Owner Review: 2021 Ford Bronco Big Bend
Delay after delay led this young buyer to the Bronco — a vehicle still delayed for many others
While some may be relaxing in a hammock that Ford has sent them — a token meant to soothe delivery delays for Bronco reservation holders — at least one young owner managed to get his hands on one of the off-roaders (and didn’t have to pay double the price ) and he is loving every moment in his brand-new 2021 Ford Bronco Big Bend.
Robby Randhawa, who lives in Mississauga, Ontario, says he has zero regrets about this purchase, and couldn’t be happier. However, the Bronco wasn’t originally his first choice; in fact, an off-roader wasn’t even at the top of the list when he decided he needed a new vehicle.
As the pandemic hit (so many, many months ago — I mean, does anyone even remember what it was like before the pandemic?) Randhawa found himself working from home and without the need of his own vehicle. So, in August 2020, he was able to get out of his lease for a 2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport GT Ultimate. He doesn’t personally own any other vehicles, but lives with his family, and there are usually other cars (a 2018 Ford Escape, 2017 Audi S4, and 2017 Honda Accord) at home, if needed.
Before jumping into the Bronco, Randhawa had his sights set on a few other vehicles that varied across the spectrum. He first looked at the Tesla Model 3. “I wasn’t sure I was fully ready to commit to an electric-only vehicle,” he said.
Then, he set his sights on the Hyundai Ioniq 5 , and despite having the same reservations as the Tesla, he even placed a deposit to pre-order the car. However, when the release got pushed further back, he didn’t want to wait any longer for it, and moved on to a brief encounter with the Genesis GV70 — which he concluded had luxury features he didn’t need, figuring there would be plenty of time to enjoy luxury rides when he’s older.
In a bold move, he chose fun over luxury and began looking into the Jeep Wrangler. “I actually purchased a Wrangler Sahara Unlimited in March 2021; however, due to the chip shortage and COVID delays, my order was constantly delayed,” he explained. And once again, he gave up on waiting and cancelled the order.
Ultimately, in need of another car, Randhawa said, “I decided I was going to buy whatever Jeep Wrangler was on the lot.” He called the original salesman, who didn’t respond, then reached out to another dealership — also no response.
And then, it seems like fate led him to the Bronco. A salesperson at the Ford dealership called him with news that a few Broncos came in and he should check it out. As luck — the most luck in the world, considering how many are currently waiting for their reserved Bronco — would have it, the next day, he went to test drive the Bronco and the decision was made. The rest, as they say, is history only a few weeks old.