Now THIS is my kinda thread....
Lets start off by posting a few pics of my 96 Eddie Bauer. BTW, I am the guy Jake (LordOfWar) is talking about.
What it was when I got it about 5 years ago...my dad bought it brand new, and I bought it off of him with 83k miles on it. No lift with 31x10.50s. It now has 125k. 351, E4OD by the way, not "a"...stands for Electronic Fuel Injection, 4 speed, with Over Drive. The manuals are M5OD.
Superlift leveling coils, super lift AAL, 33x12.50 BFG AT's, 5% tint, and a bunch of other mods later and you have this...
Oh yeah, and I wheel it...and it does great. Open D44 Twin Traction Beam (TTB) in the front, 8.8 LS in the rear. 3.55's both front and rear (obviously).
RF meet and greet...
FSB and RMFTC meet
Moody Hill with Rangermuse
Alright, alright. Enough whoring i'm sorry! I can't help myself...
Link to my supermotors if you want to see more.
Bottom line is, my Bronco has been a very reliable vehicle. The only major issue I have had with it is the fuel pump going out. It was an expensive fix because I didn't have the tools or space to do it myself, and I had to have Ford do it. You have to drop the tank, so it takes some time. I have also gone through a few pairs of break pads because the Broncos love to eat them up. Pretty cheap fix there.
I do get around 10 mpg city, and 12 highway if you're easy on the gas. But there are guys on FullsizeBronco.com who have done special tune ups, and upgrades, who are getting near 18 mpg out of their Broncos. Granted, that is on the stock 245x75R15s. With 33's, expect about what I get.
That black bronco you posted looks to be in great shape. With 80k on it, expect to be paying around 4500-5000, tops. Broncos aren't going for much these days.
Broncos are way cool...big V8, removable hard top, option for a soft top, pretty cheap to lift, can fit 5 comfortably, and still have space in the back for camping/hunting gear.
Now, is a Bronco the right option for you? No idea. We can't decide that. Its up to you man.