Bronco Fit & Finish

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I saw my first Bronco Wildtrack Sasquatch up close today and took a few photos. My thoughts:

- The winch looks like an afterthought the way it’s mounted on the front of the bumper.
- The fit & finish of the canvas top was hideous. It looks like a rag top made by the Brits in the 70s.
- The plastic windows sag so bad...don’t try to use them as mirrors...you might scare yourself.
- The Wildtrack Sasquatch emblem was paper thin..it looked cheaply made.
+ I like the Retro look.
+ I like the way the mirrors are attached to the body.
+ I love the color...very classy.

I think replacing the ragtop with a hardtop could make a huge difference in fit & finish look.
 

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Agree with you. I like the mirrors being body mounted. I don't like the way the arms holding them stick out. I'm thinking a hit on a rock or a tree on the trails would do some major damage. The Bronco looks great (my preferre is the two door), but the quality does need improvement. I went to a Bronco event and was able to take a look at all the trims available.
 
Hey guys… we forgot a place to put a winch on our “off-road” Bronco. “Just stick it on the front somewhere.” LOL
 
I missed this when initially posted. I agree with all points made by @CBH . I have seen one with what I assumed was an aftermarket hardtop and the quality looked like shit. I wanted to like them when they were introduced but I think they missed the mark.
 
A buddy at work received his Sasquatch Bronco a couple weeks ago. I agree with you guys. His is a really dark blue, almost black and I really dig the color. However, I think the interior looks cheap. I can't imagine that flimsy looking grab handle on the console will last through one pucker moment on the trail. Looks like Ford tried to imitate Tesla with minimal buttons and a huge touch screen. Unpopular Opinion: I fly old airplanes and love buttons and switches. Not a fan of the Star Trek Enterprise touch screens.
 
A buddy at work received his Sasquatch Bronco a couple weeks ago. I agree with you guys. His is a really dark blue, almost black and I really dig the color. However, I think the interior looks cheap. I can't imagine that flimsy looking grab handle on the console will last through one pucker moment on the trail. Looks like Ford tried to imitate Tesla with minimal buttons and a huge touch screen. Unpopular Opinion: I fly old airplanes and love buttons and switches. Not a fan of the Star Trek Enterprise touch screens.
I hear ya. I love buttons, dial knobs and switches. It’s part of the driving experience that is fading away in modern vehicles.
 
I had a '90 Buick Reatta that I bought new. I loved that little car - the GM 3.8 was a stellar V6, one of the best. It was just fun to drive and had a HUGE cool factor with one of the first "touch screens" in any automobile. As much as I loved that car, it was at the dealer an annoyingly frequent number of times: since EVERYTHING was controlled by the touch screen, everything went out when it had issues (and it had unrecoverable blank-outs on a regular basis)

I'm not sold on the minimalist "ipad" size displays to control everything yet...
 
I had a '90 Buick Reatta that I bought new. I loved that little car - the GM 3.8 was a stellar V6, one of the best. It was just fun to drive and had a HUGE cool factor with one of the first "touch screens" in any automobile. As much as I loved that car, it was at the dealer an annoyingly frequent number of times: since EVERYTHING was controlled by the touch screen, everything went out when it had issues (and it had unrecoverable blank-outs on a regular basis)

I'm not sold on the minimalist "ipad" size displays to control everything yet...
I had a '90 Buick Reatta that I bought new. I loved that little car - the GM 3.8 was a stellar V6, one of the best. It was just fun to drive and had a HUGE cool factor with one of the first "touch screens" in any automobile. As much as I loved that car, it was at the dealer an annoyingly frequent number of times: since EVERYTHING was controlled by the touch screen, everything went out when it had issues (aFor some nd it had unrecoverable blank-outs on a regular basis)

I'm not sold on the minimalist "ipad" size displays to control everything yet...
For those who walk down the street staring at their phones oblivious of the real world around them, a giant screen jutting out of the dashboard of their car must be comfort for them.
 
My sons’s Honda Civic doesn’t have a volume knob, but does have a knob for the temp control. Every time I drive it, I reflexively spin that damn knob up/down. 😲

I’ll never buy a car without a volume Knob!
 
...and a major hazard for everyone around them.
There's a reason large tablets are not present in race cars; they don't help you drive better; they just encourage you to drive more distracted.
 
My sons’s Honda Civic doesn’t have a volume knob, but does have a knob for the temp control. Every time I drive it, I reflexively spin that damn knob up/down. 😲

I’ll never buy a car without a volume Knob!
I agree. My daily driver has Thumbwheel Volume Control Knob on the steering wheel and on the center console...I’m spoiled.
 
I would like to have listened to the conversation between the driver and his/her insurance company. Thirty years ago my 1991 Silver Bronco was parked next to a barn in Wyoming when a Bay Mare got loose and ran into it. When I called my insurance company it was like a “Who’s On First” dialogue. :giggle:
 
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I contemplated buying a bronco but looked at the build sheet in the dealer and found a significant number of parts are made in china. Hard pass. The 392 and just about any Jeep Wrangler or gladiator variant is a superior product.
 
I’ve never been a fan of Ford. I like the general design of the Bronco, but then they fall when they lose momentum on the final touches.
 
Been seeing a TON of them running around south Texas... and unlike some other new releases, it's not growing on me. I fact, I loved all the media released media pics but as I see them everyday, I like them less and less. Not a fan of interior or exterior.

And I have yet to see a 392 in the wild! Go figure!
 
I see a bunch around here in the Woodlands area, broncos that is…I saw one Topless and doorless last weekend, from the side it’s a Jeep, reversed engineered Jeep, it looks exactly the same from the side. I did a double take because I thought it was a new color. I like their look and stance because I like Jeeps.
 
Ooof that top looks bad. That wild trak emblem looks like a magnet just stuck on. I can't decide if I like the mirrors or not.

I had a Bronco FE delivered, but dealer refused to sell it to me. Sooo now I'm on the 392 train. Not that it's my impetus, but I think a 392 will some day be worth more than any first year bronco...especially if they cut out 392s after this year.

Anyway, I do like the way the broncos look in general. Ford would be doing much better if they could just get their supply issues in gear though.
 
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