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WT- Top tier model with butt ugly interior. If Ford doesn’t give option of black interior for WT we will just go with the Badlands fully optioned up.
I agree, interior options are ugly for the WT. If they option black interior or vinyl I will likely go for the WT. If not, can't pull the trigger on looking at that interior everyday (especially in a 50K+ vehicle) and will do Badlands. Can't get past the MIC top either, waiting for the black painted top may be way to go...4-5 more months won't kill me.





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The interior combos are so weird in my opinion. Why limit certain seat colors to trims?
Why am I forced to have a bright blue or orange trim accents? This eliminates so many colors just because they would look terrible with the trim.
 

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The interior combos are so weird in my opinion. Why limit certain seat colors to trims?
Why am I forced to have a bright blue or orange trim accents? This eliminates so many colors just because they would look terrible with the trim.
Agreed. It basically feels like thousands of potential buyers of the Wildtrack trim (which I too prefer) are being forced to accept some young millennials approach to market what they think looks good/cool/hip. Have those in the designer vid even had a chance to spec out and buy there own car yet? I get it that they want to make it unique but this is to far. "Most" folks don't want the clashing colors going with the majority of exterior paint choices. Ford, simply give us a choice of one solid color option (like you are doing now for the FE) along with that strange abstract combo of sandstone and browns and you will make a lot of WT buyers happy. Just don't be surprised that the sandstone pallet doesn't sell as much.

I keep going back and forth with getting a Badlands spec out with the Black Leather and CO exterior or settle for the Wildtracks single interior option and risk not liking the car after a few months. As with the earlier poster, I would consider figuring out a way to change that dash to black, just like I did to my first "hand me down" car in highschool (using the Duplicolor spray paint, lol). Just kidding, I wouldn't spray paint it but I would try to figure out a professional way to do it. Just sad that we even have to consider doing that for a new 60K car.
 

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Agreed. It basically feels like thousands of potential buyers of the Wildtrack trim (which I too prefer) are being forced to accept some young millennials approach to market what they think looks good/cool/hip. Have those in the designer vid even had a chance to spec out and buy there own car yet? I get it that they want to make it unique but this is to far. "Most" folks don't want the clashing colors going with the majority of exterior paint choices. Ford, simply give us a choice of one solid color option (like you are doing now for the FE) along with that strange abstract combo of sandstone and browns and you will make a lot of WT buyers happy. Just don't be surprised that the sandstone pallet doesn't sell as much.

I keep going back and forth with getting a Badlands spec out with the Black Leather and CO exterior or settle for the Wildtracks single interior option and risk not liking the car after a few months. As with the earlier poster, I would consider figuring out a way to change that dash to black, just like I did to my first "hand me down" car in highschool (using the Duplicolor spray paint, lol). Just kidding, I wouldn't spray paint it but I would try to figure out a professional way to do it. Just sad that we even have to consider doing that for a new 60K car.
You will be able to change the dash, same with front grill etc. I'm actually thinking about getting my seats from a brand new Bronco partially reupholstered..it's crazy
 

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You will be able to change the dash, same with front grill etc. I'm actually thinking about getting my seats from a brand new Bronco partially reupholstered..it's crazy
Ah, never thought about simply swapping dash parts. I am hoping by the time I get to order (July 20th reservation) there may be more info on some of these mods.

Yep, we think alike! I have already called a few auto re-upholstery specialists in my area for quotes. It is pricey though and it's better if we wait till a mainstream company makes a slip cover for the Bronco seats (vs. custom). We need to share some of this info as it comes available. If doable, I will definitely keep the WT order.
 

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Ah, never thought about simply swapping dash parts. I am hoping by the time I get to order (July 20th reservation) there may be more info on some of these mods.

Yep, we think alike! I have already called a few auto re-upholstery specialists in my area for quotes. It is pricey though and it's better if we wait till a mainstream company makes a slip cover for the Bronco seats (vs. custom). We need to share some of this info as it comes available. If doable, I will definitely keep the WT order.
If I keep my order (July 14th) then I'll for sure switch to the badlands. The CO accents are better than the blue ones in my opinion.
 

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If I keep my order (July 14th) then I'll for sure switch to the badlands. The CO accents are better than the blue ones in my opinion.
That was my plan, but with the pricing correction on the auto it push the BL just above my self imposed cap. Since I really don't care for their steel front bumper and don't want the disconnect enough to pay for it, have a hard time increasing the cap for stuff I don't want.

Would go with the Black Diamond but I want the 12" screen and don't see value in the Outer Banks compared to the WT (also do not like the interior options), really only leaves me with the WT. So I either need to decide I am OK with the crappy interior or just cancel and buy another Jeep, maybe the new 4xe.
 

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That was my plan, but with the pricing correction on the auto it push the BL just above my self imposed cap. Since I really don't care for their steel front bumper and don't want the disconnect enough to pay for it, have a hard time increasing the cap for stuff I don't want.

Would go with the Black Diamond but I want the 12" screen and don't see value in the Outer Banks compared to the WT (also do not like the interior options), really only leaves me with the WT. So I either need to decide I am OK with the crappy interior or just cancel and buy another Jeep, maybe the new 4xe.
rhey should have just had 2 trims (black diamond build and big bend build), and then from there offer all the upgrades (skid plates, sway bar, leather, etc). So many people would probably buy a black diamond or big bend over the higher trims if high or lux packages were offered.
 

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rhey should have just had 2 trims (black diamond build and big bend build), and then from there offer all the upgrades (skid plates, sway bar, leather, etc). So many people would probably buy a black diamond or big bend over the higher trims if high or lux packages were offered.
Probably would have been a lot more happy customers if you could pick and choose some individual options a little more.
 

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What they SHOULD have done is offer up basic Black/Gray Cloth for the Lower Trims... then once you hit OBX ... Offer up Cloth or MGV and in their Black/Gray, Black/Brown, Black/Sandstone.

But regardless.. the tops of the dash should be Dark.. maybe the Middle panel used to the Themed Color.

(Or do what jeep did and just make it Red regardless ... not!)
 

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Ah, never thought about simply swapping dash parts. I am hoping by the time I get to order (July 20th reservation) there may be more info on some of these mods.

Yep, we think alike! I have already called a few auto re-upholstery specialists in my area for quotes. It is pricey though and it's better if we wait till a mainstream company makes a slip cover for the Bronco seats (vs. custom). We need to share some of this info as it comes available. If doable, I will definitely keep the WT order.
I'm pretty sure this is a reason, in part, why Katzkin is so popular for some vehicles.
Just take a look at what they currently offer for the '21 F-150.
'21 F-150 pre-made designs

Swapping the dash and or parts from the dash is very possible and I'm pretty sure the center section, which acts as the bezel for the 8 inch or 12 inch display, is held in by push in clips and maybe a few screws, which would make it an easy swap from model to model.
The down side to a dash swap is more or less the wait for parts to arrive, and at this point, I'm not even sure if it's even the whole dash that needs to be replaced, or if it comes in upper and lower sections. It's all speculation until an exploded view of the OEM parts list become available.

I've been looking at the exploded parts views for the Bronco Sport and the upper instrument panel for it is over $1600, just for an example. part number 04320A

I did hint in one of my prior posts about another alternative to recolor the upper dash, and have had time to look into it. It is a feasible alternative and is still used by shops (interior restoration, and body shops).
I was just uncertain if they were still in the business of supplying it, since I had used it many years ago in the body shop I worked at. I had also used it on a couple theft recovery vehicles I bought to fix up and sell.

It's called Colorbond Interior paint (you can google it for more info). It's not like the Duplicolor version and it is a much better alternative that has SAE certifications and OEM certified colors.

If I decide to go back to Wildtrak, or possible go Outerbanks, the Colorbond route to recolor the upper tan (bronze/navy pier on O.B) is the way I'm going. I've used the stuff and know it works, but like any paint/recolor that's done, surface prep is key to how it will turn out and last.
 

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I'm pretty sure this is a reason, in part, why Katzkin is so popular for some vehicles.
Just take a look at what they currently offer for the '21 F-150.
'21 F-150 pre-made designs

Swapping the dash and or parts from the dash is very possible and I'm pretty sure the center section, which acts as the bezel for the 8 inch or 12 inch display, is held in by push in clips and maybe a few screws, which would make it an easy swap from model to model.
The down side to a dash swap is more or less the wait for parts to arrive, and at this point, I'm not even sure if it's even the whole dash that needs to be replaced, or if it comes in upper and lower sections. It's all speculation until an exploded view of the OEM parts list become available.

I've been looking at the exploded parts views for the Bronco Sport and the upper instrument panel for it is over $1600, just for an example. part number 04320A

I did hint in one of my prior posts about another alternative to recolor the upper dash, and have had time to look into it. It is a feasible alternative and is still used by shops (interior restoration, and body shops).
I was just uncertain if they were still in the business of supplying it, since I had used it many years ago in the body shop I worked at. I had also used it on a couple theft recovery vehicles I bought to fix up and sell.

It's called Colorbond Interior paint (you can google it for more info). It's not like the Duplicolor version and it is a much better alternative that has SAE certifications and OEM certified colors.

If I decide to go back to Wildtrak, or possible go Outerbanks, the Colorbond route to recolor the upper tan (bronze/navy pier on O.B) is the way I'm going. I've used the stuff and know it works, but like any paint/recolor that's done, surface prep is key to how it will turn out and last.
Good stuff. I will look into Colorbond too. I painted my dash back in HS from brown to black but used duplicolor. For an 18 year old HS budget, it actually came out well. But for the Bronco, I may look into seeing how much a specialist charges. We could do the same for the tan color on the other area of the dash and doors too! The good news is that we have options.
 

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It’s been reported that that interior is actually cloth. Looks great though!
I like it too. Will look like nothing else on the road and really stand out! Don't really get all the hate, although I would probably get MGV in the Wildtrak if offered.
 

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