Lux Package, Why Can’t I Quit You?

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It’s the only [COMMODITY CONSTRAINED] item on my build. I’m essentially paying $2300 for a heated steering wheel. I’m asking my high end audio guy if there’s benefit (or cost) to the B&O system since I plan to upgrade it. Need to do some soul searching and see if I can’t get my smooth brain back down to High Package. That’s it. That’s the entire post.
I'm going Base 2.7L Sasquatch hardtop. Only option - Aux switches.

I could not care less about option packages. When I drive, I drive. I don't need to watch a big screen. I don't need leather. My build has all the capabilities at a much reduced price. I could afford an optioned to the Max high trim, but I really don't want it. Heated steering wheel, Ha!

I'll pay more for a Bronco once the Warthog comes out. I will get it as stripped down as possible.
 

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I get that y'all love ACC.. It would be a plus for me.. but with a manual transmission I'm getting maybe half the benefit? So why must I shoulder the full price of the package?
Adaptive cruise is a terrific feature. Not sure how well (or if) it will work with a manual, though.
Maybe this is a good compromise to maintain driver engagement - ACC with manual trans?

I have really enjoyed ACC when I had it on my Volvo XC40 (which I sold after one year, but it was a good car). I think with a manual it'll still be nice for those times when you're in cruise and the person in front of you is going 2-3 MPH slower than you. ACC just takes care of it.

But with a manual, if the ACC is going to have to really slow you down, then you'll have to clutch and downshift and cancel ACC, thus maintaining driver involvement at all times (in theory).
 

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All I'd want is the 12" screen. I have the heated steering wheel on my Durango and it was a fun novelty at first, but it gets aggravating because it's too warm after a bit and then you have to turn it off manually. I live in a cold place (Utah), but I won't miss the heated steering wheel at all.

Also, factory sound systems almost always suck, even the upgraded ones. You'd get far more quality at a much lower cost aftermarket.
 

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I started out at Mid. The only things I had to have were intelligent access, remote start, 110v outlet, and heated seats. Then, I thought, why not go high and get the 12 in screen and 360 camera? Finally, I got invoice pricing and thought, "hell yeah, upgraded stereo, charging pad, and heated wheel" for just a little more than what I was going to originally spend on High.
 

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You'd get far more quality at a much lower cost aftermarket.
I've seen this sort of comment many times on the forums, but it's divorced from reality.

You can certainly get more quality, but it will cost a lot to do anything custom. I'd love to see anyone show a quote from a stereo shop in their area for a custom system install in a Bronco (or any car) that doesn't cost multi thousands of dollars.

Now a person might be good at installing their own system and can save the labor cost, assuming you don't value your own time (which you should), but most people don't want to go through that hassle. So they will need to pay someone else to do the work.

I agree that most factory systems suck and I wish there was an option to get a non-sucky system from the get-go. Until then, you either choose to get what might be an okay system on the Lux package, or you pay someone some pretty big bucks to make it sound really good.
 
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I've seen this sort of comment many times on the forums, but it's divorced from reality.

You can certainly get more quality, but it will cost a lot to do anything custom. I'd love to see anyone show a quote from a stereo shop in their area for a custom system install in a Bronco (or any car) that doesn't cost multi thousands of dollars.

Now a person might be good at installing their own system and can save the labor cost, assuming you don't value your own time (which you should), but most people don't want to go through that hassle. So they will need to pay someone else to do the work.

I agree that most factory systems suck and I wish there was an option to get a non-sucky system from the get-go. Until then, you either choose to get what might be an okay system on the Lux package, or you pay someone some pretty big bucks to make it sound really good.
This is absolutely true. In fact, I wouldn’t even consider it except this guy is a friend of a friend and I can get really good pricing. Still spendy. I admit it was funny when they’re moving a Lamborghini and a Ferrari out of the way to fit my Silverado in back... while they work on a Shelby Cobra right next to it 😅
https://instagram.com/luxurydetailsma?igshid=5z9xj0k1t6e2
 

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I was hoping for GME and AMC to pay for my Bronco. 😭😭😭✋💎✋🚀🚀🚀
That's the smooth brain talking! Although, AMC is on the rise, soon to open its doors all round the galaxy to gangs of eager apes. Every knuckle dragging degenerate will soon be eating tendies with cocain dipping sauce! HANG IN THERE, I'M NOT A CAT 💎 🖐 🚀 🚀 🚀
 

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AMC is on the rise, soon to open its doors all round the galaxy to gangs of eager apes. Every knuckle dragging degenerate will soon be eating tendies with cocain dipping sauce! HANG IN THERE, I'M NOT A CAT 💎 🖐 🚀 🚀
I guess we are getting off topic, but I went to a theater (for the first time in ages) the other day when we were visiting some friends in Florida. I felt bad for the theater chain. There were more workers than there were patrons. The place was empty.

And man, getting some popcorn and a beer was a process. Order one place, pick up another, pay another. You couldn't even get regular salt. They had to give you some yellowish popcorn machine salt in a little container. Weird experience.

It might take a while for people to flock back in.
 

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Once I drove my wife's Jeep with a heated steering wheel, I vowed to make sure my next vehicle had one. ( I teased her about it...thinking it an unnecessary option....until I drove with it on in the dead of winter.)
Along comes the Bronco.....my heated steering wheel in my Outer Banks Bronco will run $3950. I justify the expense by looking at all of the other goodies in the package....but if I could get the heated steering wheel ala carte...hello High Package.
 

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It’s the only [COMMODITY CONSTRAINED] item on my build. I’m essentially paying $2300 for a heated steering wheel. I’m asking my high end audio guy if there’s benefit (or cost) to the B&O system since I plan to upgrade it. Need to do some soul searching and see if I can’t get my smooth brain back down to High Package. That’s it. That’s the entire post.
All I want is the BYOD Rail and the power on the dash :-/
 

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Only got the Lux package for the adaptive cruise control had a 14 Lincoln MKZ, 15 F-150 Platinum and 18 Explorer Sport with it!! It’s amazing for highway travel (long trips). Once you have it you can’t just deny yourself the luxury! Well at least I can’t I don’t have that kind of self control.
 

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