Raptor Pricing is Insane!! Or is it?

John M BUNMAN

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<Disclaimer > I’m far from a Raptor Expert or a Trophy Truck Racer or Team Owner.
But… I have owned a Raptor since day one in 2010, I waited 6 months after ordering to get my first Gen1 in my hands. I’ve driven 275k miles total between my 2 Gen1’s and my current Gen2, probably 50/50, 60/40 Trail/Pavement.
I have run the Gambit of putting Tens of Thousands of dollars into my Trucks, Jeep’s and H2’s. I’m far from a wrench turner any more. I couldn’t even locate the fuel pump now. I know an abundance of worthless information though, so I got that going for me. But I do have ears and I listen to people I know and trust.
Where does the Raptor fit into all this??
In 2010 I had a friend that knew the Herbst Boys of Herbst Racing. A Big name in the Vegas Off-Road Racing community.
My “Friend” told me that the family bought like 5 or so Raptors when they came out. A couple to use a Race Pre-runners. They said that there wasn’t another factory truck that they could buy, that had a WARRANTY and they couldn’t come close to building one at the cost they could get a Raptor for from Ford.
I believe that holds true, even today. I got my first Gen1 $5k UNDER MSRP! With the insane success of the Raptor we will never see this ever again. The prices are Beyond my understanding, in the mid 80’s I could have bought a nice house on 2acres in Columbus GA for the price of my Gen2!!
I’ve been a public servant my hole life so I’ve had to skip a day or two of food for the kids to make the Raptor payment.
Is the Raptor price Insane, Of course it is, but… It’s still a “Bargain” for what your getting, especially if you use it Off-Road.
HAPPY RAPTORING :pepper::pepper::grd::grd:


 
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Everything you just said is the reason I sold my Tundra Pro and now am awaiting a 2022 raptor. I never thought I could afford one, so always sat on the sidelines and settled for my Pro. Can’t freakin wait!

This will be my first Ford. Please tell me she’ll take care of me like I’ll take care of her…..
 

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Everything you just said is the reason I sold my Tundra Pro and now am awaiting a 2022 raptor. I never thought I could afford one, so always sat on the sidelines and settled for my Pro. Can’t freakin wait!

This will be my first Ford. Please tell me she’ll take care of me like I’ll take care of her…..
Swap in a RAM 1500 and same story for me. So excited!
 

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Everything you just said is the reason I sold my Tundra Pro and now am awaiting a 2022 raptor. I never thought I could afford one, so always sat on the sidelines and settled for my Pro. Can’t freakin wait!

This will be my first Ford. Please tell me she’ll take care of me like I’ll take care of her…..
Sold my ‘18 Sierra. Sure hope I like it. Planning on keeping for a very long time so I hope it’s reliable.
 
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Everything you just said is the reason I sold my Tundra Pro and now am awaiting a 2022 raptor. I never thought I could afford one, so always sat on the sidelines and settled for my Pro. Can’t freakin wait!

This will be my first Ford. Please tell me she’ll take care of me like I’ll take care of her…..
Once you go Raptor…You can NEVER Go Back :favorites37::favorites37::favorites37:

The Gen2 Prices were killing me, I said F<>k it, I’m going to get a sweet azzz King Ranch and turn it into a Raptor!! I’ll show those F<>kers!! I can get the KR for $8K UNDER MSRP!! BUTTTTT….
I calculated after I did what I needed to do to it, to be able to to what I wanted with it, (10k Road Trip one week, 100mph across Death Valley the next) it would end up costing me the SAME or MORE than a Raptor annnnd….NOT COVERED UNDER 150K miles / 8yr WARRANTY!
It was a No Brainer. Even my wife agreed!
She even said “Your life is Hiking and Off-Roading. You will regret not getting another Raptor.”
Man am I glad I listened to her for once. My Gen2 2019 is so much more Refined and Advanced than my 2010, I couldn’t be HAPPIER!!
Honestly I could probably do “most” the trails I do with a stock KR FX4 with some good BFG Shoes. I’m not a Herbst Boy Pre-Running a SCORE RACE, but IT’S NOT A RAPTOR!
It’s a RAPTOR THING, You wouldn’t understand :dogpile::doh2: but I do trails in my Raptor at speed that would have Flipped My Ruby on its back.
If I ever leave her, it will be for a F350 Tremor, just so we can tow a bigger RV
RAPTORS NEVER DIE, THEY ONLY GET A NEW GENERATION :favorites37::favorites37::ehcapt::grd::grd::grd:
 
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