Yeah, I’m a huge fan of the 4.3.
Two valves weren’t uncommon in the early 2000s.
Mmm, the 6.7L Cummins.
I did read about some early growing pains as well.
Come on now.
It’s a tough looking truck.
Those two are not mutually exclusive.
“As an engineer, you should be aware, several compromises were made so that it can excel at what it was designed for: high speed desert running.”
Come on now, that last sentence is asinine. I just told the story of my two weeks with the Raptor, that’s all. The truck sucked down fuel, wasn’t great in mud or rocks, but kicked ass going fast in rough terrain, had plenty of power, and looked great all the while. For my application, it could have been better, but by…
(9.4 + infinity)/2 = oh my, I got this all wrong! The Raptor clearly has an on-board nuclear power station!
I don’t understand your complaint.
I’ve got some good enough estimates for trailer weight, I’ve got a fuel economy average calculated by the vehicle’s computer, I’ve got the fuel grade, I’ve got the delta in elevation, and if you’d like, I can give you the ambient temperature and pressure, as well as tire pressure.
I got around 13 MPG in the Willys.
If you want a new vehicle, you don’t have much choice in the way of small, off-road capable vehicles. Even the two-door Wrangler is a porker.
If you buy used, you can get around that, and buy something that can out-wheel even a side-by-side, but to answer your question: there were quite a few side-by-sides out there.
I agree. Like I said in the article, this thing does great at high speeds on uneven terrain, and it looks insanely badass. In those two areas, it excels.
But for someone who’s got to live with the thing, there are drawbacks. The Raptor isn’t going to traverse the Rubicon trail without damage, and it’s not the right…
I was probably doing about 70 on the highway for much of the trip.
For some of the trip, yes. But not the entire duration.
Yup, if by “driver’s error” you meant that I didn’t realize the truck’s limitations, then you’re 100 percent right!
The Raptor’s headlights are fantastic.
I did not. I used the computer only.
Oh come on. Driving through a backyard in a $65,000 truck with a locker and 35s ain’t driver error.
This is driver error: