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G63 va Raptor

Old 02-12-2019, 01:12 AM
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G63 va Raptor

Looking for some feedback from G owners who have also driven the 2nd Gen Ford Raptor:

I currently drive and E43 AMG but am looking at what will replace it this fall. I have wanted a G for a while but the Raptor became more interesting while researching.

A 2014 G63 and a 2019 Raptor are both around $70k however that is where the similarities end. I will be using this as my daily vehicle as well as a weekend adventure machine. I hope to slowly modify the truck over time.

The G63 has a lot going for it (AMGs are rare in my city, iconic styling, badass sound, unlimited capability) but also some negatives (atrocious mileage, bad ride, poor handling).

The Raptor has the advantages of being new with a warranty (as well as much newer tech, a more comfortable ride, lower maintenance and gas costs when compared to the G63, imposing presence, extra utility of a truck bed) yet it looses put to the G in terms of uniqueness (as well as being unreasonably large and not having a luxury image).

If you have driven or owned both and have any feedback I would be hugely grateful. Thank you so much!
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:21 AM
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Very different vehicles with different owner demographics but if I have to choose one (‘14 g vs latest raptor), I’d pick raptor
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:10 AM
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Did you try the 2019 Raptor?
the new suspension is really awesome, I have tested one and loved it.

I would say its more practical than the G63 based on your daily routine.
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What Is your garage situation? When I originally started shopping for my next car, I looked at full size trucks and found the shortest wheel base Raptor was the only four seat truck that could even barely fit into my garage lengthwise.
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Thanks for the feedback! Parking at home is not an issue as much as parking while out and about on a day to day basis.

i havenít driven the 2019 Raptor yet so I canít comment on the new suspension.

Dang, I almost wanted you guys to convince me that the Raptor was dumb, but itís seems to be the logical choice!
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Have 2014 g63 and 2018 Raptor

Both vehicles are unique...one is definitely not a daily driver if any real distance is part of your routineó-the G63 , especially pre 2016 g63ís are a hard riding beast...with a turning radius and ability to do u-Turns on par with a semi...The g63 is easier to park in small spaces for sure...very narrow and not prone to getting door dings, etc....The Raptor would be my choice (if only one)...warranty, and cost of driving all point to Raptor..the g63 has very high driving costsóemotionally the g63 is fun choice..logically the 2017-2019 Raptor is a better choice...

My 2018 Ford Raptor (Leadoot) and 2014 G63 (Plat Matte)....one fits on the garage...one does not...Cheers
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I own both

Iíve owned both since new. A 2015 G63 and a 2017 Raptor. Here are the pros and cons of both.

G63 Pros - easier to drive short distances and easier to park due to its size. Engine sounds like a beast and in matte black it looks menacing. Build quality is very high. Feels a lot safer.

G63 Cons - horrible for long distance drives. Less room both in the front and back seats than the raptor. The technology is outdated (no apple carplay, nanny options). Service cost more than the raptor. Canít really tow much with a max of 5k lbs iirc.

Raptor Pros - really comfortable for what it is. Newer tech makes it much more user friendly. I really love the newer F150s. Great for long trips. I also tow quite a bit. You also have a ton of room in the cab in addition to having a bed which is a big plus. surprising how much room is inside. 11k lbs towing capacity with a WDH. Tows like a champ

Raptor Cons - I donít like driving it for short distances or in town. Itís big so parking and turning in tight spots are sometimes tricky. It doesnít fit in my residential garage. The sound is not as mean as the G. The build quality is not as high as the G.

Conclusion - They are both very different. I have both mostly because I had to get a truck for towing. I use the Raptor for long family trips and when I need to tow. I drive it 10% of the time. I use the G for the rest.
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This is an easy one. The G63 is for ballers. The Raptor is for high-school kids
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This is an easy one. The G63 is for ballers. The Raptor is for high-school kids
...Kinda true...I wanted a lifted truck in High School...Father vetoed that....lol Drove a Jelli GLI 16V...great car actually built in Germany--

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