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"new" early bronco (concept)

Discussion in 'Auto Industry News' started by james t, January 4, 2004.

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  1. Digger196

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    if it was solid axels and had lockers, i'd buy it. as the state it is now i would not.
     
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  3. james t

    james t Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Ichh Pewwwyyy.... I've got a bad taste in my mouth!!

    " it will likely be based on the next-generation Ford Fiesta subcompact platform, which is likely to arrive in 2008."

    Yeah sounds like it will really live up to the Bronco name :thumbdwn:
     
  5. Stic-o

    Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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    :nono: Ford is a moron if they do this! Make your truck/car or whatever but don't give it the Bronco name. :rolleyes:

    Unless they make a Bronco with a front axle and a lo-range, i don't want to hear or see it.
     
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    I've lost all faith in Ford. I think I am going to go throw up now. :mad:
     
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    I kinda like the looks of it, but the independent suspensions and AWD completly ruins it. Throw some solid axles and a manual transfer case under it and you've got a nice vehicle.

    edit: they are building it off of a subcompact? Wow that is pathetic! :thumbdwn:
     
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    very disappointed! It had potential.
     
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    It is a problem with all the manufacturers these days. Everyone is trying to "reminisce" about the good ol' days by renaming POS vehicles with old names. After the reinvented tBird disaster, you would think that Ford would be the most sensitive and cautious about this...............but apparently not. Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad idea on Ford's part. :(
     
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    I think the new tbird was a great new car, but with its price tag should have had a lincoln emblem on it. The original tbird was an icon, but its name was tarnshed in the late 70s / early 80s with the 4 door :rolleyes: and then the fairlane/zephyr level styling. I don't think it had enough status or good will left to its name to warrant the 40k+ price tag.
     
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    eeeeewwwwwwww well maybe this will bring down the prices of the originals or push it through the roof
    that is just so wrong how can they royally screw up a icon like the bronco i mean they damn near killed it with the BII
     
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    I doubt Ford is that stupid. They tend to do stuff like this to creat/test interest. i.e. if no one complains there ain't much interest. Send Ford and email, I've done it several times and they always answered me, it will be a lot better use of your time than whining to each other here.
     
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    This Bronco prototype was first introduced in 2004. Since they are putting out more press coverage on it now, I have no doubt they decided to run with it.
     
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    They are building it. Go back and check the link i put in post #102. Its slated to be out in 07-08. I agree with the complaining... i sent one email a day and rounded up a few others to do the same. All my complaining about the original prototype and it looks like the production version is going to be worse.

    As someone who owns two early Broncs, i hang my head in shame. :(
     
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    Did they hear us at all? :confused: Or did they run the other direction on purpose?? :fire:

     
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    This is just sad :nono:

    no wonder they are having trouble :rolleyes:

    They can bring this thing out, but for god sakes, don't make it look like and call the "Bronco" Even O.J. would be upset. :mad:
     
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    Yup. Its all about the name. I don't mind them bringing in Fiesta based vehicles, but WHY call it a Bronco?? There are plenty 'E' and 'F' words left to use. If they're going after Scion, I think it would be more apropriatly named the Exbee. They wouldn't get sued over that would they? :D
     
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    I just threw up a little bit inside my mouth.
     
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    That is horrible news. :(
     
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    Which part? the bronco? or James T throwing up in his mouth :p
     
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    I might just have to remove all references to bronco from the Ranger based truck I built when this thing comes out........Just friggin call it an Escape II, at least it would keep with tradition!! The FSB and EB were monsters, the BII, um not so much, but at least it had POTENTIAL!

    I vote Escape II, FORD Xterra's, Wranglers, and H3's are going to keep getting better, You are going to SUCK if you call this a Bronco.

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    I would rather have an Escape however, from what they are planning the Escape I seems a tougher platform, and thats hard to do!
     

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