Re: 2001 Bronco...really?
Most of the rumors I know of are from BlueOvalNews.com...according to their "sources," the 4-door Explorer redesign for 2001/02 will result in the 2-door Explorer Sport being dropped. Supposedly it will be replaced by a (2-door)Bronco, which will share many parts with the Explorer but with a different body style.
I have high hopes, considering the "2001" Explorer Sport (with a goal of being more distinctive from the 4-door) was introduced in early 2000...maybe they did this in order to extend production into 2001 and introduce the 2002 Bronco sometime during 2001. I gave Ford my $.02 a couple weeks ago via Owner Connection. I wrote the basics of it in a previous post: V8, solid axles, granny 5-speed, manual, gear-driven transfer case, etc. Where'd the 2-door Excursion rumor come from? I read it on the other LMB list once, too. Don't you think they'd go with a 2-door "Expedition Sport" before an Excursion?