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Re: Bronco Busting or now I put my foot in it

Truck or not, my 79 Bronco is one of the damned toughest vehicles I have 
ever owned.  I bought the rig about 8 years ago have have since put about
7-8 thousand miles on it, 95% of which are off road.  I have smashed it in
every possible way, never came close to flipping it though.  I push snow
with it in the winter and drag rocks and trees with it in the summer.  The
timing chain has three inches of free play on it, it leaks oil, just about
every other type of fluid and the oil pressure is running low.  The amazing
thing is the harder I beat it the further away from quitting it seems to
get.  I honestly have never had such a masochistic loving vehicle in my

Just my 2 cents worth.


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>From: Jenny Curtis <jenny@physics.spa.umn.edu>
>To: Q-list <quattro@audifans.com>
>Subject: Bronco Busting or now I put my foot in it
>Date: Thu, Sep 09, 1999, 06:40

> Jim wrote:
>>First of all, a late model Bronco (78 - 96) is
>>not an SUV to a Bronco-owner. It is a truck.
> The key phrase here would be "to a Bronco-owner."  To me they look like an
> I have a friend who's daughter got carried away driving one too fast to the
> (younger, inexperienced driver to boot) and flipped it.  I have ridden in
> but never driven one myself.  I got the impression that there was just too
> engine there for the size and weight distribution of the car--er excuse me,
> truck.  I am not an expert though, so I don't want to insult you or other
> owners.  Your point about fewer "wimpy car-like components" is well taken as
> they do seem to be more truck-like.
> Lately my crackpot crusade has been against big cars and trucks parking in
> compact spots in ramps.  Today I noticed a brand new A6 in a compact spot in
> ramp.  What do you all  think, is an A6 compact?  It is about as long as a
> Taurus which I wouldn't consider compact.  It didn't present an obstacle to
> around like most trucks and minivans, but I could see someone coming around
> corner and easily clipping the tail lights--far too nice a car to leave in
> a vulnerable spot.
> Jenny