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      06-21-2019, 09:51 AM   #23
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Congrats! I bounced the idea of one of these around in my head for a little while, but the size (particularly width) was just too much. Went with a Grand Cherokee SRT instead as the sizing is just about perfect.
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      06-21-2019, 12:49 PM   #24
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Two things are stopping from getting this truck.

Already have a cayenne
Wife hates trucks.

I do admire the Raptors though.
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      06-21-2019, 01:14 PM   #25
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I just don't get the appeal of these 'performance trucks'. Its not really useable as a truck (you won't load with 2 tons a gravel in a $80k car), and it is still not quite a sport car, so ???

But it makes you happy, and that's what matters, so congratz!
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      06-21-2019, 01:17 PM   #26
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I just don't get the appeal of these 'performance trucks'. Its not really useable as a truck (you won't load with 2 tons a gravel in a $80k car), and it is still not quite a sport car, so ???

But it makes you happy, and that's what matters, so congratz!
Perspective, my friend. Not everyone is hauling 2 tons of gravel. They may need to haul a sheet of plywood or a piece of furniture every now and again, however. They may also need to haul 5 people with gear, comfortably, as well. Finally, having said truck as a second vehicle and it not be an ordinary truck helps too.

My wife isn't a big fan of trucks until we were floating on a cloud on the highway due to the Fox shocks and plush cooled seats.
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      06-21-2019, 01:23 PM   #27
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Why do people comment on any lacking this truck has? A raptor is pure badass.

My dream truck after a Hummer H1
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      06-21-2019, 05:37 PM   #28
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When you can jump the truck 3ft in the air and still keep a warranty, I think that still serves a purpose than carrying 2tons in the bed. Other than offroading, a Jeep Wrangler is a pretty useless vehicle but people still buy them.
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      06-21-2019, 05:55 PM   #29
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I just don't get the appeal of these 'performance trucks'. Its not really useable as a truck (you won't load with 2 tons a gravel in a $80k car), and it is still not quite a sport car, so ???

But it makes you happy, and that's what matters, so congratz!
Mine is an activity truck as i mountain bike, engage in outdoors activities etc. itís not a utility/work vehicle. Thatís like assuming a sports car is only useful on a track or when speeding. Plus, i own motorcycles and no longer rely on 3rd party bike transporters. My truck has helped me out quite a bit when i do my homeowner purges or buy big box items.
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      06-21-2019, 06:21 PM   #30
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Since i do not have an M3 I didn't buy the Raptor but did buy a lowly F150 xtl 5.0 crew cab. Never was a Ford or truck person but love it to death... could not be happier (except maybe with a 918 spyder but that's another story).
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      06-21-2019, 09:26 PM   #31
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They really are great, super comfortable on the road, and you don’t have to worry about road conditions, hauling bikes, fire wood, towing boats and toys.
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      06-21-2019, 11:25 PM   #32
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I just don't get the appeal of these 'performance trucks'. Its not really useable as a truck (you won't load with 2 tons a gravel in a $80k car), and it is still not quite a sport car, so ???

But it makes you happy, and that's what matters, so congratz!
Mine is an activity truck as i mountain bike, engage in outdoors activities etc. it's not a utility/work vehicle.
This is what I was thinking. I raced MTB in the 90s and although I had a full-on Civic track car, I was the weirdo driving it in gravel parking lots. A sane (and well paid) person in this situation today would make a Raptor an awesome choice. Same with people going skiing/boarding.
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