Base to Black Diamond

Deano Bronc

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May 20, 2020
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Winona Lake, IN, USA
First Name
Dean
Last Name
Smeltzer
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0215

After a great deal of consideration, I stopped by my dealer today and changed my order from 2 door Base in AMB to Black Diamond in VB.
I can’t seem to order my ideal build, but I feel this is a still a good value.
Great choice. I think BD has a lot of options for the money and you get the MGV seats.
 

AmCap76

Rank IV

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Jan 22, 2021
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Pinehurst, NC, USA
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Steve
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Huff
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2402

Cant go wrong either way, but I think BaseSquatch takes the award for Best Bang for Buck.
If only Ford offered it with a manual, I know it’s supposedly going to be available in MY22, but I want it as soon as possible.
In a perfect world, I’d order a BaseSquatch with a manual transmission and MGV seats. But, I’ll be happy with the Bronco I ordered, some day.
 

RiverWolf

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Jan 25, 2021
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James
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M
If only Ford offered it with a manual, I know it’s supposedly going to be available in MY22, but I want it as soon as possible.
In a perfect world, I’d order a BaseSquatch with a manual transmission and MGV seats. But, I’ll be happy with the Bronco I ordered, some day.
The young man inside of me had visions of nostalgia shifting through a manual, but the old man I am said do you really want to be rowing gears daily with a 4.71? Also, I'm not sure about how the manual works (I know the auto shifter in my most current F-150 is not connected to the trans, because I've knocked it out of gear at speed and nothing changed) - so fly-by-wire?

The MGV seats and washable floorboard do sound cool, but I've had cloth in both my '86 Bronco and 2 F-150's (only my current Lariat has leather), and a set of seat covers work well enough (never had the urge or need to wash it out, just wet vac and steam clean).

I do wish Ford (along with other manufacturers) would allow for full a la carte builds, or at least the good-old-boy customization we could pull off back in the '70's.
 

Steve777468

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Oct 25, 2020
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Roseburg, OR, USA
First Name
Steve
Last Name
Tucker
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100072

The young man inside of me had visions of nostalgia shifting through a manual, but the old man I am said do you really want to be rowing gears daily with a 4.71? Also, I'm not sure about how the manual works (I know the auto shifter in my most current F-150 is not connected to the trans, because I've knocked it out of gear at speed and nothing changed) - so fly-by-wire?

The MGV seats and washable floorboard do sound cool, but I've had cloth in both my '86 Bronco and 2 F-150's (only my current Lariat has leather), and a set of seat covers work well enough (never had the urge or need to wash it out, just wet vac and steam clean).

I do wish Ford (along with other manufacturers) would allow for full a la carte builds, or at least the good-old-boy customization we could pull off back in the '70's.
With you RW. My age was biggest factor in going with the auto trans. Other than that, working hard to stay young at heart for as long as possible!

Ah, the 70's. some fond memories there!
 

AmCap76

Rank IV

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Jan 22, 2021
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Pinehurst, NC, USA
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Steve
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Huff
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2402

If only Ford offered it with a manual, I know it’s supposedly going to be available in MY22, but I want it as soon as possible.
In a perfect world, I’d order a BaseSquatch with a manual transmission and MGV seats. But, I’ll be happy with the Bronco I ordered, some day.
The young man inside of me had visions of nostalgia shifting through a manual, but the old man I am said do you really want to be rowing gears daily with a 4.71? Also, I'm not sure about how the manual works (I know the auto shifter in my most current F-150 is not connected to the trans, because I've knocked it out of gear at speed and nothing changed) - so fly-by-wire?

The MGV seats and washable floorboard do sound cool, but I've had cloth in both my '86 Bronco and 2 F-150's (only my current Lariat has leather), and a set of seat covers work well enough (never had the urge or need to wash it out, just wet vac and steam clean).

I do wish Ford (along with other manufacturers) would allow for full a la carte builds, or at least the good-old-boy customization we could pull off back in the '70's.
If this was going to be a daily driver, I’d probably opt for the auto.