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  1. I’m unclear how this is supposed to be a corvette competitor, even an indirect competitor, when nothing suggested so far seems to be similar to the C8. As a Ford fan I respect the C8 for what they have accomplished. It’s an affordable performance vehicle for the masses, and looks the part. I would like to see a watered down version of the outgoing GT to compete with the C8 at the same price point. They would sell every one of them, just as Chevy is doing. I would prefer a gas motor, but I understand if it were a BEV, however I would argue the majority of people still want an ICE powertrain.
  2. tbone

    Hard not to consider, right?

    Keep us posted on how this goes, I’m curious if you will be able to get these high prices.
  3. Thats the general feeling I get when driving it. It does feel like light castering to me.
  4. tbone

    '22 April sales (U.S.)

    To be clear, I want Ford to be successful in BEVs because they are the future whether people want them or not, but how realistic are these percentage comparisons when there are l likely hundreds of thousands of ICE orders between all the manufacturers that are unfulfilled. The numbers aren’t really that useful for comparison purposes at this point in my opinion.
  5. tbone

    '22 April sales (U.S.)

    Apparently there are other manufacturers that think ICE models are still important. I recognize I’m making a lot of inferences on Ford’s plans based on Ford’s recent actions, but I have an uneasy feeling about the situation. This combined with their support of California’s higher fuel mileage standards which is consistent with a major shift for the company. I can understand this support for from a long term planning perspective, but what goes in California does not necessarily work for the rest of the country. I’m just hoping they don’t loose focus on their ICE models during this long term transition to BEVs. https://fordauthority.com/2022/05/ford-reorganization-plan-will-not-be-emulated-by-mercedes-or-vw/
  6. tbone

    '22 April sales (U.S.)

    I hope it’s not just a half assed job, but yet another carry over powertrain suggests that might be the case. Could this be yet another victim of Ford’s BEV push?
  7. tbone

    '22 April sales (U.S.)

    This is what worries me, as the country is nowhere near ready for a full conversion to BEVs. Several of the stock Raptor orders I have been seeing are my configuration, so it isn’t a parts issue. I know Raptors are manually scheduled, but this is a retail order that is now eight months old. What they have going on is a great way to frustrate and alienate customers, especially loyal customers who have bought many Ford vehicles over the years.
  8. I have a 22 without AS and it tends to wander, but it isn’t impact by acceleration or deceleration. It pretty much does it all the time so I have to pay closer attention while driving this truck. It’s a bit annoying and we have now named the truck The Wanderer.
  9. tbone

    '22 April sales (U.S.)

    I agree regarding the crew cab, but it made it much more useful as a daily driver, and a more sustainable vehicle. I don’t think the R has to be the horsepower king if it does something different like the power boost. Especially if it were to routinely get 18 mpg plus. I know they say that people that buy these kind of trucks don’t care about gas mileage , but I’ve heard a lot of complaining about it. Range is a factor in these trucks and people get tired of filling them all the time. A motor like the power boost combined with the Raptors lighter weight, may be very close to the TRXs performance even. I doubt it will happen but I find it compelling.
  10. tbone

    '22 April sales (U.S.)

    I really don’t understand what is going on regarding your thoughts on the more powerful motors for these vehicles. It seems like such an easy thing to achieve, which has made little progress as of late. I’m still hoping for a power boost version of the rumored 6.8l for the Raptor R. I think that would be an amazing setup. Perhaps they have something interesting in store for the Raptor R which has resulted in the delay.
  11. tbone

    '22 April sales (U.S.)

    Nice looking truck. I like the red tow hooks. You definitely have a real truck, the Ranger has seen service and some very hostile environments.
  12. tbone

    '22 April sales (U.S.)

    I hope something gives, because I can’t explain why I still have not received a build date for a Raptor I ordered in October of last year, when dealers are receiving stock Raptor orders. No need get into dealer allocation, I understand that situation. But I am a paying customer, that has yet to receive the vehicle. It seems to me something is broken.
  13. tbone

    '22 April sales (U.S.)

    They could have easily bumped the power over 500hp with a tune to at least make it look like they didn’t phone it in. There is a degree of skepticism building on the Raptor forums that the R will materialize. There has been very little info released since it’s announcement. If it is released the suspicion is it will be very limited in quantity and priced into the stratosphere. In contrast with the TRX, which can be had starting out at $75k.
  14. tbone

    '22 April sales (U.S.)

    They could have easily bumped the power over 500hp with a tune to at least make it look like they didn’t phone it in. There is a degree of skepticism building on the Raptor forums that the R will materialize. There has been very little info released since it’s announcement. If it is released the suspicion is it will be very limited in quantity and priced into the stratosphere. In contrast with the TRX, which can be had starting out at $75k.
  15. If that is legit, give me an F’n break. Pathetic!
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