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  1. Southern New Mexico camping trip

    Between Christmas and New year I took my wife and two dogs on a 5 day trip to New Mexico, where we used to live. The bronco worked great, we camped and drove a lot of out of the way places. The terrain varied from flat mesas with 30 mile views in all directions, to high 8000 foot snowy passes...
  2. 1000 mile road-trip: Interesting lessons learned

    I also took a break in trip over the holidays. I have a 4 door Big Bend soft top. I didn't read this entire thread, but will reply I'm getting an average of 22 MPG with 30% highway and 60% state roads, and about 10% real off road. I took at 600 mile trip and got that. But the two differences...
  3. 💤 Sleeping deck build in 4-door Bronco with photos, plans, and recommendations for a mattress and bedding setup.

    I had to sleep in the back of my bronco last week, wife and I went camping with 2 big dogs. But as we put up the tent, a howling wind started, 50 knots, and started collapsing the tent. I gave up on that and put all the stuff into the tent to weigh it down, and all 4 of us slept in the back of...
  4. Extended Warranties: To buy or not to buy?

    Aggressiveness doesn't always work. I wrote Dearborn nasty-grams, called, them, and went on a personal vendetta against Borman Ford (yes, the astronaut) trying to get them to pay for my blown clutch splines (per the repair order) and warped brake rotors (per the repair order). They all told...
  5. Extended Warranties: To buy or not to buy?

    You were lucky then. My dealership told me to pack sand. That's the problem with these ESP warrantees, it's up to the dealer to interpret the vague Ford language in them. A good dealer will help you out and take a loss and lose the money for the repair. An normal dealer (90% of them), will...
  6. First week with Big Bend 4-door, soft top, 2.3 manual - Great

    Did a great NM trip in it over New Years. Was in deep sand taking my sighthounds running, then white sands, then up to 8000 feet in snow in the mountains, all in 4 days. Camped in the back with wife and 2 dogs, then in a tent another night (long story). The Bronco is working out great! It...
  7. First week with Big Bend 4-door, soft top, 2.3 manual - Great

    Have had it all through Christmas, and used it in some light, rocky and sandy 4 wheeling (I'm in southern AZ). It will crawl up anything, I use 4Low mostly in 1st, and occasionally in Crawl gear. The downhill assist is really nice, you don't have to just rely on the gear and engine compression...
  8. First week with Big Bend 4-door, soft top, 2.3 manual - Great

    And I'm liking having a Bronco a LOT better than spending a lot of time here dealing with all the drama, naysayers, and hyperbole here. It's a great truck.
  9. First week with Big Bend 4-door, soft top, 2.3 manual - Great

    I read what factors are adjusted somewhere in Fords literature. Look around and you should find it, it's about 11 different things. In manuals, less, but still I think throttle response is one. It feels like it. Funny I was in Normal yesterday and driving up a hill at low speed, about 25...
  10. First week with Big Bend 4-door, soft top, 2.3 manual - Great

    I felt compelled to check in and give a quick report, after getting my Big Bend 4 door, soft top, 2.3 with manual 7 speed. It's great! This from dawn on the first morning, I took it out pre-dawn for a drive too! The fog lights really light up the very close range between the bumper and the...
  11. Buying a Ford today compared to 20 years ago better

    One thing I vowed to do when I got the Bronco was stop coming here, due to the negativity. I'm sure people are frustrated with waiting, or if they already have their Bronco, with life. But the decision, wait, and now use of a Bronco was exciting and fun for me. Coming to this forum was a...
  12. Buying a Ford today compared to 20 years ago better

    I had logged into the Ford App to get it set up. It recognized me as a new owner, that's all. I didn't get a text or anything. Just took it for a pre-dawn drive. Amazing. The difference in power and steering input is very noticeable between Normal and Sport Mode. Very.
  13. Buying a Ford today compared to 20 years ago better

    I got my Big Bend last night. Reserved Feb 2021, Ordered mid March. It's great, almost intimating when you only buy a new vehicle every 10 years or so. So many features and icons and handles and levers to learn! It is sitting out front, waiting for me and my coffee to come take it for a...
  14. 2-Door Manual 2.3 Review, Tire Upgrade and VB Stablemates

    You just won the Ignore for Life award! I don't have time for your utterly useless tripe. Learn to think a little before spouting off, and maybe a few people will listen to you in your life.
  15. 2.3 Shaping up to be the better Engine?

    My prediction: the manual transmission Broncos will last for 250,000 miles without any maintenance to their clutch or drivetrain, if driven by someone with the faintest inkling of an understanding of how to shift. Corollary prediction: 17% of owners with a 10 speed manual automatic will need...
  16. 2-Door Manual 2.3 Review, Tire Upgrade and VB Stablemates

    A "discussion" with unsupportable, weak premises is a waste of people's time. Get more information before blathering your mouth.
  17. 2-Door Manual 2.3 Review, Tire Upgrade and VB Stablemates

    Ha! So you're quoting "some article" as if you were the authority on how transmissions are geared. Got it. I, for one, like a very low gear at times. Stop and go traffic. Crawling up a steep hill, lots of things.
  18. 2.3 Shaping up to be the better Engine?

    You may be sooner than people with 2.3s. Buy the 2.3 for long-term reliability and sufficient power off-roading. Buy the 2.7 to go fast on superhighways and resell before it has 60K miles.
  19. 2.3 Shaping up to be the better Engine?

    I expect I'll enjoy driving my manual 2.3 a lot. It has more horsepower than my 5.4 V8 in my old F-150. I towed a 3 horse trailer with 3 1000 lb mules in it, in the mountains. I think it is 260 horsepower. Been driving it 20 years. Before that we drove a 1995 4runner for about 10 years. It...
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