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Hello from Southwest Kansas! I am a new member and proud new owner of an Area 51 First Edition. I really like this vehicle! I did not order this Bronco and I didn’t have one reserved. I am just a Ford guy and I have been excited to see the return of the Bronco, and the new Bronco Sport.

After spending hours on B&P, I wanted to finally see one in person. A dealership near me showed that they had at least 2 on their lot. Well I arrive at the dealership and barely get a chance to look at the first one I saw (a Rapid Red Big Bend) and there was the salesman. We talk and look the car over, then he asks if I am interested in test driving one. I said sure and he then says okay then you need to come see this First Edition we have in the back. The guy backed out so now it’s up for grabs. I thought wow that would be pretty cool to check out a First Edition! Long story short, I drove it, I liked it, I and bought it!

You have to see this color in person to really appreciate it! Depending on the lighting, it can be blue, gray, greenish, or any mixture of the three. IMO the navy pier looks pretty cool and although I didn’t test drive a BS with the 1.5, I wouldn’t want anything less than the 2.0. It had a lot of power for a small vehicle. After a 500 mile road trip, I can report that I am very impressed! I averaged 25 mpg at 75 mph. I enjoyed using the lane keep assist feature. Adaptive cruise would be cool but I don’t think its a big deal not having it. The ride is very comfortable, and the inside feels very spacious. The rear seats are surprisingly very comfortable. It does look cramped back there but it makes for a nice ride. I am 6’2” and had no complaints with the front or rear seat. Of all the vehicles I have owned or driven, this probably has the most head room.

I have not really had a chance to take it off road. I did do a little drive down a 2 track road just after a light snow and it was no problem. The road was dirt with some rocks. The ride was not bumpy at all, the suspension is great! The different terrain modes are pretty cool. The way the vehicle performs when in different modes is pretty noticeable. The throttle response and shift points vary greatly depending on mode selection. Rock Crawl seems like it is in a low low gear. Sport is an interesting one and the artificial v8 sound is cool, kinda adds to the driving experience. Normal and Eco seem pretty similar. It doesn’t matter what mode I put it in, they are all good and the vehicle itself just gives me a feeling of adventure. I want to take it to the mountains and drive up some winding roads or head out in the country on a dirt road watching the dust kick up in the mirror! The Bronco Sport is an awesome vehicle which I think will prove to be pretty capable off road as well.

I will do my best to answer any questions. Get out and see one in person if you can is my best advice. I still haven’t seen one on the road, but I have seen a few on dealership lots.
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Awesome! My Badlands (Area 51) was built on 12/16 and it's supposed to be at the dealer between Jan 30th and Feb 5th! Reading your story makes me want to hurry the time even more lol! Enjoy!
 
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Awesome! My Badlands (Area 51) was built on 12/16 and it's supposed to be at the dealer between Jan 30th and Feb 5th! Reading your story makes me want to hurry the time even more lol! Enjoy!
I'm not sure on my build date exactly since I didn't order it myself. There is a date of 12/3 on the window sticker. Maybe that is my build date idk. Can't wait for you and others to receive your Broncos, and to start seeing these on the roads and trails! Give us an update when you get yours! Thank you!
 

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I'm not sure on my build date exactly since I didn't order it myself. There is a date of 12/3 on the window sticker. Maybe that is my build date idk. Can't wait for you and others to receive your Broncos, and to start seeing these on the roads and trails! Give us an update when you get yours! Thank you!
Did you try going onto the shop Ford site and enter you VIN in? If you have an account, it'll give you the build date and estimated arrival date.

https://shop.ford.com/vehicleordertracking#/
 
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Did you try going onto the shop Ford site and enter you VIN in? If you have an account, it'll give you the build date and estimated arrival date.
I haven't tried that yet. I'll give it a try and see what I find out. Thanks
 
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Did you try going onto the shop Ford site and enter you VIN in? If you have an account, it'll give you the build date and estimated arrival date.

https://shop.ford.com/vehicleordertracking#/
I’ve checked the Shop Ford site weekly since I got the note from a Ford that it had been scheduled for 11 Jan. The site has never been updated, just telling me the order was confirmed (first box). My dealer does not seem to know anymore. So I am just hoping 11 Jan is still real. BL+BL and cargo management and wild peak tires.
 
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I’ve checked the Shop Ford site weekly since I got the note from a Ford that it had been scheduled for 11 Jan. The site has never been updated, just telling me the order was confirmed (first box). My dealer does not seem to know anymore. So I am just hoping 11 Jan is still real. BL+BL and cargo management and wild peak tires.
Hopefully yours won't take too long for delivery once it gets built. Give an update on when you take delivery. I have the wildpeaks and they look good. What color did you order?

I tried what @Wyo said and found out that our Broncos share a birthday! Mine was scheduled on 12/11 and built on 12/16! I wonder how close our production sequence numbers are? Mine is A13384. Speaking of birthdays my BroncoS was delivered on 12/30 which happens to be my birthday!
 

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I’ve checked the Shop Ford site weekly since I got the note from a Ford that it had been scheduled for 11 Jan. The site has never been updated, just telling me the order was confirmed (first box). My dealer does not seem to know anymore. So I am just hoping 11 Jan is still real. BL+BL and cargo management and wild peak tires.
Did you try calling Ford? 1-800-334-4375. It will help to have the order number and possibly dealer number (not phone number). Or VIN if you had it which you obviously don't. But honestly, if your dealer is good, Ford likely won't tell you anything different.
 

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Did you try calling Ford? 1-800-334-4375. It will help to have the order number and possibly dealer number (not phone number). Or VIN if you had it which you obviously don't. But honestly, if your dealer is good, Ford likely won't tell you anything different.
Done all of that. I do have the VIN and have used it on the shop.ford site. Am just assuming it is the bit of chaos Ford must be having with all of the pressures and changes they are having.
 

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Done all of that. I do have the VIN and have used it on the shop.ford site. Am just assuming it is the bit of chaos Ford must be having with all of the pressures and changes they are having.
Well hopefully it'll open up soon. I know mine sat on step 1 forever and then all of a sudden it was scheduled and built (12/16 also). Now it's just the long wait for it to arrive. My dealer said they should know when it gets transferred from the rail to a truck.
 

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Done all of that. I do have the VIN and have used it on the shop.ford site. Am just assuming it is the bit of chaos Ford must be having with all of the pressures and changes they are having.
Follow up: I talked with Ford this morning. He told me he could not tell me anything more than what was on the https://shop.ford.com/vehicleordertracking#/ page. He said I need to talk with my dealer (who had referred me to this page). Feels like there is a challenge in systems.
 

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So I've figured out the Shop Ford and Palsapp website are not accurate. Shop Ford still showing 1/16 delivery date and my dealer just called to let me know I can pick up my Sport this afternoon.
 
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So I've figured out the Shop Ford and Palsapp website are not accurate. Shop Ford still showing 1/16 delivery date and my dealer just called to let me know I can pick up my Sport this afternoon.
Congrats and enjoy your new Bronco Sport!

Its interesting that the tracking is not accurate but what a welcoming surprise to have it show up earlier than expected!
 

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So I've figured out the Shop Ford and Palsapp website are not accurate. Shop Ford still showing 1/16 delivery date and my dealer just called to let me know I can pick up my Sport this afternoon.
Oooo. My sport has a delivery date of 1/14. I'm in northern Virginia. I was hoping for a call this week! 🤞
 

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Follow up: I talked with Ford this morning. He told me he could not tell me anything more than what was on the https://shop.ford.com/vehicleordertracking#/ page. He said I need to talk with my dealer (who had referred me to this page). Feels like there is a challenge in systems.
I know we have the same dealer, they just emailed me and said mine was "in California" in transit to the dealer. CA being a big state (and the fact that most of the journey to WA is in CA regardless) not sure how helpful this is lol. For reference, mine was built 12/23, shipped 12/28 (original build estimate was 1/11). This is 13 days after the date shown on bottom of window sticker, but a few weeks before Fords estimated build date of 1/11.

Ford email said delivery to dealer on 1/18-1/24, tracking website shows 1/24. I expect it will be a bit earlier than both of those.

A51 BL, (no BL pkg), optional wheels/wildpeak and tow pkg.
 

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