Showing Its Age? Hardly. - 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long-Term Road Test
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2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: Showing Its Age? Hardly.

May 06, 2011

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Come along with me for a tour of the Raptor's most often-touched interior bits to see how it's fairing inside. It is, after all, a truck, which we occassionally actually use as a truck.

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First, there's the seatbottom bolster -- a device which for 21,909 miles has endured the unloving rub of editors' butts. And, trust me, when one enters the Raptor, thanks to its height, there's some butt rubbing happening. It's nice to see the leather and stitching blowing off butt-rub duty with complete indifference. It's fairing much better than some far more luxurious vehicles we've had (which also had far fewer miles).

The seatback is equally indifferent:

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These seats remain, in my mind, the best in any current production truck. they're as comfortable as they are supportive. And, apparently, durable, too.

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Then there's the steering wheel. It's wrapped in perforated leather which is also enduring truck duty well. Looks nearly new.

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The door pull, switches and shifter -- all items we touch every time we're driving this beast, show no wear.

Maybe we should be getting it dirty more often. I'll see if I can take care of that this weekend.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor at 21,909 miles


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