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II would not accept this car under any circumstances. When they take the old glass out they will cut into the paint. No matter how well they reset it you will be seeing rust after the first winter or before.
Looks like you never had a windshield done good. I changed windshield in my Focus 4 times (bad luck I guess). This car is 13 years old and there is no sign of rust near it.

Also, not accepting this car in Europe means another 8-12 months of wait time.





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I work at a Ford Assembly Plant (Not the Mustang one) and they have to replace the glass there from time to time. I was just talking to a friend (co-worker) last night who was telling me he may get a repair job that includes glass replacement. I asked how hard that was and he said it's really easy. They have "proper procedures" for that kind of repair. I would ask if you can watch how they do it (just say you're curious) and he may take a bit more time to make sure he's doing it right as you are standing right there. As far as the mileage our factory takes one every so often on a test drive loop and it entails 35 to 45 miles of city and highway driving. Could be a bonus for you as at least you know it'll run and shift good since they've spent time with it. Besides, as long as the tires don't look abused I'm sure it's fine as these cars are built to withstand drag racing. Some drag racers actually break their engines in by what we'd call abuse and they run better for it. Nice car by the way!!
 

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II would not accept this car under any circumstances. When they take the old glass out they will cut into the paint. No matter how well they reset it you will be seeing rust after the first winter or before.
This is complete nonsense.
 

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I think all European GTs have spoiler delete by default, which is fine with me.
Personally I like it better without.
Yes, same as in Oz. Our GT’s come std with a variation of the Performance Pack. No 3.73 torsen and no Recaros (because they didn’t have right hook ones) on the 15-17 model.
 
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I work at a Ford Assembly Plant (Not the Mustang one) and they have to replace the glass there from time to time. I was just talking to a friend (co-worker) last night who was telling me he may get a repair job that includes glass replacement. I asked how hard that was and he said it's really easy. They have "proper procedures" for that kind of repair. I would ask if you can watch how they do it (just say you're curious) and he may take a bit more time to make sure he's doing it right as you are standing right there.
I had a talk with the guy from specialist workshop for car glass repair/replacement near by and he told me similar story.
For someone with knowledge and practice this is routine job.
And yes, I will try to visit the workshop during the glass replacement to have some control over the process.
 
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As far as the mileage our factory takes one every so often on a test drive loop and it entails 35 to 45 miles of city and highway driving. Could be a bonus for you as at least you know it'll run and shift good since they've spent time with it. Besides, as long as the tires don't look abused I'm sure it's fine as these cars are built to withstand drag racing. Some drag racers actually break their engines in by what we'd call abuse and they run better for it. Nice car by the way!!
I'm counting on this explanation although dealership cannot confirm this.
I can not recognize the tire abuse. It is the fact that there is no paint stripes on tire surface visible. But how long they suppose to resist the friction with asphalt - even during normal driving?
 
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But while observing the tires carefully I have noticed something else.
There are signs of corrosion on some parts of the brake calipers, pads and disks.
In my opinion this corrosion should not be there on a new car. Or I'm wrong?

Here are some pictures how does it look like.

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What do you experienced forum members thinking about these pictures?
Did you noticed something similar on your new cars on delivery?
 

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Looks like any car that’s been shipped across the ocean. Most Imports look like that by the time they arrive over here. The salty ocean air does cause corosion
 

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I work at a Ford Assembly Plant (Not the Mustang one) and they have to replace the glass there from time to time. I was just talking to a friend (co-worker) last night who was telling me he may get a repair job that includes glass replacement. I asked how hard that was and he said it's really easy. They have "proper procedures" for that kind of repair. I would ask if you can watch how they do it (just say you're curious) and he may take a bit more time to make sure he's doing it right as you are standing right there. As far as the mileage our factory takes one every so often on a test drive loop and it entails 35 to 45 miles of city and highway driving. Could be a bonus for you as at least you know it'll run and shift good since they've spent time with it. Besides, as long as the tires don't look abused I'm sure it's fine as these cars are built to withstand drag racing. Some drag racers actually break their engines in by what we'd call abuse and they run better for it. Nice car by the way!!
I had the windshield replaced on my '08 Bullitt at around 100K miles; traded it in at 135K miles 3 years later and no rust (but I live in California ;)). State Farm wanted to use Safelite, and they did a good job.

Windshields on pretty much all cars are going to need replacement at around 100K miles (IMO). Even if you never hit a dust storm just normal usage of the wipers--smashed bugs can be pretty abrasive--will mar the glass. Now I'm gonna hear from somebody that's got 400K miles on a windshield with no scratches, but my tolerance for windshield issues is very low.
 

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It doesn't take long to get that corrosion. One or 2 rain events and you'll see it. I have bits of rust but if yours was shipped overseas the salt air during transport likely made it somewhat worse. Not that you should have to, but you can always get some caliper paint at a local auto parts store and touch all that up. I like to go over mine when I change the oil and fix the bits that need attention.
 

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I had the windshield replaced on my '08 Bullitt at around 100K miles; traded it in at 135K miles 3 years later and no rust (but I live in California ;)). State Farm wanted to use Safelite, and they did a good job.

Windshields on pretty much all cars are going to need replacement at around 100K miles (IMO). Even if you never hit a dust storm just normal usage of the wipers--smashed bugs can be pretty abrasive--will mar the glass. Now I'm gonna hear from somebody that's got 400K miles on a windshield with no scratches, but my tolerance for windshield issues is very low.
Yeah, but they replaced the engine, trans, driveline, brakes, wheels, body panels, stereo, seat upholstery, glovebox door, sunvisors, dashboard...windshield is like new though.
 

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Absolutely no big deal. Have them replace, and enjoy...
 

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