lifter noise

Hi I have a 2003 bird and it has a 3.9 engine .On start up the lifters make a lot of noise,brought it to the dealer and they say it is normal. Second with the hard top on the top in the down position the car makes a
little noise in the rear like a rattle and have checked and can not find anything loose Help if you can Thanks Pete
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How many miles on it and how do you drive it?
Lotsa short trips... or the occasional long one?
And what brand and weight oil do you use?
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