My dad is always sayin that he can see me buying a raptor in 2 years once i graduate college. I do agree with him. unless nissan pulls out somethin great.:ftard:Would I buy an Ecoboost? Only if I could keep my hands off it. I can't. That's why I'll be getting the 6.2 in a couple years.
Yeah. I'm getting one when I graduate. Already decided. The Titan is going bye-bye. I thought for the longest time that I was going to be keeping the truck since it will be paid off in a year and then get a CPO BMW M3. But the more I thought about it, I realized that any M-car is always in the shop at BMW. So it wasn't worth it. Plus, my truck has been in and out of the shop all the time since I first got it in June 2007. So the Raptor is a combination of both in my eyes hahaha.My dad is always sayin that he can see me buying a raptor in 2 years once i graduate college. I do agree with him. unless nissan pulls out somethin great.:ftard:
I think it varies honestly. I was looking at trading the Titan for a 2010 lifted Platinum over the break and was going to be getting invoice + $5000 off the price of the lift, wheels, tires, flares, bull bar, and tint. Hell of a deal in my eyes. And I know guys getting Raptors for $500 over invoice. That's a deal and half on an SVT vehicle.The 150 is a nice truck but you're gonna pay for it, that's for sure. I think their price point is ridiculously off the charts. I've bought several for the company the last couple of years and even with fleet discounts I almost get sick on what we pay for strippers. I paid less for my last loaded CC Titan than I paid for a 4x4 KC, fleeted out.
Not trying to be an ***, but pretty much your whole comment is worthless.If you get the Ecoboost, you're not going to be that much faster than a Titan. The Eco's seem to be running mid to high 14's in the 1/4. A intake/exhaust and programmed Titan are running the same times or even a few ticks faster if you got Uprev and headers. The only thing you're really getting is the potential for easy mods that a turbo engine would give you. However, since you don't want to risk the powertrain warranty, you won't be able to turn up the boost until the warranty is up. Ford is pretty strict with the powertrain warranty on those things. By the time the warranty is up, the next gen Titan will be out with a direct injected dual VVT 400+hp Endurance 5.6L V8 and who knows what else from the other truck makers.
The only thing I don't like about the Ecoboost is the exhaust. It's super quiet and it basically sounds like a Honda Civic. I was at the local Ford dealer when one of the lot guys drove in with one right after washing it. I couldn't believe it how quiet it was. I could hardly hear the engine when he accelerated. It sounded like a V6 Camry when he drove across the lot.
I'm not sure what kind of aftermarket they have since it's so new. If I were you, I'd wait a one or two model years before getting one so they can work the bugs out. That way, the DIY knowledgebase will be there and you won't get burned by being a first model year guinnea pig either.
In his defense, Ford is especially harsh on the new Ecoboost motor. This TSB was sent to all Techs to check for any modifications/unusual data if a problem arises. See link below.The statement regarding the voiding of the warranty if you mod the eco, is true for any new car or truck from any manufacturer. Again worthless point.
x2 definetaly stay away from the 6.0. They are well known for having issues that can be very costly. I don't know to much about the newer 6.4, but the 7.3 seemed to be a very reliable motor. I have a friend who is close to 300,000 miles on his, with minimal repairs, and normal upkeep.'06-'07 will have the 6.0L. I'd stay away from that. 6.4L began in 2008 and was in service until 2010.
I'd either go 6.4L if you want something newer. Or go '99-early '03 and get the 7.3L.