1988 Ford Bronco II dontknow dontknow from North America
You want my Bronco? You'll have to pay me.. one million dollars! (Bwa HA HA HA!)
Soon, I'll be replacing:
*Rear drive shaft
*Leaking water pump.
Also will get brakes adjusted, and automatic transmission looked at.
The struts for the rear hatch are getting weak, but they will be fine enough for a while.
The seats are getting a bit worn and one back seat won't fold.
It needs a new paint job like you wouldn't believe, and needs some rust patching.
Even if I won a million dollars, I wouldn't replace this one. It would get a lot shinier inside and out, and brought up to 100% mechanically real quick, but it suits me to a 'T'.
I like that it can sit a crew of people, but can handle a lot of cargo, especially since I got roof-racks. I love going to garage sales, and it can accommodate a lot of large and oddly shaped stuff.
I've only owned it for about 8 months and I haven't really done much for it except regular checking of fluids and tire pressure.
It is a bit expensive on fuel, but I need a reliable 4wd, since I live at the end of a pretty gnarly unpaved road in Canada.
Parts won't be too hard to find since my whole family has been Ford-nuts since forever, and my dad's backyard has been described as 'the place where the old Fords go to die'.
I haven't experienced the roll-over thing, but in the prairies they're often referred to as 'Tumbleweeds' for their habit of rolling, especially when hitting a curb after sliding sideways off-angle, which is not unusual over there.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th September, 2004
16th Sep 2004, 07:13
You just might be able to get a million for it.
That "dontknow" edition is pretty rare.
9th Nov 2011, 23:56
I am the original poster. It's now 8 years later, and the Bronco still runs, though it is now used only as a logging road, berry-picking transport, owned by my parents. It never seriously failed me, I just wasn't making enough money to afford fixing and maintaining it properly.
Now, I drive a 95 Pathfinder, and I am remembering why I loved my Bronco so much.