Lux Package Buyers - Cost/Benefit

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You'll hear a lot of people complain about 'nanny systems letting people doze off when they should be driving' but I love driver assist systems.

When you're stuck behind a semi on a hilly road, passing isn't possible, adaptive cruise control is insanely convenient. Same with driving in Minnesota where people refuse to maintain their speed on a clear road.

Collision warning... I remember one day where the light turned green and I started accelerating. Car ahead of me slowed down. I was staring right at them but it somehow didn't register until the collision warning came up. Also nice for the rare occasion you're behind some jerkass with nightshaded taillights or a Silverado with crappy aftermarket LED taillights and obscured third brake light -- both instances where their brake lights are hard to notice.

Lane-keeping isn't a full 'car drives itself everywhere', it just nudges the steering if you get too close to the lines. I added it to my car for the minor convenience it brings (plus automatic highbeams).

Your insurance likely won't care tbh.
Insurance is cheaper with the additional safety items.
 
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ACC is great! I like CC for the highway, but constantly dis/re-engaging and adjusting it for the less lead-footed can be annoying when traffic gets a little thicker.

For me, ACC eliminates that annoyance AND comes with the added benefits of improving my gas mileage and keeping me off my fellow drivers’ tailgates.

Mind you, it can be a bit... hair raising, when you’ve been doing 25 in traffic for a while, then traffic suddenly opens up and you’ve forgotten that your ACC was set to 75!

Edit: Also, in my ‘19 Ranger, I really enjoyed my B&O sound and the garage door opener as well.

Now, are these features worth another $2k+ over High? I know from experience that I’ll used them all the time, so they are - to me.
 
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Rumor has it LUX means late. Possibly Nav issues
I don't see why. The F-150 has the same Connected Built-in Navigation and those are being built just fine now.

edit: The MachE too. All the Sync4 cars have the same Nav systems.
 
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ACC is great! I like CC for the highway, but constantly dis/re-engaging and adjusting it for the less lead-footed can be annoying when traffic gets a little thicker.

For me, ACC eliminates that annoyance AND comes with the added benefits of improving my gas mileage and keeping me off my fellow drivers’ tailgates.

Mind you, it can be a bit... hair raising, when you’ve been doing 25 in traffic for a while, then traffic suddenly opens up and you’ve forgotten that your ACC was set to 75!

Edit: Also, in my ‘19 Ranger, I really enjoyed my B&O sound and the garage door opener as well.

Now, are these features worth another $2k+ over High? I know from experience that I’ll used them all the time, so they are - to me.
Thanks for the reply. I bet forgetting about the ACC setting after sitting in traffic would cause a moment of pucker. I'm a proud slow-poke. I have that extra GOAT mode - Grandpa mode (even though I'm not a grandpa). I always have. My mother used to make fun of me when I was younger and learning to drive.

Your last proposition as to whether they are worth the cost - I think anyone when looking at separate features might conclude that the individual features aren't worth the cost. But as a package, the sum of all of the features is worth the step up from High.
 

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Source of the rumor?
Source is the Bronco Nation Q/A video released recently. Sorry I don't have the exact time stamp but it's in there. I think too many people are getting hung up on "late availability". If you have an early reservation with lux you might not be the first to get your Bronco but you should still get a 2021.

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Source is the Bronco Nation Q/A video released recently. Sorry I don't have the exact time stamp but it's in there. I think too many people are getting hung up on "late availability". If you have an early reservation with lux you might not be the first to get your Bronco but you should still get a 2021.

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In my opinion that line is just indicating the most popular items based on early surveys.
 

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In my opinion that line is just indicating the most popular items based on early surveys.
Agreed. This comment really took off as things that will delay delivery but it really only states what Ford has found to be "high demand."

Whether or not they can meet that demand is another thing. We don't know.
 

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Agreed. This comment really took off as things that will delay delivery but it really only states what Ford has found to be "high demand."

Whether or not they can meet that demand is another thing. We don't know.
Yeah. The only thing that could be super special where they underestimated is Sasquatch.

Otherwise: the 2.7L is also on the F-150 so they probably won't be constrained on getting those if they need more. And Lux is a combination of many independent features that also appear on many other Fords (ACC, heated wheel, garage door opener).

The Sync 4 system will be on every Bronco the only difference is what software is installed. If there was an issue with Nav on Lux it would be software related and not a production part issue.
 

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Yeah. The only thing that could be super special where they underestimated is Sasquatch.

Otherwise: the 2.7L is also on the F-150 so they probably won't be constrained on getting those if they need more. And Lux is a combination of many independent features that also appear on many other Fords (ACC, heated wheel, garage door opener).

The Sync 4 system will be on every Bronco the only difference is what software is installed. If there was an issue with Nav on Lux it would be software related and not a production part issue.
The whole supply chain is being hit by COVID related shortages, so the constraints can go way beyond just Sasquatch. I had seen someone on here a month or so ago post that there was a shortage of a component for adaptive cruise across Ford right now, so that's why I assumed Lux was to be delayed. Since I am ordering Sas/2.7 anyway, I may add Lux now and then take it out if it causes a specific delay beyond what the Sas/2.7 combo does to begin with anyway.
 

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The whole supply chain is being hit by COVID related shortages, so the constraints can go way beyond just Sasquatch. I had seen someone on here a month or so ago post that there was a shortage of a component for adaptive cruise across Ford right now, so that's why I assumed Lux was to be delayed. Since I am ordering Sas/2.7 anyway, I may add Lux now and then take it out if it causes a specific delay beyond what the Sas/2.7 combo does to begin with anyway.
This is another misconception I've seen (not talking about you specifically but you mentioned it).

Supply constraints are not the same thing as late availability.

During production any random part might be low and there isn't a good way to predict what that will be. You'd drive yourself mad thinking "ACC shortage in January so I won't order it" but then when your car is scheduled in September there are plenty of ACCs but a shortage of brake pads or something else.

But if you ordered something with that it's not like your Bronco gets delayed from 21 to 22. Its probably just another week or two behind. And it doesn't mean everyone who ordered a Sasquatch will be delayed. For example: there is a shortage of PS5s right now but millions of people were still able to buy them.
 

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