They are over priced once you get above first two trim levels. Honestly I think a base model Ranger FX4 package is the best deal going now for a overland vehicle. I ma curious to what Hyundai and Kia come up with on their new pickup truck. Nissan titan base was a good deal but Nissan just raised the prices and got rid of the incentives.I voted no because they are WAY WAY overpriced in canada. The Squatch package is 7000 dollars. No thanks. I can buy a rubicon, add the best Teraflex or AEV suspension to that, plus tires and still have almost 2000 in the bank for other things. 77k plus tax for a black diamond edition with hard top, and squatch package here.....NOPE.
I am a ford person too. I drive jeeps because ford had nothing to this point like it. I was willing to take a hit and move me to a new bronco FS and the wife into a sport, but at the prices here. NO THANK YOU.
Correction....it's all YOU really need, Not us. Hence the reason I say it's way overpriced for what I want in a rig now.The base model 2.3T 4 door Bronco with manual here is the best deal and really all you need. I have the FocusRS with same engine and the tuning companies are allready reworking their tuning platforms and parts from the (Mustang and Focus RS) Ecoboost to work with the Big Bronco. I don't think you really need all that fancy tech, and I am sure the aftermarket will offer better deals on options and accessories than Ford. Allot of that tech can be activated with Forscan or a tuning modual as all cars are built with it.
We just bought a BroncoSport BigBend UNDER $28,000 US with rebates and deals for the Baby Momma picking it up today. We drove a BadLands Bronco Sport (as noted above) she'll never need the additional capability it offers for nearly $8000-$10,000 bump in price. The base model Bronco Sport use a more reactive version of the new Ford Escape AWD system with additional modes. I have friends on Insta that are overlanding or "Softroading" the Escape without issues if your smart about where you go. The dealer here was very accommodating to install the tow package, front camera, and rubber floor mats we bought from the parts department so we would not have to move up to a higher level. The 1.5 ecoboost is already being tuned in Fiesta ST Mk8 in Europe to insane numbers they claim it is more tunable than the old 16L ecoboost 4 cylinder. So additional power if needed will be available from a Tune.
I use to work with Ford Engineers in UK and Germany and they are telling me the base model Bronco sport is more capable than the Escape due to its GC and skid plates, as well as the reprogramed AWD system, and retuned engine calibrations.
BigBroncos aren't available till late 2021 or even later unless you did an early pre-order so you have lots of time to see what pricing does and read reviews of the various trims levels. I am not a Truck/SUV guy I am hatchback kinda person I can tolerate lifted hatchback based crossovers but If i got a Big Bronco I would get a base manual with the 2.3L 4 door and goto the aftermarket for anything else I need.
Please, please, please God, blast some sense into the heads of those at Chevy and make them bring back a Blazer to be proud of. What a waste that the 50th anniversary of the Blazer was marked with a Nissan Murano-esque ride.
Where did you see this? My wife has a Big Bend 4 door reserved and has heard nothing yet, so I’ve been guessing the demand was much higher than anticipated.Anyone waiting for the new Broc (non sport), will have to wait alot longer. It's now delayed until at least july 2021. They might have well called it the 2022 bronco at that point.
The automotive sites are reporting on this now. It's going to be late June, early July before show room floors get them.Where did you see this? My wife has a Big Bend 4 door reserved and has heard nothing yet, so I’ve been guessing the demand was much higher than anticipated.
The stamped ones on your F250 are MUCH beefier than the tinfoil that comes on cross overs. I am replacing mine on the pat with the skids from the FDII version. They are actual skid plates compared to the ones that are on it now.The factory stamped skid plates on my Super Duty are holding up fine. So I wouldn't underestimate them. I'd just add the OEM versions that you're missing for now.
Really no point in tuning up Rangers and Broncos. Still a slow 4x4. Let the Mustang guys blow up their rides. I quit building up my Mustang years ago. It's perfectly tough as is, I don't need to out drag perfectly new Porsche 911's with it. You have to draw the line somewhere, or go broke. Overlanding is an easy line. Reliability>power.