HA HA you're probably wondering why I'm asking this in the beginning of July when it's 90 degrees outside. There's a method to my madness so hear me out.
Here's my scenario. Back in early 1996 I bought a brand new (leftover) 95 Ford Bronco. It's been my daily driver for the past 18 years and frankly has served me well other than being a gas hog. It's a fantastic truck in the snow and has NEVER met a snowstorm it couldn't handle. 3 feet of snow is nothing to this truck. It has been good for a variety of other uses as well. It has a class III hitch and a tow package and I've used it to tow my 68 Firebird back and forth from the body shop when it was being painted. I also have a 14' aluminum bass fishing boat at our vacation home in the Pocono Mountains and I've used the Bronco to tow the boat to various lakes in the area and it's NEVER gotten stuck or had any issues getting to any of the various lakes I fish at or backing down into the water to drop or pull the boat out. It also has the option to remove the rear seat and with that removed, it pretty much acts just like a pick up allowing me to haul around a wide variety of items.
With all that being said, the Bronco also has 151,000 miles and seems a little tired. It also has developed some body rust and frankly after driving the same vehicle for the past 18 years I was ready for a change. About 2 weeks ago at a family party I got to talking with a few guys about cars and long story short, I bought my 02 WRX from a family friend. Basically I bought it because it is a one owner, dealer maintained car, with only 57,000 miles. I've had the car now for about 10 days and I'm enjoying the Hell out of it. That being said, it's a sport wagon and not a Bronco. I'm OK with it not being able to do some things that the Bronco did because my wife has an 02 Toyota 4 Runner which has a tow package and a large cargo area just like the Bronco. Not to mention that the 4 Runner is awesome in the snow as well. The 4 Runner is an excellent truck and can realistically do everything that the Bronco can and it's 10 times nicer to drive.
Last night I was talking to a friend who asked if I'd be willing to sell my Bronco. Right now it's just sitting in the street and I've had mixed feelings about whether to keep it or toss it up on eBay. My thoughts were to either take it up to my vacation home and leave it up there to serve as a snow/tow vehicle, or sell it in the fall when people are starting to think about snow coming.
The one reason I've always loved my Bronco is because how damn good this thing is off road and in the snow. I've heard that Subaru's are really good in the snow but don't have any real world experience. Any feedback or opinions?
This is my Bronco....