Open them up and let them breathe

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I guess I read it differently
I take it as a fun opinion piece.
I personally read where G was going in the first line …

If I may

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Yeah yeah, I know. I get it. I only saw it as a mild condemnation because he said he’s not one to judge, but then followed it up with a judgment. It’s a simple observation, that’s all. The implication is that people who don’t open up their Broncos don’t deserve Broncos because they drive them around “all sealed up.” As the OP stated, I read more into it than I should have, but an effective communicator would have made his point more subtly if he didn’t want to come across as judgmental.

At the end of the day, if someone fails to enjoy the open air characteristics of their Bronco, it’s their loss. My counterpoint was that it depends on the circumstances. So, it could just be coincidental that so many Bronco and Jeep owners were not feeling the need to open up their vehicles on the day he made his observation.

No harm, no foul. My (over) reaction was undoubtedly the result of feeling envious of those who already own Broncos. LOL
 

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Yeah yeah, I know. I get it. I only saw it as a mild condemnation because he said he’s not one to judge, but then followed it up with a judgment. It’s a simple observation, that’s all. The implication is that people who don’t open up their Broncos don’t deserve Broncos because they drive them around “all sealed up.” As the OP stated, I read more into it than I should have, but an effective communicator would have made his point more subtly if he didn’t want to come across as judgmental.

At the end of the day, if someone fails to enjoy the open air characteristics of their Bronco, it’s their loss. My counterpoint was that it depends on the circumstances. So, it could just be coincidental that so many Bronco and Jeep owners were not feeling the need to open up their vehicles on the day he made his observation.

No harm, no foul. My (over) reaction was undoubtedly the result of feeling envious of those who already own Broncos. LOL
Oh absolutely mate !
And on my part , I have zero intentions to ever call you or anyone out.
personally , I read stuff differently depending on what mood I’m in at the time.
It’s all good !
I think everyone’s kick ass around here.
 
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BuckYeah

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Oh absolutely mate !
And on my part , I have zero intentions to ever call you or anyone out.
personally , I read stuff differently depending on what mood I’m in at the time.
It’s all good !
I think everyone’s kick ass around here.
No worries. We all interpret things a little differently, which is why I try to be as specific as possible. I fail miserably at times, but I keep trying. That’s all I can do. I will always be honest, though, even if it’s not what everyone else in the room wants to (or expects to) hear. I’d make a terrible yes-man. LOL

Have a great day!
 
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Yeah yeah, I know. I get it. I only saw it as a mild condemnation because he said he’s not one to judge, but then followed it up with a judgment. It’s a simple observation, that’s all. The implication is that people who don’t open up their Broncos don’t deserve Broncos because they drive them around “all sealed up.” As the OP stated, I read more into it than I should have, but an effective communicator would have made his point more subtly if he didn’t want to come across as judgmental.

At the end of the day, if someone fails to enjoy the open air characteristics of their Bronco, it’s their loss. My counterpoint was that it depends on the circumstances. So, it could just be coincidental that so many Bronco and Jeep owners were not feeling the need to open up their vehicles on the day he made his observation.

No harm, no foul. My (over) reaction was undoubtedly the result of feeling envious of those who already own Broncos. LOL

I did include Jeeps. It's not just Broncos. And if I can be totally honest I feel the same way about all convertibles. I guess I just assume (ass-u-me) that people buy convertibles to be able to open them up weather permitting.
 
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Yeah yeah, I know. I get it. I only saw it as a mild condemnation because he said he’s not one to judge, but then followed it up with a judgment. It’s a simple observation, that’s all. The implication is that people who don’t open up their Broncos don’t deserve Broncos because they drive them around “all sealed up.” As the OP stated, I read more into it than I should have, but an effective communicator would have made his point more subtly if he didn’t want to come across as judgmental.

At the end of the day, if someone fails to enjoy the open air characteristics of their Bronco, it’s their loss. My counterpoint was that it depends on the circumstances. So, it could just be coincidental that so many Bronco and Jeep owners were not feeling the need to open up their vehicles on the day he made his observation.

No harm, no foul. My (over) reaction was undoubtedly the result of feeling envious of those who already own Broncos. LOL

I did include Jeeps. It's not just Broncos. And if I can be totally honest I feel the same way about all convertibles. I guess I just assume (ass-u-me) that people buy convertibles to be able to open them up weather permitting.
I hear ya, dude. It’s like buying a gun with no intention of shooting it.
 
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I'm going on 2 weeks with bronco and have only had the front panels off one day. For me its a combination of things, PA weather, no time with work schedule, lazy, and Its my first new vehicle and well lets be honest the way people are acting now a days I'm afraid to let it sit in a parking lot or store front. When i had the JK I had the sunrider top and it was open all the time, doors were off every nice weekend, I hope to get sunrider for bronco one day but right now 1200 is to much cash
 
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I did not plan to keep the top off all summer, but I think it’s staying off all summer. With the Bimini and windows up, surprisingly comfortable cruising up into the mountains at 70mph and 50F.

Rear security enclosure keeps stuff hidden away and locked. And, just looks cool!

had to dodge a couple localized rain showers coming home from work, but keep moving and stay dry!

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Common JTops, send me my Bimini top!!
 

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People keep creating these lists of vehicles you should get if you want a hard top Bronco. I don't want one, but none of the vehicles previously listed or the ones above look like or are a Bronco.

The body type, style, shape, looks, badging are what make a Bronco, not just that a top comes off (in my opinion). If you want to take a top off you can just as easily buy a Jeep. One could say 4 door Broncos are not broncos based on the history of the vehicle.

I can get why someone would want a hard top Bronco. They're sick individuals, but who am I to criticize the mentally ill ?
I said nothing about a hardtop. Now you bring it up why would anyone want anything other than a hardtop? Clean sturdy look and real glass. Plus it does not look like a early 80’s rabbit with the top down. I heard the soft top is a pain in the ass to take off!
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I said nothing about a hardtop. Now you bring it up why would anyone want anything other than a hardtop? Clean sturdy look and real glass. Plus it does not look like a early 80’s rabbit with the top down. I heard the soft top is a pain in the ass to take off!View attachment 37440

I meant people say unless the top comes off why not get another vehicle whose top doesn't come off MIC or the rag top Bronco. Sorry poor choice of words on my part.
 

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I said nothing about a hardtop. Now you bring it up why would anyone want anything other than a hardtop? Clean sturdy look and real glass. Plus it does not look like a early 80’s rabbit with the top down. I heard the soft top is a pain in the ass to take off!View attachment 37440
Soft top is easy to remove. Maybe 20 minutes total. It’s heavy but two people can do it!
 

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I meant people say unless the top comes off why not get another vehicle whose top doesn't come off MIC or the rag top Bronco. Sorry poor choice of words on my part.
The Raptor and TRX are badass and can do way more than the Bronco. The only two reason to get the Bronco is the top/doors off and the stick shift.
 

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The Raptor and TRX are badass and can do way more than the Bronco. The only two reason to get the Bronco is the top/doors off and the stick shift.
Again, it's the body style the old school looks of a Bronco and that's the appeal some buyers may have. It's not about what one platform can do over another platform. I'm not buying a Raptor if I want the body style of a bronco with non removable hardtop, MIC, or soft top.

This is strictly an aesthetic perspective. The look of the bronco is not a Raptor, G wagon, Pick up truck, Land Rover. or H1.
 

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I did include Jeeps. It's not just Broncos. And if I can be totally honest I feel the same way about all convertibles. I guess I just assume (ass-u-me) that people buy convertibles to be able to open them up weather permitting.
Yup, just keep in mind that your idea of "weather permitting", and someone else's idea of "weather permitting" might be different. :D
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Sadly, we still have rain here, still...sigh...and it's never over 60-70 degrees, so we go topless (the car, not me) when we can, and just freeze...lol. Time for a road trip to summer climates! Oh and I work at a prison, so no doors or top off there.
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