Originally Posted by SlimChaChi
I've been working with a few dealers on pricing on a Raptor. All have said they can still order or have 1 in transit...then, they immediately say, "we're slapping anywhere from 4-7k on top of msrp"...though a couple of dealers have stated they would honor a truecar quote and possibly do better...question is, do I want to go this route...
I bought my FX4 back in September and have been doing mods here and there...but, I always go back to the Raptor which I was deadset on purchasing but ended up being blinded by a too good to pass up deal. I had an appraisal done yesterday, 7k miles on her and basically was offered 7k below what i paid...and I tend to pay my cars / trucks off within 2 years so I've been paying a good amount each month....the trade value I was given was a more than what I owe - mind you I had a pretty decent trade when i bought the FX4.
Question is, should I pull the trigger or wait...supposedly the Raptor will be back in 2016, but there's no guarantee...
I actually just got rid of my 2013 FX4 and picked up a 2014 Raptor. Couple of reasons.
Just re-upped for another 6 years with a bonus.
I had to have the seal on the transmission replaced because it was leaking
I was concerned about the longevity of the electric steering rack with bigger tires and rims.
That stage 5 ICON suspension I put on I now realize is crap. ICON failed to mention their suspension would not work with factory spec'ed rims and tires(rubbed on remote res).
They failed to mention that their neoprene protective sleeves would rub on the axle boots.
No matter how soft you set the suspension it rode to hard. I think if I had a heavier engine 6.2L maybe it might have made a difference.
The damn suspension squeaked something fierce. Started with the rear shocks like if you hop on the bed. Then when I was using the running board to get in one day I noticed the front squeaking. Done...
end rant about ICON.
So I had concerns about my 2013's repair bill after warranty since I was having major issues early so I bailed. I didnt go upside down so that made it even better.