Is that... a Ford Performance Blue Bronco in your pfp??? I'm droolingI don't want to invalidate the 2.3 experience, but it sounds more like a transmission problem and not an engine problem.
I don't see how something with 270hp and 310lb of TQ would be lacking in any dept.
It has the same hp/weight as most hot hatches from a couple of years ago.
well it's instantly recognizable as FPB and that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Ford should offer it on the Bronco. Fingers crossed for the Warthog/Raptor! Great job!!!I tried to photoshop Area51 over a dark grey. So that's the color it's supposed to be.
I also took a test drive in the Ranger with the 2.3. No way will I get this engine. The 2.7 is just slightly less powerful then the 3.5 Ecoboost i have in my 2015 F150 Platinum. I will wait one year and hopefully Ford will come to their senses and offer the 2.7 in manual.I had the exact same experience. Test drove both. 2.3 was a HUGE disappointment! I want a manual, but not at the expense of no power. 2.7 manual would be great!
Ford ships their vehicles in what is called transport mode.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.
This may be the biggest Ford launch since Mustang, don’t hold it against some random young salesman for not knowing what’s upI 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.