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1988 Bronco

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 4.0

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A REAL SUV

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Mar 17, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Torquey 300ci I6 engine, simplicity of Custom trim, tough, great offroad ability, good street manners
Cons: Not reliable (more on that below)
The Bottom Line: When used for its intended purposes, it's an awesome vehicle. Great for those who live in the suburbs that like to get out in the trails every weekend.

I bought this truck in 1990 or 1991 and later sold it in 2000. During this time period, my Bronco served as a daily driver, tower/hauler, and deer hunting vehicle. It has done everything I've asked of it without leaving me stranded, though some tasks ... read more

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1988 Ford Bronco full size

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Oct 6, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Tough, solid, dependable truck
Cons: Poor gas mileage
The Bottom Line: For a redneck like me, this is the perfect off road vehicle. Best as a second vehicle.

My particular model is not the yuppie XLT or Eddie-what's-his-face, it's badging simply says "custom". It refers to the extra hardware on this model, namely a 3.42 gear ratio plus and engine oil cooler and transmission cooler. This is a work truck with ... read more

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Tough little truck

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Jun 29, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Rugged, small, useful cargo room
Cons: Somewhat sluggish acceleration due to weight

My Dad bought our 1988 Ford Bronco II XLT new. We live in New England, and he was looking for something that would be useful in the winter, and be able to carry people as well as cargo. Since he would be using it mainly for commuting, he needed ... read more

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My Beast

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May 18, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Tough, roomy
Cons: Ride, Manual Locking Hubs

I bought a 1988 Bronco XLT about 3 years ago now. I love it. I use this truck for hunting and fishing and Just plain beating around the woods. It is a great truck. When I first bought it I had some work that needed done before I could really use it. ... read more

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Fun little truck

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May 3, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: good fuel mileage, fun to drive
Cons: not as big as the newer SUV's

I bought my 1988 Bronco II about a year ago. I wanted something that i could take offroad if i wanted to and something that would get good mileage on the road. The Bronco II was the perfect choice! The stock tires are a little small but i put a new ... read more

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Keeps running no matter how much we ignore it

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Apr 1, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Can take neglect, easy to maneuver, decent gas mileage
Cons: rumors of roll overs

My husband and I bought our 1988 2WD Ford Bronco II (Eddie Bauer) a few years go. We have two spoiled dogs and wanted something that would accommodate them and us comfortably. We also wanted a vehicle we could take camping and had plenty of room for ... read more

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Great Fun!

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Mar 30, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: You Can Park Almost Anywhere!
Cons: Turbulent Driving on Windy Days

I purchased my 1988 Ford Bronco II around 5 years ago. I walked into a car dealership and had to have it (it seemed like such a cute sporty alternative to a car, and cheaper than a full sized truck.) I never realized how many of these little gems are ... read more

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My Bronco:Best Car Ever

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Jan 25, 2000 (Not Yet Rated)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Reliability,Stability,Power
Cons: Bad gas mileage,rather flighty in high winds

I bought a 1988 Ford Bronco early this winter,and I have not regretted it at all.It has been the best winter car that I have ever driven.My Bronco has a 2.9 liter V6 and optional push-button four-wheel drive.Recently we got a large amount of snow and ... read more

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1988 Bronco XLT- A Beast

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Jan 21, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: size
Cons: gas guzzler, problems

When I was little and my parents came home with the biggest truck I has ever seen I though I was the coolest kid around. That was until I turned 17 and my parents gave the truck to me. I have had the truck now for two years and have put about six ... read more

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Jump off before the buzzer

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Dec 28, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: It looks good going down the road.
Cons: It don't go down the road that often.

Once the proud owner of a 1988 Fullsized Bronco 4X4, Ernie Bauer model. Here's my experience with it. At 80,000 miles I had to replace the rear end @ $1200. Then the heater coil @ $200. Then the gas tank and fuel pump @ $1000. The electric door ... read more

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Long Lasting & Dependable

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Dec 13, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Comfortable & Dependable & Lasting
Cons: Seats only four comfortably, No AC

I currently own two Bronco II's; an 1988 XL 4WD 2DR and a 1989 Eddie Bauer Edition 4WD 2DR. Both vehicles are excellent. This review is on the 1988 XL. 1988 Bronco II XL: I bought the 1988 Bronco II XL (used) in December 1995 which had 69,000 ... read more

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Fix Or Repair Daily
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Jan 20, 2007 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 20 Recommended: No 
Pros: Manuverability, Great stereo, push button 4X4, spare tire hanging off the back.
Cons: Electrical, lighting nightmare (literally).
Great roof rack, I love the spare hanging off the back, 5 speed manual, lots of room when the seats are folded down, teenage kid and friends get choked about climbing in and out of the back with snowboard, lacrosse or hockey equipment. Gas mileage not ... read more
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2x4 works great too!
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Oct 19, 2005 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: FUN to drive! Very reliable!
Cons: Back seats not secured. Two door arrangement difficult for 4 passengers.
First review is stellar! Just a couple things to add... I have a 2-wd and it has never let me down. I drove it in Alaska during the winter, and no accidents!!! I was surprised to discover it handles well on snow. My seat belts don't catch like ... read more
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