Currently I drive a 2005 F250 Powerstroke. Right now the truck has roughly 115,000 miles. I have owned the truck since new in April of 2005 and the truck is paid off. I'm pretty sure that the transmission is going to need rebuilt in the near future as well as the usual wear and tear on the suspension items. In the past year I've put out roughly 3 grand on repairs including new instrument cluster, all new rotors, pads, backing plates, exhaust work, fuel pump and so forth. It's at the age now where I'm positive it will start to nickel and dime me so I've been toying around with the idea of getting a new truck. Now the bed is starting to rust badly above the wheel wells. I've been thinking about the Raptor as a replacement. I want to know what everyone here thinks about them. What's the pros and cons of these trucks? I don't need a race truck, I have the Shelby for my spirited driving, but I'm used to the instant torque of a modified diesel. What is the performance like it these bad boys? I don't care about fuel mileage but I do tow mildly from time to time. It will be my daily driver and will see normal street duty, occasional towing, visiting work sites and taking the wife to the mall. In other words, I will do a little of everything in the truck. Considering I just purchased the Shelby, I don't think I can talk the wife into springing for a new Raptor, possibly a leftover 13 is there is such a thing. But I figured if I could find a used 12 or 11 and trade my truck in plus some cash down that I'd get a more reliable driver relatively cheap. I was just wondering if anyone else here as made a similar switch? Is there certain things to be on the lookout for with these trucks when talking used versus new? Or should I just keep my current ride and build it stronger when it breaks down? I'd appreciate any insight as I really do not know a whole lot about these trucks. Thanks in advance.