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Old 01/11/21, 09:31 PM   #1
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Well its official, the Bronco "sport" is a rebadged 2012 Ford Escape...

Went to the dealership today to see/compare the Sport with my Wife's 2008 Mercury Mariner. Lined them up side by side, they are the same length, same width and not too much WOW factor.
Actually the Mariner is 1" taller at the rocker panel, and 1" taller at the rear wheel well.
On the interior, it has an arm rest that reminds me of my good 'ol 91 Ranger, It's cheesy and easily broken at the hinge. Seats were super comfortable, but no leg room in the back.

The Mariner (and Escape) has a better field of view over the hood and rear glass. speaking of the rear glass, When the He*l is Ford going to realize/admit the "Vertical glass-to-rubber seal" configuration Just does not work... It LEAKS!

It leaks on my wife's 2008 Mariner, It leaks on my 2012 Escape and it will leak on the 2021 Escape, Oops I mean 2012 Bronco Sport..
And by the way, the real seal has been replaced by Ford already..
This is not a Bronco, It's a Pinto...
God I hope the real 2021 Bronco is not as cheesy as this, I'll give up my reservation, (I do have a 1973 Bronco) Owned a '74 too
"Bronco Sport?....bad move Ford using the "B" word on this....

Take that American Flag off your IMPORT!
You're not that proud of an American.
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Old 01/12/21, 06:12 AM   #2
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There are many opinions on this but I agree with you. I made the mistake of posting that on a 2021 Bronco FB page and got kicked off. I later realized it was started by Fords marketing company!
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Old 01/12/21, 07:10 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by ngsd View Post
There are many opinions on this but I agree with you. I made the mistake of posting that on a 2021 Bronco FB page and got kicked off. I later realized it was started by Fords marketing company!
Whoops.. Funny how they can't take criticism AT ALL

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Old 01/13/21, 06:11 PM   #4
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We saw a four door one here and it looked like a stretched Flex. With the wheels that were on it it was about a foot off the ground. It would have needed 4-wheel drive just to get over a curb. It was the Outer Banks addition. Was not impressed. Nothing like the ones in the commercials that look like they are way off the ground.

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Old 01/13/21, 09:37 PM   #5
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My wife's Acura is due to be handed down to one of the kids so we went car shopping today. Test drove an Escape first and it was OK. They had a Sport there so she took it around the block . She is a car type of person but actually preferred the driving position and ride of the Sport over the Escape.
Yes, the Sport is redressed Escape but in my opinion it is quite well done. I think it does fit the niche for which it was intended.
She ended up buying a Mazda. Quite a surprise to me since the last Mazda I looked at had a rotary engine.

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Old 01/14/21, 06:43 AM   #6
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I haven't seen one in person but I feel like it would be a good fit for my needs. I would love to have a Bronco 2 door but I like to camp out of my vehicles so it would make more sense to have the 4 door. I would not be taking it anywhere technical that it needs tons of ground clearance but 4wd would be nice. I currently have a Nissan Xterra though. Maybe when it is time to put it to pasture I will be in the market and hopefully all the bugs will be worked out and there is a good used market to choose from. Its too bad Nissan stopped the Xterra, it was a good vehicle. My other car is a Mazda3 and it seems Mazda does a great job with build quality, fit and finish.

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