CarSpyShots
Quick Member Login:
Forgot password?
Forum Statistics:
Forum Members:
Total Threads:
Total Posts:


There are users
currently browsing forums.
  Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 07-14-2020, 05:07 PM
pjl35's Avatar
pjl35 pjl35 is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 4,192
pjl35 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by paranoidgarliclover View Post
Oh, dear Lord. When you said "liberties," I thought you meant something like it being FWD or a cushy car. Bronco II sounds literally like a death trap/Pinto.
Haha fair enough - I just meant they've tried expanding the brand before and didn't exactly succeed, so hopefully they've at least learned some lessons.
__________________
"In three words, I can sum up everything I have learned about life; it goes on." -- Robert Frost
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-14-2020, 05:13 PM
2o6 2o6 is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,878
2o6 is on a distinguished road
Default

That article seems weird, I don't want to say "everything flipped over back then" but it kind of did. The Bronco II was as good as the Chevy S-10 Blazer (sales of which really took off when they offered a 4 door version alongside the 2-door).

The Suzuki Samurai was also notorious for rolling over, but that car is also still pretty loved.


I'm pretty sure the Bronco II was replaced by the bigger (yet also kind of unstable) Ford Explorer I.
__________________
Eh.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-14-2020, 05:34 PM
pjl35's Avatar
pjl35 pjl35 is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 4,192
pjl35 is on a distinguished road
Default

You're right - the Bronco II was a two-door only, but they effectively replaced it with the first-gen Explorer.

That said, though re: the Bronco II, the number of safety advisories it had...including warnings about driving uphill...are indicative that it didn't solidify itself as a memorable vehicle like the OG Bronco is (at least not in a good way). As you mentioned with the Blazer, that's still a recognizable vehicle that lasted for generations, but I don't think many people remember the Bronco II and look back on it terribly fondly.
__________________
"In three words, I can sum up everything I have learned about life; it goes on." -- Robert Frost
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-15-2020, 02:46 AM
Shogun76's Avatar
Shogun76 Shogun76 is offline
Mahindra Fan
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 646
Shogun76 is on a distinguished road
Default

This would of been much better as the Escape and let the real Bronco shine.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-15-2020, 03:31 AM
Naga Royal Guard's Avatar
Naga Royal Guard Naga Royal Guard is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Rear Differential
Posts: 4,888
Naga Royal Guard is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

My thought today was that Ford's opening move is a bit too opportunistic here. But the hard core off road crowd will simply ignore it as evidenced by Jeep's clientele.

Much remains to be seen.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-15-2020, 05:30 AM
Ascariss's Avatar
Ascariss Ascariss is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gdansk, Poland
Posts: 6,170
Ascariss will become famous soon enough
Default

So Europe will not be getting the Broncos it seems

How are the sales of the Jeep TJ in Europe?
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:04 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Black Falcon Media Group Oy