NJ/NY/Delaware/Eastern Pa./MD/Ct Volume Buyers?

How likely are you to Order/Buy when the order banks open in December?


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Designkid

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Took my (V6, Sasquatch, 4DR, MGV, LUX) Bronco home yesterday. Some observations from city and highway driving. These will be in comparison to the 2010 G550 I owned for 5 years. Did you guys know I used to own a g-wagen?!?
  • I didn't dislike auto-stop-start. Was barely noticeable to me.
  • Plenty of power, but a bit soft off the line - will have to play with traction control, that light flashes a lot.
  • The steering wheel is small and thick; comfortable in hand (I wish there was a better way to write that)
  • Steering wheel tilt and telescoping has good range.
  • I don't hate the manual seat adjustments. Really not much more distracting to adjust while driving than power seats.
  • Front seats are comfortable, but could use more side bolstering. Could become more of an issue off-road; on-road I didn't feel like I was sliding off my seat through corners.
  • Suspension is sporty, flatter vs nimble and top-heavy of the G. With the turbo motor the driving characteristics reminded me more of the 2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo I used to own. Except in the Bronco, the solid rear axle can upset the chassis when encountering mid-corner bumps.
  • Transmission +/- button isn't in a horrible place, but I'll be looking into retrofitting the Warthog steering wheel if it includes paddle shifters.
  • With the seat height in a comfortable position, visibility is great but I get the chop-top feeling (like in an orig Audi TT or if your baseball cap is pulled low). A couple traffic lights were hidden.
  • It's wider than the G, but not so bad. You can see the entire hood and the front tie-downs are great reference points.

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Agree with your points. Any feelings on the soft top? Did you trade the G in at Brewster?
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Took my (V6, Sasquatch, 4DR, MGV, LUX) Bronco home yesterday. Some observations from city and highway driving. These will be in comparison to the 2010 G550 I owned for 5 years. Did you guys know I used to own a g-wagen?!?
  • I didn't dislike auto-stop-start. Was barely noticeable to me.
  • Plenty of power, but a bit soft off the line - will have to play with traction control, that light flashes a lot.
  • The steering wheel is small and thick; comfortable in hand (I wish there was a better way to write that)
  • Steering wheel tilt and telescoping has good range.
  • I don't hate the manual seat adjustments. Really not much more distracting to adjust while driving than power seats.
  • Front seats are comfortable, but could use more side bolstering. Could become more of an issue off-road; on-road I didn't feel like I was sliding off my seat through corners.
  • Suspension is sporty, flatter vs nimble and top-heavy of the G. With the turbo motor the driving characteristics reminded me more of the 2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo I used to own. Except in the Bronco, the solid rear axle can upset the chassis when encountering mid-corner bumps.
  • Transmission +/- button isn't in a horrible place, but I'll be looking into retrofitting the Warthog steering wheel if it includes paddle shifters.
  • With the seat height in a comfortable position, visibility is great but I get the chop-top feeling (like in an orig Audi TT or if your baseball cap is pulled low). A couple traffic lights were hidden.
  • It's wider than the G, but not so bad. You can see the entire hood and the front tie-downs are great reference points.

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Nice observations
So, do you like it or what?
Also my Bronco is right next to yours. You got yours at Brewster right?

I'm almost tempted to ask my dealer if my Bronco got delivered and he didn't tell me.
 

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Yes, traded in at Brewster.

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So # 16 or 17 I lost count

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This week I drove across PA to Cleveland then to Dayton and back. I saw one full size Bronco, my first. A bunch of Bronco squirts, tons of Jeeps, lots of land rovers, even two hummers and two G wag-goons. I don't expect them to be on the highways but tons of Jeeps.
 

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What dealers in the Bucks County/Central NJ area have a good ol’ Sasquatch to take out for a test drive? Hoping I can find a dealer that would let me take one out for 1-2hrs. Anyone have any luck doing so?
I know a few weeks ago Ciocca Ford in Souderton had A Wildtrak. Not sure if it's still there though.

Koch 33 has 2D A51 2.7L Black Diamond. I test drove that.
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Still quite a way to go.😘
We can get there. Is this the longest thread on the forum? Would be surprised if it wasn’t. 800 pages before I get my Granger day 2 4 door mic hardtop wildtrack? (Potentially changing trims come MY22, we’ll see)
 

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We can get there. Is this the longest thread on the forum? Would be surprised if it wasn’t. 800 pages before I get my Granger day 2 4 door mic hardtop wildtrack? (Potentially changing trims come MY22, we’ll see)
Where are you in line art Granger? Maybe you will get your Wildtrak before I get my Black Diamond. When I talked to Sean he gave me my number in line, it was between 350 and 400, but I've forgotten the actual number.🤪
 

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Where are you in line art Granger? Maybe you will get your Wildtrak before I get my Black Diamond. When I talked to Sean he gave me my number in line, it was between 350 and 400, but I've forgotten the actual number.🤪
I’ve been too afraid to ask !!! Haha. 5pm ish PST on the 2nd day is when I reserved.
 

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I’ve been too afraid to ask !!! Haha. 5pm ish PST on the 2nd day is when I reserved.
Then you are way ahead of me!😝

I gave up my week one reservation to get the Granger October deal. So the reservation I am using is October 1.
 

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Drove out to Jersey today. 1st time putting the top 1/2 way back. 1st time driving at night.
Still have only used Normal GOAT mode.

Soft top.
Loudness is not much different from the G. The G wind noise came from the front, the Bronco is in the rear. Bronco seems better, but probably louder. Flipping back the top to the first position is super easy. It was a perfect day to have a convertible, I can see why people love them.

Break in.
I have about 260+ miles. Maybe more. I don't recall if I saw that in Flemington, or if I was closer to the city (~70 mile diff). Truck had a card in it saying it was QA'd extra and they put 21 miles on it. I guess that's why it took a week from blend date to built date.
My first drive was from Brewster to go to the bank and get a bite to eat while they took care of the DMV crap. Mostly light throttle as I was getting used to how it drove with the occasional downshifts to raise RPM and occasional 1/4-1/2 throttle to get some load on the engine. Keeping below 4k rpm.
Next drive was from Brewster to NYC. Mostly my normal easy driving with occasional 1/2 throttle pulls through a few gears and letting it 'cool down' between.
Next drive was NYC to Stewartsville. Highway driving with 3/4 throttle pulls to 80+mph. Tried to keep engine rpm below 5k.
Stewartsville to Flemington. Lots of wondering the back roads of Jersey. Mix of dropping down gears to vary cruising rpm and 3/4 throttle pulls. Somewhere in there I did a couple full throttle pulls hitting redline.
Break in is over. If the rings haven't seated by now, they never will. Hope I wasn't too easy on it.

Performance
Power and handling is great. It doesn't accelerate above 60 quite the same as my old 500hp V8TT Cayenne, but getting to 90+mph is effortless.
I could cruise at 80mph in the G, but it took a lot of concentration. Any input would send the body rolling in some direction. Emergency maneuvers were sketchy, but it felt like a tank and you could just drive through whatever was in front of you instead of steering around. :)
The Bronco on the other hand, is very flat. Not much body roll. Steering isn't as communicative, but handling is in a different league. Attacking the back roads in Jersey brought me back to my youth. 80+mph up 95 thought the turns and exits leading up the Lincoln Tunnel? No problem. Passing everyone on the winding ramp down to the tunnel? No problem.
It's a ton of fun to drive and I can't wait to see how it handles a bit more speed after I'm more familiar with it. This Bronco is tough to rein in. I can't imagine how great the Raptor version will be.

Transmission
The tuning, well, it sucks. It sucks for spirited back road driving. It is obviously tuned for economy. It will shift to top gear as fast as it can and stay there as long as possible. A judicious jab of the throttle will get it to kick down a few gears, but eh. Using the manual +/- button on the gear lever to drop gears works fine, but after a few seconds in the lower gear it immediately went back to 'auto' mode and top gear. I wish I could put the transmission in the 'sport' mode. I will try the Sand (4A) and Baja (2H) modes to see if I can get a more enthusiastic response. I always felt that Baja mode has the potential to bring out the inner race truck. I can't wait to try it!

Auto headlights / high-beams is amazing. I haven't touched the light switch or the high beam stalk. It just works.

ACC is great. Still too chicken to see if it will stop before hitting cars stopped at the red light.

Lane keep assist. I'm pretty sure default mode is warning and I've not changed whatever it is set at. I like it so far. It rumbles the steering wheel when you get close to the edge of the lane. I've not seen it follow old construction markers that now veer off into barriers, but it doesn't always pick up the lane markers and engage. I'll keep watching it for a little while longer, but I'm close to trying the active setting where it will steer you back into your lane.

I did a moderate send over some RR tracks. Enough to hit full compression on the landing. I went a little faster than I meant to. I'm a bit out of practice jumping bridges and RR crossings.

The Bronco is parked for the week. Can't wait to take it out again next Saturday!

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