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Yes. I just lived this. Rearended by a drunk driver. 10k in damage and took since March to get fixed. Got it back last week. What a nightmare and tainted my first year of ownership 😞
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The term justifiable homicide gets abused in my opinion....
Not in that instance boy-o...
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Like many others I have noticed that driving over 70 is hard on mpg, but before the bronco I was driving a 66 morris minor traveller so wasn't doing 70. I smile a lot more, get lost in the enjoyment missing turnoffs, and learning how to pull into parking spots with this beast.
 

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I have no idea. I'm older now and I just prefer not to run the shit out of my stuff. Lol! Especially the first brand new vehicle I've ever had. I've blown at least three engines in my youth. I had enough traffic tickets in my late twenties that I had to attend defensive driving school to save my driver's license. I'm in no hurry to get anywhere anymore -- I get to work an hour early everyday and just relax in my vehicle. Lol!
I wouldn’t worry about babying it too much.



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I've noticed that ever since I got my Bronco, I drive quite a bit slower. I used to speed everywhere, but now I consistently realize that I'm barely doing the speed limit.

I know some people are trying to save gas, but that's not a factor for me.

Anyone else change their driving at all (faster, slower, more or less aggressive, etc.), or is it just me? 🤔

Apologies in advance to our folks still waiting.
“I've noticed that ever since I got my Bronco, I drive quite a bit slower. I used to speed everywhere, but now I consistently realize that I'm barely doing the speed limit.”

Ditto….
I totally stare at the Turbo boost in Gauges!!!
Like playing a video game I try NOT to engage the turbos… knowing that when the turbos are engaged they are making power and using mass quantities of gas… and creating HEAT!!!

love to keep zero. “0” on the boost gauge
 

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Like many others I have noticed that driving over 70 is hard on mpg, but before the bronco I was driving a 66 morris minor traveller so wasn't doing 70. I smile a lot more, get lost in the enjoyment missing turnoffs, and learning how to pull into parking spots with this beast.

That pulling into parking spots must be a trick answer. I park as far away from other cars as possible. People are just friggin' rude today. They can't park, they throw open doors, and smack your vehicle without a care in the world or hit it as they pull in or out of spaces.

I really hate people today (present BRONCO owner company exempted from that hate of course).
 

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I always drive new vehicles slowly. I treat my vehicles like living breathing animals. More like family pets. The Bronco is being treated even more tenderly for a few extra reasons. The major concern is the prolong waiting for a repair if some turnip crashes into me. Due to parts, and manpower shortages any collision will cause one to wait months for the return of the Bronco.
I tend to agree. I may not be driving slower....but I am being very defensive. Watching closer at intersections and lights. Any collision...these will be in the shop for months and even though repaired, they are never the same.
 

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That pulling into parking spots must be a trick answer. I park as far away from other cars as possible. People are just friggin' rude today. They can't park, they throw open doors, and smack your vehicle without a care in the world or hit it as they pull in or out of spaces.

I really hate people today (present BRONCO owner company exempted from that hate of course).
So true! I park or try to park where it is safe, I trust one person.... myself, but still try to get parked as close to the middle of the spot as I can.
 

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Definitely drive the BRaptor faster than the 392XR. Good thing the dash is constantly reminding me what the speed limit is … ;)
 

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Yes I slowed down when I got my Bronco. Partially because I like the way the Bronco rides and I tend to baby it .then some days I go sorts mode and feel like giving it a little gas
 

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I wash it more. We do a lot more events. Still not many of them around and none that people can get a close look at.

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When my wife got her Sport when they first came out, EVERYONE else on the road was checking it out... needless to say, that automatically put me into defensive driving mode when I drove. Fast forward to this weekend when I finally got my Bronco, I am not noticing as many people looking, except for the Jeeps that are passing by, but I digress... We took the new Bronco down to an overnight at a casino about 55 miles from our house and I noticed at times I was driving under the limit and other times I looked down and went "holy shit, slow down!"... I have the 2.7 and came from a 3.5 in my F-150, which was quite frankly a rocket when the truck was empty... the 2.7 feels as good, if not a touch better than that. I am going to TRY to steady my foot a bit more than I did in the later days of my F-150, but I have noticed that I am looking around more just to be sure there isn't a nimrod out there not paying attention that will bash into my new baby!
 

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Still waiting for a build date, but I seriously anticipate different driving behavior. Many years ago I switched from a small sporty car to a Jeep and my driving behavior changed a good bit. When someone stole my Jeep I went back to a very sporty little car and my driving behavior changed to suit again. I can't say either is a "safer" style, but I do tend to drive slower in taller vehicles.
 

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My 2 dr. with 2.3, 7MT, Boomba BOV and weighted shift knob, and Sprint Booster on Sport 7 has me driving spirited everywhere. Still getting just under 19 mpg. I might install the K&N CAI this weekend, and still shopping around for exhaust. This thing is too damn fun for me to drive tame.
lol I have no idea how you are getting close to 19. I have rarely been past 15. the extra 2 doors definitely adds weight, but not almost 5 MPG worth
 

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lol I have no idea how you are getting close to 19. I have rarely been past 15. the extra 2 doors definitely adds weight, but not almost 5 MPG worth
It still surprises me, too. It dropped to 18 MPG over Winter, since the Sprint Booster (more responsive throttle body) tends to make the wheels slip on cold roads. I get better mileage with the Sprint Booster - go figure.

Edit to add: I'll add that since 2nd is very peppy with the Sprint Booster with my mode settings, I'm able to skip shift into 4th pretty often once at 35mph or over. I think getting up to speed quicker and then backing off leads to the better mileage, rather than hanging around the slower revs with the Booster off.
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