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Firstly, let me say that i absolutely love my 2003 360 F-1. It is like a religious experience every time i get in it and drive... But I will say, i am a bit suprised at the way the car is delivered from the factory. I know each car is hand built, but for to money, i would expect a little more attention to detail. Especially on the paint. The actual paint job is flawless.... but you do notice a bit of over spray here and there. I also notice that in the right light you can see some flaws in the metal panels where their were either spot welds or something else before the car was sent to paint. I was wondering how some of the other owners feel about this?
 

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It happens sometimes. If you go to the factory then you'll notice that out of a batch of say 100 there will be one or two that need to have some spots sanded down and resprayed. That is what caused the different shdes but only if you look at it from a certain angle. They won't spray the whole car though. So it's sometimes luck!
 

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marknkidz said:
I know each car is hand built, but for to money, i would expect a little more attention to detail.
Legitimate expectation, but the customers keep lining up so the commercial incentives are not really there.
F1 got the Scuderia to become very quality-aware under Todt's leadership, you can't win with unreliable crap, but the GTs business is a lot more forgiving than the F1 business. Perhaps things will change under Todt's general management - he now oversees both racing and commercial activities.

Btw I don't know of ANY car which is not hand built, or rather hand-assembled. The days of metal sheets handformed by senior craftmen are long gone, even with legendary british brands. If you visit the Maranello factory, you will see that the labour force there is mostly young and unexperienced, and design for manufacturing obviously poor.
 
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