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and bought a "used" 22 Badlands with 800 miles on it (300+ of those was from my test drives) with ADM (ugh) tacked on.

Our order is still in the system, now updated for 23. The catch for me is that the color I had to have was discontinued for 23. That makes 0 for 2, first Antimatter Blue and now Cyber Orange.

So, I now have a Cyber Orange 2dr Badlands Manual Sasquatch.
It looks less yellow in person and the paint is full of metal flake that just doesn't show up in pictures.
I did not want a manual, it ties you to the 4cyl and I had not owned a manual for 30+ years. In the Bronco it works, there's plenty of power and the clutch engagement is really good.


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Well... if you're gonna cave... cave BIG!

Wow Jerry... wow.

And... just the right amount of doors.
 

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Did you keep the Bronco Sport?
 

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Did you keep the Bronco Sport?
Sadly no, it was my trade in. The wife and i had many talks over which would stay, the Sport or the 4Runner.
She can't drive a stick which means the new 2dr bronco is MINE !!! :)
We both saw the advantages of the Sport over the 4Runner, speed, ease of parking, handling and MPG she picked the bigger vehicle.
I think some of that is practicality, more room and storied reliability and a lot of it is the "bigger truck is better".

If the Bronco we have on order actually shows up, it will be interesting to see if she keeps the 4Runner or trades it in on the Bronco 4dr.
 

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I'm glad you like the Bronco. But for me they're just too overpriced for what they have. Pretty sure 2 years from now they'll be tons of them on the market for half the price if not more. Good luck and post some pics .
 

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I'm glad you like the Bronco. But for me they're just too overpriced for what they have. Pretty sure 2 years from now they'll be tons of them on the market for half the price if not more. Good luck and post some pics .
I don't disagree. I see where the market for them could crash and just the opposite. We'll know better in mid-November when the order banks open up.

As for pics...
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Matchbox just came out with a CO 2dr with opening doors...

We really like the power of the 4cyl in ours.
 
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Matchbox just came out with a CO 2dr with opening doors...

We really like the power of the 4cyl in ours.
I'm going to have to find that Matchbox Bronco. :)
 

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I caved too. I didn't have one on order, but swore I'd never pay over MSRP for one. So far I have no buyers' remorse.
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I would have like to have the Sasquatch package, but it wasn't a deal breaker.
 

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