This is the cheapest Ford F-150 Raptor currently listed for sale on Autotrader. It’s a 2013 crew cab model with the truck’s desirable 6.2-liter V8, and it’s currently listed for $29,900, making it the sole Raptor on Autotrader listed for less than $30,000.
What’s the catch? Oddly, it isn’t a bad title or accident history. In fact, this truck’s Carfax report shows that it’s a one-owner example, purchased new in early 2013 and routinely and religiously serviced in Indiana, with no accidents or other damage to speak of. It’s also not a weird color, and it doesn’t appear to have any unusual wear.
Instead, the catch on this particular truck is mileage: Even though this Raptor is only five years old, it’s traveled an impressive 123,000 miles since new, roughly equating to about 23,500 miles a year. That’s a big number — especially for an outsized truck that’s difficult to fit into parking spots and garages, where circumstances may sometimes suggest you drive a different vehicle. Not the owner of this Raptor, apparently, as it was clearly driven at every possible opportunity.
The owner who drove it all those miles is the one listing it for sale, as it’s offered by a private seller in Valparaiso, Indiana, in the northwestern part of the state. The owner notes that the miles are "road miles," and also notes that service records are available, surely showing the same meticulous service detailed on the Carfax report.
The Raptor is one of the hottest trucks on the market, and its impressive resale value is constantly being documented. But if you want one for a low price, this might be a good option — as long as you’re willing to consider a high-mileage truck just to get your Raptor fix.
Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.