By definition, purchasing a mass-produced vehicle brand new is a terrible investment. It depreciates instantly and forever.
Based on your post description, I believe 'opportunity cost' is the term you're looking for.
Some would still prefer the 4th option of not squatching at all
A small minority might like a 5th option of squatching aftermarket still 🤷🏼♂️
And who knows, maybe a 6th option of "I have no effing idea what to do now, Ford just made this even tougher to decide 😅"
I thought the complaining here was kind of bad, but then I joined the Facebook group. That group is straight up TOXIC.
At least here, the 'complaining' is about bronco specs, timeline, etc. Over there, there's still that, but most of the mods are Ford dealers, and they were calling other...
I... mostly agree with you. Three thoughts crossed my mind, in no particular order/relevance:
1. Like it or not, Ford is not selling to the average bronco6g member, they're selling to the average consumer. I'd say our standards are pretty high for release of information, specs, pricing, etc...
If survey pricing is accurate ($5k for sasquatch) then going aftermarket for just lift and wheels alone will cost almost that much, and you're giving up a factory warranty as well as the additional off-road goodies that comes with Sasquatch
Job 1 supposedly starts in March (so first delivery in April?). some places say June for deliveries
If you haven't put a reservation down yet, you would more than likely not receive your bronco until late 2021/2022, as confirmed on Ford's website, due to the already large number of reservations.