I am surprised he could not get one with an engine in it...
This is the first Ford I'd buy in a very long time. Makes you wonder why there's not a Honda competitor to this and the Wrangler, or even the Jimny stateside. Chevrolet really dropped the ball with the Blazer.
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I'm sorry I know a lot of you guys love Doug but I always get to about the three minute mark and just can't do it.
You can’t take advantage of “record low” gas prices when you have nowhere to drive. And it’s not really more affordable if you don’t have a paycheck to buy it with.
Man, I love that thing. I didn't really pay much attention to it until this video and I have to say, that is freakin' awesome. Would I buy one? Yeah, maybe, but it would be hard to justify letting go of my 4Runner.
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Dougs reviews usually leave me disappointed. I like the interior details, but when it comes to driving he generally never goes anywhere to see what makes the car enjoyable or worth owning.
It's kind of like the E34 M5 vs UrS4 comparo done a while back by Car and Driver.
Magnum Force: UrS4 vs M5 vs 500e
The M5 walked away from the competition....
but they tested it in the southwest, on canyon runs.
I wonder how that test would have turned out at altitude, or, you know, in varying weather conditions, because I guarantee you when it's dumping fluffy pow on mountain passes, there is no other car I'd rather be driving in the world, apart from maybe a genuine RS2. The combination of boost at altitude, satisfying manual, and real torsen based quattro with a singing 5 cylinder is just... oof.
I'm rambling, but my point is that unless you take a car to an area where it belongs, what good is your actual review? I didn't watch Doug's review here, but most of hte time he just drives around in LA with traffic everywhere, so now that it's a bronco he actually goes somewhere off the road? Okay, but why not go special places for all the other cars?
I like Doug and appreciate that he does a review a little different then all of the other reviewers out there.
As for where he's shooting this, it's a preproduction model that doesn't have an engine, so I suspect it has much more to do with the fact that Doug had to go to the car to review it. This isn't an off-road review with a special location by any means.
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Who gives a **** what he has to say about the Bronco, or any car. He's just another hack who has lucked into making a living being an attention whore on Youtube.
His delivery isn't great, maybe, but it's decidedly his and his content makes up for most of that. I enjoy his videos, especially on older and more rare cars.
Looking forward to watching this. His detailed take on the Defender showed me details and minutia of the design and functions that I had not read or seen in any other review at that time.
And I don't think Doug has ever pretended to give great driving reviews. For him, and his many millions strong regular audience, it's about design and feature details above all else. A no-engine review is about the Dougy-est Doug that's ever Doug'ed.
I like how this thread has turned into a TCL review of Doug Demuro.
He looks at cars like I do: not just something cool to drive or wrench on, but a conglomeration of odd quirks and interesting corporate design and planning decisions. I think his time spent working at Porsche gave him some insight into the car design and development process.
There are tons of reviewers that do performance tests and track tests of cars. Doug is the only reviewer that actually gives me interesting, funny quirks and lets me see what living with the car, day to day, would be like.
His voice is fairly comical.
I've talked to Doug (via e-mail) a few times. He waffled (and then decided not to) review my 47k mile all-original 5-speed 1986 BMW 535is. He's a nice guy, and he's very intelligent. His take on cars (amusing devices with lots of quirks) is similar to mine. I enjoy it.
But I understand why others don't.
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...except for the much more culturally significant, highly influential Nissan GT-R which came out with that style 3 years prior. It's almost certainly where SAAB and everyone else copied that from.
And then in his G-Wagon convertible reveiw, he talks about how he was expecting the drop-top model to be all flexy and non-ridgid @28:00.
...uhhh, Doug, it's a body-on-frame vehicle. That roof isn't doing anything regardless. How does Doug of all people not know that?
It's also funny when he sees something and then just sort of makes up what he thinks was the decision making process behind it and reports it matter-of-factly. But that is obviously just nit-picking. Doug is great overall.
Y'all better stop hating on my boy
I remember I got into an argument on Reddit with him one time because I was saying that he comes off a too pretentious and a "know it all" and I really didn't care for all his "and your piece of **** car is too peasant like to have THIS feature"...oddly enough while he did get annoyed I haven't noticed too much of that in his recent videos
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