Any dealbreakers on Gen 4 vehicles?

Commodore

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I know rust is awful hard to repair and it’s better to start with a nice body. But if they are bringing big bucks these days, I want to know what else to avoid. Thanks
 

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Make sure the rear window goes up and smoothly with both the switch inside and the key in the tailgate. The '88-only hubs/rotor assembly isn't as desirable as the other years. I'd stick with a fuel-injected model. Double check all the bushings in the front end - lots of opportunities for clunks and weird handling characteristics if they're worn out.
 

BroncoMom

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Make sure the rear window goes up and smoothly with both the switch inside and the key in the tailgate. The '88-only hubs/rotor assembly isn't as desirable as the other years. I'd stick with a fuel-injected model. Double check all the bushings in the front end - lots of opportunities for clunks and weird handling characteristics if they're worn out.
Is the rear window motor difficult to replace?
 
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Bronco Method

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Replacing the rear motor is a bit of a job but if you are mechanical it is not bad. I had to access mine with the window up and climbed in the back. Usually the motor is ok it is gear cog mechanism that goes out. There are some great Utube videos.
 
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