It's almost unfair to review a vehicle like the SVT Raptor after only driving on paved roads, but unfortunately I didn't get a chance to hit the dirt in my evening with the Raptor. Around town, it's loud and feels downright enormous. It felt especially so when navigating our vertically restrictive parking structure and hearing the fixed antenna thunk against every roof beam and metal sign. It seems to me that the possible damage, not to mention noise, of the flimsy metal antenna whipping from side to side as you bound across hillsides would be a problem. It could be unscrewed and removed before serious off-road pursuits, but the $46,000 price of this Raptor should include an integrated antenna. And it actually seemed somewhat archaic on this fully-optioned off-road warrior once I powered up my heated seat and selected my favorite satellite radio station on the $2500 Sony stereo/navigation system while using the backup camera to safely exit my parking spot. As Joe mentioned, it wouldn't hurt to add power-folding mirrors also, as they are enormous.
Jennifer Misaros, Production Editor