After 1 year of ownership, likely no better vehicle.

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by Forgiven, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. NE Raptor

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    Mine just clicked 1k miles - I was a GM guy for a very long time (still have LS powered cars). Last 3 trucks 04 Silverado SS, 09 Denali 6.2, 15 Denali 2500HD. I cant see myself ever wanting to own a different truck than another Raptor. I haven't had this much fun driving in a while. If it holds up then I will be in line for another when they redesign. It is fun to drive, extremely comfortable, and I like the 2 different personalities the truck has - depending on how you are driving it. I also like the add ons available....My only gripe is the B&O stereo leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion. It would be nice to buy a $70k truck and not upgrade the sound system
     
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    Exactly. If I was filthy rich and could own any vehicles I wanted, my truck would stick around as the daily driver. I love it too much.

    My last truck was a 2005 Ram 1500 that I bought new for $27k. I was really dreading the thought of spending close to $70k on the Raptor, but after 6 months I enjoy it as much or more than the day I brought it home. The novelty hasn't worn off. Would buy another again in a heartbeat and not give it a second thought.
     
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    15k on my '17. Can't think of anything better replace it...
     
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    Absolutely would drive it daily even if I had won the lottery - 17K on my 18 after 13 months. I will buy another in a few years as long as Ford keeps making them.
     
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    Have a 19 on order and really like seeing/hearing the things said in this thread so far
     
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    I’m in love with mine. I had a vibration issue that was tire balance and took 3 trips to the shop for a fix, now it’s smooth as glass up to 90mph. The truck rides great on smooth and rough roads, tows like a champ, is way comfortable, has great audio and features and looks bad ass! My only other issue was a pin hole leak in a radiator line that caused a coolant odor. The mid range hit on this truck is intoxicating. I also own a 650HP ZL1 Camaro and it has not gotten much driving time since I bought the Raptor in July:)
     
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    Man, I'm jealous of you guys racking up the miles. I only live about 7 miles from work, and they actively discourage commuting into the city (outrageous daily rates, no 'monthly rate' unless you were hired before 1990 (yeah, '90!) and a subsidized bus card). Only 5k on my 4/17 built, 2/18 purchased truck. But I agree, no better ride out there for me. Yeah, If I had won the lotto...maybe 7 - one for each day of the week :).
     
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    It's a great TRUCK. Would not call it the greatest all around vehicle ever, but it checks many of those boxes. One has to make a few compromises to daily drive a Gen 2 Raptor. (parking in crowded lots being a big one).

    I have always been a car guy. This is my first truck, and I am only 14 days into ownership. But so far, I have no regrets. Having 3 cars in the family, allows me to choose the right tool for the job if needed.
     
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    The one I test drove had a bad vibration too. Definitely needed a good wheel balance.
     
  10. Sage

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    It will last.... 7 yrs on a gen 1 and I still feel that way.
     
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