Good point. I didn’t notice that. I’ll tell you tomorrow, it’s near from my home.Nope. My car shipped on a boat to Hawaii didn’t look like that. Still doesn’t. Looks like it got driven in road salt and sat, to me. I’m pretty sure all that white stuff on your picture is salt as well.
Don’t know have not checked yet. My 14 Challenger was built in March and we took delivery in April as soon as it arrived at the Dealership. My Charger was built in November and we took delivery in April so it may have seen “something” dealership was in VA so I doubt it...does your suspension has rust too?
Rust doesn't care what you paid. It’s exposed steel. Was exposed to salt along it’s travels and is not uncommon. 2020‘s were built Dec 2019+ and sat outside during the winter. Then shipped through some crappy winter weather. This is why I order mine to be built after winter. Much less chance of this happening. Check your build date.
Also, while this is an expensive car; It doesn't have Mercedes body engineering quality, let's be honest. Part of the reason a Mercedes or even a Volvo, etc are so expensive is because they, for instance, don't make their upper control arms out of exposed steel. They either use an aluminum alloy that doesn't rust, or if they do use steel components those components are coated from the factory in a thick coating of either nylon/rubber these days or at minimum a thick coating of underbody coating direct from factory. This is how you are getting a 700+ HP car for only $80k. The money is in the powertrain and the bits that matter.
Up thru mid August should be good but that's about the latest.What month is the best to order a Hellcat (I’m located in Miami) to avoid this issues?
Believe me, it looks pretty bad. I will post more pics tomorrow with better details.