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Old 09-14-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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If Ford were to bring to market an updated version of their 66-77 bodystyle Bronco would you consider buying one? I would like to see it happen, to give Jeep some competition in this niche. I've owned one, and like Jeeps they're fun to drive, easy to mod, and make women swoon..

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Without a doubt.

That being said I love my Wrangler and could not imagine driving anything else at this point. But an updated Bronco would be great for the automotive world regardless if I bought one or not.

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Nope!

I am a Jeep guy and we are a Jeep family. Other than that I drive a bowtie, not a blue oval.

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I definately agree about being a Jeep family, my wife and I both drive Wranglers. But, I'd love to see another vehicle in the compact, off-road, removable doors & top, easily modded category. It would make for great fun and competition between the owners of each, and push Jeep and the new competitor to out perform each other, bringing the best product possible to the consumer at the best price. I found a concept vehicle they made in '04... 2004 Ford Bronco Concept - Images, Specifications and Information I'd want to see some changes to the body before it hit the market, but it has some serious potential!
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It would be a lot wider than a Jeep and would probably take some tight driving on small trails.
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It would be a lot wider than a Jeep and would probably take some tight driving on small trails.
Why would it have to be wider than a Jeep? The original Bronco ('66-'77) was designed as a direct competitor to the CJ-5...
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I definately agree about being a Jeep family, my wife and I both drive Wranglers. But, I'd love to see another vehicle in the compact, off-road, removable doors & top, easily modded category. It would make for great fun and competition between the owners of each, and push Jeep and the new competitor to out perform each other, bringing the best product possible to the consumer at the best price. I found a concept vehicle they made in '04... 2004 Ford Bronco Concept - Images, Specifications and Information I'd want to see some changes to the body before it hit the market, but it has some serious potential!
I agree 100% if would be great competition for Jeep and I am a firm believer in competitive marketing. I personally would not purchase one but the competion aspect would be welcomed.

That said, I have a few Ford friends that drive Jeeps currently that would probably sell their Jeeps and buy the other merely because it is a Ford. I try to reason with them concerning their choice in trucks but they don't listen.

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Old 09-15-2012, 12:56 PM   #8
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If Ford were to bring to market an updated version of their 66-77 bodystyle Bronco would you consider buying one? I would like to see it happen, to give Jeep some competition in this niche. I've owned one, and like Jeeps they're fun to drive, easy to mod, and make women swoon..
I wouldn't just consider one, I would DEFINITELY buy one! I've always been a fan of Ford's Bronco line, including the full size Bronco and the Bronco II. Bought a new Bronco II in '88 and owned it for 11 years without so much as a flicker of problems, and my uncle (a looooong-time Jeep owner) had a full size Bronco for 14 years before it was finally stolen (what kind of crackhead steals a 14 year old vehicle anyway?). But anyway, back to the subject vehicle, other than the '66 GTO, the '66-73 Broncos rank right up there as one of my all-time favorite vehicles (behind only the '66 GTO and '69 Mustang). If Ford ever comes out with a retro version and even comes close to the style and quality of that old model, I would jump on one before my wife even had a chance to TRY reasoning with me!
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I wouldn't just consider one, I would DEFINITELY buy one! I've always been a fan of Ford's Bronco line, including the full size Bronco and the Bronco II. Bought a new Bronco II in '88 and owned it for 11 years without so much as a flicker of problems, and my uncle (a looooong-time Jeep owner) had a full size Bronco for 14 years before it was finally stolen (what kind of crackhead steals a 14 year old vehicle anyway?). But anyway, back to the subject vehicle, other than the '66 GTO, the '66-73 Broncos rank right up there as one of my all-time favorite vehicles (behind only the '66 GTO and '69 Mustang). If Ford ever comes out with a retro version and even comes close to the style and quality of that old model, I would jump on one before my wife even had a chance to TRY reasoning with me!
I never cared much for the full sized Broncos, I think Ford made a terrible mistake by getting too far away from the style/concept of the originals. It would be kind of like Jeep making a full-size SUV and slapping the name Wrangler on it. I had a '73 Sport, I want to punch myself in the face every day for selling it lol.
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No, but I sure would love to have my dads old K5 Blazer...
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It would be kind of like Jeep making a full-size SUV and slapping the name Wrangler on it.
You mean kind of like an unlimited...4 doors and family friendly...
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While yer at it ,have IH bring back the original Scout too.....No changes ! "BH"
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You mean kind of like an unlimited...4 doors and family friendly...
And that was a very good thing, in my opinion. Purists don't like it, but they don't have to.
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You mean kind of like an unlimited...4 doors and family friendly...
More like a semi-convertable Cherokee with wrangler stickers on it.
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And that was a very good thing, in my opinion. Purists don't like it, but they don't have to.
I didn't like Unlimiteds either, at first. Now I own one and love it! It does everything a Jk does, only more comfortably.
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I loved the original broncos but being I just bought my very first Jeep I can't even imagine switching to new untested design, unlike a jeep that is time tested.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:35 PM   #17
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While yer at it ,have IH bring back the original Scout too.....No changes ! "BH"
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If they don't mess it up like Toyota did with the FJ. Old Datsun Patrols as well as Scouts are interesting when done right also.
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I guess that I am one of those odd hybrid kind of guys. I have both. I have a 97 TJ that I have had since new and still drive every day and I have a 70 Bronco that has been in the family since new and it is complete and roadworthy.

I guess I am a sucker for the smaller SUV's like Wranglers, CJ's and Early Broncos. Not really loyal to the brand as much as I am to the genre of vehicle.

I spend most of my time and $ on the Bronco these days as I am doing some upgrades, but the Wrangler is due and will be given some much needed attention soon. It has given me 15 years of loyal maintenance free service. Aside from a few soft tops and a cracked windshield this Jeep has been flawless. I plan to drive it another 20 years or so.

I read this forum often and keep an eye on the what you all are doing with your Jeeps for ideas and inspiration. It is also great to see the comradery and kinship that is exhibited on here, however this thread prompted me to sign up and post.

Jeeps and EB's are what its all about IMO.

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I'd do it. I almost got a bronco instead of a wrangler for my first vehicle... glad I made the choice I did however.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:46 AM   #21
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I would as long as they priced it accordingly. Knowing Ford, (like Chrystler) would be very proud of it as Chrystler is with the JK.

Too much money for what you'd get...
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I would be all over one of those. I love my TJ and have always wanted a Jeep, but those old Bronco's are just as nice in their own way. You can never have enough toys.
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Why argue why not buy both?

That bad boy in the back is my 1977 Bronco with a Dana 44 front axle and a Ford 9" rear. It sports a 302 V8 engine.





I love the fact that they can be transformed just like a CJ, YJ, TJ, or JK.
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The cool thing about old Broncos is that you can buy every part just like a Jeep. They even make custom accesssories for these Broncos. Mines has a terminator front bumper, rear quarter armor, and a white knuckle rocker panel armor. Did I mention Ford sells racing accessories for the 302 engine?

If Ford came out with a retro Bronco with the removable doors, top and their eco engine with 300 HP, Jeep sales would drop like a rock. Heck I was shocked when Toyota announced that they were coming out with their FJ. I thought for sure it would be similar to the original. It wasn't. The original is far superior.
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No, but I sure would love to have my dads old K5 Blazer...
That's what they need to bring back
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Why would it have to be wider than a Jeep? The original Bronco ('66-'77) was designed as a direct competitor to the CJ-5...
The Bronco is about a foot longer and almost a foot wider than a CJ7.

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