Got to test drive this 2.3L Bronco yesterday!

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I got to test drive This 4 door CO non-Squached Badlands at All American Ford in Paramus NJ. (my dealer)

What an AMAZING truck!!! This thing drives unbelievably! I only got to take out for a 20 minute drive, buy oh boy! This thing just feels solid as a rock.

It had the 2.3 which was amazingly peppy. Steering was tight and responsive, braking was very smooth. You really feel connected to the road.

I've attached a couple of pictures and a not so great quick vid my wife took. We were both pretty exited, so it's a little shaky. It was nice to see my color in person up close finally. It

REALLY pops!!

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Nice! Thanks for posting!
 

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I got to test drive This 4 door CO non-Squached Badlands at All American Ford in Paramus NJ. (my dealer)

What an AMAZING truck!!! This thing drives unbelievably! I only got to take out for a 20 minute drive, buy oh boy! This thing just feels solid as a rock.

It had the 2.3 which was amazingly peppy. Steering was tight and responsive, braking was very smooth. You really feel connected to the road.

I've attached a couple of pictures and a not so great quick vid my wife took. We were both pretty exited, so it's a little shaky. It was nice to see my color in person up close finally. It

REALLY pops!!

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I'm curious about the ride quality over uneven or potholed pavement. I'm not expecting luxury car performance, but did you get the sense that this was more truck-like or SUV-like?
 

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I'm curious about the ride quality over uneven or potholed pavement. I'm not expecting luxury car performance, but did you get the sense that this was more truck-like or SUV-like?
I road in the back seat of a 2-door Wildtrack (has Sas) this week. Down a curb and over some rough pavement - road real nice. Better than my older 4x4s in terms of soaking up the bumps. I would call it more SUV than truck-like in terms of ride (in a good way).
 

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i'm wondering how different on road the suspension feel is between the badlands and the non-badlands or non-squatched versions.
 
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I'm curious about the ride quality over uneven or potholed pavement. I'm not expecting luxury car performance, but did you get the sense that this was more truck-like or SUV-like?
Went over quite a bit of shitty torn up local streets. Rode like a luxury sedan! Very smooth, but still solid and tight.
 

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I road in the back seat of a 2-door Wildtrack (has Sas) this week. Down a curb and over some rough pavement - road real nice. Better than my older 4x4s in terms of soaking up the bumps. I would call it more SUV than truck-like in terms of ride (in a good way).
Thanks -- and from your signature it looks like you have some experience with the older 4x4s!
 

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Went over quite a bit of shitty torn up local streets. Rode like a luxury sedan! Very smooth, but still solid and tight.
I didn't want to make an assumption about NJ roads, but sounds like you knew where I was heading with my question.

What did you think about visibility? I sat in one a few months back and it's a bit more limited than in many newer cars.
 
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There has to be a better solution for the license plate in jersey. My wife told me to cancel my order when she saw how ugly that is. I chuckled. But seriously, there must be a better way.
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I was thinking of fabricated a clamp-on bracket for the front tow hook. Like this:

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I was thinking about fabricating a clamp on plate holder attached to the front tow hook.



I was thinking of fabricated a clamp-on bracket for the front tow hook. Like this:

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I like it. Over the grill is hideous. Thanks for sharing.
 
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I didn't want to make an assumption about NJ roads, but sounds like you knew where I was heading with my question.

What did you think about visibility? I sat in one a few months back and it's a bit more limited than in many newer cars.
I found the visibility to fine. I didn't notice any bad blind spots.
 

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There has to be a better solution for the license plate in jersey. My wife told me to cancel my order when she saw how ugly that is. I chuckled. But seriously, there must be a better way.
Pretty sure our order has "do not drill for license plate bracket" in it for this reason.
 
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