One of the most overlooked American SUVs from the 1980s is the third-generation Ford Bronco. At first glance, they are quite similar to the second generation of the Bronco produced in 1978 and 1979. However, the third generation was a major redesign. The 1978 and 1979 models were full of problems; buyers noticed said problems, and so did Ford.
1980 marked Ford’s attempt at perfecting their newly available full-size SUV. Their design offered as many solutions as they could to Bronco’s problems, while still keeping Bronco a relatively affordable option, considering their targeted market. This proved to be a true upgrade. Yet, despite their efforts, the annual sale numbers dropped compared to the second-generation Ford Bronco because of the ongoing oil crisis and its effect on the market for bulky American SUVs and trucks and their roaring V8s.
The 1980s Bronco Offered More Comfort