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Just some expectations setting on how these “First Drive” launch events go.…

Reviewers only get 1.5 to 2 days to drive the vehicle on roads in and around whatever given city the event takes place. Plus very often, reviewers are paired up with someone, so your actually seat time is limiting. Ford threw in their Off-Rodeo as well which is more than some manufacturers do. Manufacturers need to get a lot of people through the cars. In the end, you will never get a true ownership experience. We will have to wait for those kinds of things.
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Anyone who watched all the videos care to break down what options were reviewed? I've watched a couple and I get stuck sitting through an entire review of a 4 cylinder manual when I'm only interested in how the 10 speed 2.7 twin turbo drives.
Most of the reviews are saying the exact same thing from everything I've seen so far.
Any reviews that stand out from the crowd?
I wouldn’t necessarily say any of the video reviews stood out. All basically said the same info we already know. The presenters make or break the reviews. (I thought the first half of the Hagerty review was pretty bad, until they brought in someone that actually seemed to know their stuff for the off-roadeo portion.)

However this video from SlashGear was a little different, and I thought it was fun. The presenter does get on my nerves a little. But it was fun to get to see a normal dude rip around in the Bronco a little bit. (And it’s done in an FE 2.7/A10 if you were looking for that.)
 

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The TFL off road video included the official MPG figures, they aren't good. 20mpg for base auto non squatch, 17-18 mpg for squatch and 18 mpg for non squatch Black Diamond. The V6 is about the same with squatch which is surprising. I expect real world to be less that that more like 15-16mpg for any model with squatch.

 
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David Tracy at Jalopnik is the only reviewer I trust. Been following him for YEARS and he's a former Jeep engineer.
His review was the best I've seen....it seems like the people I saw complaining hadn't even read it. It was basically a stellar review of Bronco....it made me even more excited to get it and get it off road.
 

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David Tracy at Jalopnik is the only reviewer I trust. Been following him for YEARS and he's a former Jeep engineer.
His review was the best I've seen....it seems like the people I saw complaining hadn't even read it. It was basically a stellar review of Bronco....it made me even more excited to get it and get it off road.
I agree with most of his review. I don’t feel that the Jeep rides better on the street like he says, but that’s an opinion thing. I also only spent an hour in a JL for comparisons sake. I actually have heard people say things in their reviews that I completely disagreed with but it may be because I drive a Jeep daily, I noticed some of the Bronco disadvantages. My first drive was very positive, the bronco drives great but there’s always critiques and things for Ford to improve. (I’m going to detail all these little things in my written review, it’s tough to write it all out because I can’t do it on my work computer lol!)
 

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:cool:(y) ... I pasted the vids, but you're welcome.


I've watched the TFL videos, and Tommy commenting on the plastic is not as good as the quality of plastic in a Jeep, and I've seen or heard others say about the same thing

... to me are we really complaining or commenting on who has the better plastic?

To me plastic is plastic, the Broncos I sat in at the dealer events were good, and I wasn't like Tommy tapping on the dash and going, "oh frick" this plastic is just not up to par.

This ain't an Acura, Lexus, or Bmw; to me it's a vehicle that I will take "off the road" and am looking at under $34k for a base model 2 door with a twin turbo V6 ... I'm not going to complain about the quality of plastic (... plastic is plastic) ... at least it's not the interior quality of a Nissan Versa (... this is in no way an offense to readers of this who like the Nissan Versa).

:cool:(y) just my opinion please don't throw chairs my way.


:ROFLMAO:(y)
I am replacing an M4 and a Silverado (summer car/winter car) for the Bronco.

I was not expecting the interior to come close to the BMW, even with Lux package. But I don’t think expecting a $60k tricked out Ford to have a bit nicer interior than a Wrangler is too much to ask, IMO.
 
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I wouldn’t necessarily say any of the video reviews stood out. All basically said the same info we already know. The presenters make or break the reviews. (I thought the first half of the Hagerty review was pretty bad, until they brought in someone that actually seemed to know their stuff for the off-roadeo portion.)

However this video from SlashGear was a little different, and I thought it was fun. The presenter does get on my nerves a little. But it was fun to get to see a normal dude rip around in the Bronco a little bit. (And it’s done in an FE 2.7/A10 if you were looking for that.)
Cool little Easter Egg I just noticed...

The "Off-Roadeo Ranger" in the SlashGear video is Blake Torgersen (@Torgsurv), who did the Bronco Knoll write-up. :cool:

Check out the GPS coordinates on his name tag. Well played, Blake. Well played! 👏

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Ars Technica -On-road and off-road in the all-new Ford Bronco
Autoblog - 2021 Ford Bronco First Drive Review | As great as you hoped
Business Insider - Review: The new Ford Bronco SUV is the perfect hardcore off-roader for every skill level and every budget
Car and Driver - 2021 Ford Bronco Is as Refined as It Is Rugged
Carbuzz - 2021 Ford Bronco Test Drive Review: Jeep's Worst Nightmare
Cars.com - 2021 Ford Bronco Review: Worth the Bucks
CNET Road/Show - 2021 Ford Bronco first drive review: Legit Jeep killer
CNN - The Ford Bronco is finally here and Jeep should be worried
Detroit Free Press - The 2021 Ford Bronco has finally arrived. Here 4 features I loved and 1 you'll miss
Edmunds - The 2021 Ford Bronco Is Everything You Hoped It Would Be
Forbes - 2021 Ford Bronco Road Test Review: Iconic History Joins Advanced Tech
Fox News - First test: The 2021 Ford Bronco is back to battle Jeep
Four Wheeler - 2021 Ford Bronco First Drive
Gear Patrol - The 2021 Ford Bronco Is the Jeep Wrangler's Worst Nightmare
Hagerty - First-look Review: 2021 Ford Bronco
Inverse - The 2021 Ford Bronco is an off-roading beast
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Motor1 - 2021 Ford Bronco First Drive Review: Patience, Rewarded
Road & Track - The 2021 Ford Bronco Nails a Nearly Impossible Comeback
TFLCar - Review: First City Drive in the New 2021 Ford Bronco
The Detroit Bureau - First Drive: 2021 Ford Bronco
The Drive - 2021 Ford Bronco Review: A New Off-Road God Is Born
The Truth About Cars - 2021 Ford Bronco First Drive – Living Up to the Hype



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:cool:(y) ... apologizes if I crash your browser like mine has.

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:cool:(y) Well Fellow Bronco anticipaters (a word???), it has been a great Bronco first reviews day
(🥳(y)), I will leave you with a Youtube link for a non filtered search for the 2021 ford bronco ... and to all a good night (I'm finally going to get a bite to eat as I came home 2 hours ago and have been trying to answer or react to maybe 8 pages of posts :cool:(y) thank you all for viewing).

Non filtered link for our 2021 ford bronco:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=2021+ford+bronco
So I was watching the cars.com review, and at the 10 minute mark this shows up.

I haven't seen rapid red look like that in any lighting conditions. But at 10:02 the they show a different view of him in the same Bronco and the rapid red looks normal again. Pretty crazy camera trick.

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Mine is supposed to be built the week of 12 July; from what I gather that seems like the date a lot of people have been given for the first wave of base only builds.

You mean 2.3 or were you able to get a 2.7 in the base?
😎👍 yeah, 2.7L, 2 Door Base in AMB.


Only other main extra was the aux switches.

🥳👍 and congratulations on getting a build date.
 
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I rapped on the dash at a demo event and yes, it sounds thin and cheap, but I don't care. If it really bothers people I'm sure you could pull the dash and stick dynomat to the back of the plastic or even spray foam it. A little mass would go a long way.
😎👍 I currently have a sentra right now and got one of those carpeted like dash covers for it.

Mainly got it to protect the dash and keep it cleaner for the next owner of this vehicle when I trade it in.

:D👍 ebay out of the blue gave me a 5 dollar credit and I used that to take the price down a bit.
 

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Nice... thanks OP for the roundup - helpful.
I just got an email from Ford delaying my build week to Aug 16th but... still hopeful I'll get it this year lol. do my own dang review.
 
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I am replacing an M4 and a Silverado (summer car/winter car) for the Bronco.

I was not expecting the interior to come close to the BMW, even with Lux package. But I don’t think expecting a $60k tricked out Ford to have a bit nicer interior than a Wrangler is too much to ask, IMO.
😎👍 in that respect I can see where you are coming from; 50 thousand and up is a lot of cash.

🤔 perhaps the the sophisticated systems is what they were more focused on and trying to make the higher trims all the more capable with the tech they put?

Perhaps they could have put the soft touch materials on the dash like cars have and such to get a more premium feel, like maybe for the Outer banks.
 
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I wouldn’t necessarily say any of the video reviews stood out. All basically said the same info we already know. The presenters make or break the reviews. (I thought the first half of the Hagerty review was pretty bad, until they brought in someone that actually seemed to know their stuff for the off-roadeo portion.)

However this video from SlashGear was a little different, and I thought it was fun. The presenter does get on my nerves a little. But it was fun to get to see a normal dude rip around in the Bronco a little bit. (And it’s done in an FE 2.7/A10 if you were looking for that.)
🤣👍 that dude was pretty hyped up.

😎👍 I guess I would be too as a regular non off roader getting to jump in on one of these courses and floor it and plot out lines to take on the course.
 
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Nice... thanks OP for the roundup - helpful.
I just got an email from Ford delaying my build week to Aug 16th but... still hopeful I'll get it this year lol. do my own dang review.

😎👍 ur welcome ... I just pasted the youtube videos and section below that.
 
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