I hate to say it, but after some test driving the bronco wasn't for me. The smaller models were literally too small and everything fit weird. The armrests were super low, I was ducking too look out the windshield, etc, etc. When I sat in the larger models, the windshield felt ridiculously tiny. Literally worse than the small models. Felt smaller than the old jeeps. Oh, and the 1.5L they have in some is a gutless wonder. You literally have to mash the gas pedal all the way to the floor. It does pick up at that point, but everything felt slow and delayed in it.
After some prodding from the wife and the salesman, I sat in the Explorer. I really, really, really hated to admit it...but it fit great. Lots of room and super comfortable. Smooth ride and plenty of pep. They only had the ST Lines on the lot, so they didn't have the full blown ST model. But they are going to have to bring in what we want anyway, so they're trying to get both and we're gonna let fate decide what we end up with. Or maybe flip a quarter if they manage to get both. I'm sure given the price tag, they'll do their best to get the ST in. 🤞