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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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What are your thoughts of the area 51 color in person versus the photos. I went to see it in person and it seems very light and powdery in comparison to all the photos that I see just like the Texas gray person looks more gray but nothing that stands out significantly but in the photo it shows the green hue.





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I just got back from see these Bronos in Costa Mesa and can say that I was really surprised at what a great color that Cactus Grey is in person.

I didn't see any green in it at all. Don't judge it by online pictures, if you're considering it you need to see it for yourself. If hadn't spent the last 10+ years drivnig a white F150 I would probably switch to it from my already -ordered VB.

And if you are worried about MGV interior like I was? Don't be, not one little bit. It's not at all plastic-y (is that a word?) but reminded me of a surfer's wetsuit material. It's great!
 
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What are your thoughts of the area 51 color in person versus the photos. I went to see it in person and it seems very light and powdery in comparison to all the photos that I see just like the Texas gray person looks more gray but nothing that stands out significantly but in the photo it shows the green hue.
Similar to CG, Area 51's color changes drastically due to lighting, camera lenses, etc. A lot of pictures I had seen made it look much more grey; in person, however, I'd say it's definitely got grey in it, but more turquoise/blue/green than anything else
 

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@JoeyIV agree with all, solid post. I'm up in NorCal and have a reservation to sit in whichever Broncos (maybe the same?) appear in Roseville on 4/22. I'm open to any questions folks want me to ask or pics to take. I'm 6'4" 265lbs for reference, since size seems to be a popular topic these days.

To wrap back around to a common question on this thread, I found and made my dealer event reservation (to view and sit, not a purchase reservation) on this thread:
https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/thre...dealer-add-your-findings-to-first-post.14479/
 

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Awesome recap @JoeyIV! Looks like you were there earlier in the day.

Initial thoughts. I was surprised at how spacious the interior is. I currently drive a Gladiator and the ergonomics are much better IMO. CG is much more appealing in person. Standard wheels on the CG Black Diamond were pretty nice. Too bad there was no Sasquatch or two-door to see in person.

After seeing the CG and MGV in person I changed my order on the spot. I had originally planned on OBX, white, Sasquatch and Lux package. Went in and saw my guy Marchin who is the Bronco specialist at Tuttle Click and switched to Badlands, CG with the same build as the OBX.

Here are some photos from the event:

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That's me next to the Outer Banks. As a point of reference, I'm 5'11'' and weigh 230lbs.

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I originally ordered OBX with leather and after seeing it person switch the MGV.

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Black Diamond in CG

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I have a few more photos and walk around video and more than happy to post if you guys want to see more.
 
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After seeing the CG and MGV in person I changed my order on the spot. I had originally planned on OBX, white, Sasquatch and Lux package. Went in and saw my guy Marchin who is the Bronco specialist at Tuttle Click and switched to Badlands, CG with the same build as the OBX.
Dang! That CG Bronco with the MGV really sold you! I don't blame you though; that thing looked really really nice. Great pics btw (y)
 

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Dang! That CG Bronco with the MGV really sold you! I don't blame you though; that thing looked really really nice. Great pics btw (y)
That Cactus Grey did look great in person, especially in the shade. I had pretty much written it off.
Other takeaways I had were:

1. The MGV feel and look is very nice, better than expected. It's just a little bit soft and suede-like, so it's not like actual boat seats. I think it's better than leather even.​
2. The 32s on the Black Diamond look proportional, even on the 4 door. In all the pictures I felt the 4dr needed 35s to look proportional and the 2dr needed 33s. Seeing it in person changed my mind. I wish they had a squatch there because now I want to see 35s. They must be huge.​

I would go with the BD if I could get the 12" screen, but I'll live with the Badlands and 33s I guess. :p
 
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1. The MGV feel and look is very nice, better than expected. It's just a little bit soft and suede-like, so it's not like actual boat seats. I think it's better than leather even.

2. The 32s on the Black Diamond look proportional, even on the 4 door. In all the pictures I felt the 4dr needed 35s to look proportional and the 2dr needed 33s. Seeing it in person changed my mind. I wish they had a squatch there because now I want to see 35s. They must be huge.
I totally agree with you here. The MGV is super soft and it does feel better than leather imo. And yea, I was under the impression that any tire < 33 would look bad on a 4-door; the 32's looked good though!
 

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Awesome recap @JoeyIV! Looks like you were there earlier in the day.

Initial thoughts. I was surprised at how spacious the interior is. I currently drive a Gladiator and the ergonomics are much better IMO. CG is much more appealing in person. Standard wheels on the CG Black Diamond were pretty nice. Too bad there was no Sasquatch or two-door to see in person.

After seeing the CG and MGV in person I changed my order on the spot. I had originally planned on OBX, white, Sasquatch and Lux package. Went in and saw my guy Marchin who is the Bronco specialist at Tuttle Click and switched to Badlands, CG with the same build as the OBX.

Here are some photos from the event:

IMG_5A8454BC4329-1.jpeg


That's me next to the Outer Banks. As a point of reference, I'm 5'11'' and weigh 230lbs.

IMG_258EE6D644D9-1.jpeg


I originally ordered OBX with leather and after seeing it person switch the MGV.

IMG_1FBD0DA305A3-1.jpeg


Black Diamond in CG

IMG_F3EF8A1826CC-1.jpeg


IMG_D1E9D653CB9A-1.jpeg


I have a few more photos and walk around video and more than happy to post if you guys want to see more.
Thanks for the pics Sam!
 

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