Ford got me, again

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Who really needs all this extra shit?

So many 1st world problems...:unsure:
I mean, let's be honest here, being in a position to reserve a vehicle at all (mind you, a vehicle nobody truly knows when they'll physically own) is the epitome of a first world problem.





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Back in 2005 I ordered a Mini Cooper S convertible from the factory and was able to choose from a vast array of options that didn't force me into onerous and expensive trim packages just to get Item X. Cloth seats + premium audio + cold weather package + manual transmission + Xenon headlamps? Sure! Just check the boxes and wait for your build to arrive.

Sadly all these years later that experience has remained the exception to the rule.
 

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This is normal for any car company. The frustration shouldn't be why parts are only for certain trims, it should be why is there not more transparency on adding parts later and associated prices. Ford literally has first dibs on aftermarket part sales to bronco buyers but they haven't given us any real breakdown for the parts, prices, and modularity. I stopped coming to this site daily because it just reminds me of Ford failing this whole thing (no its not driving hype its frustration) and I end up with a foul taste in my mouth.

I'm buying bronco either way. But if come delivery day there's still no further details or pricing or changes to anything that further annoys me, I'll just sell it for a quick profit and look for something else.
 

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If you have a foul taste in your mouth, it could be your latte. A lot of coffee is ground or extracted incorrectly and it creates a foul taste, often bitter. I'd try there first.
 

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As opposed to the $5k you have to spend for a 2 door bronco to go from base to a trim that offers mid package, and still not get the heated steering wheel with it but be buying other stuff you might not want? Neither offers heated seats for the very bottom tier. At least Jeep lets you get them on manual trans without a like $15k price jump(and doesn’t charge for remote start that you don’t get with manual trans).
 

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Oh I’m all for makin it your own. I’ve added heated seats to multiple vehicles myself(2 of my motorcycles even have heated seats) and plenty of other things added myself that either weren’t options from factory or cost too much so I did myself(or added things I didn’t want so I did it myself). But sometimes it’s nice to not have to mess with everything, save the time and effort for other things instead, and not everybody feels confident doing those things themselves. But you’d think ford would want everyone to add more cost, as it is, ford keeps talking me out of more expensive builds bit by bit. Heated seats are only one small part of that.
 

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I've been saying the similar thing lately. Only from a different perspective. I don't want any tech or anything else fancy. I want bare metal floor, metal non removable roof, crank windows, am/FM radio, mechanical gauges. Basically, I want a 1969 Bronco with modern dependability. Small lift would be nice.
Why you ask....I'm currently driving an '07 XL 2 door Ranger and absolutely love it. That, and a base Bronco with Sasquatch here in Canada is $52 000, and full of stuff I don't need or want.
I realize some safety tech has to be there, but I don't want the rest of it.
Import a 2002-2006 Land Rover defender TD5 from Europe then. It has all those things, although the “modern dependability“ part is marginal:ROFLMAO:

itll even cost slightly less than the bronco.
 
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Import a 2002-2006 Land Rover defender TD5 from Europe then. It has all those things, although the “modern dependability“ part is marginal:ROFLMAO:

itll even cost slightly less than the bronco.
I can get a 1977 Belgian Army Unimog imported for about $15 000. I should go that route.
 

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Ugh! I don't understand you guys that are a slave to a "wife". Do what you want! Your life is short. She isn't in control of what you want. Wake up.
Unless the Bronco will be her daily driver and trail rig. My wife isn't going, nor would I ask her to, from a loaded suv to a Bronco without these creature comforts she's had on her last 2 vehicles and that my f150 has. My wife will be getting the 4dr BL w/ lux package. Only thing I'm pushing back on is she wants leather with the power seats and i want the MGV. I may win that battle when I tell her power seats doesn't get her the memory seats. But then again, she's the one buying her Bronco.
 

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Unless the Bronco will be her daily driver and trail rig. My wife isn't going, nor would I ask her to, from a loaded suv to a Bronco without these creature comforts she's had on her last 2 vehicles and that my f150 has. My wife will be getting the 4dr BL w/ lux package. Only thing I'm pushing back on is she wants leather with the power seats and i want the MGV. I may win that battle when I tell her power seats doesn't get her the memory seats. But then again, she's the one buying her Bronco.
Sounds like my build & I’m not getting power seats. MGV. Not having power seats will remind me of my youthful days ..😂
 

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Sounds like my build & I’m not getting power seats. MGV. Not having power seats will remind me of my youthful days ..😂
Coincidentally, this morning she asked me why everyone is so high on the MGV. I then told her power seats wont get her memory seat settings and she said if thats the case then she’ll go with MGV.

Now I just have to break it to her that she wont be getting cooled seats from Ford no matter than trim or package level. This is the one option Ive been dreading the most telling her about. We both have become too comfortable with her grand cherokee and my f150 having the cooled seats!
 

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"Some woman."

Also, don't call me darling. I'm not interested in being addressed by a stranger in a condescending diminutive term. This isn't 1919. Women have the right to vote and own property now.
Ooh man, southern girl has been triggered again
 

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