1989 Ford Bronco II 2.9 from North America
Love it and I don't want to part with it
The only problem I have had is with the hydraulic clutch. The clutch has been replaced 3 times. Every clutch has lasted about 3 years. I have been driving a standard transmission for 35 years. My prior Bronco II traveled 198,000 miles on the original clutch.
Water pump replaced at 225,000 miles, original pump.
Fuel pump and gas tank replaced at 215,000 miles, both original.
Radiator replaced at 195,000 miles, original radiator.
Back area is now starting to rust at 225,000 miles.
This has got to be the greatest vehicle produced by Ford. I paid 7000 for it in 1996 and have averaged under 1000.00 per year for the last 9 years in repair costs. This includes tires, battery, oil changes and all routine maintenance.
Gas mileage still averages at 24 mpg.
Not the best ride, but has never left me stranded a remote road when looking for a hiking trail-head.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th May, 2005
3rd Jun 2011, 08:21
I bought my 1989 Bronco II six years ago for $500. The engine had 238,000 miles on it. I had this engine overhauled and it now has 22,000 miles of new wear. The clutch assembly was also replaced as well as a few other components (brakes, tires, etc.) With 260,000 miles total on the vehicle, the transfer case finally broke at the point of connection to the rear drive shaft. In lieu of the obvious miles recorded, the Bronco II has really proven itself to me, and may be one of the best vehicles Ford ever made.