Should I buy the Raptor?

Discussion in 'Prospective Raptor Owners' started by 6gun, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. 6gun

    6gun Full Access Member

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    Really good question asked many times...but from my perspective, the answer essentially boils down to:

    Assumption: If you are EVEN looking at a Raptor as an option, you already want one, so that case is closed, you are already 90% there.

    2. Will the Raptor do what you need to do with it at a minimum (i.e. towing 8000lb no prob, seating capacity, etc.)? Yes/No? If no, you need MORE cowbell..…game over, thanks for playing, buy something bigger.

    If Yes, proceed to question 3.

    3. Can you (or are you WILLING to) afford a Raptor, all up, all in, wrapped costs (i.e. initial costs, pmt/interest, fuel, tires, maintenance, and MODS for gawd sake)? Yes/No?

    If No, restructure search (and be brutally honest with yourself, it’s really ok NOT to do stupid and there of hundreds of places who give you lousy credit).

    If Yes, proceed to question 4.

    4. If you have a significant other, will the purchase of a Raptor damage this relationship? If yes....relationship over. Let me introduce you to your new Raptor.

    Note:

    a) Observe, I did not ask to "compare" the Raptor with any (read ANY) other vehicle with wheels. No other vehicle exists in this target class, stock from the factory, with a full factory warranty to compare to the Raptor at this or even close to this price point.

    b) Any “I don’t know” in any category, don’t buy ANYTHING until you've done your homework.
     
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  2. RDFTS

    RDFTS aka Rick Supporting Member

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    Actually if number 4 was Yes, for some guys, including myself, would cost a hell of a lot more than two fully loaded raptors. :)
     
  3. 6gun

    6gun Full Access Member

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    My point exactly.

    And I want to see a Raptor in your color in the flesh, everything I've seen in pics looks stunning.
     
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    Can we make this a sticky? Lol
     
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    RDFTS aka Rick Supporting Member

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    Yeah Ruby Red is something you need to see in person. I was on the fence of that color or Tuxedo. I went to a dealer who just had an F-150 in Ruby so I could see it. Once I saw it, wow!

    Kinda like my White Platinum King Ranch, it looks really good up close.
     
  6. FreightTerrain

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    quick sticky
     
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    CTO

    If you want a Raptor buy one, after your research, this thread belongs in a black hole with Gas Milage, Miles before delivery, and colors you like:specialed:
     
  8. NickPic83

    NickPic83 FRF Addict

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    well put. this should be a sticky. im getting tired of the apples to oranges should I get a raptor Q. I was in the same boat myself stuck between a raptor and a super duty but I was able to weigh it out myself.
     
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    Number 4 for the win!!


    Bravo sir, Bravo.


    Very sticky worthy.
     
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    I enjoyed
     

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