Well it is here the all new Ford F-150 RAPTOR! And of course you want one, and you want it bad. So you go online and build one at the raptor website http://www.fordvehicles.com/f150raptor/
and you see $38,000 for the truck. Then you go down to your dealer because no one has it but evEryone has it according to Ford. We tell you, sorry sir this is a factory order vehicle only, for our dealership and it will take 8 to 12 weeks to get in for you. Then we go on to explain that it is only available in a supercab but you want a crew. Well I am sorry not available.
Now we talk about equipment and you go wait a minute I saw on-line 38,000. Yes you did for a base truck without the big engine or any add ons. Guess what we do not ever order the truck that way for stock. Just like the Cobra Mustang this vehicle if someone has ordered it for stock is going to have MOST OR ALL the options added. Can I get the vehicle? The answer is a solid maybe from another dealer. But that is as long as you are willing to pay for the truck at top dollar over sticker and be okay with the miles it will have when driven back. Unless you are going to pay the surcharge upfront for towing it in from the other dealer in Maine or Vermont or Down South somewhere. Of course the other option is to go their yourself and buy it which is okay I will tell you where and if they still have it in stock.
I have been trying now for sometime to help a broker who claims to need them one at least every month. but is still with out and arguing will need to pay only 500 over invoice when dealers are charging each other 1000 to 1500 over. Tell me that makes sense folks? Instead of doing what I suggest and ordering them one every week so they come in on top of each other. Just give a nice deposit and customer information and it is a done deal.
The long and short is the truck is hot and in limited production each year right now. So it is hot and dealers are going for the most they can get over window sticker on the vehicle that they are ordering to come in a window sticker range of between 42,670 and 49,770. Just like the Harley Davidson no incentives limited color choices and body styles and powertrains. I hope you come or call or email me and I will if you really want any F-150 model get it the way you want and hopefully for a price we can agree on.