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mattyboh

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Hey, I’m Matt I live in the DC area and work in NoVa. Originally from southern Maryland.

What’s it going to take to get into a Raptor R? Is it a reasonable wait to get one around MSRP? What about for a regular Raptor? Do you have any advice?

I currently own a 23 Corvette Z06 which I waited 1.5 years for and got at MSRP and used to have a C8 Z51 which I also got at MSRP so I’m familiar with ordering and finding dealers but from the GM side.

I’ve owned Expeditions and Mustangs in the past. I currently also have a ‘16 Tahoe that my sister wants to buy and I think the Raptor/R would be a great do everything replacement for it. For the right price I could also move the Z for an R + cash.

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Matt

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MurderedOutSVT

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Welcome to FRF.

Glad to see a GM convert, you came to your senses

As.for the MSRP, from what i've seen go on, it ain't happening, dealers love their ADM. That goes for a Raptor or an R. Lots of 23' Raps and R owners around here can chime in about that
 

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Nice. Did you do the corvette museum pickup? I lived and worked in bowling green for 2 years prior to moving. Been to the
Museum and the ncm track a few times
 
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Nice. Did you do the corvette museum pickup? I lived and worked in bowling green for 2 years prior to moving. Been to the
Museum and the ncm track a few times
Nah - didn't do the museum pickup but I have done the owners school out in Vegas. Was a good time.

Welcome to FRF.

Glad to see a GM convert, you came to your senses

As.for the MSRP, from what i've seen go on, it ain't happening, dealers love their ADM. That goes for a Raptor or an R. Lots of 23' Raps and R owners around here can chime in about that
Haha yeah I had my 98 Expedition first truck forever...sold it after like 230k miles. Tahoe just over 100k, feel like some kinda Raptor would be way more fun than it.
 

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Hey! Welcome to FRF. I am from the NoVa area as well but left to MD. For Rs, not gonna see MSRP for awhile. Dealers love marking up... especially in this area. I have seen a few 23 raptors for MSRP down towards Richmond but you have to keep looking. I ended up flying out to WI and driving back. Feel free to reach out and again welcome! Wish the best of luck to you!
 

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Welcome, not sure I can say nice prius (But until you have a Raptor I'll withold judgment)

Gonna be a LONG (if ever) time before you see an R at MSRP. Maybe a regualr 24 in a year or so.

You can probably find a 23 if you look real hard

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Nice! Spent a lot of time in Accokeek, and fled the grotesque overcrowding of the DMV in ’20.

Good luck landing a Rap in the DMV, I strongly suggest driving a good ways before looking, all of the urban and suburban DMV stealerships are way too proud of the Rap.
I got mine at Shenandoah; now Luray Ford.
 

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I have a friend who ordered a Z06 at one of those big Corvette msrp dealerships, I think he is number 1,768 in line now.

It doesn’t work like that for the R. Most dealers won’t even get one, even high volume Raptor dealers get less than 5 a year. Those dealers also happen to be the most greedy.

Impossible no, highly unlikely yes. I’ve personally called 40-50 dealerships, still haven’t found one that actually has an allocation willing to take less than 20k over.

With that said, you might go test drive a regular Raptor. I’m betting you’ll find it fun to drive without having a V8.
 
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