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Old 06-21-2013, 04:06 PM
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Well, I wanted a Ford Raptor...

Then I drove one...


Horry clap.


It is a thirsty little so-and-so. No matter how I drove it, I only managed to get 10MPG. Lead foot, I got an even 10mpg, and driving like a grandma, I got 10.8! Cruising on the freeway, I might have hit 11, but I doubt it...


I will admit, it looks like a thug, and had presence everywhere you go, but I am not sure those looks can make up for that atrocious mileage... Sucks too - I really like them, and wouldn't mind getting out of my GMC and into one.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:22 PM
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You don't buy a Raptor for the fuel mileage...
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:49 PM
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What about a new Dodge Power Wagon?
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:56 PM
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Go big or stay home.

Nothing on a dealer lot comes close.

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Old 06-22-2013, 07:42 AM
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My second car was a '72 Mercury Montego with a 351W. It was the same way. Highway, I got 10. City, I got 10. Driving like somebody's grandfather, I got 10. Driving like Ayrton Senna chasing Alain Prost, I got 10. When it finally died and I went to a '76 Buick Century that got 18, it was like somebody gave me a small pile of money.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:56 AM
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How are a raptor and a duramax even comparable? One is all about image, the other can out tow, out power and out perform with basic mods. Keep the diesel that can do everything, avoid the "I'm cool" mobile
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:05 AM
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I see a lot of them around me. Mostly driven by white guys in their 30s and 40s with 90s wraparound sunglasses and Tapout shirts.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:17 AM
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You must of mis-read their shirt ,TAPED OUT ,with no money in their wallet.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:30 AM
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Plus why would you want a raptor? Only thing they are good for is bending frames...
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:12 AM
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Plus why would you want a raptor? Only thing they are good for is bending frames...
just like the tundra, beautiful trucks, but way over priced. i would rather spend 50k on a f250 diesel
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:26 AM
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You don't buy a Raptor for the fuel mileage...
+1. It should not even be part of the purchasing process either.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:05 AM
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Ugh, don't ditch a GM for a Ford. GM makes better trucks.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:53 PM
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Ugh, don't ditch a GM for a Ford. GM makes better trucks.
Say that in Georgia and you'll probably find yourself in a fight.
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