Rear differential was a big headache. I serviced it through the dealer. Initially, they could not diagnose it. They claimed to have test drove it and checked it. I had to bring it back a few blocks after I left the dealership because I immediately heard the problem. I really was disappointed in the dealership. I've never been back for service. This occured at 75K mileage.
I run my Bronco pretty much stock. It has been trouble free most of the 5 years in my possession.
Serpentine belt and battery at 80K. The battery is the highest they have as this beast uses a lot of power.
Master break cylinder at 100K.
I've had a bit more oil burning and coolant leakage through the past 20K. Nothing major.
The leather drivers side seat is wearing out, but the vehicle is 16 years old. Hard to find these seats anymore.
The worst I've had is trying to get tree sap off of the finish. Once it drys, good luck.
A lady rear ended it getting off the freeway one day. I was concerned as I got out to check the damage. There wasn't any!
The car handles very well. I changed the tires out and put on wider Goodyear's.
The 351 Cleveland, V8 has phenomenal pick-up. At 5150 lbs., it still moves out like a demon. Amazing torque, will tow a small house.
Just a really strong and reliable vehicle. It goes through gasoline at a pretty fast clip, but the 30 gallon tank gives you more time in between fills.