Im not one usually concerned about trade in value, but you will get more of the $4090 sasquash cost back when selling then you would if you threw on a set of wheels and 35’s, but that’s assuming you won’t upgrade the wheels anyways
As far as I know, cutting the soft top to break in isn’t much of a thing, probably as common as smashing a window. I would think leaving the doors unlocked would be more tempting, there are thieves that would open a door but would not go as far as to cut a hole
I haven’t been to an off-roadeo but this is what I imaging my experience would be like. I will be doing little, if any, off roading in mine. That’s what the Jeep is for. It will be a great daily driver
Jeep hard tops are close to $3k and have been around for many years. Used ones are around $1500 and readily available. Used Bronco hard tops will be rare for years and will fetch a premium as there are many people in your situation that will want one and be willing to pay
I’m a rock crawler. I’ve tried different motor sports and this one is the one I’ve had the most fun with. I’ve got about $50k into my Jeep and everything underneath is beat to hell, just part of the game. I will not be doing the same thing with the Bronco, I’ve learned my lesson.