Lookie What Ford is Up To

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  1. Wasp

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    https://www.google.com/amp/www.maxim.com/.amp/rides/new-ford-bronco-confirmed-2016-10?client=safari

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    My first vehicle was an '84 Bronco 4x4 with 33" tires and a 4" lift, it was awesome. I made so many memories in that truck and I will never forget the off-road experiences with friends or my dad, working on it regularly with my dad, taking my first and subsequent deer, countless other hunting excursions, or my fishing gear that was a permanent fixture in the back. Girls really liked it too. ;)

    My second and third vehicles were Camaros a '91 RS and a '94 Z28, I was thrilled that Chevy brought it back in 2010 and it has been popular as ever...still haven't gotten my hands on one. This is exciting to me too, I can't wait to see what ford and drivers do with this new offering. As with Camaros the new V6 has as much horsepower (305 hp) as my old Z28 with an LT1 Corvette motor did stock (before I rebuilt it (370 hp). I hope Ford puts a big powerful V8 in the new Brinco that dwarfs the old high performance 351 Windsor mine had back in the day. This will make buying my next new car, still a ways out financially, much more difficult.

    For all of you Bronco lovers...cheers!
     
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    That looks so BOSS! Woof!
     
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    So is this an F150 or more likely a Explorer/Escape sized SUV? Not that there would be anything wrong with a two door Explorer with a removable rear jump seat. But it would be a far cry from a fire breathing 3/4 ton super duty we all want.


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    I'll take it. Lol
     
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    It very much resembles early models. My first car was an '87 bronco 351W, 32" tires. Black with the silver trim. Loved it with the top off.
    2016 is the 50th anniversary and the new one does look sharp. I would much rather have a low 1970's version, that size just lent itself to being on tight trails plus you could actually work on it.
     
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    I would love to see Ford bring that baby back. Jeep has been the only domestic company filling that niece for too long. Don't get me wrong. I like Jeep. My father's 2013 Grand Cherokee is pretty sweet, but competition breads better vehicles.


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  7. Wasp

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    Yeah you could sit under the hood of the old ones to work on the engine and everything else .
     
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    Jeep is now owned by Fiat, a French company. I hear they are bringing back the Scrambler Jeep pick-up truck in a 2018 model. I'll be buying one. It's a shame any American icon is owned by another country, but that's the way of the world these days.

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    Anyhow, I love the original Bronco. The solid axles, smaller size and removable top made it very Jeep like, but slightly bigger and more utilitarian. The new one looks pretty mean. I'll bet it's on a modified Raptor frame which would make it unstoppable off road.
     
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    That is B. A. Baracus!
     
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    Fiat is an Italian company, fyi

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    Keep in mind, the pictures floating around, like the one here, are just renderings, most not even done by Ford.. Hopefully it does look that cool, but just a warning.

    I loved my Bronco (1990 with a 4" lift I sold a few years ago), and cannot wait to see what they put out..
     
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    Is it still made in Mexico?
     
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    Focus is being moved to Mexico so the new Ranger and Bronco can be assembled in their Wayne, MI facility.
     
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    Its sharp, but got to be able to pull the top off to be as cool as the originals. At least as an option. Don't want it to be like the new Land Cruisers. The old ones were fantastic, not impressed with the new ones.
     
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    That's nice; a bit late - Toyota FJ40. Typical.

    I can say that because I worked at Ford R&D in Dearborn from 1993 thru 2005.

    I think I'd prefer a Raptor but then the FJ and the Bronco would do just fine!


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    That's a sharp looking ride but I'd much rather have an early 70's model.
     
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    Bronco = removable hardtop

    No removable hardtop, no Bronco.

    I have a 96 that I have had since it was new. I have never has the hardtop off. One day...............
     
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    Here's where REAL Broncos live: ICON4x4 • ICON BR If you really love Broncos, you owe it to yourself to visit this site! Oh- And bring your wallet!

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    I would so do a slow speed chase rolling in that thing!

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    If you want a removable hard top buy a jeep.
     
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    There are some nice renderings of what the new Bronco will look like, but doubtful any will look like the wishful renderings. More likely a full cab version of the new Ranger pickup. For me, if the new Bronco has independent front and/or rear suspension, it is just another station wagon. So, Ford if you want to make a real utility vehicle, solid axles are a must.

    There are so, so many so called "SUV's" on the market and all but one are just large, overpriced station wagons. The Wrangler is the only real utility vehicle still being made. All the others mostly 2 wheel drive or AWD station wagons. Great for grocery getting with a sprinkle of wet snow on a paved surface but limited clearance and lack of 4WD low range make them duds in the wild.

    I owned and drove a 70 Ford Bronco, I liked it except for the 3 speed transmission, shifted on the steering column. Would have been much better with a 4 speed with a granny low. Before the Bronco I owned a 63 International Scout, 4 cylinder with a 4 speed. I actually pulled the Bronco, that I later owned, all around in some snowy back country. The old Scout with a granny low and narrow snow tires could run circles around that Bronco.
     
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    I had an 89 Bronco for 20 years and it served me well in many offroad adventures. Before that I had a solid axle 73' F-250.
    I don't think Ford will compete with Jeep and solid axles are not the be-all end-all of the offroad world.

    Spy photos of the new Bronco give a hint of the body shape, body on frame construction, ground clearance, etc.
    I agree it is likely to share the frame and drivetrain of the soon to be reintroduced Ranger pickup. That truck
    has done well overseas so it should not have a lot of teething pains. I saw one in Fiji and it was a great looking truck.

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    Around here I see literally hundreds of solid axle over-equipped Jeep Rubicons that never ever go offroad.

    Bunch of posers.

    While they slink around the malls and fitness gyms I am out in my "grocery getter" exploring the backcountry.

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    SVT Raptor, Any of the TRD's and Pro 4X's are better than a new wrangler. In factory form any suspension component bend and twist like a pretzel even if you tap a curb at a wrong angle. The differentials are to small for oversize tires under hard load. The engine is way under powered for Oversize tires. A new wrangler from the factory is not "Trail Ready"

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    I do like the Raptor but it is 7" wider than a Wrangler and 6" wider than my 4Runner. The extra width makes for a tough time on lots of mountain trails.
     
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    Are you sure this isn't a hoax like they pulled for April 1st a few years ago?
     
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    Oh trust me i know the only good thing about the extra width is its mainly the fender flare. The flare will break off before any damage to the Fender or Quarter panel (ask me how i know LOL)

    No its been confirmed it will be back in production as will the ranger at the Michigan plant
     
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    Supposedly to be released in 2020 so a lot can happen in the next three years. :56:
     
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    They will be well behind the other 4 by then. Ford hasn't been doing well with their increased pricing and lower quality (my opinion as a Ford man for 20 years).

    I can get a diesel GMC Canyon 4x4 SLE, for $2,000 less than a comparably equipped v6 F150 XLT (the EcoBoost v6 will add another $2,000 to the difference). Well, comparable except for the GMC's Duramax diesel, which delivers 6+ mpg better than the v6.
     
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    Ford confirms return of Ranger pickup and Bronco SUV
    Ford confirms return of Ranger pickup and Bronco SUV

    DETROIT – The Bronco is back!

    And so is the Ranger.

    Ford announced on Monday at the Detroit Auto Show that it will launch a new Ranger small pickup in 2019, followed by a Bronco SUV based on it in 2020.

    The news comes several months after the plans were unofficially revealed through comments made by UAW workers who will be building the trucks at Ford’s Michigan assembly plant -- home to the original Bronco from 1966-1986.

    Ford concept of the Bronco (as opposed to drawings from random Ford Bronco enthusiasts).
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    Looks like a jeep liberty
     
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    Nah. Definitely patterned on the original Bronco
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    The Liberty is a 4 door and quite different looking across all of its model years, Sloping hood that narrows to expose fenders, more sloped windshield, etc.

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    Quoted for the truth factor!
    Honestly, not super jazzed on the bronco redo, and I was a Ford guy for years.
    I'm holding out for International to bring back the Scout. Until then my TuRD will do haha.
     

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