Hi, I love large fast vehicles. I currently own a Jaguar XJR X350. I get lost of compliments on the car, and it can do zero - 60 in under 5 seconds. Its great for passing people on the highway as well. Anyway, to the point. I just got hired for a new job that pays very well for a single guy, and they will be moving me to Palmdale, CA. (I have spent my whole life on the East Coast, from NYC - Florida) I will be in perfect Raptor country, it seems, and it will be a vehicle I can afford. So here are my questions: 1) I hear almost nobody gets a Raptor for the price I see on Fords website. A Raptor I would want would have the 802A package (cooled seats are heaven, and adaptive cruise control on the Jag has spoiled me, don't want to lose it) Its priced at 62k. I hear dealer mark up is horrible, so 70k+ would be more realistic, is this true? It also seems like the wait time is awful. Patience is not my strong suit. I would assume the mark up on CA Raptors would be horrible, since you are in an area where you can use it as intended. 2) This will be my first truck, ever. I do not haul things. I would put an ATV in the back, maybe. I could see the possibility of getting a Jet Ski but a big boat or trailer or hauling horses like on the commercials for trucks will never happen. I am interested in the Raptor because I can get up to 60 in 5ish seconds on the road, and have a great time going fast in the Desert off road. Is the Raptor still worth it if you never haul or is there a better option if I just want to drive fast on and off road? 3) I do not have brand loyalty on cars. Whoever makes the best vehicle for me, I take that. So please no blind brand loyalty on this question: Does the Raptor have any real competition? I hear RAM is making some new version of the Rebel with the 6.4 liter V8, is this still a concept or is it really coming out? Should I wait? Would a Raptor be better then a Silverado 1500 6.2 liter V8 that has gotten turbos and new shocks and tires? 4) Any information for a first time truck buyer looking the Raptor beyond what I have asked? Thanks.