I kind of want a Mexican-market Ford Lobo Raptor…

As an automotive idiot, I like things that are different from the vehicular norm. Take, for example, the truck listed for sale above. It’s a 2011 Ford Raptor. No, it’s not being sold for $390,000… that’s the price in Mexican pesos. It translates to a bit over $20,000, which isn’t bad for a truck with nearly 38,000 miles on it.
Granted, those could be rough and tumble Raptor miles but still… I’m now interested.
Why? Because in the Mexican market, the Ford F-150 is called the Lobo. That translates to Wolf. Which means I’d have a Wolf Raptor… and that’s fucking awesome.
I’m not in the market for a Wolf Raptor at the moment, but now I can’t stop looking them up on Mexican automotive For Sale sites. How awesome would the drive home be if you were to purchase this thing? It would pretty much be a requirement to take a route up the Baja peninsula.
Also, I happen to be going to Mexico this very weekend…
[Source: Auto.Mercado.Libre]

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12 responses to “I kind of want a Mexican-market Ford Lobo Raptor…”

  1. P161911 Avatar

    Even if you just bought it as an off road only toy, due to registration/import issues, it is still cheaper than a new Polaris RZR side by side.

    1. smalleyxb122 Avatar

      I’d lean pretty heavily on the substantially similar clause. Unless Ford is unwilling to attest that it’s just a Raptor by another name, it should be able to be imported.

  2. neight428 Avatar

    Gringo driving northbound in a desert offroad capable vehicle out of Mexico. You’ll get your Wolf Raptor back in six years distributed among a matched set of shoeboxes once customs and the DEA is done with it.
    Just buy some Lobo emblems on eBay,

    1. smalleyxb122 Avatar

      Is this the google image search results if you misspell “wolf” “owlf”?

      1. Alff Avatar

        “wolf bird”

  3. dukeisduke Avatar

    The new ones don’t actually have any LOBO emblems on them – do the first-gen? I’m thinking the ads say LOBO simply because they’re SuperCrew models (“Doble Cabina” in Mexico).

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
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  4. 0A5599 Avatar

    VINCENT: …You know what they call a F150 in Mexico City?
    JULES: They don’t call it a F150?
    VINCENT: No, they got the metric system there, they wouldn’t know what the fü¢× a F150 is.
    JULES: What’d they call it?
    VINCENT: Lobo.
    JULES: Lobo. What’d they call a Big Mac?
    VINCENT: Big Mac’s a Big Mac, but they call it Le Big Mac.
    JULES: What do they call a Whopper?
    VINCENT: I dunno, I didn’t go into a Burger King.

    1. P161911 Avatar

      Mexico, La Big Mac, not Le Big Mac.
      (My Spanish is pretty much limited to the names and menu items at a Mexican restaurant, so I might be wrong.)

      1. 0A5599 Avatar

        El Big Mac?