Rattles are completely unacceptable for any car. I saw a program on the developement of the 6 series. The amount of testing they do is insane. Everything was was gone through and complaints of test drivers where fixed before the first car was assembled. They even redesigned the heater duct because it was too loud. It might be nice if they did that with the GE Turbo Fan we've got in the dash. Yes a 6 is a $80k car, but why can't some thought and R&D be put into lower priced cars? Don't sell me a POS for $18k. Fix it before it hits the assembly line and sell it for $20k. I don't know one person who has a Toyota and is complaining about rattles. I'm sure there are some but it seems a majority of people here have them. I've torn my dash apart chasing down a rattle and it's the most plastic filled POS I've ever seen. Everything is held together with metal clips that well..rattle. Almost every car I've bought I've torn apart and put a stereo in, my 90 Taurus was put together better than this. Fords attitude is push shit out the door and fix only those cars that come back for a complaint. Ford and domestic brands just don't get it. Price only sells the first car, QUALITY is what sells the second.