Would you choose Bronco 4 doors or Bronco sport?

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We have had 4 Foresters throughout the years with different cars in between. Our current Forester is the 2018 XT and was the last year they offered a turbo. I wouldn’t buy another unless the turbo engine was offered again. I’ll be trading it for the Sport.
 
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We’ve had two Foresters, one a turbo and another a current generation Forester Sport. The turbo (XT) was really fun to drive. The Sport is awesome — I expected it to be underpowered but it’s not. We live off a long unpaved road that can be tricky in winter and in mud season — the current gen coasts over all of it. I think Subaru gets factory wheel/tire size and suspensions right. We will be keeping the Forester Sport and replacing another vehicle with the Bronco Sport FE given our daily driving environment.
 

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We’ve had two Foresters, one a turbo and another a current generation Forester Sport. The turbo (XT) was really fun to drive. The Sport is awesome — I expected it to be underpowered but it’s not. We live off a long unpaved road that can be tricky in winter and in mud season — the current gen coasts over all of it. I think Subaru gets factory wheel/tire size and suspensions right. We will be keeping the Forester Sport and replacing another vehicle with the Bronco Sport FE given our daily driving environment.
thanks....personally I never thought about Subaru’s, but you do get a good value. The conundrum is a new teen driver....balancing Safety vs styling.
 

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It is spreading like a disease, I was innocent and mindless. Didn’t care Much about cars.
Since Bronco stuck in my head , I want to buy It. Say goodbye to my old , loyal friend’Honda civic’ who never let me down
Do you have the same disease?
Sadly, it is like a disease with only one cure. I have no "need" as my Jeep Liberty Limited is nicely appointed and never has let me down in accessing the beach. I have 16 miles of sugar sand and a photo gallery of other's misfortunes getting stuck in it. It only has 83K miles. But... It was that first look at the Bronco, and I'm hooked.
 

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I'm balancing this decision and it may be based on one thing. I love the Bronco Sport and the BL+BL package suits me perfect. The only way I would move up to the big Bronco is if I find I can't tow the BL model behind the motorhome. My next ride will be towable and it won't be a Jeep.
 
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Hi everyone!
I know some people find it easy to spend $40,000 for a car.
for me $40,000 is big commitment on finance. Especially my job is unstable during this time.
My family keep saying ford is not reliable. And depreciated fast. I never have a ford car. Only have Honda
From next week I have to drive every day about 2hours to work and 2 hours back from San Diego.
really like Bronco but don’t want to throw hard earned money away though the depreciation. :(
Should I buy it and learn a lesson?
thank you



thank you
 

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Hi everyone!
I know some people find it easy to spend $40,000 for a car.
for me $40,000 is big commitment on finance. Especially my job is unstable during this time.
My family keep saying ford is not reliable. And depreciated fast. I never have a ford car. Only have Honda
From next week I have to drive every day about 2hours to work and 2 hours back from San Diego.
really like Bronco but don’t want to throw hard earned money away though the depreciation. :(
Should I buy it and learn a lesson?
thank you



thank you
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Better yet, buy one...and another one for me. :)
 

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My family keep saying ford is not reliable. And depreciated fast.
The truth is these days most vehicles are reliable up unto about 100k miles, and that's where all the big maintenance kicks in.

Depreciation depends on demand. Trucks and truckish SUVs generally hold their value more these days. But, with a new vehicle, you never know until 5 or 6 years later.
 

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My family keep saying ford is not reliable. And depreciated fast. I never have a ford car. Only have Honda
While there is no doubt that public perception keep Honda and Toyota resale value ahead of the pack, my personal experience with the vehicles I've owned is less recalls and less repairs on the Fords. And certainly more durable paint on my Fords (and Chevys) vs. the other two brands.
That said, most modern vehicles from major manufacturers are very reliable.

And I am old enough to have driven over a million miles.
 

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The choice s killing me. From what I have seen and read the Sport is very tempting over full sized. I can get a loaded Badlands for a few K over base or mid bronco. I know that I will never go hard core off road and what little I do the sport is best fit.

But.... I still want the roof off experience. Moon roofs dont cut it.
 

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Preliminary pricing for 2/4 door posted over at bronco6g forum and a lot of folks are seeing prices with options start to skyrocket. I’ll stick with the Sport.
 

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I really like the looks of the 2 door/ 4 door but going with the Sport because it will fit my lifestyle better.
 

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From next week I have to drive every day about 2hours to work and 2 hours back from San Diego.
Yikes. The 405/22/55 and the 5 down to San Diego. Yikes. You really don't want a big Bronco sucking down the gas driving in that.

The real question is do you need 4WD? If not, the OuterBanks Sport would be a great choice for you, save some money and get something comfortable for traffic slogs like the 405/5.
 

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Of all of my vehicles (previous and current), my old Escape (5-speed manual), was the best balance of utility, fun, and practicality. The Sport was my hope to replace that. Unfortunately, the lack of a manual transmission may force me into the real Bronco. I say "real" because a Bronco should be available with a manual transmission. The fact that the regular Bronco does supports my point.
 
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