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Old 06-25-2017, 08:41 PM
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Buying a Bronco

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I am going to be buying a full size Bronco in a month or two. Im looking mainly at the 80s and 90s body styles. I just wanted to knpw what kinda stuff I should look for to be sure Im getting a good one. Thanks!

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Old 06-25-2017, 10:45 PM
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If you're buying from anywhere they coat the roads, I'd look for rust. I would also be aware of "modifications", as there are a lot of hack jobs that could turn out to be your headache.

Other than that, I'd imagine that you would treat it as any other used vehicle purchase, just be patient and don't jump because it looks pretty on the outside.
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:50 PM
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If you're buying from anywhere they coat the roads, I'd look for rust. I would also be aware of "modifications", as there are a lot of hack jobs that could turn out to be your headache.

Other than that, I'd imagine that you would treat it as any other used vehicle purchase, just be patient and don't jump because it looks pretty on the outside.
Thanks for the info! I'm in Georgia so not much road coating here.
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Thanks for the info! I'm in Georgia so not much road coating here.
I think you'd be alright with most of anything from the south.

Sites like Carfax, Cargurus, Carsforsale, and Autotrader are good resources with Carfax giving a pretty good vehicle history.
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One more question. I have a son who is almost 2 years old. Will the fact that the Bronco is a 2 door be a pain? Am I better off with a 4 door SUV? Like a Explorer?
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One more question. I have a son who is almost 2 years old. Will the fact that the Bronco is a 2 door be a pain? Am I better off with a 4 door SUV? Like a Explorer?
I had a 1986 Bronco. It was an amazing little 4x4 with more than enough room for the kids and some gear. It never bothered me having to reach in to get the twins in their seats. (Yes twins! And a single dad too)
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If you're leaving the seat in there, you'll be fine, but if you take it out all the time, that would be a royal pain in the tush.

Good luck on the Bronco hunt. I'm partial to the 1992-1996 body style. Plus they're newer and more likely to be in better shape.

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Thanks for the info! No once the seat is in I do my best not to take it out lol
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I had a 1985 Mustang GT that I used as a daily driver for 15yrs with a child as a mostly single dad. As a matter of fact my now 14yr old daughter was quite bummed when I sold it last year.

If you go for what you like, you'll adapt accordingly and I'm sure the kiddo won't mind riding in an awesome Bronco.
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Old 06-27-2017, 03:20 PM
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I had a 1985 Mustang GT that I used as a daily driver for 15yrs with a child as a mostly single dad. As a matter of fact my now 14yr old daughter was quite bummed when I sold it last year.

If you go for what you like, you'll adapt accordingly and I'm sure the kiddo won't mind riding in an awesome Bronco.
My son is almost 2 and soon as we go outside points at my frontier going ruck! Ruck!! And his favorite toy is a little ford 150......im so proud. He even gets upaet if we put him in my ex wife's corolla and not the truck lol
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