Patiently waiting for the configurator to come online in August ...I gotta ask tho, if the Factory Worker knew how many reservations there were, it seems highly plausible that a test DRIVER would know all about the options right? I'm just trying to piece it all together here
Miss the days when our own bronco6g CSI crew would dissect pics and articles. Where have they gone?
It really depends on the quality of the material Ford chooses. Like all materials, there are grades and thickness choices.Not to be a naysayer... but curious that the person said the value of the interior in the BD. Aren’t vinyl seats a cheaper seating material? Is marine something special?
Also depends on some other characteristics of the seats and vehicle - and obviously how much wear testing takes place.It really depends on the quality of the material Ford chooses. Like all materials, there are grades and thickness choices.
There are great articles online on what to look for for marine vinyl. I.e. how are the layers constructed, the fuzzy layer to protect against over stretching, the foam layer and the third layer. Also, the weight, and the chemicals used to protect the vinyl from getting ruined in the sun. Apparently, if they use more chemicals to protect vinyl it will be a more expensive vinyl. Also, there are two tests they do to make sure the vinyl doesn’t get punctured, a wizenback test and a Martindale year. Anyway, look u- good marine vinyl online it’s not like regular vinylNot to be a naysayer... but curious that the person said the value of the interior in the BD. Aren’t vinyl seats a cheaper seating material? Is marine something special?
Agree. I have a first-year BMW Z4 3.0 (6-speed manual with M package) and the dream red leather interior. Sliding across the bolsters has caused the red to wear fast. And it is not because of age. This is my "fun" drive and it only has 42K miles and is 15 years old!! Hope they make this of a durable material because I want the Bronco to be a hit.Also depends on some other characteristics of the seats and vehicle - and obviously how much wear testing takes place.
For example, my wife's Mercedes GLC has their premium leather-like vinyl (think it's called MB Tex). It looks and feels good, cleans easily, and also generally holds up well.
They designed their 'sport' front seats with higher bolsters, and the vehicle rides higher than some of their other vehicles that use the same seats and materials. As a result, unless you are over 6 feet tall, you have to slide across the bolster when you get in and out. In less than a year, both front seats had worn holes on the bolsters, revealing the vinyl was very thin in that area.
Hopefully Ford not only chooses a good quality material but does enough wear-testing to ensure it holds up to the elements and use.
That's good news for everyone looking forward to specing out a new Bronco! I'm a white grill and top fan and I'm also looking at installing white steel wheels (or have some alloy wheels made like the Icon Broncos) for extended street use.I recently spoke with the person who drives Fords for a living. He was able to take some time to discuss the Bronco.
He said if you want to experience the Bronco, test drive a Ranger Crew Cab.
- There will be (5) different wheel options.
- He is buying the Black Diamond for the value and the interior (he likes the wash options).
- There will be white and grey options for the grill and the tops.
- There will be 3 interior versions for the First Edition Bronco.
- It sounds like, from ( ), that there will be three versions of interior colors on ALL trims.
- The 2.7 is great; so is the 2.3 at lower power.
- There will be a load of factory options!
- Ford is listening to their customer base more than ever...
He loves to drive this vehicle - he currently has a F-150..
Once upon a time, I had a Ford Mustang convertible. As a poor military officer, all I could afford was the 6-CYL. So I got the stick shift (which was also cheaper). One of my buddies bet the farm and got himself into a Shelby Mustang Cobra. One day on the way to the base, our two mustangs met. With two high-ego, hair on fire, go-fasters, you can imagine what happened. When we hit the gates of the base, I was far in front. MORAL: It is not always the engine size, but knowing how to use the vehicle.Does this mean that the 2.3 will be good on the trails but shit on the highway?
Maybe he edited his first post but it looks like yes..Will they be offering more than one interior choice for the First edition instead of the blue cattle seats?