For those of you who might be thinking about upgrading(?)(I'm not) check this out. I wonder what the true cost is to match feature to feature, when upgrading to the capabilities of the Big Bronco
Don't buy another vehicle. Use the money for marriage counseling.I went in to the dealership and priced a new bronco as I wanted it. Base with sasquach package (can't even get it like that now) It was $48,000 or so. Wife looked at it and said, "this will be my daily?? A bare bones bronco with 35's and off road stuff? How much is the Bronco sport"? Loaded badlands Bronco sport was $48,000 or so......I'm keeping my f150 and this will be "her" truck so she went with the heated seats/ac/stereo/blah, blah,blah..(my f150 has roll up windows, I hate extra crap)
So..is it capable enough to do what we want and if not, what's the point of getting it? Well, so far, the trails and fire roads we've been going on, the BS is fine. Still want more clearance and the ability to put on bigger than 30" tires...and the felt inner fenders are garbage...and...but yes it will do what we want. To clarify, it's no longer if it will go where we want, it's, "will we take a brand new vehicle through that hole/mud/etc". Currently, the badlands BS will do more than the wife is willing to do. Myself on the other hand...when we trade this in, it will be for a badlands Bronco as everything under the badlands, is LESS CAPABLE! There, I said it. (don't ever say that on the bronco forum as they lose their proverbial shit) We drove 9 full size and base with 3.73's and 29's is LESS capable. Yes it has clearance, that is the ONLY thing is has going for it. Locking diff is $1500 and gives you 4.47's. Still not as capable as the front end is still open. So then you get the badlands and it has all the off road features of the BS and is MORE capable due to gearing/tires/clearance/etc,etc,etc.
As far as the video, she names all the stuff I hate and wouldn't want (lane keeping, blis,etc) and then at the end says it's MORE capable??? Did she buy it with locking diffs or does she not use it to the extent that locking diffs is not required? Trails with little mud and protruding rocks might suit her but what's the point of an off road vehicle with open diffs, highway gearing, etc???
I wouldn't want a non-badlands Bronco OR Bronco Sport. THAT is the capability, not the name on the grill.
But you now own a real 4 wheel drive truck! Not a mall crawler. CongadulationsFor those of you who might be thinking about upgrading(?)(I'm not) check this out. I wonder what the true cost is to match feature to feature, when upgrading to the capabilities of the Big Bronco
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