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F150 Lovers

Post by Wasabi » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:15 pm

Guys,

I am looking at the possibility to get a F150 Raptor (the wife does not know yet :mrgreen: )

I need you guys to give me the + & - of this monster.
- Is it a reliable car in the long therm?
- Is it easy to maintain?
- Is it easy to get spare parts in GCC?
- ect????

Thank you so much for your feed back :D
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Post by scotchyl » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:12 pm

Wasabi, please feel free to speak direct to our explorer Matt (Pearlgate59) who drives a raptor and can give you first hand advice +971 553701789 as he has done everything from dune bashing, commute, camping, and a bit of overlanding stuff.
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Post by Rogue One » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:22 pm

Hi,

Second hand generation 1 or new generation 2 raptor?

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Post by Wasabi » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:35 pm

Rogue One wrote:Hi,

Second hand generation 1 or new generation 2 raptor?
generation 2 I guess, i am looking for a 2013 onward model
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Post by Wasabi » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:35 pm

scotchyl wrote:Wasabi, please feel free to speak direct to our explorer Matt (Pearlgate59) who drives a raptor and can give you first hand advice +971 553701789 as he has done everything from dune bashing, commute, camping, and a bit of overlanding stuff.

Thanks buddy ;)
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Post by 52North » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:56 pm

You could try to join one of the members on a trip so you can experience first hand the commute to and drive in the desert. It helped me a lot and you get to hear a lot during the few hours in the car together.

I balanced for a while between a F150 (FX4 - not a raptor) and FJ and in good consultation with the home front I happily settled for the FJ because i'm not the only one taking it into the sand and my wife had to be able to climb on board and look under the hood without a staircase. However, for me, the 'V8 virus' is difficult to get rid off, once you have driven one...

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Post by PearlyGates59 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:49 pm

Hi Wasabi!
Please feel free to drop me a line. Very happy to discuss.
I would never have anything else!
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