RAPTOR REPORT 2014s Becoming Scarce, Transaction Prices High
One might think that the announcement of the 2017 Ford Raptor would dwindle the demand of the last generation truck, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Not only is the currently in demand still, but also commanding prices above MSRP.
We contacted a California- based Ford dealership that has seen quite a few Raptors come through their showroom.
Up until about two weeks ago, they were sitting on several units. However, they were quickly snatched up by people at prices at least $1,500 over MSRP.
The original asking price for a Raptor at that dealership was $10,000 over the MSRP.
So why the rush on the remaining trucks? It could be that many people are not thrilled by Ford’s switch to the EcoBoost V6 in the upcoming truck, and want to have a V8-powered Raptor.
It could also be that people are unwilling to wait over a year for the chance at the new truck, and want their Raptor goodness now.
It could also be that the Raptor is immune to new model pressures. Considering how high their resale value is on the used market, it appears that people want Raptors regardless of what year they are.
We can imagine that used values could even increase during this downtime before the new truck comes out.
If you’re looking at a Raptor, you should try to find one now, because they won’t be around for too much longer.
Look for a slightly used Raptor in the forum.>>