Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by fordloco, Aug 22, 2020.
You’re the one who got put in check, Jenny.
I paid 58k fully loaded 2010 6.2 , they now want 100k Canadian for the same. Little different up here, I guess.
Exchange rates and inflation don’t keep things 100% apples to apples when you cross borders I guess.
No, we weren't 72c to your dollar 10 years ago, but we were not at par either, so, somebody is playing the numbers.
The materials and workmanship is a lot better too, the old Gen 1 had a big plastic dash board that felt cheap while the new Gen 2 went to the stitched sectioned look. Improvements make a difference as well does the market. I mean one thing I think they really improved on is the feel. 70-80k for a Truck approaches the best luxury cars from Mercedes and BMW price wise.
Everyone plays the currency game as well.
Yeah the much nicer interior and newer tech is why I went for a used 2017 instead of a 2014. For the same miles on a SCAB it was about 10-15% difference. I hadn’t even considered the aluminum cab but that should’ve pushed me along too being in PA
Back to the topic at hand and the speculative posts such as the one above...the answer is nothing.
People (Gen 1 fanboys) are acting as if the price is going to be comparative to the current truck and the new standard engine will be the 700+HP Predator V8. That is not going to happen; the Gen 3 is not going to be V8 only. The new Raptor will essentially mirror the current Gen 2 with the addition of the new technology available in the next-gen F-150. As always, that will accompany a price increase. That mean the new truck will be aluminum body construction, 10R80 transmission, 3.5 GTDI, etc. There is a possibility of the "PowerBoost" being the new standard engine, but the Hybrid adds a lot of weight and cost so that remains to be seen. That will be the volume model as it is today.
The 5.2 Predator will be the niche model, and will easily start around $90,000, probably close to $100,000 with some options. Ford can command that price given that they are the current segment leader, and Ram is the newcomer with a heavy, cast iron block and steel body. Ram's interior advantage will also disappear with the next-gen F-150, so that's a non-starter.
If any resale values are affected it will be Gen 1, because no longer will prospective buyers need to settle for an older, outdated vehicle if their "must have" option is a V8.
The 6.2 liter, while heavy is a good engine that makes good power. It just could never get over the gas mileage requirements. The future as has been expressed is electric but how quickly does that come to the present. Depends I believe it will be sooner than most on here think, possibly within the next 5 years the infrastructure will be there. In 10 years 80-90 percent of all vehicles will be EV.
If you truly believe that why not get some financing & startup an EV charging business buddy
Put your $$$ where you mouth is- if you’re even 1/2 correct you’ll be the next Elon Musk billionaire
OR maybe everyone will start coming back down to reality & make a stab @ figuring out how to make the power grid actually green, how to recycle the batteries, how to charge em in an equivalent amount of time it takes to fill up a gas tank (bahaha Hahahahah good luck on that one, even 30 mins would be a DRAMATIC improvement but would still be 5-6x longer than it takes to fuel up a big truck lol) how to mine/refine the battery material w/o wrecking the environment or leaning on near slave labor to do it.....
Hybrid tech is where we’re truly headed IMHO- makes a helluva lot more sense. Baby steps w/ the EV stuff- think of how INSANE it is to purchase a vehicle that you can’t just jump in & drive “anywhere” because there are 1/1000000 the amount of charging stations available relative to gas stations
it’s literally nuts- and only for the people w/ the $$$/means to not give a F where the next charging station is
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