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Hi everyone, I had a 2021 XLT SCrew for a while. Fast forward to today and I have a wrangler and a C8 Corvette. The Corvette is a blast, but it’s missing the soul of old sports cars I used to have. I’m looking for a fun every day family hauler and I stumbled across a GEN 3 raptor with all the options I want brand new. I’m just looking for someone that came from sports cars into a raptor and hasn’t looked back.

I don’t expect the corvette thrills or the looks the car gets. But also, I’m 38 with two young kids. I don’t fit in with the new balance retirement brigade. Yet. No disrespect. Just not my scene.
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You going to buy a raptor r or just a raptor ?
I love my truck but in no way does it replace my M3 …

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I don’t fit in with the new balance retirement brigade. Yet. No disrespect. Just not my scene.
It’s Brooks for me 😊
I found just what you need for hauling the kids to activities etc.

Ford F-150 Maybe buying tomorrow VelociRaptoR-1000-logo-White
 
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You going to buy a raptor r or just a raptor ?
I love my truck but in no way does it replace my M3 …

look at your needs amd make the right call for you
Wants? Keep the vette and get the truck. Needs? To not have 170k in cars at this time and have a Swiss Army knife. I think the Raptor checks most of the boxes.

I can get another 4 seat sport car a la M3 or m4 soon enough. This truck will be a cool daily. Jeep. Is NOT
 

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5.0 Tremor with Whipple?
Nah. Figure if I’m going back to f150. Might as well go all the way. Tremor is watered down Raptor despite being as nice as it is. I don’t want to deal with downing my truck. Bolting on a blower and causing possible warranty headaches. The c8 is an amazingly
Quick car but it’s also missing something.
 
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Look for something that has what you said the C8 is missing?
The Raptor doesn't have the soul of a sports car that the C8 is missing either. 😁

I'm just saying.

Note: I don't know exactly what the new balance retirement brigade is, but I bet at 65 I'm unwittingly related? Lol
I keep a 2 seat 3 pedal toy (or 2) around just in case I need to scratch that soul-itch. And I don't have much $ in them at all.
 

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I am also 38 yo with 2 little kids and a ‘23 Raptor. You will love it. I come from an ///M, AMG, an S-class etc. Would love a Corvette but don’t have one yet (also a little worried about the culture thing you alluded to!). I’ve realized that a 2-seater makes zero sense at this stage in my life. The Raptor is a great combination of fun and utility.
 

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Cheap fun. Plenty of soul.
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And you don't need a track to enjoy 'em ..... any twisty country road will bring out that soul and bring on the big grins 😁
 
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Nah. Figure if I’m going back to f150. Might as well go all the way. Tremor is watered down Raptor despite being as nice as it is. I don’t want to deal with downing my truck. Bolting on a blower and causing possible warranty headaches. The c8 is an amazingly
Quick car but it’s also missing something.
Ford offers the fp700 kit on 2021+ 5.0s and it comes with a 3 year/36k warranty. Just informing is all. Based on your post, you might want to look into a Raptor R instead of just the Raptor.
 

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And you don't need a track to enjoy 'em ..... any twisty country road will bring out that soul and bring on the big grins 😁
Eggzactly

Grin factories at 25-45mph
And insane fun in the wet. 😁
 
 




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