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Anything I should be looking for as far as issues when buying a new or used 2013 or 2014 GT?


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Hood corrosion near or on the front lip is a somewhat common issue. Some people have reported rough shifting with the MT-82 transmission, but that was mainly on early build cars. There is a common issue with front control arms making noise while going over bumps. There is a relatively common issue with the 5.0 Coyote engine exhibiting several different ticks. Some people report a leaky rear axle vent.


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Hood corrosion near or on the front lip is a somewhat common issue. Some people have reported rough shifting with the MT-82 transmission, but that was mainly on early build cars. There is a common issue with front control arms making noise while going over bumps. There is a relatively common issue with the 5.0 Coyote engine exhibiting several different ticks. Some people report a leaky rear axle vent.
This about sums it up.

I was able to get my leaky rear axle fixed under warranty. There is actually a TSB out there for it.

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This about sums it up.

I was able to get my leaky rear axle fixed under warranty. There is actually a TSB out there for it.
Yeah mine seems to be leaking intermittently. Haven't bothered to get it fixed yet though. I try to avoid dealerships like the plague.

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On the flip side, you get a mean front end and a bulging hood profile.
That's always a plus

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Knock on wood, I haven't had one single issue in 9500 miles. Doesn't have any corrosion, although the shifter can be a little clunky when shifting aggressively.

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