2010 Ford Raptor: More Door Detents Needed
September 22, 2010
The Ford Raptor and presumably the entire F-150 line desperately needs another door detent. As is, you're stuck with one of two choices. The first is shimmying through the narrower first detent, which is quite difficult given that the Raptor's cabin is located in the lower stratosphere and getting up there requires more maneuvering than with a shorter vehicle. Second, you could swing out the door fully and obliterate whatever is parked next to you. You can hold the door open when you get in, but trust me when I say it's harder to get out whether you use the running boards or just slither awkwardly out of the driver seat to the Earth below.
One solution I discovered last night was to park really far away from the grocery store and just take two spaces. Which, given the Raptor's width, wouldn't be a bad idea even if Ford smartly added one or more detents to the door.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 9,220 miles