1987 Ford Bronco II Reviews

1987 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.9 from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.9 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired189000 miles
Most recent distance189500 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Eclipse

Summary:

Fun little truck to drive around in

Faults:

Ball joints needed to be replaced.

Drive shaft getting ready to go out on the truck.

Engine needs to be overhauled.

Fan clutch has cracks.

Head liner is falling down.

The radio works when it wants to.

Passenger window motor needs to be rebuilt.

The front seats have some wear and tear on them, but the back seats don't look like they were ever used.

Rusted fenders and doors.

Rear end sag from worn out leaf springs.

General Comments:

This is the second one that I have owned. Has lots of room for such a small truck.

Have not had any problems with getting it through the snow or mud. Have not gotten stuck yet.

Poor gas mileage for a sport utility vehicle. But for a being over 20 years old, you've got to expect something to not be what you want in a truck.

Needs a little reconditioning.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2010

1987 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.9 6 cylinder. from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.9 6 cylinder. Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired109658 miles
Most recent distance136456 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

The best SUV ever made

Faults:

Had to replace the timing belt at 130,000. Had to replace the water pump at 132,000. Other than that it is a very reliable SUV.

General Comments:

Great gas millage. Very comfortable seats. Most reliable truck I have ever owned. It has a ton of power when you need it. I wouldn't recommend it for towing heavy things. Over all it's a great truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd May, 2006

1987 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.0L V6 from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance95200 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

The best kept off-road secret in the world

Faults:

Almost twenty years old and it's starting to show.

The electrical system needed some help.

Not a lot of hip room in the front seats.

General Comments:

I have recently become the proud owner of an 87 XLT Bronco 2, I have wanted a Bronco since I was 8 years old, and finally I have found her. After a laundry list of other vehicles I have settled down with an 04 explorer and the ultimate driving machine, my Bronco. She is almost 20 and a little rough around the edges, but none the less, she can out do that big, smart and young explorer any day of the week. I got her at 95k (2 months ago) a new battery, alternator and a new set of tires was all she needed, now she runs like showroom queen, although she doesn't look like it.

Broncos are not too common where I am and her and I get a lot of looks on the street, and in the mud hole. One day at the local mud pit we found ourselves pitted against a new Nissan Frontier. After some trash talking aimed at my Bronco was over a friendly competition ensued, gallon upon gallon of mud and an angry V6 later, the result;a little bleep bleep Bronco pulling a sad sack Nissan out of the hole with his own tow chains. Victory was ours and as we proudly rumbled to the top of the hill we were stopped by our new found Nissan driving Bronco enthusiast, and he humbly commented..."small and bit rough, but she sure packs a punch". And so her name was given; Scrappy Doo.

As you can see my bronco gives me great joy and I hope that all Bronco lovers find the same peace that mine has given me. As long as there are Broncos on the great American highway there will always be someone climbing a mountain or running down a river trail or slinging mud.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2005

26th Apr 2005, 09:38

Well, what a charming little story. I always thought Bronco II's were just slow, cramped, rough-riding and noisy suv's with an outdated design whose only redeeming quality was that they could be purchased dirt cheap.

Now I want to run out and buy that one I have seen with the for sale sign for the last two months every day. They are asking $500 but I bet I can get it for $400.

I shall name it: sCrappy Doo Too.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 16 reviews