1984 Ford Bronco II Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1984 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

I wanna nother one!!!

Faults:

Replaced Carb.

Replaced Power Steering Pump.

Replaced Headliner.

General Comments:

I purchased My Bronco II for $400.00 dollars because the carb was bad and the local mechanic told the lady, "all that black smoke means the engine is about to blow". I swear I told her he was mistaken. She did not believe me and I bought it.

At 123,000 miles I replaced the tires with larger 235/75R15 tires. I was very happy with the performance of this truck until then. While I am not dissatisfied with the performance now the change in size made a huge difference in acceleration. It does get better fuel mileage and I will not be re-gearing it.

The fact that it has solid lifters is a pain, but not too difficult to live with as Valve Adjustment is not that hard. I thought that was a thing of the past.

My Bronco II has never made me walk and is terrific in the snow and mud. I love this thing.

I spend a lot of time on the road driving between International Falls, MN (where I live) and St. Paul, MN, and have had no major problems on the road. Only problem on the road has been a radiator cap that failed and allowed the coolant recovery tank overflow.

There is no rust on this truck except for a few paint-chips up front that have a little rust in them and the front bumper.

I replaced the headliner with a flamed one that I did myself. It really looks good and gets allot of comments.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th March, 2003

11th Jul 2005, 17:29

You seem to know what your doing and I have just got one of my own and need some helpful tips on the transmission. If you are willing to help contact me at this address

LilFel_16@yahoo.com.

1984 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.8 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles

Summary:

Good vehicle for camping trips and the like, cheap to fix

Faults:

The U-Joints went out on me about 6 months after getting car, but they were the originals. Valve Covers had to be changerd twice. Radiator had to be replaced due to age. Smog pump went out and had to be replaced.

General Comments:

My Bronco 2 gets me to were I need to go, although at times things do go wrong with it. It has never left me stranded to long though, unless it was a bad repair done on my part.

4x4 is really fun, although on city streets this car chews up more gas than power it puts out. This truck has no horsepower, but a nice amount of torque.

Interior is falling apart, but that is due to age. It's a 1984 and the seats are still in great condition, but I ripped out the headliner since it was falling on my head.

This car really hates the cold, and the carburetor doesn't help. Unless you pop it in neutral and give it a bit of gas, it will stall on you. During the summer though it's a fun car, I take it on road and camping trips all the time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2002

1984 Ford Bronco II XLT 4x4 2.8L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8L V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance209740 miles

Summary:

A fun 4x4 that won't let you down!

Faults:

Clutch (Dad's fault.)

U-Joints.

Air Conditioner/Blower Motor.

Parking brake problems (cables, tension arms)

General Comments:

Lacks the kind of power I would really like.

While it lacks power it can and has pulled me and other friends out of the mud.

The 4x4 makes it a heap of fun.

Very dependable truck, it's never left us stranded.

Great platform for a lift kit.

It does eat up the gas a little bit quick.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2002

1984 Ford Bronco II Base 2.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance146000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Scirocco

Summary:

I love the car, I wish Ford would make a modern version off of the current Ranger

Faults:

Engine.

U-Joint.

Clutch.

Throw-Out Bearings, and the shaft it sits on.

Paint.

Normal Maintenance.

General Comments:

I live this vehicle, I'm fairly hard on cars and even with all of the crap I put it through it is still keeping up.

I put throw-out bearings because it went bad, I had it replaced, the guy didn't know that it had destroyed the shaft it sits on so I had to take it back. Then a few months later the same thing began to happen, I suspect the mechanic didn't shim it, so now its sitting in my driveway until I have the money to fix it, I won't take it to the same guy, I'm taking it to some place like Midas where I can get the work guaranteed.

Great vehicle for a stereo system, plenty of room in the back paneling for extra speakers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2002

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 14 reviews