Worth fixing and loving it
The previous owner neglected it mechanically.
I had to replace the fuel pump and strainer.
Replaced the ECU.
Replaced the rear drive shaft.
Replaced the water pump, and had to do some rewiring.
Shocks are bad; have to be replaced.
Transmission is starting to make a noise I don't like.
Mainly the problems I have had with this car are electrical.
They are infamous for blown head gaskets, but I have had no problem at all with 171,000 miles; none rebuilt.
Compared to my previous truck, this Bronco is really light, and for a 2.9 V6, it's really good in the sand. I've gone up hills without the 4x4 on, and with it on, it kicks ass even more. I've driven it on road trips of 5 hours without any problems.
I've done a lot of mechanical, electrical, and cosmetic work on it, and I gotta say it's paid itself back.
I love this truck. I plan on keeping it, rebuilding the engine completely, putting in a new transmission, suspension etc. It's worth keeping. One day it will be my kid's truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th October, 2012