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Hey everyone, I got to finally see the Broncos in person today... it was sick! I'm sure these questions have been answered on threads all over the place, but they were questions I had been wondering - thought I'd post 'em here! This is my first thread, so let me know if I can improve it at all - sorry for typos if there are any.

Note: These are paraphrased! Not direct quotes!

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Q: Do the rear seats recline?
Specialist: Yes, just a little bit - like maybe an inch. You have to pull up on the rear seat folding lever, and press back on the seats. (as seen in the image below)

Q: How is the gas mileage in the 2.3 L manual? I've heard it has been hard to get a number for that.
Specialist: It's hard to say - we've been travelling 70-80 MPH for most of our trek down here... therefore, the mileage isn't what you would normally be getting. From what I can tell, I'd say it's about average for the class.

Q: Do these Broncos have the rear seat climate vents?
Specialist: I'm not too sure; if they do, it's not obvious...
Note: I looked under the seats and stuff looking for them - all I saw were little tiny foot AC vents under the driver and passenger seat. They were kind of blocked by the floor mats, though. Seems like rear AC will be a bit sucky on hot days, but hey, just take the roof off!

Q: I've heard the wireless charging pad has been problematic for Bronco Sport owners... how is it on the Bronco?
Specialist: Not too great, there have been some issues with my phone not being aligned - hopefully that gets fixed before production.

Q: Is Apple CarPlay working well? I know you can do wireless - can you do wired too?
Specialist: Yeah it's working great! Love wireless CarPlay. You can do wired too, if you want.

Q: I can see on the Outer Banks trim that there's carpet under the floor mats; do you know if there are still drains below that?
Specialist: Not too sure about that one; I'd assume that there are still drains considering it would be easier for mass production. I'll ask Ford about that.

Q: Have you enjoyed driving the manual 2.3 on your way from Michigan?
Specialist: Yeah, I used to own a manual Jeep so it feels pretty normal. I prefer the automatic though; it's a lot less work.

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Some extra thoughts and notes that I gathered:

- I've been curious about center console depth considering it's one of few lockable compartments in the rig. I did a 'rough' estimate by sticking my arm in, lol. Felt deep enough for me; not too bad.

- All of the buttons were nice and rugged feeling. The Hero Switches (or whatever they're called) felt really cool to press - big rubbery buttons. Same with the Aux switches, AC controls, and volume knob; all were very satisfying to click/rotate/press... not sure if that matters to anyone haha!

- Seats felt good too; the leather/vinyl trim had a great feel in the Outer Banks. Front seats were bolstered nicely, and rear seats were nice too. I'm 19 years old and will probably be spending a lot of time on the road in the back seat with my brother; it was surprisingly comfortable. The rear seat cupholders were decently sized and it made for a nice arm rest.

- I don't know about you guys, but I've seen a lot of pics of wrinkled leather seats... the leather seats in the Outer Banks weren't too bad, but they had some wrinkles for sure.

- There's been a lot of talk about shoulder room - my dad and I had no trouble fitting in the front seat, didn't feel tight at all. I can see for someone larger it may be a little tight.

- Felt the MGV on the Black Diamond - like people have said, it's super soft to the touch, really nice looking too.

- CG looked great under the sun and clouds. Definitely a slight hint of green in there. Saw an A51 Bronco Sport as well! Love that color.

- Trunk space in the 4D was decent - you'll definitely have to get creative when going on a long trip with multiple people.

- Rear swing-out felt slightly heavy, but totally manageable. My mom was a little worried that she might accidentally swing it too far, but the hydraulic strut keeps you from doing so.

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That's it! If I can think of anything else to write down, I'll edit the post. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask - I may be able to answer some now that I've seen these beautiful things in person. Here are some pics I took (nothing new here):

Broncos!
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Rear seat fold lever (used for reclining seats)
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MGV Seats... very nice!
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4D trunk space
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Standard VS Signature head lights
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Area 51!
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Nice write up young man. The Bronco's will be in my area in May. I will endeavor to get the answer to the question that I don't think has been ask. Can I see the 4 door with the rear seat back down. Hopefully the "watchers" will accommodate me.
 
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Nice write up young man. The Bronco's will be in my area in May. I will endeavor to get the answer to the question that I don't think has been ask. Can I see the 4 door with the rear seat back down. Hopefully the "watchers" will accommodate me.
Thanks! Yeah, they folded the back seats down for a split second when they 'presented' the Broncos to the audience; wasn't easy to see though. I'm sure they'd be cool with you asking. I was touching everything in there!
 

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Thanks! Yeah, they folded the back seats down for a split second when they 'presented' the Broncos to the audience; wasn't easy to see though. I'm sure they'd be cool with you asking. I was touching everything in there!
That's one thing I need to know. The wife has nerve damage in her left leg from a car accident, and can't ride a 2 wheel bike. I can sit her 3 wheeler in the back of my '19 Wrangler JL with the seats back down with no problem. If it won't fit in the Bronco I'm in serious trouble.
 

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So, about the console... About how much forearm in inches would you say you managed to get in there?
 

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Good question - I'd say 9 - 11 inches... wish I brought a tape measure.
Appreciate the effort!

Measure your arm to the point you got it in there! 🤣 👍 :sneaky:
 
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Appreciate the effort!

Measure your arm to the point you got it in there! 🤣 👍 :sneaky:
Ironically, I got this really bad/awkward picture of my arm in there, but it’s hard to tell exactly how deep it is because of the camera angle. I tried measuring my arm and it’s roughly 11 inches to that point:ROFLMAO:
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Ironically, I got this really bad/awkward picture of my arm in there, but it’s hard to tell exactly how deep it is because of the camera angle. I tried measuring my arm and it’s roughly 11 inches to that point:ROFLMAO:
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Nicely done, son. Hat's off to you.
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Just sat in the Irvine demo units, the box reduces elbow and hip space significantly more than I expected. It's not that I didn't fit, just less room to shift around on a road trip.

Box delete may become a thing.
 

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Just sat in the Irvine demo units, the box reduces elbow and hip space significantly more than I expected. It's not that I didn't fit, just less room to shift around on a road trip.

Box delete may become a thing.
That's good to know, maybe we can get a floating console conversion kit.
 

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Just sat in the Irvine demo units, the box reduces elbow and hip space significantly more than I expected. It's not that I didn't fit, just less room to shift around on a road trip.

Box delete may become a thing.
I'm missing something. What's "the box"
 

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