by SJack on Apr 21, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Ford Bronco XL 2dr SUV 4WD
My Bronco was bought from an Auction with only 27,000 miles on it but being a Fed. Fish and Wildlife truck it had been horribly abused with a broken front axle as well at one time going for a swim in the Sacramento Delta. I now have 195,000 miles on it, of hard Nevada backcounty dirt road driving and its still going. Repairs have been minimal considering the abuse and has never not started or gotten me at least to a paved road without hesitation. I wish ford had never stopped building them because I know they would sell. For us who make our living in the back county there is no replacement.
by SoxCrazy on Mar 21, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Ford Bronco XL 2dr SUV 4WD
I bought my truck in 2007. I got it for $750!! The body is in fairly excellent shape. There are small spots at the tailgate window area, looks like someone slid something into the cargo area that took the paint off. Easily fixed. And the rear door needs some work before it will open. I have noticed that the underside is rusting out, I've had to replace all the metal brake lines. That is just living in VT. Once I get the rest of the undercarriage cleaned up I'll have it treated.The starter went and it sometimes has trouble starting after a rain. The ball joints are shot and the 4x4 may be next. Repairs now may be a little costly but I love the truck and I don't care. For what I paid, its ok
by sjack on Jan 27, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Ford Bronco XL 2dr SUV 4WD
Being a person who absolutley makes a living working out of his truck and driving off road daily I have found that the full size Bronco Is the perfect truck for some on in my buisness. Repairs have been minimal, the ride on the road is as good as anything on the road that is off road capable. And when it breaks the parts are avalable at any auto parts store. When you compair a bronco against a comperable Jeep. Jeeps have no room inside requiring everthing to be hung off the outside with worse mileage and without the durability. Infact to set Jeeps up for tough off-roading they put Bronco parts on them to make them work.
by John Adamo on Apr 12, 2005 Vehicle: 1996 Ford Bronco XL 2dr SUV 4WD
I have never unsure about the performance of this truck. Any time I need to pull out into traffic, I am sure to merge very effectively with plenty of horse power and great visiblity of the road. The truck has been well maintained and and is in excellent running condition!
by gertrude fillmore on Dec 2, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Ford Bronco XL 2dr SUV 4WD
Bought @ 16000 and drove it the next
wk. to Alaska and back. Not one
problem. Poor gas mileage? Yea but i
did not get it for MPG. I bought for
safety, dogs, camping and general
usefullness and I think its just
cool. Only problems have been with
the quality/craftsmanship of
interior. Hell, a grab handle would
have been nice. Once every few months,
must retighten all interior screws.
Changed oil regulary, have had no
problems w/engine...yet. Changed to
locking hubs, much better. Back
because you must roll into tailgate to
by cbrett on Apr 19, 2002 Vehicle: 1996 Ford Bronco XL 2dr SUV 4WD
Full size Bronco is one tough vehicle.
Terrible mileage (13-15mpg) and
prehistoric design (unchanged since the
70s), but utilitarian and very safe and
reliable. Not a good choice for long
range commuting, but an excellent
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