1989 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.9 V6 from North America

Summary:

The best vehicle ever produced

Faults:

The clutch went out, I had it repaired by the dealer at cost.

The C-V drive-shaft has broken twice, once due to dealer incompetence when repairing the clutch.

The alternator failed, resulting in a "Found on round dead" situation.

Wind shield leak due to stereo system modifications.

Minor brake failures, non-dangerous.

It was stolen, but that was my fault for leaving the keys in it. I'd like to thank the Myrtle Beach P.D. for returning it more or less unharmed.

General Comments:

The Ford Bronco II XLT Model is a marvel of engineering. With the 2.9 liter fuel injected engine, acceleration remains quick while fuel economy is maintained. With proper aftermarket tires, wheels and shocks installed, the Twin I-beam front suspension allows for tight cornering at mid-range speeds with manageable control. The experienced driver can definitely have a home inside the spacious four passenger cabin.

Steering wheel tilt, intermediate wiper settings, electric door locks and windows, air conditioning, hydraulic clutch, rear anti-lock brakes and other such high tech features make the XLT a luxurious, affordable, and powerful passenger vehicle.

Four the other part of the population, the tight ratio warn transfer case powered four-wheel drive system teamed up with the Ford signature suspension system make for a very unique vehicle. Safer, softer, and more versatile than Jeeps, the Bronco II was definitely a breed of its own.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd December, 2002

1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9 Fuel Injection from North America

Summary:

The best mid-size sport utility vehicle created to date

Faults:

The gas tank rusted out on me shortly after I bought the truck.

Clutch blew at 214,257 miles. Not too shabby.

General Comments:

Engine solid after 200,000 miles, started every time, never stalled, and not a single transmission problem.

Amazing turning radius and off road handling. The most fun vehicle to drive ever.

Most comfortable vehicle I've sat in. Easily fits four people.

I would easily recommend this vehicle to anyone. Getting the 5-speed manual allows for the most fun and best off road experience. Only beat out by the full size Bronco.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2002

1989 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.9 V6 EFI from North America

Summary:

I still wish Ford was producing this truck, I would definitely buy one.

Faults:

The rear lift gate shocks wore out.

It developed a small radiator leak.

General Comments:

I bought this truck from my boss who was the first owner. It was extremely well taken care of.

His only problems with it were the valve cover gaskets, which were replaced and no problem since.

I drive this car every day to work now and it handles quite well.

Engine and transmission both original, and running quite strong.

Love the tight turn radius, very easy to maneuver, except higher speed cornering with high center of gravity.

The interior is a little small but a worthwhile tradeoff to the maneuverablilty of a smaller vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2002

1989 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.9L Fuel Injected V6 from North America

Summary:

A great truck for off-road use and gets you from place to place

Faults:

1st thing I had to do was to change the rear wheel bearings. While I was at it went ahead and changed the brake cylinder.

Next thing that needs to be done is new valve lifters, change valve cover gaskets, and possibly new valve covers.

Possibly the thermostat is not working and needs replacing.

General Comments:

Great 4x4 truck. I need some bigger tires though.

Plenty of interior room.

Could be quicker and perform better if I put the money into the motor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2002

1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9 V6 from North America

Summary:

A cheap, but great truck

Faults:

The truck is great.

I had to replace the entire exhaust system, but that wasn't that bad.

It's kind of a bone, but only because of a plugged fuel-injection.

Otherwise it's a great vehicle.

General Comments:

This truck is a great start-out truck, and can handle my sound system I put in it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th July, 2002

1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9 from North America

Summary:

An excellent light Sport Utility Vehicle all around

Faults:

The gas tank rusted out.

The fuel line rotted out.

The power locks have failed.

The clear coat is peeling off the hood.

The rear end is sagging slightly.

General Comments:

The Bronco II is an amazing vehicle.

I am a large guy, and the cabin is extremely roomy and comfortable.

The truck has an amazingly tight turning radius.

Even for a V6, it's a beast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2002