1988 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.9L from North America
Another piece of crap Ford, the worst vehicle I've ever owned
The engine blew-up.
The radio quit working.
The 4-wheel drive quit working.
The starter went out three times.
All the U-joints are shot.
The vehicle vibrates very badly on the highway.
The oil light comes on when hot.
The parking brake stays on when released.
The Clutch has gone out twice.
The clear coat has peeled off.
The vehicle is rusting on all four fenders.
The 2.9L engine is gutless.
The push button 4-wheel drive will never work when needed.
Ford made an ugly first sport utility.
Try finding the jack when you need it.
The transmission does not have a deep enough first gear, and it's not very fast on the highway either.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th October, 2001
21st Jan 2002, 15:29
This is the worst review I have ever read!!!
I personally own a Bronco II, and I love it.
Obviously you drive the crap out of your vehicle by your review, so use some common sense...
Bronco II lovers.
21st Jan 2002, 21:16
I feel that review I read was totally wrong. I own an 88' Bronco II XLT 4X4 Auto and it is the best little vehicle I have ever owned. The thing just keeps on trucking, it requires little to no maintenance at all. And the price I got it at was a steal.
I do agree with the comment about the clear coat, because I have noticed mine is starting to show signs of peeling too. But all in all, this is a very good SUV. And about the "Ford is crap comment".. I use a 2000 F-150 4.2l V-6 XL and it is the best pick up I have ever driven. Just look at Fords truck sales, that speaks for itself I think.
Satisfied Ford Customer.
1st May 2004, 21:01
We bought our 88' Bronco 2 recently for VERY cheap and we love it! Only one thing though, we can't use the 4-wheel drive on the road due to the front wheels squealing and we are getting a loud banging noise in the front.
3rd Oct 2008, 22:22
I bought a 1988 bronco II and I have already had a (minor) problem. At least I hope it's minor. Once it's warmed up and I then turn it off, then go back to start it, it will turn over but will not fire or start. What's the deal?
16th Aug 2009, 12:56
Your statement that "Ford made an ugly first sport-utility" is not only unfair to the Bronco II, it's just plain wrong. Ford's first sport-utility was the 1966 Bronco; the Bronco had been in continuous production for 22 years before your truck was built. Otherwise, it wouldn't have been called "Bronco II."
I can see replacing a clutch after 100,000 miles, but another clutch within 25,000 miles? That leads me to believe that it wasn't driven properly.
Overall, it sounds as if this vehicle was mistreated. It was a seven-year-old truck with 100,000 miles, after all. This is a mechanical device we're talking about, and mechanical devices require maintenance. Their parts will eventually wear out and require replacement, too.