Upgrade, I hope.

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derekbw

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I need someone to talk me off the ledge (preferably). I bought a 2019 Gen 2 Raptor 801A back in Jan of that year and it has been the best vehicle I've ever owned. I just paid it off two weeks ago and thought I'd drive it for another 5 years...until I saw a 2023 Gen 3 at my local dealership and stopped to have a look. Long story short, I am now the proud owner of said new 2023 Raptor! Now, it needs to be said that both Raptors are exactly the same bodywise; Agate Black w/ black & grey interior...other than the beaded rims and height, they're identical in almost every way - it's the interior and tech that's really the upgrade IMO.
I've literally had the 2023 for a few hours, but I feel like I just left a puppy at the pound with my old truck...is this normal? I mean, I just bought what I hope is a dream truck, but I loved my 2019 so much that I'm torn. Sorry if this sounds stupid. I guess I'm just scared the new one won't be as good to me. I hope I didn't screw myself...I only had 39k on the 2019 when I traded it in; could've driven it forever. My only gripe was the Sync 3 system really...very glitch.
I'll update with my progress with the 2023. Other than tint and bedliner, not sure what I'll do. Thanks for listening.
 

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I’m sure there are many people on FRF with a Gen 2 that would gladly trade you if the feelings get to be too much. :)

Gen 3 is the better truck, enjoy it and forget you ever a Gen 2
 

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Wow, you bought your Raptor in 2019 and this is your first post on the forum! You came here to cry about doing a huge upgrade in trucks that just about everyone else here would die for. I see your only mistake was not enjoying your truck payment free for a while before diving into years of new payments.
 

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Bro coil rear , better exhaust for bucks drivethru, and 12” screen. Great upgrades. Shifter is a bit sus imo. I like not having a car payment tho ….
 

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Welcome to FRF
since you traded on Rap for another:
#SameNumberOfprius
 
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Wow, you bought your Raptor in 2019 and this is your first post on the forum! You came here to cry about doing a huge upgrade in trucks that just about everyone else here would die for. I see your only mistake was not enjoying your truck payment free for a while before diving into years of new payments.
Appreciate the feedback...didn't know there was a minimum engagement policy to enjoy other's posts on the site.
So talking about upgrading is now crying? I'm pretty sure most people on this site have had multiple Raptors with similar situations as me and just wanted their opinion (and clearly not yours). I'm sorry I bothered you with my post; please go back to your safe space while I enjoy my ride.
 
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