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Re: What do you drive???

Post by tattoo chef » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:31 am

Graeme wrote:Thanks Guys :grin:
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That’s nice, Graeme. Is that the same as the one we’re getting in the US next year?
Yes Chris more or less. This is the 2018 model but there is a slight facelift I believe for the 2019 version which is the one your getting. They are also making a proper Raptor version too which looks great.
Unfortunately I saw that the Raptor version of the Ranger is not officially announced for the US yet. Only released in Thailand and Asia currently. I believe Ford would have a big seller on their hands if they brought it to the US.


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Re: What do you drive???

Post by Graeme » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:48 am

tattoo chef wrote:
Graeme wrote:Thanks Guys :grin:
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That’s nice, Graeme. Is that the same as the one we’re getting in the US next year?
Yes Chris more or less. This is the 2018 model but there is a slight facelift I believe for the 2019 version which is the one your getting. They are also making a proper Raptor version too which looks great.
Unfortunately I saw that the Raptor version of the Ranger is not officially announced for the US yet. Only released in Thailand and Asia currently. I believe Ford would have a big seller on their hands if they brought it to the US.


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I'm not even sure of they are releasing the raptor in Europe either.

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Re: What do you drive???

Post by kempoman » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:35 am

Gents, you guys have F150 over there instead of Raptor. Just curious what are the attractions for Raptor? Price factor?
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kempoman wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:35 am
Gents, you guys have F150 over there instead of Raptor. Just curious what are the attractions for Raptor? Price factor?
It's essentially an F150 on steroids. Ford has beefed up everything to make the Raptor badass. Not to mention truckbro's like to do stupid shit with them.


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Re: What do you drive???

Post by Graeme » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:33 pm

kempoman wrote:Gents, you guys have F150 over there instead of Raptor. Just curious what are the attractions for Raptor? Price factor?
They have the awesome F150 Raptor, which is a F150 beefed up, the Raptor I'm referring to is the new Ranger Raptor, which is a Ranger that has been given some of the F150 Raptors' steroids.
Ford also make the Everest which is an SUV version of the Ranger pickup. They are not available in Europe either, they are sold in Asia and Australian markets AFAIK I'd love to see a Raptor version of that too.

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Post by kempoman » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:09 am

It is the Ranger Raptor I refer to. Price wise I heard the salesman said about USD50k. So, it's for premium market. Many Everests cruising around in my town.
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Post by Graeme » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:02 am

kempoman wrote:It is the Ranger Raptor I refer to. Price wise I heard the salesman said about USD50k. So, it's for premium market. Many Everests cruising around in my town.
Wow only $50k for a Ranger Raptor! That's very good. I heard it would be priced similarly to the VW Amorak Adventure so if it does launch in Ireland it would be close to US$ 70K. Cars are so expensive here.

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Re: What do you drive???

Post by kempoman » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:05 am

Talk about the drive - recently we had a UK couple driving Land Rover Forward Control in Borneo. A young couple want to travel the world with their FC. Love that truck.
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Post by Graeme » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:52 am

kempoman wrote:Talk about the drive - recently we had a UK couple driving Land Rover Forward Control in Borneo. A young couple want to travel the world with their FC. Love that truck.
Had to look up what a Forward Control was, they are cool.

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Post by HapaHapa » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:52 am

kempoman wrote:It is the Ranger Raptor I refer to. Price wise I heard the salesman said about USD50k. So, it's for premium market. Many Everests cruising around in my town.
Coworker looked at f150 Raptors. Said they are carrying a $10k markup here in southern California, and even without markup the base model is about $50k.
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Post by kempoman » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:01 pm

Some photos we took yesterday, let me introduce you LR FC,
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Post by Graeme » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:43 am

kempoman wrote:Some photos we took yesterday, let me introduce you LR FC,
That is really cool!!!!

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Post by stonehead887 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:03 am

Just picked up this beauty. AMG version. Very nice. It has mood lighting. Just as well because barely 3 hours in to ownership and some dopey f$#£€%÷&&$@¥#¥ crashed in to the back of me. Minor damage, insurance sorting but still.....ImageImage

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Post by Joeprez » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:54 am

Very nice! Thinking about grabbing a Tacoma next year but want to wait until the Ranger arrives to the US.


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Post by dnslater » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:16 pm

stonehead887 wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:03 am
Just picked up this beauty. AMG version. Very nice. It has mood lighting. Just as well because barely 3 hours in to ownership and some dopey f$#£€%÷&&$@¥#¥ crashed in to the back of me. Minor damage, insurance sorting but still.....ImageImage

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Sorry to hear. Fabulous wagon.

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Post by dnslater » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:19 pm

Thanks to Indiana roads, I went wheel shopping this week.
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stonehead887 wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:03 am
Just picked up this beauty. AMG version. Very nice. It has mood lighting. Just as well because barely 3 hours in to ownership and some dopey f$#£€%÷&&$@¥#¥ crashed in to the back of me. Minor damage, insurance sorting but still.....ImageImage

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Damn I would love to have that model!

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Re: What do you drive???

Post by Torrid » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:11 pm

dnslater wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:19 pm
Thanks to Indiana roads, I went wheel shopping this week.
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Sucks to hear, but your new wheels look great!

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Re: What do you drive???

Post by Torrid » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:58 am

hans wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:59 pm
Graeme wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:12 pm
Recently picked up this, a Ford Ranger limited Black edition.
That's a cool looking truck. I would get one but I don't want to be grouped in with truck-bros
Truck bros? What does that even mean? And how would that remotely fit the description for a mid size truck like the Raptor?

Since we’re talking trucks, here’s the latest pic of mine.

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Re: What do you drive???

Post by four20 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:40 am

Got talked into getting a 3-row a couple yrs back by my soon-to-be ex-wife. Not too many body on frame w/3rd row. Still wish I had bought a Taco like I wanted, but I wouldn't be able to stash my fishing poles against the headliner like I do with the Pathfinder Image

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Post by Torrid » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:55 am

four20 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:40 am
Got talked into getting a 3-row a couple yrs back by my soon-to-be ex-wife. Not too many body on frame w/3rd row. Still wish I had bought a Taco like I wanted, but I wouldn't be able to stash my fishing poles against the headliner like I do with the Pathfinder Image

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I love that Nissan and Toyota make midsize body on frame SUVs. I think they may be the only ones now. Even the Explorer is unibody these days.

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Re: What do you drive???

Post by four20 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:33 am

Torrid wrote:
four20 wrote:
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Got talked into getting a 3-row a couple yrs back by my soon-to-be ex-wife. Not too many body on frame w/3rd row. Still wish I had bought a Taco like I wanted, but I wouldn't be able to stash my fishing poles against the headliner like I do with the Pathfinder Image

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I love that Nissan and Toyota make midsize body on frame SUVs. I think they may be the only ones now. Even the Explorer is unibody these days.
Nissan flipflops on that for some reason. The R50 was unibody, the R51 (like mine) went back to proper frame, and now the R52 (2013 and up) is back on unibody. And now that the Xtrerra is no more, they have nothing to offer for the offroad crowd in a SUV

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Re: What do you drive???

Post by hans » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:48 am

Torrid wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:58 am
hans wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:59 pm
Graeme wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:12 pm
Recently picked up this, a Ford Ranger limited Black edition.
That's a cool looking truck. I would get one but I don't want to be grouped in with truck-bros
Truck bros? What does that even mean? And how would that remotely fit the description for a mid size truck like the Raptor?

Since we’re talking trucks, here’s the latest pic of mine.

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Where I live there are a lot of kids with wealthy parents who buy their kids loaded trucks i.e. raptors, Tacoma's, lifted rangers. They drive around thinking that they are the new Ken Block and lift their trucks ridiculously, to the point where they can't even carry anything in the bed or tow anything. If you own a truck these smoothbrains will come up to you as if you have anything in common. Once they realize you use your truck as a truck and not a spring-loaded set of wheels they think you're a "loser".

They're pretty easy to spot:
1) Flat-Brim cap
2) Drinks Monster Energy
3) Has Monster Energy Sticker
4) Has "Hoonigan" Sticker
5) 12" front lift kit
6) Off-Road Tires while only driving on City/Highway
7) Talks like an exaggerated surfer stereotype

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Re: What do you drive???

Post by Seppia » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:42 am

@torrid I totally get what Hans is saying, assuming he lives outside of the USA (or other countries with similar geography ie Australia).

Trucks are American cars, made in America with America in mind*: they are great tools for the characteristics of geography/roads/etc but they are hilariously unpractical in other areas, say southern and Central Europe.

Imagine driving an F350 heavy duty on this road:

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That's an actual road that my parents drive every day during the summer.

For our european situation, we consider an Audi Q5 to be a big SUV.
Q7 is massive

An F150 already qualifies as unpractically huge, but for most of the USA it's a "mid size truck"


*not NYC America or San Francisco America obviously.

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Re: What do you drive???

Post by Torrid » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:35 am

four20 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:33 am
Torrid wrote:
four20 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:40 am
Got talked into getting a 3-row a couple yrs back by my soon-to-be ex-wife. Not too many body on frame w/3rd row. Still wish I had bought a Taco like I wanted, but I wouldn't be able to stash my fishing poles against the headliner like I do with the Pathfinder Image

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I love that Nissan and Toyota make midsize body on frame SUVs. I think they may be the only ones now. Even the Explorer is unibody these days.
Nissan flipflops on that for some reason. The R50 was unibody, the R51 (like mine) went back to proper frame, and now the R52 (2013 and up) is back on unibody. And now that the Xtrerra is no more, they have nothing to offer for the offroad crowd in a SUV

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Oh yeah that’s true. I forgot about the unibody version. I’ve driven the later unibody version a few years ago and somehow forgot about it I guess. That just leaves the 4Runner as the only one then.

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