1987 Ford Bronco Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1987 Ford Bronco XLT 5.0 from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance96200 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Very Strong Vehicle

Faults:

There is an oil leak on the front grand shaft, I have to replace the oil gasket and it is going to cost me 350 USD just to take down the engine and 100 USD to replace the gaskets.

I have to poor oil according to my oil lost.

General Comments:

Other than the oil problem this is a very sound and reliable car.

Very strong lots of power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2006

1987 Ford Bronco XLT AOD from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission AOD Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired350000 kilometres
Most recent distance450500 kilometres
Previous carFord Bronco

Summary:

A serious off-road vehicle if built right

Faults:

The first thing I changed was the serpentine belt.

The next thing changed was the computer on the distributor.

After that I bought some bigger tires.

Changed the plugs, wires, and distributor cap & rotor.

Changed all brake parts about 60,000 km after I got the truck.

General Comments:

Excellent truck once you get the gremlins out of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2002

1987 Ford Bronco XLT 5.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Best vehicle I have ever owned

Faults:

Heater core started to leak at 100,000.

Body started to rust around 120,000.

The clutch in the electric motors for the power windows went out at 135,000.

General Comments:

This truck has been a very reliable vehicle.

I have never had to replace any major parts for this vehicle.

All the parts that I have replaced have been easy to do.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2002

24th Oct 2004, 17:15

I have a '87 bronco with 150,080 miles on it. I have had it since it came out. I have only had to replace the passenger lock and window, since I did it my self it was pretty cheap. The only problem I have with it is it eats gas like there is no tomorrow, but it is my babbie. I don't know why everyone says they have problems with it. But I keep my bronco in tip top shape with properley maintained. The lock on the door is the only thing that tore up on its on. The window was my fault.

1987 Ford Bronco 4.9 6 cyl from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 4.9 6 cyl Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.5 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Another FORD piece of crap

Faults:

1. 3 months after I bought it the battery died costing $100.

2. 4 months after, the gasoline tank sprung a leak and was completely rotted out costing $600.

3. 4 1/2 months after, the 4 wheel drive went out while I was in 4 wheel drive costing $1700.

4. 5 months after, the transmission slipped while I was backing up and would not stop causing me to hit a stairway bannister costing $170 for bannister and $850 for rebuilt tranny.

5. Still 5 months after, tailgate power window would not work and they had to completely disassemble the tailgate to fix costing $1000. GRAND TOTAL $4,420 in the 5 months.

General Comments:

For a truck that cost me $5,000 and repairs were $4,420. TOTAL $9,420, not worth considering unless you like to have to ride the bus while it spends 2 months in the shop.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th May, 2000

22nd Jan 2001, 12:44

Well from the way the comments look, 99.9% of you are not mechanically inclined. And that's the reason for high prices and continuous problems. I also have a 1987 Ford Bronco, and I also replaced the fuel tank, 170,000 miles and it cost me $115. Transfer case 168,000 miles, $830.

I'm at 172,000 miles now and it could use a little body work, see the car salesman that I bought it from didn't wash the salt off of it. But the repair panels are $28 a piece, I also do the bodywork as well, and I am an automotive tech.

So my Bronco is A-OK. I've tried others A.K.A. GM, Chrysler, Dodge, etc... and you can have them. I got tired of being left on the roadside. P.S. Try scheduled maintenance, you'll be amazed...

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 9 reviews