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.
Short wheel base in a full size truck is what makes this veicle special with the ability to tow large trailers when the need comes up. With the 1996 model came fuel management which turns the mileage for a bronco from single digits to between 16 to 19 miles per gallon. This is in the range of a Jeep.
Start building new ones using the new f150 and people will come out of the woodwork to buy them. The only improvements I would make is a new pre- runner suspension and a diesel motor would make this truck an ultimate off- roader.