:iagree:, There will always be someone who wants one now and does not care what the price is. Just like here in Alaska, the new camaros have a 5-10k mark-up and the dealers can't get enough of them.Some one will come in and have enough $$$$$$ to spend and want this Raptor!
That same salesman told me their Raptor has the larger 400 HP motor already. I asked about sending me the Sticker so I could verify it had the 6.2 but I am still waiting on that.
I did get to have a salesman tell me (Planet ford) if I order one like the 6.2 litre they would sell it for Sticker and not over. We will see.
What was the Dealer name/Location that said they have the 6.2?
Your Right calhoun687, Some Sales Persons are BS n U,A/C Collins in pasadena, when pressing for the window sticker to see if it was 6.2 from 7:30 PM last night to 9:00 AM this morning amazingly it was sold,
I requested info to see if it really was a 6.2 and she could not provide me with the window sticker, another dealer looked online and it was infact a 5.4 as I suspected, but they promised up nd down and guaranteed it was the 400 HP because they ordered it that way.
As usually a car salesman not telling the truth
Yeah, it's sad. I'm a Jeep guy and I bought a Rubicon when they first came out. I felt embarrassed for the salesman who sold it to me because he was trying hard to sound convincing, but I already knew exactly what the Jeep had on it and what it could do. I finally told him that he'd sell many more of them if he'd just keep his mouth shut, that most people coming in for an enthusiast vehicle have already done their homework.I left out the most humorous thing about my conversation with the sales guy at Ramey Ford. He said "I am pretty sure that has the twin turbo in it". I said twin turbo in what? He said yeah it has tons of power. I said are you referring to the twin turbo that the super duty diesel has, he said “yes they have the same motor".
I immediately left....
It is criminal how uneducated salesmen are these days. I understand it would be very difficult to know every detail about every vehicle especially if you aren't an enthusiast, but WOW...
Some of this lack of information could be blamed on Ford being slow to give out much information on this truck, but it is horrible to go to a dealer ready to spend a good amount of money and be met with such ignorance. Unfortunately this is just how it is these days. I am a truck fanatic and spend way too much money on them and customizing them. I have traded trucks every year since 2004. (Ignorance on my part for sure) At any rate during this entire time I have only met one competent sales person.
I have never owned a ford and honestly have never been interested in one. This is the exception. This is the truck I have been (TRYING) (some better than others) building on my own with aftermarket products. I am truly excited about it and will hopefully join the Ford family sometime soon. White 6.2 is what I will be buying.
2004 2500 (hemi) 2 in sky jacker w 35’s Pro Comp mud terrains
2005 2500 (Cummins) 8 in lift (combo sky jacker parts and different front springs) 38 toyos-
2006 1500 (hemi) no lift
2007 2500 cummins 3 in Kore Performance Chase series 35 toyos
2008 Tundra Icon Stage 1 suspension 305-55-20 bfg’s (great truck hated the looks of the front end)
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 (new body style) Leveling kit (was waiting on Kore system) but not going to do it now that I am getting raptor – 285-65-20
bfg ko (34.5 in tire) I love this truck, but I hate the way the abs/stability control nannies limit you, plus I just feel I
want more power all the time. That is why I am waiting on the 6.2 Raptor
Through all of these trucks I have learned one thing. The larger the lift, the worse the truck is for everything. It looks great if you can get away with it but the secret for performance is stuffing as large a tire under the truck (ground clearance and track width) as you can with as minimal lift as possible. Ford obviously understood this and that is why the Raptor is really not any higher than a normal F150. You get the height from the tires and the clearance for the tires comes from the larger fender openings. Plus obviously the track with has been increased further limiting body roll and adding stability. I wish the truck was level but other than that the truck is near perfect. I am going to do my best to leave this truck alone although I feel like I would like to add a front air locker and a winch. We will see.