Originally Posted by Mac2Night
I've been driving an EB as a daily driver for over 25 years (drove my '73 today) in every configuration you can image (6" lift with 40 ground hawgs, stock, 3.5" lift with 33s, etc.) and have put up with a lot of noise, heat and thin wallet syndrome, BUT, it has always been fun for me. NEVER GOT 20mpg in any of them, but got close in my '71 with the 6 cyl, but not 20mpg.
As I near the big 50 in the next few years, however, I have contemplated getting a beater gas saver and only driving the Broncos on the weekends..... hard to make the switch at this point though as my kids love being taken to school in a Bronco. It it is a life style choice I guess (gee, never thought I would say that)!
Right on Mac...I'm at year 7 for an EB as my DD...there isn't a price you can put on it...I have had commutes from 10 miles to 30 miles...the way I look at it...The longer the commute, the longer I'm enjoying driving my bronco (even in the rain). My top is off, no carpet, no A/C, just enjoying the ride...Plus I love the look from all the moms in their minivans as I pull up to drop off my 3 year old and 3 month old at school...priceless!