1994 Ford Bronco Reviews

1994 Ford Bronco XLT 5.8 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

A legend

Faults:

Nothing has really gone, just basic tuneups (cap, rotor, wires, and plugs along with fuel filter).

I also added a 6 inch lift kit.

General Comments:

I have always loved Bronco's, and bought mine in 2004. It is the XLT equipped with the 5.8 liter 351 Windsor engine with the E4OD automatic.

The one word that I would use to describe the engine is workhorse, because it is the epitome of what a truck engine should be, Lots of low end torque with extremely good reliability.

Another high point of the vehicle is the well laid out interior, which gives lots and lots of room for a larger person or for carrying stuff around. I also feel that the quality of the materials used in the interior is of a rather high quality, with the seats holding up great without any tears or noticeable wear.

Next I will go into the driving dynamics of the Bronco. Unlike many other big trucks, I find the Bronco to be a very good handling and driving truck.

Throughout my ownership, I did add a 6 inch lift kit for looks that has taken away some of the mobility, but I am still not afraid to swing the truck around a turn.

Acceleration from the big ole 5.8 liter is effortless, and it never feels like it is lacking in power, and will throw you into the back of the seat under full throttle, while working in unison with the wonderful E4OD automatic that delivers very smooth and decisive shifts, which are always on target.

Another great part to the drivetrain is the use of a manual four wheel drive shifting mechanism, that is much more reliable than the complicated electronic mechanisms found in many trucks today.

I have also added a set of WARN locking hubs and would recommend those to anyone.

Overall I would have a hard time parting with my truck, and feel that Ford should revive the full size Bronco, as it is the ultimate truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2008

1994 Ford Bronco XLT 5.8 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 5.8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance268000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Love the beast!

Faults:

Steering Column needed to be replaced.

Wiper motor needed to be replaced.

Some rusting around wheel wells.

Very roomy and comfy however when driving stereo is too far or a reach.

General Comments:

Love the beast. Although it is a gas guzzler, I will never sell it. I love this truck!!!

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

Review Date: 23rd January, 2007

1994 Ford Bronco XLT 5.8 V8 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.8 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired113625 miles
Most recent distance114595 miles

Summary:

Very powerful and utilitarian vehicle

Faults:

Rear leaf spring mount is rotted through and will need to be replaced very soon.

General Comments:

Has lots of power from the 351 cubic inch V8.

Loads of interior room.

Rides pretty good for a full size truck.

Lots of steel used on the outside of the vehicle instead of less durable plastic's used on newer vehicles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2005

1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer Edition 5.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles

Summary:

It kicks ass!

Faults:

I had to replace the fuel injector pump and the air conditioning within the first year I had it. The paint is starting to chip a little and it is rusting a little in a few spots. My roof leaks in one spot, but I plan on fixing that soon.

General Comments:

This truck is awesome. The ride is great for such a big truck. With the right tires this truck can go places you wouldn't believe.

The exterior has a classic boxy design to it and the paint scheme is cool as well. This struck is a very capable 4 wheel drive beast. It will take you anywhere you want to go. It has 4 HI, 4 LO, low range and 2 wheel drive. The suspension is pretty good, but I don't like Ford's standard equipment too much.

The only thing I have done to it so far to modify it has been a new 3 1/2 inch exhaust.

The interior is nice! This is because it is an Eddie Bauer Edition truck. The seats are comfortable and it is very spacious. The back seats are raised a little higher than the front and it is loaded with extras. It has electric side mirrors, power steering, cruise control, a tinted rear view mirror, tail gate with electric window, electric passenger windows, rear defroster, AC, heat, and a very spacious cargo area in the back. I installed an awesome CD player and two 120 watt pioneer speakers on the two doors.

The only thing I don't like about it is how much of a gas guzzler it is.

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

Review Date: 29th January, 2004

10th Dec 2006, 18:46

Every single bronco made from the 80's on had an electric rear window with tailgate, so this is not a goodie-goodie option.

1994 Ford Bronco XLT 5.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance149000 miles
Previous carFord F250

Summary:

I love my Bronco, but wish Ford would offer to fix the problems that everyone has with them

Faults:

If you don't have the front end re-done every few years, it will squat and veer anywhere it wants to. Typical of the Ford I-beam suspension.

The tailgate window will stop working correctly on all Broncos as the mechanical design is extremely poor. Cost to have fixed is in the hundreds. With the right tools, patience and a decent amount of time, this could be fixed for under $100.

General Comments:

The captains chairs leave much to be desired after a 70 - 80K miles of use.

The dash is too far away for any comfortable reach (ex. stereo, heater/ac controls, ashtray, lighter)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2002

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 5 reviews