Video: A Ford Raptor That Pays for Itself? Here’s How!

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The Ford F-150 Raptor isn’t exactly cheap, but here’s a really crappy plan on how to afford one.

The Ford F-150 Raptor is an epic truck that can off-road with the best. But with a starting price that hovers around $50,000, the pickup isn’t exactly cheap. Don’t fret fellow Raptor lovers, because we have a plan on how everyone can afford to own their own Raptor.

This video by TFL Truck describes how one Raptor owner can not only afford to own the truck, but also have the vehicle pay for itself. The idea is to make the vehicle available through Turo, a car-sharing company that allows owners to rent their vehicles to customers.

2011 Volkswagen Touareg and Raptor

The owner, who aside from the Ford truck has a 2011 Volkswagen Touareg diesel on Turo, charges $250 per day for drivers who are interested in getting behind the wheel of the latest and greatest off-road truck. But that’s not all, the owner also requires renters to put down a $500 deposit and promise that they won’t go off-roading. That last bit really bummed me out.

As the Raptor owner says, renters have been kind to his vehicle and treat it like it’s one of their own. I’d say the owner has been really lucky with the type of drivers that have rented his vehicle. As the saying goes, the fastest car in the world is a rental.

While I like the idea of being able to afford a Raptor, I don’t think renting it out to a stranger is the right way of going about it. Because while the owner from the video is one of the smart ones that requires a lumpy deposit, what’s stopping a renter from revving the crap out of the truck and thrashing it?

Either way, if you’re okay with having a stranger drive your vehicle as a way of affording an expensive ride, there are worst ways to go than with Turo.

Photos via: @driveswgirls

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Joel Patel contributes to Corvette Forum, Rennlist, Club Lexus, Harley-Davidson Forums, and YotaTech, among other auto sites. Check out his blog Man, Adventure, Wheels.

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