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ausrutherford
05-10-2011, 07:48 PM
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Outsold Honda Ridgeline in April 2011
by Mike Levine
May 9, 2011
PickupTrucks (http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/05/ford-f-150-svt-raptor-outsold-honda-ridgeline-in-april-2011.html)

Despite gas prices being at their highest point since July 2008, sales of the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor high-speed desert runner reached record levels in April.

Ford sold 1,183 Raptor pickup trucks last month, according to Ford SVT spokesman Henry Platt. That's 231 more than the 952 Ridgeline midsize pickups that Honda sold in April.

Yes, this is like comparing apples to oranges, but Honda had hopes of selling about 50,000 trucks per year when the Ridgeline came to market in 2005 for the 2006 model year. Both trucks appeal to niche buyers, and they've both raced in the Baja 1000 the Ridgeline even won its class.

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http://blogs.cars.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e2014e8853e90d970d-800wi

ausrutherford
05-10-2011, 07:51 PM
So lets say the average tag for the Raptor was $50k last month...thats $59,150,000 in revenue last month.

2b2
05-11-2011, 12:06 PM
Raptor = the wheeled equivalent of an addictive uncontrolled substance
http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/drool2.gif

rme09
05-11-2011, 01:30 PM
Did anyone actually expect Ridgeline the to outsell the Raptor? I bet not even Honda

Andrew L
05-11-2011, 01:58 PM
I thought the ridgline was selling better than that... WOW

2b2
05-11-2011, 03:37 PM
Did anyone actually expect Ridgeline the to outsell the Raptor? I bet not even Honda
yeahBut, Rme
imho the Raptor is almost (almost) as specialty as the GT was
(and actually less practical than the GT for me! tho I still love the Raptor!)
while the Fridgeling was supposed to be Hunduh's only answer to US pickups
so
it's almost (ALMOST!) like the GT outselling the Accord...



...well, not really, but you get my drift http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif

N3PRO
05-15-2011, 12:18 PM
Did anyone actually expect Ridgeline the to outsell the Raptor? I bet not even Honda

Consumer Reports - toward the bottom

Honda Ridgeline
The Ridgeline combines car-like handling with the utility of a pickup truck. It is easy to get in and out of the cabin, the tailgate can open horizontally or drop down, and the composite bed has a lockable, all-weather trunk. The Toyota Tundra offers greater towing and cargo-hauling capacities.

Other good choices:
Toyota Tundra (V8, 4WD)
Toyota Tacoma (V6, 4WD '05-10)

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/used-cars/cr-recommended/best-and-worst-used-cars/overview/best-and-worst-used-cars.htm