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Im getting a car soon and I want a 5th gen Bronco. Anybody got any tips on how to convince my parents to let me buy one?

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Tell 'em it's cool and then just flat out beg until they cave.

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Yo Jayzo04,
Our Broncos have great safety ratings vs GM/Chevvie etc similar vehicles. In 1996 we were seeking a new vehicle. We had Fords in the past, from a Galaxie 500, Escort GT, Mustang GT, Aerostar & a 78 Bronco.
We considered vans and cars but decided to stay with a 4x4. Made the car lot tour and checked out the 96 Bronco XL, a new 96 Blazer and a 96 Tahoe, but after we checked NHTSA's Safety Information we bought the Bronco XL! See Attached NHTSA SAFETY RATINGS!


94-96 Broncos have driver side air bags and reinforced internal door beams on both sides.

93-96 Broncos have the 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (4WABS) that prevents wheel lockup by automatically modulating the brake pressure during an emergency stop. By not locking the wheels, the driver can improve steering control during hard braking and stop the vehicle in the shortest possible distance under most conditions."
The ABS controls both front and rear brakes separately. The brake pedal force required to engage the ABS function may vary with the road surface conditions. A dry surface requires greater force, while a slippery surface requires much less force.

87-92 have the "Rear Anti-Lock Brake System (RABS II) continuously monitors rear wheel speed. In the event of an impending lockup condition during braking, at vehicle speeds above approximately 8 km/h (5 mph), the anti-lock electronic control module modulates hydraulic pressure to the rear wheel cylinders. This inhibits rear wheel lockup."

92-96 have Frame Crumple Zones; "Like seatbelts and airbags, crumple zones are one of many vehicle safety features designed to help protect you and your passengers if you’re involved in an accident on the road.
Also known as a crush zone, a crumple zone is an area of a vehicle (usually located in the front and rear) that’s designed to crumple or crush when hit with significant force.
Science says that if a vehicle travelling at 80 km/h hits something and stops immediately, anyone inside the vehicle will continue moving at 80 km/h until something stops them (like an airbag, seatbelt, or dashboard). Think of the crumple zone as a buffer around your vehicle that helps cushion the blow of a collision by extending your deceleration time so your car stops (relatively) slowly, rather than suddenly, to minimize the force that you and your passengers feel.
While the crumpling may cause more damage to your vehicle, the extra few tenths of a second it takes to stop could help prevent otherwise significant injuries." by Stephanie Fereiro

➡ members are ALWAYS ready, willing and able to help owners and parents with safety and repair issues!😊

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