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Old 03-20-2018, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all. My name is Adam and I just joined this group in search of a raptor. I have been wanting to get Ken for years, but never made the move. I am about to finally order one, but heard they may be bringing back the v8. If thatís the case, I may want to wait, however I assume they will also raise the price, in which point I may never get one. If I could get a couple opinions from real raptor owners, that would help my decision very much. Should I buy now? Is the v6 sufficient? Or should I wait? Thank you all!

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The consensus is generally that there won't be a V8 Raptor anytime soon/at all. My opinion, buy it now... If a V8 Raptor is released and you want it and can afford it, sell the V6 and buy the V8.

Looking forward to this thread getting out of hand though.
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Hello all. My name is Adam and I just joined this group in search of a raptor. I have been wanting to get Ken for years, but never made the move. I am about to finally order one, but heard they may be bringing back the v8. If thatís the case, I may want to wait, however I assume they will also raise the price, in which point I may never get one. If I could get a couple opinions from real raptor owners, that would help my decision very much. Should I buy now? Is the v6 sufficient? Or should I wait? Thank you all!

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-Adam, you need to drive one of the current models, 1 or 2 of the guys have run the 1/4 mile here and I believe one of them got a high 13 second run. Respectable for a 5700 pound 4 door truck. A V8 would be a huge direction change for the Rap, the new truck is designed around weight loss and dropping in a V8 with the same torque means giving up all the weight loss.

I have zero regrets with the 2017.

Ford is selling them like they are going out of style so if youíre serious, buy it.
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I owned a 2013 Gen 1 for nearly 4 years and put 52K miles on it. Iíve had the Gen 2 for 6 months and 5K miles now. The truck is faster, more fuel efficient so Iím happy with it.

Does it sound as good as the old V8? No. Are oil changes more of a pain in the ass? Yes. Those are my only two complaints.


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My advice: See if you can find a GEN1 in good condition. The GEN2s may be faster and lighter, but the EcoBoost and 10 speed transmissions seem to have more problems than the 6.2L V8 with the 6 speed transmission. If reliability is a factor in your purchase decision, you may truly value the iron V8.


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My advice: See if you can find a GEN1 in good condition. The GEN2s may be faster and lighter, but the EcoBoost and 10 speed transmissions seem to have more problems than the 6.2L V8 with the 6 speed transmission. If reliability is a factor in your purchase decision, you may truly value the iron V8.
there isnít enough of a statistical sample to compare across model years, but no, thereís nothing more than what you want to or choose to see. They may seem to you to have more problems but add up the numbers. It wonít be as favorable as you think since the Jennifer has 5 model years, all getting up there in years and mileage now.
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Hello all. My name is Adam and I just joined this group in search of a raptor. I have been wanting to get Ken for years, but never made the move. I am about to finally order one, but heard they may be bringing back the v8. If thatís the case, I may want to wait, however I assume they will also raise the price, in which point I may never get one. If I could get a couple opinions from real raptor owners, that would help my decision very much. Should I buy now? Is the v6 sufficient? Or should I wait? Thank you all!

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Have you driven the current raptor yet? Go drive one and decide for yourself.

I personally am waiting for the 2019 specs to be released since it's only a few months away.

If I decide I want a 2019, I'll order one. If I don't see anything special for the 2019, then I'll buy a 2018.
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Thank you everyone for your help. Sorry Iím the 117th person to ask the same question and sorry if it got a little annoying. Iíve been eyeing this truck for at least five years and have recently been able to almost afford it. Never made the move, and Iím about to but I just need that extra push. I would wait, but Iím afraid they will raise the price another $10k at which point I may never end up getting one. Thanks again!
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I'm in the camp that thinks a V8 Gen2 seems unlikely -- but possible. Sounds like you've already come to the conclusion that if you wait too long, you'll miss out on a few years of enjoyment and avoid inevitable future price hikes.
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