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My 3LT Z-51 is a complete rattle trap. I am selling it this weekend and going back to BMW which I know builds their interiors solid. I cannot even go to the grocery store without hearing multiple rattles and an incredible wind noise from a leaky passenger side window.

I guess These things don't bother others as much as it bothers me but when I buy a $75k car I expect it to be comfortable and free of wind noise and 5+ interior rattles.

Let me know if you or anyone else want this car as it will be going to Texas Direct Auto and Carmax this weekend and gone by Saturday afternoon. I've finally met my limit and think it's best to dump this car before the Z06 depreciated it further.

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Michael IT WOULD HELP IF YOU POSTED YOUR ASKING PRICE.
 

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$67k. I paid $74800 for it as it has EVERY option available for 2014 model year. Comes with laminated build sheet and window sticker, manuals, leather iPad case, all NCM deliver literature
 

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Trust me Texas Direct auto will buy for KBB price or more. Just thought one of u might want it instead.

Title in hand btw no Lien.
 

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When did rattles start? I've had mine 4 months, 8k miles, it's as quiet as a library, except for the roar of the engine/exhaust during aggressive acceleration!
 

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Around 5k miles probably. A new one would develop every so offen. I have about 5 right now that make noise under different circumstances
 

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Around 5k miles probably. A new one would develop every so offen. I have about 5 right now that make noise under different circumstances
Hi Michael,

I do recall you posting on here last winter about cabin noises. They never fixed them for you, huh? That is too bad... :( I am sorry to read about this update.
 

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Disapointed for you as well... sometimes its just best to part ways and save yourself further frustration.
 

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Hey, the car isn't for everyone, no harm, no foul. I hope you get a good number for it and replace it with something that better fits your needs. Good luck with whatever you end up with.
 

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My 3LT Z-51 is a complete rattle trap. I am selling it this weekend and going back to BMW which I know builds their interiors solid....
That's a bummer... well if I made your decision and ventured to the Bimmerworld, then I'd definitely get the new M4 (F32 chassis). Good luck on your next ride!
 

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My 3LT Z-51 is a complete rattle trap. I am selling it this weekend and going back to BMW which I know builds their interiors solid. I cannot even go to the grocery store without hearing multiple rattles and an incredible wind noise from a leaky passenger side window.

I guess These things don't bother others as much as it bothers me but when I buy a $75k car I expect it to be comfortable and free of wind noise and 5+ interior rattles.

Let me know if you or anyone else want this car as it will be going to Texas Direct Auto and Carmax this weekend and gone by Saturday afternoon. I've finally met my limit and think it's best to dump this car before the Z06 depreciated it further.

Night Race Blue
3LT
Z-51
Opti-Coat Pro Installed
Carbon dash
Black rims
Red calipers
20% Tint
Wired for escort radar detector
Michael,

I'm very sorry to hear that you're considering selling your C7. Would you be able to message me privately so we can continue discussing this? I'd like to do all I can to help get your concerns addressed.

William R.
Chevrolet Customer Care
 

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This could happen with any new car, if the car has been in the shop for over 30 day and the problem has not been fixed then you could contact the BBB to help you go forward with the lemon law.
 

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Mine seems quiet at 8600 miles.
 

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My 3LT Z-51 is a complete rattle trap. I am selling it this weekend and going back to BMW which I know builds their interiors solid. I cannot even go to the grocery store without hearing multiple rattles and an incredible wind noise from a leaky passenger side window.

I guess These things don't bother others as much as it bothers me but when I buy a $75k car I expect it to be comfortable and free of wind noise and 5+ interior rattles.

Let me know if you or anyone else want this car as it will be going to Texas Direct Auto and Carmax this weekend and gone by Saturday afternoon. I've finally met my limit and think it's best to dump this car before the Z06 depreciated it further.

Night Race Blue
3LT
Z-51
Opti-Coat Pro Installed
Carbon dash
Black rims
Red calipers
20% Tint
Wired for escort radar detector
I think your are dreaming if you think a BMW is perfect. I just finished with my 14th BMW (all delivered at the performance center) and will never go back. At one time a BMW was a premium car but not anymore. It is a commodity just like a Chevrolet. Many suppliers are the same. You can end up with rattles in any car which I have had in many BMW's !! I think you should be looking for a Rolls or Bentley if you want a rattle free ride!
 

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I too think you are dreaming about BMW's, though maybe you have had good luck with yours. Bought a brand-new 2009 335xi and after 11, yes 11 different trips to the dealership in 10 months to try and fix the high-pressure fuel pump, a problem BMW had for six years and was still unable to fix in spite of going to a third different supplier, well, I can't say more because I signed an agreement, but let's say I don't own the car anymore.
 

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That's a bummer... well if I made your decision and ventured to the Bimmerworld, then I'd definitely get the new M4 (F32 chassis). Good luck on your next ride!
Did you write "That's a bummer..." or did you intend to write, "That's a Bimmer?"

Haha. I amuse myself sometimes... :)

I'm sorry; I couldn't resist. Carry on, please. :)
 

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I feel qualified to chime in on this one. Prior to buying my Stingray last month, my only car was a BMW 528i that I bought new in 1999 - still have it. Do you know, even to this day, that car has not had even one rattle - not one. I have 176k miles on it. No doubt it is the best car I've ever owned. Has it had other problems? Of course it has but those problems have been few and far between. As much as I like my Vette, if I could have only one of those two cars, I'd still keep my current BMW. Certainly not b/c it's faster but because it has been utterly reliable - still has the original engine, tranny and paint job with no major work on any of them. Back to the M4 - I really can't say that the M4 is of higher quality than a C7 b/c I've never owned an M4. I did test drive the M4 before I chose the Vette though. I probably would have purchased the M4 had the exhaust not sounded like two kids shaking marbles around in a tin can. I can say for sure that the M4 auto tranny felt better than my Vette's. My Vette's A8 searches for gears a lot - too much really. The M4 tranny was more decisive. I hear a faint "ticking" and a very mild "puffing" from my Vette engine that probably isn't a real problem but it shouldn't be there. I didn't hear any funny sounds from the M4's engine. The interior of the M4 seemed a bit more refined but only slightly quieter than my Vette's. I'm hearing a slight buzzing noise in the interior of my Vette near the passenger side door that I haven't figured out yet. It's a little annoying but I'll find it and fix it eventually. I get hot air at my feet in the Vette while getting cold air up top - don't like that. If I drive for more than a hour, the A/C in the Vette can't seem to overcome the heat coming from the tranny unless I turn the temp way down and the fan wide open (but I still get warm air at my feet). The Vette has some programming issues related to its infotainment system that could and should be remedied by GM right away. But, the Vette sounds meaner and looks sexier and it really is a lot of fun to drive. I'm sure the M4 is fun to drive also. It was a tough choice for me given my experience with BMW. I knew there would be some issues with the Vette and I plan to do what I can to tweak the car until it is perfect - to the degree that I can. Should I need to tweak a $70k+ car? No, not really but like a previous poster stated, BMW is not as good as it once was and it'll have issues too - different ones likely, but issues nonetheless. BMW have cut some corners over the years and lost some of their good reputation because of it. No, I wanted to reward GM for their serious effort to bring the Corvette up to modern standards. Even though I feel that they have fallen a little short of my expectations (just my personal opinion), I don't plan to give up on them. Not yet anyway. GM does need to address (i.e. FIX) known issues though - like yesterday. I plan to keep the Vette and give it a fair shake. I'll be fair about it but GM, I hope you're listening to our complaints and that you plan to fix them FAST. I don't mean on the 2016 model. I mean for those of us who have already invested our hard-earned money in your product. Don't let us down.
 
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Every model car can have rattles. It depends on the day or time the car was made or how the person on the line felt that day. My c7 is tight as a drum. No squeaks or rattles. Take the car to the dealer who you can trust to get the job done correctly. I have owned over thirty cars of various makes between my wife and myself and I have had to take some of them back for rattles.

By the way. I owned a bmw that was a rattle trap before it went back to the dealer.
 
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