1970 Ford Bronco Review

1970 Ford Bronco pick-up 170 cu. in. 6 cylinder. from North America

Model year1970
Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership1979
Most recent year of ownership1980
Engine and transmission 170 cu. in. 6 cylinder. Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance31000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Van


Okay little truck that unfortunately liked to rust


Leaf spring broke.

Washer motor broke.

Brake light switch broke.

Rust, rust and more rust.

General Comments:

This was the pick-up truck version of the original Bronco. It featured a fold down windshield and removable doors.

Six cylinder, three speed manual on column.

Manual hubs meant you had to get out of vehicle to engage/dis-engage hubs.

Modest power from the 170 cu. inch engine. Gas mileage was very good!

Often getting over 20 mpg.

It was a good little plow truck. It was excellent in snow. Even in heavy snow.

It could go practically anywhere!

Very inexpensive to repair. Very prone to rust and body rot however.

This was the only Ford I've ever owned, and probably ever will own. (Unless I someday buy a Mustang convertible in my old age).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd December, 2004

27th Sep 2006, 09:58

Go with a Saab Convertible or a Volvo C70.

Who needs a pony car in their old age?

2nd Sep 2008, 14:01

I'm the original reviewer, and I just wanted to reply to the last comment about going with a Saab or Volvo convertible "in old age".

Actually I don't think I've reached old age yet, but I have gone with a Saab convertible and am loving every minute of it!

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review