Re: Build Quality issues
I had some of the problems you mention with my last car which was a Mk1 XT Falcon including the bonnet release snapping and problems with trim and seals coming off. Most of this was around the 50 000 km mark right before I got rid of it so could possible be put down to wear and tear rather than build quality. Brakes were shocking which is well noted in these forums. Had the discs replaced at 30 000km service because they were too badly warped to even be machined, but even the new discs had to machined after about 10 000kms because the shudder had returned.
My new XR6T which I have just clocked 7000kms on, has some minor problems also. The power sterring does not work at idle but will when the car is revved. Makes me look like an idiot who can't drive a manual when parking it because I have to rev the guts out of it to get the p/s to kick in. There is also a rattle coming from under the car when idling and the brakes squeel. Thisis depite buying the premium stoppers which I got specifically because of my bad experience with the standard brakes. The car is going in next week to get all these problems looked at.
XR6T MkII, Lightning Strike, 6 Sp Manual, Stock 18" Rims, Premium Brakes, Premium Audio