Ford Bronco
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Ford
Model: Bronco
Ford Bronco

Most likely the name 'Ford Bronco' brings to mind some sort of memory or at least an image. This is partly due to the fact that a white 1993 Ford Bronco was made famous on June 17, 1994, when O.J. Simpson, wanted for the murder of his wife, attempted to elude the Los Angeles Police Department in his Ford Bronco. This low-speed chase, with himself in the passenger seat and Al Cowlings driving lasting a painfully long time as the media clung on to every turn. More seriously though, the Ford Bronco was a Sport Utility Vehicle produced from 1966 through 1996, with five distinct generations. This was a magnificent run in the marketplace and a lot of the old Broncos are still running great even today. It was initially produced as a competitor for the Jeep CJ-5 and International Harvester Scout. Later in 1978, a major redesign based on the Ford F-Series truck brought a larger Bronco to compete with the Chevrolet K5 Blazer, the Jeep Cherokee and the Dodge Ramcharger. This division allows the Broncos to generally be divided into two categories: Early Broncos, from 1966 to 1977, and full-size Broncos from 1978 to 1996. The full-sized Broncos and their successor, the Expedition, were produced at Ford's Michigan Truck Plant in Wayne, Michigan. The initial idea behind the Bronco should be credited to Ford product manager, Donald N. Frey. He also was the genius behind the ever-popular Ford Mustang; and thankfully, Lee Iacocca pushed the idea through into production. In many ways though, the Bronco was a more original concept than the Mustang, as the Bronco had a frame, suspension, and body that were not shared with any other vehicle. The Bronco has one other foot up on the Mustang and that being its highly regarded mechanical success rate. The Bronco really didn't see the after market breakdown that many other models are plagued with.

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