Buying a 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor is supposed to be a thrilling experience. Forking over $77,000 for a brand-new 450-hp off-roading truck is already a massive sacrifice. However, the Raptor experience could easily be ruined if your truck didn’t arrive as expected. That’s exactly what happened to The Fast Lane Truck during its recent purchase of a 2020 Raptor. Aside from arriving with broken components, the “brand-new” truck also had some significant mileage on the odometer.
This 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor isn’t quite “brand-new”
Major problems began right as The Fast Lane Truck attempted to buy a 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor. After conducting a brief search, a brand-new truck was found in Texas with an MSRP of around $65,000. Upon seeing the online listing and price, TFLT decided to call the dealership. That’s where the salesman told TFLT that the truck was actually on sale for $75,000. The reason was that interest had recently spiked for the Raptor, and the dealership adjusted the price in response, despite advertising the lower price.
After passing on that grossly overpriced 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor, TFLT found another truck closer to its headquarters. Since this second Raptor is fully-loaded, it carries an MSRP of about $77,000. Thankfully there was no over sticker price adjustment on this one. As a result, TFLT committed to buying the truck and paid for it before taking delivery.
Upon receiving the Ford F-150 Raptor, TFLT noticed something quite odd with the truck. Instead of having the usual mileage of a brand-new car, this Raptor had already covered around 1,100 miles. In response, the dealership claims the miles were covered traveling in between dealerships. However, TFLT noted that the distance between the two dealerships mentioned is around 500 miles, leaving over 600 miles of mysterious use. As you’d expect, the dealer gave no discount and chose to sell the Raptor as if it were a brand-new truck. Worst of all, they didn’t mention the mileage discrepancy until after the truck was paid for.
This Ford Raptor also arrived with broken components
To add insult to injury, this “brand-new” 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor arrived with broken components. During its first drive over the weekend, TFLT noticed that the button used to adjust the Raptors side mirrors was completely broken. In the video, it appears as if it is just swiveling in place, not actually doing anything. The question now remains whether this was broken from the factory or damaged during those mysterious pre-delivery miles. Thankfully, TFLT noted that the Ford dealership dealing with the situation said it would take care of the broken switch.
Regardless, spending $77,000 on a brand-new 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor just for it to arrive with broken components and surprise mileage must lead to a deeply unpleasant experience. However, TFLT has decided to keep the truck and continue with its video series. Only time will tell if any other issues arrive with this newest purchase.
Why are dealerships asking over $100,000 for brand-new trucks?
As the 2021 Ford F-150 begins to make its way to dealerships, the 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor ends production. The result is that there aren’t very many brand-new Raptors available for sale. This is why the first dealership wanted to add $10,000 to the truck’s MSRP. That isn’t the only blatant act of greed shown in the video, either. Upon searching on AutoTrader, TFLT found plenty of Raptors listed for sale over $100,000. So if you’ve even been contemplating pulling the trigger on a brand-new Raptor, you’re best off buying a lightly used example and avoid the greedy over sticker asking prices.