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2.7L PRICE INCREASES! - Time to switch from Badlands 2.7L to Wildtrak??

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Wildtrak comes with hardtop, badlands does not, $695 savings. Wildtrak has auto, badlands does not, $1595 savings.
Go to Badlands in B&P. The Mod shadow black hardtop is $1895, MIC is $695. Always been a $1200 difference between the two. Wildtrak was $51,370, which Ford reduced by $1895 when MOD tops became unavailable. They made the price reduction, but included the $695 MIC top for free to appease buyers who lost the fancy top option. This has been discussed ad nauseum in this forum.
“This has been discussed ad nauseum in this forum.”

So go get a hobby. 2 door is the same, 4 door isn’t, wasn’t thinking about 4 door.
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Wildtrak definitely became more attractive compared to Badlands...but I still can't make the switch.

1) I hate the gloss black grill on Wildtrak. I would have to pony up more cash to change it.
2) Badlands (or BD) MGV with wash out is the best Bronco interior for a Bronco. This is not close.
3) Steel bumper with removable end caps is much nicer to me than the Wildtrak bumper. It's nice to have that little bit of extra approach angle in front of the tire.
4) Auto-disconnect is nice to have.
5) Heavy duty skids on Badlands...on a truck like this with a low belly, you need skids. These may be workable for a while. Wildtrak doesn't have them.
6) GOAT modes. While I REALLY want sport; rock climb mode is a must have.

The advantages to Wildtrak are the price, Sport mode, the best looking wheels in the line-up, and free hard top.
The goat modes are just marketing wizardry. You can put any bronco (with front and rear lockers) into "rock crawl mode," with the touch of like 3 buttons.

The goat modes are all just variations of eco/normal/sport throttle sensitivity and shift points paired with traction modes. If your rig has the hardware the pre-programed modes are redundant.

Also plastic seats are gross, but yes, less gross than digital camo.
 

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I've been firmly in the Badlands camp since the reveal in July. Since then, hardtop issues caused...

- 4Dr Wildtrak price drop from $51,370 to $49,475. That $1895 price drop essentially gives you the MIC hardtop for free, only change is color. As of yesterday,
- 2.7L Auto price increased from $1895 to $3490. This increased the price of my Badlands $1595, while the Wildtrak price remained constant.

$1895 + $1595 = $3490

Wildtrak has gained a $3490 price advantage relative to Badlands since the July launch.

Wildtrak Advantages:
- Prefer the look of the front bumper AND it has fog lights which aren't available on Badlands
- Cloth seats are better suited to south Florida heat than vinyl
- Wildtrak has Baja AND Sport mode. Sport mode is not available on Badlands
- Sound deadening headliner IS available on Wildtrak, not on Badlands 2.7L
- Optioning Badlands w/2.7L, automatic, hardtop, Mid Pkg, beadlocks & GY Territory makes cost $2485 MORE than Wildtrak
- Prefer lighter color Wildtrak interior and lack of orange stitching and plastic

Never considered Wildtrak until today, but sometimes fate pushes you in a different direction. Thoughts?
WildTrak actually is only 200-300 above my long time BD build (which just went up). So it is now in the running (and the trim is blue, handles anyway). The MGV seats, though "leather-like" in my head, would have been very chilly the last few days and if I hadn't remote started the car would have been no buenos. The "jump up" to WildTrak might be worthwhile. But you seem to get more parts on the BD. *sigh* BL though? A similar build is, like you said, $3k above the WT.
 

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I think you're gonna see a price correction for the WT in the near future.
Also, new mod top option in B&P states they are standard on WT and FE, again....
I've built 4Dr WT five times today. Comes with included MIC hardtop.
 

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Bait and switch ...get everybody interested up front with a low price, then slowly incrementally raise the price on them until they can order and take delivery ....what a bunch of shxx.
 

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I've been firmly in the Badlands camp since the reveal in July. Since then, hardtop issues caused...

- 4Dr Wildtrak price drop from $51,370 to $49,475. That $1895 price drop essentially gives you the MIC hardtop for free, only change is color. As of yesterday,
- 2.7L Auto price increased from $1895 to $3490. This increased the price of my Badlands $1595, while the Wildtrak price remained constant.

$1895 + $1595 = $3490

Wildtrak has gained a $3490 price advantage relative to Badlands since the July launch.

Wildtrak Advantages:
- Prefer the look of the front bumper AND it has fog lights which aren't available on Badlands
- Cloth seats are better suited to south Florida heat than vinyl
- Wildtrak has Baja AND Sport mode. Sport mode is not available on Badlands
- Sound deadening headliner IS available on Wildtrak, not on Badlands 2.7L
- Optioning Badlands w/2.7L, automatic, hardtop, Mid Pkg, beadlocks & GY Territory makes cost $2485 MORE than Wildtrak
- Prefer lighter color Wildtrak interior and lack of orange stitching and plastic

Never considered Wildtrak until today, but sometimes fate pushes you in a different direction. Thoughts?
Almost Every reason, plus the color coordinated door handles I ordered my Wildtrak. Then a year later the owner of the dealership called and said if you ever wanted a Bronco I'd better change. I have missed it ever since but have a VIN for another model now. Such is life in a constricted world.
 
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Almost Every reason, plus the color coordinated door handles I ordered my Wildtrak. Then a year later the owner of the dealership called and said if you ever wanted a Bronco I'd better change. I have missed it ever since but have a VIN for another model now. Such is life in a constricted world.
I ended up getting a 4Dr Base 2.7L Sasquatch. Best decision ever!
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