.
 

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And what vehicle it's size and capability has greater value for its cost? Those are decent discounts given there are zero rebates being offered.
I don’t know, I haven’t been shopping. Maybe none, in which case I would be looking at the used market. My opinion regarding the cost/value ratio really only applies to me. Clearly there are plenty of people who disagree with me. :crackup:
 

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The BS is more of a success because they were hard to get initially.
I feel if the BS was readily available in the last couple of years, the sales would decline a bit. Interest would have waned a bit maybe until the refresh with Sync4 etc.

You can get a '23 with big discounts and 0% financing and probably fewer deleted parts. I've posted many times here that I love the two door Bronco but not the $60k it would cost the way I want it.

I'll also add that even though the 1.5L is adequate in peppyness, I wouldn't buy another BS with the 1.5L. Too many reported issues to think about happening. At the risk of pissing off a few here, I've never felt this way about any Toyota or Honda I've owned. Yes, both are not perfect but the confidence was there. Not so much with the BS but the retro look got me. Too bad the OBX didn't have a 2.0L option. I had a MKC and Corsair with the 2.0L and it was great. Not one issue with those vehicles. When buying an American badge, it's been Ford only for decades.
I came from a 2020 Hyundai Tucson and it was a smooth, quiet ride and I had no qualms about the quality. While I really enjoy my 2021 Badlands, I don't have the same confidence.
 

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I came from a 2020 Hyundai Tucson and it was a smooth, quiet ride and I had no qualms about the quality. While I really enjoy my 2021 Badlands, I don't have the same confidence.
The latest Tucson Limited looks great but the engine power is weak for me.
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