I'm on the fence for sure. Will need to see final specs/pricing before deciding but leaning towards soft-top. I live in San Diego, so weather is not really an issue.
That's why when I have my soft top and soft doors on my Jeep, I leave it unlocked and nothing inside. Would rather have someone go through the Jeep looking than cut up my top.I'll pass on the soft top. After seeing all of the slashed tops on wranglerforums.com, when someone broke into them.
Thieves aren't smart. This was the case in a few instances where the owners purposely left them unlocked, so they would not be vandalized, but still ended up slashed and broken into, through the soft top.That's why when I have my soft top and soft doors on my Jeep, I leave it unlocked and nothing inside. Would rather have someone go through the Jeep looking than cut up my top.
really all 3 tops are in play. I don’t like gray, but prefer MIC to painted, and still may just go soft too only.If I go Badlands, and I most likely will, I'll go for the soft top. Although I'm wavering between that and the MIC, which I like a lot. Possibly dual tops.
The one top that is out of the question for me is the painted modular.
Supposedly they're working on a video. We've seen it up, down, and with the sunrider open, but we've never seen it being folded or getting the windows removed.Has anyone seen a vid of the soft top in operation? If it works like Best Top's Ultratop....I might forego the hard top (in white!!)....if it doesn't work like that with one person operation and multi-position, I'll get the hard top and wait for Best Top....
But if you dont live in a snowy environment, where snow spray gets kicked up on your rear windshield, how often would you even use a rear wiper/washer? I have driven nothing but SUVs for decades and I only ever use the rear wiper/washer once in a while, and its really only because its there. I kind of have to force myself to use it. If it wasnt there, I wouldnt even think about it. I certainly wouldnt let that affect my choice of top. But, thats just me.I'd be fine with the soft top, my only concern is if we get the plumbing and wiring for the rear washer in case I want a hard top down the road. With the Wrangler you don't get that stuff installed if you only order the soft top and adding it later is a pain from what I read.
If everything is there I'll just the the softy and see how I like it, the ease of opening vs. having to store the panels certainly is a plus and you can button up quickly w/o having to carry the panels around in the back.
I don't have much room in my garage (none actually, would have to move things around quite a bit) to store one or the other.
I'm also waiting to see what the dual top with soft and MIC will cost, the price I saw on the survey is outlandish, but I think it might be the modular hard top in that package? I'll never take the side windows out in the back and I don't want a painted top. Have to wait for B&P to see the options and also wait to see how the soft top actually works.
Where I live I'll never need a hard top for winter, if I hit the snow for a weekend here or there I'm sure the soft top will be just fine.
One of the main reasons to get the Bronco is having a convertible, not having to deal with panels certainly is a plus.
If wiring and plumbing only comes with dual tops I will probably order that and maybe sell the hard top soon after. I hope Ford will include it with either top though.
Supposedly, according to a Ford guy at the last Super Cel event, the plumbing and wiring is standard regardless of top. I really hope that's true.I'd be fine with the soft top, my only concern is if we get the plumbing and wiring for the rear washer in case I want a hard top down the road. With the Wrangler you don't get that stuff installed if you only order the soft top and adding it later is a pain from what I read.