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Warning: don’t let the wife talk you into a Bronco Sport

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I know this is a little OT, but wanted to put out the warning to Bronco owners with a spouse.

Right after I bought my Bronco, the wife started saying she wanted a Bronco Sport. She didn’t want a full sized Bronco so she thought this would be a way to get a “baby Bronco”. So we just drove home from the dealership in a Badlands Sport for her.

Don’t buy your wife a “baby Bronco”. It might have the name, but it is nowhere near as refined as it’s big brother.

No ACC, no nav and no wireless CarPlay were the obvious omissions I found just on the drive home. And, unless you get the Badlands edition like us, a pretty anemic motor. And even this 2.0L is hardly a powerhouse. It’s just “meh…so-so”

Considering her current car is a Cherokee Trailhawk the Sport feels like a huge step down (for over $40K)

Don’t get me wrong - it’s not like it’s a POS or anything horrible. But I can’t think of any other time in my life that I’ve regretted buying a vehicle just hours after driving off the lot. Until today. Usually buying a new car has you excited at least until you have to make the first payment - LOL

You just don’t get much for the money on the Bronco Sport. Same money could have bought her a new Cherokee that would be more ”luxury car” than “yugo”.

Buyers remorse is a new feeling for me. Thank you Bronco Sport.
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Maybe a test drive was in order
 

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Meh, opinions are like assholes, my wife loves hers and it has everything except wireless CarPlay ours is a badlands and we have ACC as well as NAV.

I drive it every once in awhile, it is not a bad vehicle for a Bronco II.
 

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The only problem with the Bronco sport imo is the pricing a fully loaded bronco sport is in the high 40’s, my Bronco Badlands with Lux package was 53k, I think I got a hell of lot more fir 6k.

But a happy wife…just be happy it’s hers and not yours.
 

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The only problem with the Bronco sport imo is the pricing a fully loaded bronco sport is in the high 40’s, my Bronco Badlands with Lux package was 53k, I think I got a hell of lot more fir 6k.

But a happy wife…just be happy it’s hers and not yours.
That is beyond bonkers.
 

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I think the issue here isn’t the vehicle it’s the current pricing structure. My wife has a 2021 Bronco Big Bend that had an original MSRP of $44k. Two of my adult daughters have 2021 Bronco Sports (BB for $32k and OB for $35k) and all three of these vehicles were priced accordingly at the time. Now pricing is ridiculous and the “value for the money” is gone. Blame corporate greed, blame bullshit ”supply chain issues” or blame consumers that overpay because they have no patience.
 

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Good warning. Look on the bright side that sport is $25k less than a new Grand Cherokee, I think you got off cheap.
 

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I think the issue here isn’t the vehicle it’s the current pricing structure. My wife has a 2021 Bronco Big Bend that had an original MSRP of $44k. Two of my adult daughters have 2021 Bronco Sports (BB for $32k and OB for $35k) and all three of these vehicles were priced accordingly at the time. Now pricing is ridiculous and the “value for the money” is gone. Blame corporate greed, blame bullshit ”supply chain issues” or blame consumers that overpay because they have no patience.
Sounds like inflation at 9%….
 

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I consider a bronco sport while waiting for my black diamond. The 1.5 has to many issues and the only way to get the 2.0 is to get the badlands which was 50k+ canadian.

Ended up with a 2018 subaru outback limited with the 4 cylinder. Gets 30 plus mpg and is a pleasure to drive with lots of room and an excellent sound system.

Was going to sell it once the bronco got here but ended up liking it to much. It's a great daily. Especially in bad weather.
 

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All that paper work , financing, dealing with the dealership and 5 blocks away after leaving , geez maybe we made a mistake, oh boy
 

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My 21 BS BL with everything except the optional wheels was 38K on the sticker. Ford saw the popularity and dealer ADM and quickly raised MSRP.

Some Dealers were pulling the same shenanigans with the Sport early on that they would do with the Bronco later.

ACC, lane centering and auto speed when on cruise control. Made it a wonderful road trip vehicle.

SYNC 3 isn't wireless, but had NAV if optioned.

It was a tough decision to trade it or our 4Runner for my Bronco. Reliability and size won over fun and the Sport was the trade in.
 

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Does your wife think it's a bad vehicle too? Did you not research or test drive it? If you're this unhappy with it, I don't understand why you and your wife would agree to purchase one 🤔
 

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Yup, I hate they named it a Bronco...its kinda like an updated escape 😭
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