2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: The End Is Near
August 10, 2011
I got the email on Monday. "Detail the Raptor" it read. "We're going to sell it." So yesterday the coolest truck to ever grace our fleet spent half the day getting babied.
Below is a brief survey of its condition at almost 30,000 miles.
From here the Raptor looks new. It cleans up well. The body is straight with only a few minor imperfections -- more from parking lots and hauling than off roading. Even the front skid plate looks nearly new.
The bed, well, it looks like a used truck bed. There's nothing here that's terribly surprising. It look like we used it like a truck for 30,000 miles, which we did. It's certainly the area that shows the most wear
With the exception of one trim panel, this truck's interior is excellent. The leather looks and feels good, the carpets were protected by thick rubber floor mats and the controls still feel new. The only place with some real indication of wear is the back of the center console which is visible from the rear seats.
All in, this truck is in good shape. And I've got nothing to gain in saying this. It's been well maintained, hasn't been driven beyond its intended use and hasn't been treated to our handling tests which would have killed its tires. If I were in the market for a used Raptor, this one is worth considering -- and that's something I'm sure buyers can't say about some of them (an issue largely blown out of proportion).
It's a sad day for those of us who have bonded with this truck.
Josh Jacquot, Senior editor