The owner of this 1994 Ford Bronco has experienced a wave of problems, but has no regrets.
If you’re hankering for some Ford Bronco in your day, we have some good news for you. (No, we don’t have any official information on the new Bronco coming in 2020…sorry).
Today’s owner review comes courtesy of Braden, who recently purchased a 1994 Ford Bronco. He bought the rig in August 2018, and set out on a 1,000 mile road trip from New York to Nashville, Tennessee. What followed isn’t the sort of journey you’d have with any new car or truck. Nevertheless, it’s one that makes for a story that affirms the notions anyone who’s owned an older car knows well. Sure, it may not be the most ‘reliable’ thing out there, but when it has charm, you can’t help but love it.
Here’s the story in Braden’s own words:
“This past August, I bought a ’94 Ford Bronco, and the next day attempted to drive it 1000 miles from NY to Nashville. It’s been quite the experience. Passing through Columbus, OH, the spark plug wires started shorting out. That caused the transmission to malfunction. So what I thought was a transmission that needed rebuilding turned out to just be a wire short. So I replaced those, the distributor cap, and the plugs themselves.
Four days later and on the road again, the A/C went bad. When that happened, it forced me to drive the rest of the way with the windows down. Since then, I’ve had the fan clutch go bad, and had to replace that. The TPS (throttle position sensor) went bad, and I’ve replaced that. And the speedometer is less than reliable. I’ve been stranded in every situation imaginable, and while its not the most reliable daily driver, I’ve loved every moment of it and look forward to many more.”
Editor’s Note: We lightly edited Braden’s story is for readability and clarification.
‘I’ve loved every moment’
I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a sucker for the Ford Bronco. Hearing Braden’s story makes you feel for the guy, especially if you’ve been in that position with an older rig before. Still, when you have a rig like a Ford Bronco, some folks can tolerate the pain for just how cool older versions of these trucks have become.
As the last generation Bronco with a big V8 under the hood, in the form of the 5.8-liter 351 Windsor, it’s really an SUV of the old school. I’ll admit I’m a bit of a sucker for old Broncos, and this one based on the ninth-generation F-150 was one of my personal favorites. Not to mention the one that started it all back in 1966.
Hopefully we’ll see some more on the Bronco’s return soon, but this bit of nostalgia may help tide you over in the meantime. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more owner reviews just like this one!