JEspey

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Wow. That really sucks but glad you’re ok insurance finally came around. We test drove an OB, and although the 1.5 was ok, we felt the ride was “tinny”, and the leather seats were uncomfortable for us so we decided to pass. Before we left the dealer, they had a BL on the lot with the cloth seats, and they were much more comfortable for us.

A few weeks later we found a BL on a different dealers lot that didn’t have any expensive dealer add ons, so we test drove it and fell in love. The engine performs noticeably better, and the ride was substantially batter which I guess is due to the better suspension on the BL.

Dollar for Dollar, I prefer the base BL to the base OB, but to each his own.
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M1Tanker

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UPDATE _ GREAT NEWS - Progressive (apparently read this thread) and after i sent a nasty email with 10 listing of used badlands for sale - increase the assessed value of my car by $10,000!!! This was the right thing to do in this case and I give them KUDOS for reading my email and acting on it.
AND my dealer owned up to the mistake and is refunding me $1600 AND my full extended warranty cost - which is also the right thing to do. So rarely we little people win one - but that's a W!

So I hate that i had a wreck but i actually made money AFTER driving the car for 25000 miles!No I can look for the identical replacement! Maybe CActus Gray?

So question - anybody out there who owns the 2.0 L engine which i had - would you buy a 1.5L? it just seems so small for this car.




Well - after 4 months of really enjoying this sweet little Bronco where we have traveled together 25000 ,iles all over this beautiful country ...
This is not a picture any of us like to see:
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It has met its destiny:
just after taking this beautiful sunset picture on a lonely Wyoming road on the way to Jackson Hole grand Teton mountains:
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We went hunting except - no rifle.
At 70 MPH we hit a mule deer that came out of nowhere - never saw it from my blind side!
1631154053680.png

BOOM! the head/horns hit the notch on the hood. The main body hit the driver side headlight
1631154618974.png

The deer flipped up and head almost came thru windshield onto my girlfriend's face. She's traumatized!
All airbags deployed (burnt my arm badly bythe way) - but we are alive.
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1631154604046.png

Damage doesn't look so bad - but it it totaled (because repairs were up in the $20k)
I loved this car and probably will not be able to get another one like it for a while.
We were 50 miles away from civilization so we camped there until we got picked up the next day and luckily the only rental car available was a van and i could carry all my stuff.
A couple of lesson learned:
- I will stop driving in places like this at dusk or dawn when deer and moose like to come out. A FULL SIZE BRONCO hit an Elk and if you haven't seen that picture - it peeled back the whole front end over the passenger's head and luckily they are alive.
- BUY GAP INSURANCE! I'm going to lose about $4-5K because i didn't check a box on my loan for a few dollars extra a month. I bought many cars before and never buy it. because you don't think anything will happen like this. It pays the difference between what insurance pays you and loan balance.
Enjoy your Bronco Sport - had a blast with this one.
I'm currently fighting with both the dealer and insurance company (PROGRESSIVE) and if they don't do better - i will not recommend them!
- you cant find a used badland for less than $38k. I had everything on mine - so a similar one lists everywhere for $40-50k. The insurance co wants to give me $33k. If this was the opposite and the used cars where cheap - they would be giving me low dollar. It has to work both ways.
- i had bought the FORD extended warranty and was told it was refundable and transferable. Well they are taking $700 away from my refund. This makes no sense. The car was new, has 36000 of bumbper to bumper coverage and i had not reached that - so the EXTENDED warranty had not kicked in. this of course is really the salesperson commission which they want to keep - so be aware of that!
- I have detailed text conversation of my transaction with the dealer and because this was a demo - i got the "water package" for free. great. EXCEPT that it turns out that - although they never listed as an item the number on the loan paper is $1600 more than what we agreed 9 and that's the price of that package)
Stay tuned and I will update you - read the fine details!!! I was trusting because this people stayed late open for me - just the salesperson and finance lady - and they were the b=nicest people. But a mistake was made...
All sympathy is welcome!
Glad you're OK and the insurance and dealers did the right thing.
 

Flagg

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Love my Badlands, but I really need the extra umph with alot of hilly driving..and I'm a leadfoot.:)
 

Monkey

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I had the opportunity to test drive an OB and a BL before finalizing my order. I would not take the 3 cylinder 1.5L over the 2.0L I-4, no way. I do lots of hill/ mountain driving and found the 1.5L to be gutless where it mattered most and the I-4 is a lot smoother and more capable. It’s really sad that Ford only offers the 2.0L on the top trim.

Order banks are open for the ‘22s to order a new one. You won’t find a ‘21. There are not that many sitting around undelivered and the few that are sitting are awaiting chips/parts and most all are spoken for. That’s what we’ve found in trying to round up a second Badlands Sport.
 
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matienzo

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Bro if there giving you 40k there’s big Broncos selling for 38k here in ohio.
if you’re getting a Sport and can’t find a Badlands, I’d consider the 1.5 if that was my only option. Probably would just drive in sport mode all the time lol.
The problem is that those $38k broncos are demos that are really not for sale... otherwise I would!
 
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matienzo

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I had the opportunity to test drive an OB and a BL before finalizing my order. I would not take the 3 cylinder 1.5L over the 2.0L I-4, no way. I do lots of hill/ mountain driving and found the 1.5L to be gutless where it mattered most and the I-4 is a lot smoother and more capable. It’s really sad that Ford only offers the 2.0L on the top trim.

Order banks are open for the ‘22s to order a new one. You won’t find a ‘21. There are not that many sitting around undelivered and the few that are sitting are awaiting chips/parts and most all are spoken for. That’s what we’ve found in trying to round up a second Badlands Sport.
I just got an email from my salesperson that I can get a Badlands fully loaded - but ORANGE!!! and I love that orange - but for a couple of days only! It gets old :) We'll see if I take it.
 

rms34208

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UPDATE _ GREAT NEWS - Progressive (apparently read this thread) and after i sent a nasty email with 10 listing of used badlands for sale - increase the assessed value of my car by $10,000!!! This was the right thing to do in this case and I give them KUDOS for reading my email and acting on it.
AND my dealer owned up to the mistake and is refunding me $1600 AND my full extended warranty cost - which is also the right thing to do. So rarely we little people win one - but that's a W!

So I hate that i had a wreck but i actually made money AFTER driving the car for 25000 miles!No I can look for the identical replacement! Maybe CActus Gray?

So question - anybody out there who owns the 2.0 L engine which i had - would you buy a 1.5L? it just seems so small for this car.




Well - after 4 months of really enjoying this sweet little Bronco where we have traveled together 25000 ,iles all over this beautiful country ...
This is not a picture any of us like to see:
1631131415392.png

It has met its destiny:
just after taking this beautiful sunset picture on a lonely Wyoming road on the way to Jackson Hole grand Teton mountains:
1631154291875.png


We went hunting except - no rifle.
At 70 MPH we hit a mule deer that came out of nowhere - never saw it from my blind side!
1631154053680.png

BOOM! the head/horns hit the notch on the hood. The main body hit the driver side headlight
1631154618974.png

The deer flipped up and head almost came thru windshield onto my girlfriend's face. She's traumatized!
All airbags deployed (burnt my arm badly bythe way) - but we are alive.
1631154591709.png
1631154604046.png

Damage doesn't look so bad - but it it totaled (because repairs were up in the $20k)
I loved this car and probably will not be able to get another one like it for a while.
We were 50 miles away from civilization so we camped there until we got picked up the next day and luckily the only rental car available was a van and i could carry all my stuff.
A couple of lesson learned:
- I will stop driving in places like this at dusk or dawn when deer and moose like to come out. A FULL SIZE BRONCO hit an Elk and if you haven't seen that picture - it peeled back the whole front end over the passenger's head and luckily they are alive.
- BUY GAP INSURANCE! I'm going to lose about $4-5K because i didn't check a box on my loan for a few dollars extra a month. I bought many cars before and never buy it. because you don't think anything will happen like this. It pays the difference between what insurance pays you and loan balance.
Enjoy your Bronco Sport - had a blast with this one.
I'm currently fighting with both the dealer and insurance company (PROGRESSIVE) and if they don't do better - i will not recommend them!
- you cant find a used badland for less than $38k. I had everything on mine - so a similar one lists everywhere for $40-50k. The insurance co wants to give me $33k. If this was the opposite and the used cars where cheap - they would be giving me low dollar. It has to work both ways.
- i had bought the FORD extended warranty and was told it was refundable and transferable. Well they are taking $700 away from my refund. This makes no sense. The car was new, has 36000 of bumbper to bumper coverage and i had not reached that - so the EXTENDED warranty had not kicked in. this of course is really the salesperson commission which they want to keep - so be aware of that!
- I have detailed text conversation of my transaction with the dealer and because this was a demo - i got the "water package" for free. great. EXCEPT that it turns out that - although they never listed as an item the number on the loan paper is $1600 more than what we agreed 9 and that's the price of that package)
Stay tuned and I will update you - read the fine details!!! I was trusting because this people stayed late open for me - just the salesperson and finance lady - and they were the b=nicest people. But a mistake was made...
All sympathy is welcome!
I was at Matthews-Currie Ford in Nakomis ,Florida yesterday and they had a Badlands in the showroom ,Area 51 . Give them a call.
 
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matienzo

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Bro if there giving you 40k there’s big Broncos selling for 38k here in ohio.
if you’re getting a Sport and can’t find a Badlands, I’d consider the 1.5 if that was my only option. Probably would just drive in sport mode all the time lol.
SO i looked at those Broncos but they are all demos - not really for sale. But i got a spot from a custimer that canceled. But you can only get soft top - they are noisy at 70MPH.!
 

ZeroCool

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SO i looked at those Broncos but they are all demos - not really for sale. But i got a spot from a custimer that canceled. But you can only get soft top - they are noisy at 70MPH.!
I’ve been told. They sure look boss though man!
 
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