Anyone else just want a basic bronco

Will you be needing the extra off road goodies or you just want a simple bronco


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SEkevin

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The Base does look good, it has a very classic look to it. Custom is what they would have called the base model back in the 70's. The smaller tires look so 1960's. I hope someone makes some 1970's reproduction hubcaps.

But I can't resist the call of the 4wd trails. Every car truck and suv I have ever owned has ended up off the pavement. The first time I would need new tires I would put the biggest that fit. Then the next time I need tires I would trim the plastic back to fit something bigger. And at that point I would have deep regret over no lockers or gears. And fixing that would be way more then 5k Sasquatch.

The base bronco will be better then any cuv or crossover off road. And it looks good, it will be the right choice for many people.

The badlands would be most aimed at me, but I think my price range is more basesqutch.

I totally understand the busy families that dont have time right now to take their BD squatch bronco off road. Working all the time, taking their 5 year old to school, daycare, sports, etc. But some day they will have time, family vacations to the forest a world to see.

And for the OB squatch that will live its first life in the city never seeing the dirt. The Sasquatch package was less costly then a lift kit, new tires, and re-gearing. And it has the big tire look they wanted. It maybe the second or third owner who takes it on the trail but that is great too. The resale value of the Sasquatch will be much better then a normal bronco, that is how it is for Jeep Rubicon models.

A classic has returned and we should all be happy about that.
So my wife really likes the OBX but not with the squatch. I am thinking she can keep her Explorer that will be paid for way before delivery and I can order a basesquatch for my ride. Retiring in 2 years and I could do what I want with it. Need the look of the 35’s





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I bet in person OBX looks a lot better in person.. A two door with a set of 33" tires and color matched top I bet it looks a lot better then you would think.

Well I at least hope so because that's my plan. Hahaha
 

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Most cars these days I'm happy with the manual base model. I'd like the Big Bend though on the Bronco because it'll be nice to have stock A/T, lighter wheels (mpg), fog lights (safety), and there's a couple other things.

Really though all I need is power lock and windows, power steering and brakes, A/C, and Bluetooth is definitely nice. I almost ran over a child once backing up but the back up camera helped so that would be nice too.

You're not alone! And if the Big Bend is much more than what people think it will be, I'll be base model too.
 

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No chance

When I had my first Mustang, I appreciated some of the old school stuff it had by 2004 standards. No auto lights, solid rear axle, hell it was even on a modified fox4 platform. Then when my mustang days were over I daily drove a car with modern amenities. I'm spoiled now, my Broncos gonna cost me a decent chunk of change I want those modern amenities to be comfortable when I'm stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.
 

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Most cars these days I'm happy with the manual base model. I'd like the Big Bend though on the Bronco because it'll be nice to have stock A/T, lighter wheels (mpg), fog lights (safety), and there's a couple other things.

Really though all I need is power lock and windows, power steering and brakes, A/C, and Bluetooth is definitely nice. I almost ran over a child once backing up but the back up camera helped so that would be nice too.

You're not alone! And if the Big Bend is much more than what people think it will be, I'll be base model too.
Way back in the day I had a 73 land cruiser with zero amenities and my wife and kids loved it! Worst thing I ever did was sell it! Only vehicle I ever made money on! And my wife could drive the 3 speed manual!
 

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Way back in the day I had a 73 land cruiser with zero amenities and my wife and kids loved it! Worst thing I ever did was sell it! Only vehicle I ever made money on! And my wife could drive the 3 speed manual!
Her left calf was probably twice as thick as her right after working that clutch, lol.
 

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Way back in the day I had a 73 land cruiser with zero amenities and my wife and kids loved it! Worst thing I ever did was sell it! Only vehicle I ever made money on! And my wife could drive the 3 speed manual!
Love me some classic FJ. Also - is your wife single by chance?
 

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Most cars these days I'm happy with the manual base model. I'd like the Big Bend though on the Bronco because it'll be nice to have stock A/T, lighter wheels (mpg), fog lights (safety), and there's a couple other things.

Really though all I need is power lock and windows, power steering and brakes, A/C, and Bluetooth is definitely nice. I almost ran over a child once backing up but the back up camera helped so that would be nice too.

You're not alone! And if the Big Bend is much more than what people think it will be, I'll be base model too.
Not sure if I am miss interpreting your comment but all broncos come standard with backup cameras, it is required by law. If you read into the descriptions the only thing you get extra on the big bend back up camera is the guide lines on the screen. Not sure if that helps your decision making.
 

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Not sure if I am miss interpreting your comment but all broncos come standard with backup cameras, it is required by law. If you read into the descriptions the only thing you get extra on the big bend back up camera is the guide lines on the screen. Not sure if that helps your decision making.
Thank you. I didn't know that. I'm pretty sure back up cameras are only required on 90% of a manufacturer's vehicles though unless that's changed. Either way I'm glad Bronco is getting it as I didn't see it mentioned!

A little kid ran up behind my little sedan and crouched over to look at something on the ground. I didn't see a thing looking in my mirrors. Perfect (bad) timing. Thank you back up camera.
 

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If I could have it I'd get a 2.7 or 5.0 with a manual, front and rear lockers, the sway bar disconnect and the Sasquatch lift plus all the steel skid plates and stuff, I could do without all the tech and luxury features but Ford is forcing me to get the 2nd most expensive trim to get the sway bar. I haven't seen B&P but I am still considering a Black Diamond but idk...
 

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My current plan is to get the 2-door base sasquatch 2.3 manual and every available option (which is limited.)
It should still be under $40k
 

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Hi y’all, idk how many of you are like me and just want a bronco, just for that, owning a bronco; nothing flashy or fancy like a first edition

I’m getting a 4D base with hard top and automatic thats it

I’m not too much into hard core off roading so I don’t need big wheels, lifts and suspensions

it would be my daily and I drive only freeway anyways so AT tires wouldn’t be too ideal


Any one else feel the same way
I may have you beat if we go with a non-Squatched base 2dr manual.

Squatch is really the only upgrade we're seriously considering, but I've really liked the look of the non-Squatched base 2-doors I've seen rolling off of the assembly line. In some ways it best represents the look of the older Broncos.
 

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I don't think a base is worth 30k. Feel the same way about base Jeeps. Way too much money for what you're getting when you could get something used with far more gear for less, just my opinion.
So true you could get an older jeep throw some cash at it and have a beast.
My buddy found a jl some guy really fixed up nice ,then he had to move out of country got it cheap and hes way under budget for a trail ready rig.
Not just jeeps trucks ,toyotas lots of stuff if you look unfortunatly for me ive been waiting for this a long time they have me good ugg.
This is what's troubled me about the Base model. I had a used low-mileage Wrangler sport with bigger tires and more ground clearance than a Base Bronco that I paid 23K for. It was also trail rated, if that means anything. We're not sure what the Base Bronco can do really, just a bunch of hype from Ford showing off the higher end models. I knew what a base Wrangler could do.

The advantage is it's new, and has a few more creature comforts than my Jeep had. I do like the look of the Bronco a little better, albeit with larger tires than what the base has.
 

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Before the trims were announced I kept telling myself I just wanted one as simple as a 87 xlt bronco......
I landed on Black Diamond 🤷🏻‍♂️💀
I’d be more inclined to go down in trims if they had the vinyl interior in big bend
 

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It would be nice to have a hybrid base with upgraded bash plates, locker, roof rack and lux package for my daily driver. May have cancel one of my 3 reservations to down grade to sport:( or go with toyota
 

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