1996 Ford Bronco XLT 5.8 Windsor V8 from North America

Summary:

Over a quarter million miles and still goin' strong

Faults:

Wheel bearings at 257k miles (original 1996 bearings).

Steering input gear seal at 255k miles.

Axle joints.

Front coils were broke when purchased, replaced with lift springs.

Rust... Rust everywhere...

Passenger's lockout hub (destroyed when wheel bearing went).

Vehicle speed sensor.

ABS module.

PSOM poops out every once in a while. Hit select and it jumps back to life.

Driver's seat was broke (back hit the back seat) when purchased.

Power steering lines, brake lines.

Driver's rotor exploded at 256k miles.

Radius arm bushings.

Ball joints at 257k miles.

Broke the passenger's mirror off out in the woods.

General Comments:

Although it seems like there's been a lot wrong with this truck, I actually don't mind wrenchin' on it. I bought it for $900 off an old teacher of mine and drove it home. The 351 is a pretty snotty little motor, and I'm 100% impressed by it. I love the truck! I beat the ever loving crap out of it, and it just keeps goin' like nothing happened! I raced a few Chevies with 350's and 5.3's in em and they can't keep up!

Most of the stuff that's gone wrong was just general maintenance stuff that was expected to go. It's a beast and it's never left me stranded, even though I haven't driven it much. It's got almost all the available options that year, except limited slip, and it needs limited slip in the worst way... I've been stuck a couple times where it could've really come in handy.

All in all, it's a bomb, but it's my bomb and I wouldn't trade it for anything else because it's just way too much fun... until it gets thirsty again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2013

15th Sep 2013, 23:40

Ended up parking this monster with a severe rod knock. I creamed a buck and nearly totalled it. ABS module pooped out and never shifted right again. It was fun while it lasted.

1996 Ford Bronco XLT 7.0 from North America

Summary:

I love it..

Faults:

Fuel filter.

Back window switch,

General Comments:

This is my second Bronco. I love this make and got very lucky that I picked a vehicle that does not give me any trouble.

Being a girl and driving a white Bronco, gives me power and looks on the road... I feel safe.

The seat are very comfortable and soft. Made lots of long distance trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2008

1996 Ford Bronco XLT 5.8L 351 windsor from North America

Summary:

The best car/ truck I've ever owned

Faults:

Not much, uhm front something arm bushings right behind the front tires...uhm just replaced front passenger bearings at 103,000 that's it?

Oh yeah, and had a camber kit put in it cause either camber toe or caster wasn't factory adjustable.

General Comments:

Great truck. I agree with the last of the real SUV sentiments.

It's tough and has so much interior room, with lots of power.

This is my second Bronco, and if it wasn't for gas prices the way they are these days, I'd get another one... who knows, maybe I'll get another one anyways.

Very capable 4x4, plenty of towing power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2008

1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 351 FI V8 from North America

Summary:

The is one great rig!

Faults:

Radiator leaked and was replaced at 100,000 miles.

Power steering pump leaked and was replaced at 85,000 miles.

Oxygen sensor replaced at 90,000 miles.

Tailgate window switch and dash switch failed at 122,000 miles.

General Comments:

The 1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer is the best and unfortunately, the last of the breed.

The rig is comfortable. It looks great. It has lots of power. It has tons of room. The leather seats still look sharp.

The Bronco is excellent in snow during the winter and it's great for tailgate parties in the summer.

The clear-coat "Pacific Green & Saddle Tan" paint is eight years old and still looks new.

Ford should consider making the Bronco again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2004

24th Dec 2009, 02:39

I am commenting on a 5 year old review, so I don't know if it will get read, but here it is. The reviewer said "they should make the Bronco again" and I agree to an extent. Truck based SUVs are great for pushing, pulling and having a little fun in the dirt. The down side is poor fuel mileage, harsh ride for city dwellers and high price. A Bronco based on the new 2010 Ford F150 SVT Raptor would be TOTALLY SWEEEET! I mean make a practical version too with a new direct injection V6 and V8 motors. Offer loads of low end torque for towing, a full frame and the snow plowing ability of an '80s K5 Chevy Blazer... that would be the perfect North American SUV for northern US and Canada!! The SVT Raptor version - perfect for the desert south west!