No Parking Allowed - 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: No Parking Allowed

December 30, 2010


Post after post on this blog raves about how much we like our 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. I can't disagree that this truck is a heck of a lot of fun to drive. But when it comes time to park the Raptor just plain sucks.

James mentioned awhile back that the front doors need more detents. What he forgot to mention was the rear suicide doors make accessing the rear seat nearly impossible. The clamshell design does not work if the Raptor is parked beside another car. Its doors are just too big.

See the line for the parking stall? We edged the Raptor as far from the neighboring white truck as possible and there is still no access to the cab with both doors open. It may not have the visual appeal of the current door, but in situations like this the Raptor could benefit from a standard, front-hinged rear door.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 15,183 miles

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