Mammoth Lakes - 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long-Term Road Test

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: Mammoth Lakes

September 10, 2010


We pulled the Raptor into our rental lodge in Mammoth Lakes and walked inside. We were in for a surprise.


We stood at the front desk a couple of minutes before the guy on duty walked up. Instead of "hello" he asked, "Is that your Raptor?" Yep. "The kid I bought my Tacoma from was selling it so he could buy a Raptor. That have the 6.2 engine?" Yep. That's what he's getting. Hey, so I noticed you're in the 1-bedroom with a shared bathroom. I can move you to one with a private bath, no extra charge if you'd like. And it's bigger." Sure, thanks. "Man, that's a cool truck. You like it? Yep, I sure do.

Mammoth Mountain was open for skiing until the 4th of July this year. That was bad news for us. It meant that all upper elevation 4WD trails were still snowed in. But it meant more time snowboarding, so maybe it wasn't all bad news.

Next stop on the Raptor road trip: Mono Lake and Bodie

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager

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