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Taking Delivery of 2018 GT350, Have Questions

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My local dealer found me a 2018 GT350, Ruby Red w/black stripe and convenience package--the exact car I would have ordered; however, the stripe ends at the front of the hood and does not extend down the front fascia. Looking closely, the paint appears to match, but it still gives me pause. Furthermore, the dealer my dealer obtained the car from in turn drove the car 130+ miles from a neighboring dealer, which I find odd.

The dealer my dealer got the car from claims that it came without the stripe extending down the fascia, which also seems very odd--I would have expected the first dealer to have filed it as a mis-build with Ford, but Ford Performance has no record of that for this VIN (I called them today). It's been recommended to me to have a body shop verify that it's original.

My dealer has offered to order the striping from Ford and have it professionally installed, and assures me that it would still be considered "factory original."

Would you take delivery of this vehicle at MSRP? Would you take delivery of it at all?

Here is the car:

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Ford is continuing to produce the 350s in 2019 and that will mark its fifth year in production. MSRPs are common these days. Looking at the vehicle and the mileage, personally, I would stay away from purchasing a new vehicle with unknown miles placed on it. That joyride theory is pretty strong. Often times, I see these Youtube videos of the so-called car reviewers who are ordinary Joes taking a vehicle from the dealership on a drive to do their reviews. I just don't know how they could've sold these cars after so many miles placed on them from those reviews. I wouldn't touch one if I knew some Jackass was doing a drive review on it. One of my criteria was to ensure no extra miles put on the vehicle when I researched for one. I bought mine with 4 miles and it was 1k under MSRP last year. Fast forward six months after I purchased mine, I am sure you can find MSRPs all over the country if you are willing to play shipping cost and willing to be flexible on the colors/stripes combo. If I was going to purchase a 350 with excess miles on it, why not just buy it used and saved $$. I have never seen stripes stopping at the front of the hood like that. Something tell me someone is trying to cover up unreported damage.
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Of course we all have different opinions, but I believe you made the right choice. Simply put, there are just way too many GT350s around now to take a chance on one.
Beautiful color!! Late seeing this thread, but sooo glad you didn't accept the first one...just too many issues for a brand new vehicle! Oh and another thing, get used to the mode+ button on the steering wheel. Were not sure why but GT350 owners have a predisposition to pushing that button once right after startup :) Also, for around town driving, I use the comfort mode for steering as it tends to minimize tramlining.
Let's get Jack to reprogram the car so the Mode Plus Button stays on when you shift to 6th gear....
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