Ford got me, again

HoosierDaddy

Base
Well-Known Member
First Name
Eric
Joined
Mar 6, 2016
Messages
1,652
Reaction score
3,844
Location
Indiana
Vehicle(s)
68&69 Broncos '10 Legacy GT, 85 M1028, 15 Outba
Vehicle Showcase
3
Clubs
 
Who really needs all this extra shit?

So many 1st world problems...:unsure:
Ends up being a $7000 penalty (minimum) to get to heated seats from a base.
Naah, I'm all about Base Squatch and have been quite content since deciding on that.





Advertisement

 

Danger Dan

Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2020
Messages
17
Reaction score
93
Location
Las Vegas
Vehicle(s)
2003 GMC Sierra 1500HD, 1986 Suzuki Samurai
Wow. You're a tick off the rails. Never intended for this to go here.
I am all about equality, but won't bow down to the happy wife happy life mantra.
I am all about the woman I am with being herself and doing her thing, and expect her to respect that about me too. We get along great with that mindset.
Relax.
No, you're just off kilter, and judging from your previous comment, a little misogynistic. Other folks have already explained so I won't go too deep, but you really sound like you have no idea how to make a marriage work.
 

HoosierDaddy

Base
Well-Known Member
First Name
Eric
Joined
Mar 6, 2016
Messages
1,652
Reaction score
3,844
Location
Indiana
Vehicle(s)
68&69 Broncos '10 Legacy GT, 85 M1028, 15 Outba
Vehicle Showcase
3
Clubs
 
Wow. You're a tick off the rails. Never intended for this to go here.
I am all about equality, but won't bow down to the happy wife happy life mantra.
I am all about the woman I am with being herself and doing her thing, and expect her to respect that about me too. We get along great with that mindset.
Relax.
They can take that "Happy wife, happy life" mantra and stick it all the way uptheir ass.
That is the epitome of entitlement.

It's like, I got close to 50 and the light bulb came on and I achieved a ZERO tolerence for other peoples bullshit....LOL!
It ain't my job to make you happy, the idea is to share happiness with each other.
Certified grumpy old dude.
 

jswan

Badlands
Member
First Name
Jeff
Joined
Nov 12, 2020
Messages
24
Reaction score
41
Location
AZ
Vehicle(s)
2018 Mustang GT Premium
Vehicle Showcase
1
No, you're just off kilter, and judging from your previous comment, a little misogynistic. Other folks have already explained so I won't go too deep, but you really sound like you have no idea how to make a marriage work.
Thanks for being judgy and labeling me. Nowhere near off kilter.
And, misogynitic? Pretty heavy label there. Have at it though.
Had a great marriage for 22 years. We parted amicably. It worked well for what it was.
Thanks for stepping in and offering whatever that was....
Useless at best.
Also, what is the point of "knowing" how to make a marriage work? Your point? Frankly, I don't need it. Other folks are also on board with my thoughts about this, so....
Can we get back to Bronco's now?
Relax.
 

TheRealCobraBurnout

Black Diamond
Well-Known Member
First Name
Matthew
Joined
Nov 2, 2020
Messages
69
Reaction score
99
Location
Wyoming
Website
www.youtube.com
Vehicle(s)
2003 Ford F150
I never wanted a heated steering wheel until I experienced the Nirvana of one in an 2020 Expedition on a Cold Wyoming night. With that said, its a shame no cold weather package for the Bronco. I'll be rocking some gloves as usual in my Black Diamond. Heated seats of course. lol
 

Tlarkinjeri

Member
First Name
Tara
Joined
Aug 9, 2020
Messages
18
Reaction score
31
Location
New Jersey
Vehicle(s)
Mustang, Mariner, F-150
As OP stated, they got me. To go from 2 door base to heated seats is about $6,380- BB (+$4,885)+mid ($1495). That is $34,880 +delivery and taxes with a 4 cyl MT paying for remote start that they won't give me. My other option is to go aftermarket and risk voiding the warranty for any electrical issues that come up....
Heated seats after a long day at work,or play, make a big difference in being able to do it again the next day.
The off roading is a great way to stay adventurous in our 50s but I don't like getting hosed for something that has been in many lesser vehicles for over a decade.
I will still get a Bronco - I am not insane. That's why they know they can hose us.
 

Markubis

Outer Banks
Well-Known Member
First Name
Mark
Joined
Jul 23, 2020
Messages
313
Reaction score
684
Location
New England
Vehicle(s)
Ford Focus, Ford Ranger XLT, Can Am Ryker
Ford has done some major dickhead moves here by locking out certain big “wants” unless you pay big bucks for the upper tier mechanicals. Then you still cannot access the goodies at once. They’ve been locked into Lux.

there will be a crappy radio like in my 2012 SEL Edge or a crazy expensive B&O. Nothing in between. That’s a douche move.

the reat of the Lux package is debatable as to”luxe.”

Adaptive Cruise Control; B&O Sound System with 10 speakers including a subwoofer; Evasive Steering Assist; heated steering wheel; universal garage door opener; 2 additional front row smart-charging USB ports; Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System; and wireless charging pad

I dont want the evasive steering. Adaptive cruise is a nice idea but overpriced here. The rest of it? It’s Alexa for a Garmin, a Qi pad, a few plugs and A garage opener. For thousands of dollars?

then, locking a warmed steering wheel in Lux is a royally dickhead move. Ford is in Michigan. It’s godamned cold in Michigan. To put the warmed wheel in the Lux, accessible only via top end models, is truly being an asshole of a company.

Agreed
Imagine living in a hot climate and wanting the b & o stereo but now you have a heated steering wheel to boot.

Their design team knocked the Bronco out of the park. Their finishing team has handled this as poorly as possible. Many people are walking away now until they get their act together.
 

PhoenixM3

Black Diamond
Well-Known Member
First Name
Jeffrey
Joined
Oct 14, 2020
Messages
417
Reaction score
669
Location
Colorado
Vehicle(s)
2019 GT350R, 2018 Fiesta ST, 2018 Fusion Sport
Vehicle Showcase
2
Clubs
 
Ends up being a $7000 penalty (minimum) to get to heated seats from a base.
Naah, I'm all about Base Squatch and have been quite content since deciding on that.
If you’re handy, you can install a seat heater kit for less than $200.
 

PhoenixM3

Black Diamond
Well-Known Member
First Name
Jeffrey
Joined
Oct 14, 2020
Messages
417
Reaction score
669
Location
Colorado
Vehicle(s)
2019 GT350R, 2018 Fiesta ST, 2018 Fusion Sport
Vehicle Showcase
2
Clubs
 
As OP stated, they got me. To go from 2 door base to heated seats is about $6,380- BB (+$4,885)+mid ($1495). That is $34,880 +delivery and taxes with a 4 cyl MT paying for remote start that they won't give me. My other option is to go aftermarket and risk voiding the warranty for any electrical issues that come up....
Heated seats after a long day at work,or play, make a big difference in being able to do it again the next day.
The off roading is a great way to stay adventurous in our 50s but I don't like getting hosed for something that has been in many lesser vehicles for over a decade.
I will still get a Bronco - I am not insane. That's why they know they can hose us.
One thing to note - no manufacturer offer remote start with a manual.
 

Cookieck

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2020
Messages
231
Reaction score
495
Location
Georgia, USA
Vehicle(s)
Camaro SS, Indian Chief Vintage, Yamaha Fz1, Honda Shadow, etc
As OP stated, they got me. To go from 2 door base to heated seats is about $6,380- BB (+$4,885)+mid ($1495). That is $34,880 +delivery and taxes with a 4 cyl MT paying for remote start that they won't give me. My other option is to go aftermarket and risk voiding the warranty for any electrical issues that come up....
Heated seats after a long day at work,or play, make a big difference in being able to do it again the next day.
The off roading is a great way to stay adventurous in our 50s but I don't like getting hosed for something that has been in many lesser vehicles for over a decade.
I will still get a Bronco - I am not insane. That's why they know they can hose us.
Actually if you want manual trans and heated seats it’s a much larger price jump since ford decided you can’t add mid package to anything with manual except badlands. For the price jump from 2 dr base to badlands+mid you’re 2/3 the way to a second 2dr bronco base.
 

Cookieck

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2020
Messages
231
Reaction score
495
Location
Georgia, USA
Vehicle(s)
Camaro SS, Indian Chief Vintage, Yamaha Fz1, Honda Shadow, etc
One thing to note - no manufacturer offer remote start with a manual.
No manufacturer offers It with manual but not all of them make you pay for it anyways. Some change the package/option cost when adding to a manual trans since you don’t get remote start. Some, like ford on the one bronco trim you can add any packages to with manual trans, don’t change the price so you’re essentially paying for remote start that you won’t get.
 

AcesandEights

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Ace!
Joined
Nov 19, 2020
Messages
307
Reaction score
640
Location
Oregon
Vehicle(s)
2016 or 2017 Ford
There is no penalty for buying something you want. If the package is $10k and you want the heated sphincter warmer and grape peeling option, then that's what it costs for what you want. It's like going to the grocery store and complaining about the penalty for buying a gallon of milk. You're not getting penalized for buying milk if you want a cold glass of milk while enjoying your Oreos.

I don't get it. If you want something, buy it. If it's too expensive for you to pay for, then you don't want it, you want your money, and if that's the case, you should keep it. The flip-side of all that is you want something for less than it's worth. I think they should have made the B&O sound system standard on all models that I'm interested in, so it should be standard on the Badlands. The price of the Badlands should be discounted too, to something less than I'm willing to pay.

It seems there are so many entitled mediocre minds that don't understand Ford isn't building this vehicle for "you". They are building this vehicle for them. They are building a vehicle to turn a profit. None of what they are doing is based on what you want. It is based on what they think they can sell, just like everything else. Ford isn't stupid because they put the sound system package with a bunch of sh*t I don't want. They did that intentionally so I give them more of my money if I decide I "need" the sound system. In this case, they priced it just a little too high, so I'm going without it, but I think I "need" the sound deadening, so I'm paying for it, and getting a bunch of crap I couldn't care less about. Good on them, they priced it just right to get my $, but had it been slightly more, I'd have skipped it too.

They aren't stupid, they're smart.
 
Last edited:

Advertisement





 


Advertisement
Top