I think the biggest issue here is removing the texture to have a smooth paint finish. The labor alone for that would defeat any savings, and would still be difficult to achieve a straight and smooth surface.
I got the Ford CC after getting the Raptor last year. Started with a $25k limit and some points.
Got a couple hundred $ back from hitting certain spending targets, and a bunch of points after dealer maintenance visits.
In my opinion it is not very clear what value the points have, what they can...
You're right, totally different vehicles. Get both!
My 2020 Raptor 4dr is fantastic, and if I didn't have it already I would definitely get the 37" model. Having a spacious back seat and ability to carry larger items in the bed is great.
Once my Bronco arrives it may become the daily driver...
The new Bronco is not a tow vehicle.
Towing the rally car in a 24' enclosed trailer with my 2018 F350 diesel from Pasadena to Glen Helen, Ridgecrest, Gorman has been effortless. Wouldn't try it even with an open trailer on my Raptor, much less something with a little 2.3L or 2.7L engine.
If the R has 700+ hp with the V8 then I'm ready to add one next to my 2020 Raptor. Even with Cobb tune adding a bit of torque over stock, the V6 just doesn't have the response or top end power to feel right. A 5.0 V8 twin turbo would be great!
If it weren't for all of the reviews on poor reliability, I'd have a new Defender in the garage. Looks great, drives well, and excellent capability in dirt.
Since many Bronco buyers will rarely/never plan to go off-road, look at a new Macan S/GTS/Turbo or a Cayenne. Macans are fantastic on the...
Choosing a smaller engine because you mistakenly believe Ford didn't do proper transmission testing is absurdly silly.
Knowing that the 3.5TT in my Raptor is barely ok, the 2.7 in my Wildtrak really makes me wonder how it will do fully loaded on the highway or sand/mud.