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100% agree. I found a sweet spot with the B&O and sounds really good. I am most surprised with the MGV. I had a chance to sit in my salesman’s BL with leather, and it was nice, but I really don’t see any drop off in comfort or quality there at all.

The only complaint I have is the passenger rear window is sticking a bit on opening, so at some point in the not too distant future I will have to bring it in if the reset doesn’t work. It’s not too bad but noticeably different than the other three.

Power in the 2.3A? I have been seriously babying it, but have no complaints. I did have to push once a little and it had plenty of power for me. When I test drove the 2.3A, it had plenty of power, but it was a BB, and there is more weight behind the BL, so we shall see after break in. Since I have been babying, MPG has been really good; not that we should be too worried about MPG when buying a Bronco (right?), but it’s not bad at all at 19. Where I know that will significantly drop for me will be on long highway because I am a 9 MPH over the speed limit guy. At 65 and 70 speed limits, 19 is a pipe dream!

I know the “hang in there” is so cliche, but it really is worth it! Continuing to send Lady Luck 🍀 to all our Ice Mtn folks, especially the Twelve Sixers Lost Batch Crew!
Last time I checked my MPG was 14 lololol
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had the chance to really drive her today on the freeway. Few takaways

It feels much more luxurious than I thought it would. I have the leather seats and lux package - and just tinted the windows so driving at night on the freeway felt great.

I'm not sure what everyone complains about with the B&O sound system. Old school bad boy entertainment sounded excellent

the 2.7 has a shit ton of power. Once i get past the break-in period i'll really try to push that engine a bit with the turbos but it's plenty powerful.

The Ford Sync 4 system is pretty intuitive.

I don't have anything that I don't like yet, I'm still in the honeymoon phase.
If you put a tune on the 2.7 it becomes a whole new animal.
Livernois did the tune on my Edge ST.
It now runs 13's in the 1/4.
not bad for a 4500 lb tank.

The 2.3 is great in my Focus RS but I still wouldn't want it in the Bronco.

I'll be buying this once (if) my Bronco shows up.

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I am starting to see a lot more Broncos in my area. Well, I’ve seen 6 .. 3 in the last week. Finally saw a 4 door Area 51. I screamed and scared the shit out of my husband who thought he was going to run someone over. 🤣 So I’m sitting in my car staring it at it like a psycho stalker.

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I am starting to see a lot more Broncos in my area. Well, I’ve seen 6 .. 3 in the last week. Finally saw a 4 door Area 51. I screamed and scared the shit out of my husband who thought he was going to run someone over. 🤣 So I’m sitting in my car staring it at it like a psycho stalker.
I passed an actual orange one last week. Not cyber orange, but wrapped in an orangey orange. I really like cyber orange, but this was quite striking. Probably would have done a U-turn and followed it like a stalker if I hadn't been headed somewhere. :LOL: Anxious to see if I can spot it again! They really are eye-catching in any color!!!
 

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Just got moved again. Started 1/30, then 2/5, then 2/8 now 2/10. must be on the slow train.
 

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Watching the video of ICE Mnt is depressing as hell. Theres a handful of hoods up in a sea of 1000's of Bronco's. And I mean 1000's. I wouldn't be surprised if there are 5000.
If you haven't seen I would suggest you don't. 😭

Edit: I just counted over 2500 from pausing the video. I'd like to have a drone shot for a better idea. Doesn't look like it's the whole lot.
Anyone remember the number for dirt mountain?
 
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Okay! A few more observations comin at ya. Took her on her first off road adventure today, from Pioneer Town to Big Bear Lake, California. A rated easy trail, with some rock gardens, embankments and a whole lot of ruts.

The ride up there in eco mode was decent gas milage - about 17 mpg. You're heading into the mountains the whole time so it's a constant uphill battle. The ride home I averaged 22. Also, gas is fucking expensive in the mountains. Premium was $5.44. I went regular for the ride home.

BAJA MODE. Man, talk about a blast. I put that thing in Baja Mode and let her rip a few times and boy oh boy, I don't remember the last time I had that much fun.

There was this pretty big incline that is super sketch. I probably wouldn't do it again, but I did and we didn't have much of a problem.

The front facing camera system is fantastic. Super helpful.

Honestly - I couldn't be happier with this experience thus far.

EDIT: Another thing to note - I generally have an issue with my hamstring starting to hurt/get sore/cramp after driving for ~3 hours. I drive all day, like 8-9 hours and no hamstring issue. So, the seats are comfortable. My hip flexor - that's another issue (and that issue is a complete lack of stretching in my daily life)

Here are some photos and video (the video is kinda lame but here ya go)

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Last time I checked my MPG was 14 lololol
I sit at 15.2 MPG no matter the speed so I keep her at 80 on the highway like I would anything else. I’m at 800 miles since Wednesday and filled up 3x, each at the 1/4 tank mark. I won’t normally drive so much (I have another car that gets better mileage) but I sure am having fun!

It topped 55 degrees here today so I put the top back and the windows down and cruised for a while, soaking in the rare February Seattle sun and enjoying the thumbs up and stares I got! No complaints on the B&O, sound is better than a lot of cars and once I played with the levels I also found a sweet spot.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the lack of road noise in the 2.7 soft top, I really was expecting to need to shout to hear anything but it’s really quiet.

I played around this morning and got my sleeping platform partially built, I’m just waiting on some carpet to finish it off. This is a pic partway through when I just had everything sort of pinned in place to make sure nothing needed shifting around.

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Okay! A few more observations comin at ya. Took her on her first off road adventure today, from Pioneer Town to Big Bear Lake, California. A rated easy trail, with some rock gardens, embankments and a whole lot of ruts.

The ride up there in eco mode was decent gas milage - about 17 mpg. You're heading into the mountains the whole time so it's a constant uphill battle. The ride home I averaged 22. Also, gas is fucking expensive in the mountains. Premium was $5.44. I went regular for the ride home.

BAJA MODE. Man, talk about a blast. I put that thing in Baja Mode and let her rip a few times and boy oh boy, I don't remember the last time I had that much fun.

There was this pretty big incline that is super sketch. I probably wouldn't do it again, but I did and we didn't have much of a problem.

The front facing camera system is fantastic. Super helpful.

Honestly - I couldn't be happier with this experience thus far.

EDIT: Another thing to note - I generally have an issue with my hamstring starting to hurt/get sore/cramp after driving for ~3 hours. I drive all day, like 8-9 hours and no hamstring issue. So, the seats are comfortable. My hip flexor - that's another issue (and that issue is a complete lack of stretching in my daily life)

Here are some photos and video (the video is kinda lame but here ya go)

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Have you found your Inclinometer yet? It’s accessed from your steering wheel, hit the button with the three lines on the right side of the steering wheel, scroll to Off Road. That’ll help you gauge when you’re getting to a really sketchy incline or tilt.

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Just got moved again. Started 1/30, then 2/5, then 2/8 now 2/10. must be on the slow train.
My date has changed twice just from sitting in the train yard waiting for transport. 2/3 to 2/4 to 2/11.
 

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Picked up my Bronco last night! Had 13.2 miles on it, which seemed pretty low compared to some of you that have taken delivery.
Worked with Graham and Nicole at Sill Terhar Ford in Broomfield, CO and they were awesome throughout the process. Paid msrp, no pressure on extended warranty and add-ons. Highly recommend them if you are in the Denver area looking for a ride.
I feel for you all continuing to get pushed back-it is coming and you are some of the most patient people on Earth. Thanks to all for keeping me occupied (obsessed) over the last year while I have waited.
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Have you found your Inclinometer yet? It’s accessed from your steering wheel, hit the button with the three lines on the right side of the steering wheel, scroll to Off Road. That’ll help you gauge when you’re getting to a really sketchy incline or tilt.

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Yup I did. Any idea what the max angle is??
 

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Yup I did. Any idea what the max angle is??
No clue, but I saw a clip from Moab where a guy basically parked on a 39 degree incline, crawled all the way up a boulder and just parked it for a bit, made me pucker but it hung there just fine for a bit. Curious what the max roll would be, but not too keen to find it just yet 🤣

I can’t go play again for a couple of weeks but I’ll definitely update you on how far I push her. I’m new to being a driver (been a very eager passenger for a lot of fun times) so I’m going slow.
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