Everything now days is insanely priced, go to the Ford site and price out a loaded Maverick Lariat, damn near $40k and it's not going to do half the stuff the Raptor will.OUCH but she sure is a great looking truck. I think the new body style is growing on me. Not the price however!
Here is what I priced out:
there must still be money somewhere in this economy left somewhere LOLSome people have more money than sense. I'm personally not paying that for any truck. My Ranger is paid off and was paid off a couple months after I bought it. $34k. Going back to 2020 I could buy TWO Rangers for the price of one now. No way can it be justified. I just looked at a 2023 King Ranch F150 and it was almost $80k. I'd damn sure get that before a Raptor Ranger to cruise the mall.
While I tend to agree when it comes to mostly cosmetic up-sale packages (Yea I am talking about you $13,000+ Roushe owners... sorry) I am not sure I understand your thought process regarding a trim top tier truck.Some people have more money than sense. I'm personally not paying that for any truck.
There is a lot more to what is seen, I think Ford Corp. knew what was coming with both the economy and the UAW they have high end think tanks that sit around and Pre-Think these things, and dealers really had no clue, they are bottom feeders! (they are about to) and Ford pushed production and front loaded the dealers and Lot Plans, if you know how that works with the dealers, then they came up with those crazy markups people were paying!The price is fine, barring any dealer ADM mark up.
A well equipped ZR2 averages out only about $4,000 less after taxes, but the Raptor gets you the TT V6 motor and a much nicer interior and a few other doo-dads.
I wouldn't have canceled my Job 1 allocation Raptor if not for the writing on the wall (UAW strike). I was ready to move up in truck trim and 6-8 months was my limit in patience. That clearly was not going to happen.
In my case it also saved me money not only on MSRP, but also $5,000 (+ taxes on that) in ADM I was being charged on the Raptor when I snapped up a customer canceled ZR2 already being delivered to a dealer a few states away.
I may gravitate back towards the original plan of buying a Raptor, but only after Ford gets their shit in order (regarding production time lines) and maybe starts cracking down on ADM madness. A majority of Chevrolet dealerships I spoke with charged zero mark up, while in stark contrast, a majority of Ford dealerships were more than happy to charge mark up.
I can stomach a minor ADM based on true rarity and demand, but I'd rather not at all.