Bronco II's are some tough little SUV's. This was my first of three (obviously I like them).It was my first vehicle, purchased for a hundred and fifty dollars, needing engine work.
These trucks do not exhibit the ride quality or quietness of newer SUV's, but they have other qualities that one can respect. My Bronco II was the most manuverable vehicle I have ever driven. It also afforded the best visibility short of a convertible or motorcycle, due to the huge rear windows.
Fuel economy is good for its class when it's in proper tune (20 mpg highway.)
Power is adequate, especially for off road, but some may find it short of breath passing on the highway.
Off road, the extremely tight turning radius and flexible suspension are up to just about any journey, especially on tight trails and in the timber. My Bronco II would go places more modern SUV's could never dream of.
One must learn the handling characteristics of this vehicle before jumping out of a road friendly new car. You can't drive as fast or as hard on pavement as you can in most vehicles. These are, as the name implies, utility vehicles, and respect must be given to that fact when driving one. They will roll over, they will bounce hard on bumps at speed, if not driven with care.
If your looking for an affordable, small, manuverable, SUV with awesome off road cabability and versatility, take a look at the Bronco II.