Has Ford been able to roll out a single product recently without any issues right off the line? This problem seems to plague most automakers and they’ll still sell a boatload of these, but damn.
I’m a full-size Ford truck guy. That said, the real Bronco (not that little POS that came out first) launch has to be the worst new from scratch vehicle launch in the last two or three decades.
Ten minutes on that 6G Bronco Forum site proves my point.
One of the big problems is just because something brings back a nameplate doesn’t mean it’s a same vehicle. Another is that Ford seems to have an issue with roof components, Explorer had rails falling apart, Bronco has the whole hard top. I guess this happens when your bread and butter is a truck and roofs are an afterthought
The new Bronco was announced in Jan 2017, 4 months before Mark Fields was replaced by Jim Hackett — the office furniture baron and basketball aficionado who somehow ended up CEO of Ford until last October
If you remember how long it took Alan Mulally to improve quality at Ford (he was there 8 years), here’s hoping Jim Farley turns out like Mulally at all.
With the new mach-e, broncos, F150,F150 lightening, they should be able to print money for the next decade if they can just get them out the door. To your point, it may take a while for any sort of improvements with rollouts or quality overall.
Yeah, that’s the hard part. And getting them out so they don’t keep coming back.
The 6th gen Bronco looks awesome. I heard that it drives nicely as well from the forums. But it appears that the reliability will be just as bad as the previous gen Broncos. I would lease one if it leased well, but I no longer have the time or patience to maintain something like a Ford Bronco.