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I stopped by to see if they would require anything at the time I place the order and to quiz them. I was saddened by everything that followed.

They really seemed to be out of the loop when it came to the Bronco, not to mention the salesman that is handling it was completely clueless.

I asked for some color samples and they could not provide any.

I asked about more money down when I place the order and they want $1000.

He asked if I knew what options I wanted. So I informed him that I'm leaning to the Badlands trim level but without the B&P launched it is really hard to say.

He then said that we could place the order probably in a few weeks. I just stared blankly at him and discredited anything he said from then on.

I did manage to drive a Ranger while I was there. I asked if I could drive one so I can get an idea of the 2.3 drivability and power. He told me he thinks he has a 2.3 on the lot and would look real quick. Again, blank stare. This fool sells Fords for a living and doesn't know what engine the Ranger has? WTF

Oh, and about that 2.3. It is absolutely dreadful. There is zero sense of urgency from a stop and it is less fun than drowning to drive. This new found knowledge has me rethinking everything. I have some soul searching to do.
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The salesman doesn't shock me but first I've heard a bad review on the 2.3. Was the lack of urgency from the transmission or engine? More details please.

You know Ohio is not far from Granger, you can always switch unless you're getting a good deal on the price.
 

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This will be anecdotal, but IMO a pro tip is to chop it up w/ a Service Advisor next time. That SA will then give you the lowdown and connect you w/ a sales guy he’s tight with for everything ‘concierge’ you may want.
Those teams tend to be passionate enthusiasts while Sales Advisors tend to be a bit less knowledgeable, albeit smooth talkers.

source: was a service advisor @ bmwsf in my past life.
 

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That has always bugged me about OEM dealers, you sell ONE line of cars, how come you haven’t taken an hour and read a brochure at least! I have purchased a lot of special edition vehicles and every single time I knew more about the features than the sales people. It’s refreshing to know there are some ford dealers out there that actually post overview videos and FAQs on new vehicles. Unfortunately there are not a lot of them.
 
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The salesman doesn't shock me but first I've heard a bad review on the 2.3. Was the lack of urgency from the transmission or engine? More details please.

You know Ohio is not far from Granger, you can always switch unless you're getting a good deal on the price.
All I know is when I drove away from a stop, it seemed like it took a lot of convincing to get it to move. My ZR2, which is under powered in my opinion, flat out goes with ease as I move off a stop.

Now I don't put my foot to the floor at every stop light but it is nice to know I have power in reserve when the mood strikes me to do some spirited driving.

Bottom line for me is that I did not enjoy the drive and I would hate to spend almost $50k and not be happy when I lay the hammer down.

The 2.7 is incredible, loved it in my F150 but I my heart was set on a standard shift.
 

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That has always bugged me about OEM dealers, you sell ONE line of cars, how come you haven’t taken an hour and read a brochure at least! I have purchased a lot of special edition vehicles and every single time I knew more about the features than the sales people. It’s refreshing to know there are some ford dealers out there that actually post overview videos and FAQs on new vehicles. Unfortunately there are not a lot of them.
Auto salespeople don’t automatically equal auto enthusiasts. Majority of salespeople are just people off the street needing a quick job that requires no skills.
 

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The 2.7 is incredible, loved it in my F150 but I my heart was set on a standard shift.
Follow your heart, love -- we need the take rate for proper manuals to be as high as preliminary polls show so my future sperm can enjoy rowin' their own ☺
 

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Dealerships that don't think long term are completely out of the loop. They are only interested in selling you a car today off the lot. Like when they don't have a blue car, "it doesn't come in blue", but you see one drive by. ?. I'm surprised they didn't say, "there's no Bronco, but we have this Explorer".....
 

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Yeah...run if you can and find a better dealership. My sales guy is a friend. He's constantly posting Bronco info to his personal and business FB page including stuff from here on 6G. I can text him and get straight answers within a few minutes. With the importance of this launch your dealership should be all in on keeping up with the latest.
 

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Yeah, this 2.3 review is disheartening. I'm going to drive both motors this coming week hopefully, so we'll see if i have the same impression.

Doesn't shock me about the product knowledge aspect. It seems more and more that anything i have to buy from a salesman, i know more about it than they do.
 

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All I know is when I drove away from a stop, it seemed like it took a lot of convincing to get it to move. My ZR2, which is under powered in my opinion, flat out goes with ease as I move off a stop.

Now I don't put my foot to the floor at every stop light but it is nice to know I have power in reserve when the mood strikes me to do some spirited driving.

Bottom line for me is that I did not enjoy the drive and I would hate to spend almost $50k and not be happy when I lay the hammer down.

The 2.7 is incredible, loved it in my F150 but I my heart was set on a standard shift.
Thanks, I'm going to eventually have to take a trip down to the dealer and drive one myself. To me it sounds like how others have described the "learning" 10 speed and possibly the mode if eco was last chosen. I'll be getting a 2.3 with the manual so I've been taking auto transmission comments lightly.
 
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