2010 Ford F150 Raptor 6.2 liter from North America
I've been very disappointed in this truck
Valve spring broke just shy of 100,000 miles, which led to a rebuild of the top end of the engine, including new valve springs, camshafts and sprockets, timing chains and a valve job. Admittedly the truck was used when I purchased it, and I have no way of knowing how the truck was treated earlier in its life, but I don't believe there is any way a valve spring should have broke. Thankfully, no damage was done to the cylinder walls. I also had to replace the torque converter because one of the bolts used to fasten the torque converter to the flywheel had broke loose from the weld.
The transmission is now beginning to slip, so I'm about to check that out. Not likely, but I suppose it could be low on transmission fluid.
I blame no one but myself, because it appears as though I purchased a truck that was not properly maintained by a previous owner.
The truck is a beast and is one of the most comfortable vehicles I've ever owned. But no way will I ever purchase a Raptor again, as it has not been reliable and requires a lot of money to upkeep. I have almost always purchased used vehicles, and I've never purchased a vehicle that was such a mechanical nightmare. I may be done with Ford.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th July, 2019
26th Jul 2019, 21:16
Trucks are the top selling vehicle in the USA because they do a little of everything. They are a people mover... hauler for about everything I can think of... a good work vehicle, commercial and private. But the trade off is that they are big, unruly, massive gas sucking beasts on the road. And can be very expensive to maintain. I have a big 2009 Nissan Titan with only 12,000 miles on it, but everything is falling apart on it. If you want a simple gas saving, mind saving vehicle, buy a Toyota Corolla not a truck. I have had only two trucks in my life... a F150 Ford and a Nissan Titan. Both have broken my heart more times than I can count...