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Discussion in 'Prospective Raptor Owners' started by svt1998gt, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. svt1998gt

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    Hi Guys,

    I am looking to purchase a screw with the 802A package. I noticed on some sites that the Avalanche Grey was only in 2017. Just trying to understand if my taste is off, because i think that color looks awesome. Just wanted to get your thoughts.

    I have also seem some low mileage raptors around the nation, some of them have less than 8k miles on them but listed as buyback, any ideas what is going on there? I have seen one 2018 and a couple 2017s.
     
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    Correct avalanche was only for 17 and is a great color, I would run from the buybacks as you won’t be able to get a extended warranty. And there was enough wrong that someone sold back there brand new baby. Also everyone of the buybacks will have a different issues some you might be able to live with but it would have to be one hell of a deal!
     
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    How do you know if it’s a buy back? Where would that be listed/stated?
     
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    My 17 is the Avalanche Grey....love the color...
     
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    There are a few ways you to tell, the ford dealers or any good dealer would have this in the listing, when test driving there is a sticker right next to the VIN when you open the door that has to be there, it should show up in the carfax or the autocheck report, and there is a waiver you have to sign at the time of purchase that shows the vehicle was a buyback.
     
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    Agreed, i didnt know if it was a minor issue and some of the states that are consumer friendly are allowing buybacks for what I would feel is a minor issue.
     
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    get into a 2018 and have it wrapped if u can. that's what I eventually would like to do to mine. but definitely agree with staying away from buy backs.
     
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    Thanks, i was thinking of that also. if you need a recommendation for a wrap place let me know. I used to live in dallas and a friend of mine will take care of you.
     
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    Love my Av Grey SCREW...Changes color depending on the sunlight. All shades are Av Greyt! Agree with the other guys on buybacks.
     
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    smurfslayer Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. We’re hunting sasquatch77

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    There are different types of buyback.

    a buyback initiated by the manufacturer is disclosed voluntarily on the part of the manufacturer / dealer.

    Some states require vehicle titles be forever marked with the “scarlet letter” lemon law buy back if a customer sues and successfully defeats the manufacturer in court, OR, settles for either cash or a replacement.

    you would be foolish to purchase a vehicle that was the subject of a lemon law buy back and the title marked.

    In days gone by, you would have been similarly foolish to purchase a vehicle that was voluntarily bought back by a manufacturer. As much as it pains me to type this, there are some circumstances now that facilitate these conditions and they’re not always bad. One of them is that Ford and I’m sure the other manufacturers behave similarly, have adopted a “thin” inventory on replacement parts. Thin or virtual inventory means that the parts are searchable and findable in the parts inventory, but they don’t actually sit in a warehouse somewhere Ford or other manufacturers can get to them. You order the part from Ford, they order the part from the vendor, the vendor then reaches out to their maker who then procures and ships the part to the vendor, who in turn ships to Ford. This could take days, weeks, months, or... you may never get some items like in early 2017; a 10 speed transmission was not going to be had. A transfer case for a Raptor - no way. all of them were allocated to new vehicle production. Even now, if you lunch a hard part, it’s on national back order for 2-4 weeks. I’m sure this practice works well for the number crunchers, but it sucks for customer service and as a side effect, you can bust the lemon law threshold of 30 or 31 days with a single dealer visit in some cases. That’s penny wise, but pound foolish.

    So, does this make buying a buyback vehicle more palatable? only you can decide that.

    as far as Avalanche, it’s aesthetically pleasing, but it’s the 2nd slowest color, beating out only lead foot grey. :p
     
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