Prospective Gen 2 - Gen 3 Owner

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smaz762

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Hi All,

New to the forum, but I've been a long-term Raptor admirer. I'm based out of San Diego, and first knew I wanted a Raptor when I saw a group of them thrashing through Ocotillo Wells.

I'm still trying to decide if Gen 3 is worth the price bump, compared to a low-mid mileage Gen 2. Also only considering 2019-2020 for Gen 2 as I've heard there's more issues for the first couple model years.

In the meantime, I'll be sitting back looking for a good deal (Leadfoot or Velocity blue!!!) Nice meeting you all!
 

raptor150

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I just went from a gen 2 to my newly acquired avalanche grey gen 3. What a difference. The gen 3 is superior in every way in my opinion, and rides like a luxury vehicle on the road. I can't wait to get it in the desert soon. Pull the trigger on a gen 3 and don't look back!
 

Rptrrob702

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Each generation is worth the price bump. Figure out a price point that works well for your budget, stick to it. Gen 2 to Gen 3 the big difference is 5 link in the rear vs leaf sprung on the gen 2. Also massive interior upgrade. It takes a bit of upgrading to get the gen 2 to ride like a stock gen 3 off-road. Gen 2 is still a very capable truck, but the gen 3 is amazing out of the box.
 

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Gen 3. The gen 2 is the Civic of the raptor world. See 10 of them a day.
 

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A descent looking LF Gen3 is for sale here on this forum. Price is set at $68k.
 

Donovan

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Honestly, if you can find a clean Gen 3, do it. Since they've been out for a bit now, you can get them for a good deal.

When I bought my GEN 2 back in 2019 with 15k on the dial, I got it for $62k out the door tax tag title tickle..

If you can find a Gen 3 with the same criteria for roughly 65-70, you're in good shape.
 
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