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I'm interested in comments about others experience with piston slap.

Can anyone tell me what's up with the rear wheel wells?

Anyone else finding that the build of the car is a bit cheap? I have a rattle and a squeak...okay performance car, but missing large areas around the body when you're shooting paint? It' annoying to see when I'm detailing the car and remembering how much I paid. Am I being too picky?

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I'm interested in comments about others experience with piston slap.

Can anyone tell me what's up with the rear wheel wells?

Anyone else finding that the build of the car is a bit cheap? I have a rattle and a squeak...okay performance car, but missing large areas around the body when you're shooting paint? It' annoying to see when I'm detailing the car and remembering how much I paid. Am I being too picky?

Thanks.
I can answer a few. Piston slap is pretty normal from short skirted performance pistons. Narrow low resistance piston rings and a piston that has to grow into the cylinder (from heat expansion during engine warm up) and the pistons will rock in their bores. You will notice it gets quieter as the engine warms up.

Now missing paint, that’s not good. I would mark areas and discuss with your dealer. Have an estimate from a shop you trust handy, many times the dealer will opt for that to release a level of liability, but complain.

For the overall quality of the car, you can read many posts on this site related to build quality. I have to admit (as others will too) the build quality is marginal in areas (miss aligned fenders, hood, sagging rear bumper...). The only cure for this is a sunny day with windows open in Sport Mode. Enjoy the site.
 

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I only have one issue with mine and that's the deck lid panel being misaligned. The QA for these cars needs some fine tuning. None should leave the factory with any of the problems I've heard mentioned on this forum. Dealerships bear some responsibility as well for the parts they install.
 

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I'm interested in comments about others experience with piston slap.

Can anyone tell me what's up with the rear wheel wells?

Anyone else finding that the build of the car is a bit cheap? I have a rattle and a squeak...okay performance car, but missing large areas around the body when you're shooting paint? It' annoying to see when I'm detailing the car and remembering how much I paid. Am I being too picky?

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All true, as JT said above the piston rattle is considered normal, a bit annoying when cold but decreases (mostly) once engine warms up. It took me awhile to get past the lack of QC in the build quality, as coming out of a 2013 Porsche Carrera S, I was shocked to see the gap in the rear bumper, hood and front bumper misalignment, etc. My dealer offered to address the body gaps, however, I've learned to live with it as many times "the cure is worse than the cause". You might want to check out "Auto Fanatic's" youtube channel, he addresses many of the these areas with step-by-step fixes...

It really is a shame as the GT350 is a superbly designed and engineered performance vehicle only to be let down in the final assembly stage. But it was less than half the cost of my Porsche and performs just as well, so I can live with it:)

PS. And the wail of that Flat Plane Crank is just...AWESOME!
 
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