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      08-03-2020 01:57 PM #51
      If its good from 10 feet I'm fine with it. So no, I don't care.
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      I have a Prius for work and it's perfect, inside and out, no rattles too. My GTI

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      08-03-2020 05:50 PM #53
      Panels on the A6, Q7, and 325i are all very tight.

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      08-03-2020 05:57 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by RAVatar View Post
      Came to post this. Horrible.

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      08-07-2020 01:48 PM #55
      Every Peugeot 308 that rolls out of the factory:


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      08-07-2020 02:08 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by RAVatar View Post
      If somebody brought this up in actual conversation to me as a legitimate concern, I'd laugh about it. Much as I'm laughing about your thread.

      The only time I've ever noticed panel "gaps" that were awful enough to warrant a "man, that's bad" was when I saw my first refreshed Dodge Challenger at night. But that's FCA for you. I'd fix it myself and continue to enjoy 485 hp.

      Would take all of 20 seconds to fix...just need to crank these down a bit:

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      08-07-2020 05:11 PM #57
      consistent panel gaps are a good sign that point towards general product quality.

      This is why I won't buy a Tesla. Saw a 100k Model X and it looked like it was slapped together by children the gaps were so uneven. I thought it had been in a nasty accident but then noticed it was all around the entire car. It was visible and noticeable from 15 ft. away it was that bad. It was also silver which made it worse.

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      Yesterday 12:52 AM #58
      Generally speaking, width of the gap doesn't bother me so much as how flush panels are across that gap.

      Until the gap gets big enough that it whistles, then I have a problem...
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      Yesterday 01:11 AM #59
      No, I own a Tesla.

      I am a dash stroker though. I generally dislike poor tactile experiences, but I could give a **** if someone thinks my door should be 0.1mm to the south of where it is.

      Actually, to be honest, it's not even the "oh no, hard plastic!" experience. It's just, I don't like buttons and signal stalks and controls that feel cheap and chintzy. I care a lot less that, say, the lower part on my Golf R's armrest was a hard plastic. But it DOES sorta annoy me that the padding on the armrest on my X5 'bottoms out' because it's only a thin-ish layer of foam under the leather.

      So, it's more of a feel/experience thing than a visual thing, and i care a lot less about stuff I don't touch/interact with in daily use.
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      Yesterday 01:15 PM #60
      Every time I drive my 9-7X I'm truly impressed by General Motors' dedication to Grand Canyon sized panel gaps.









      The gap between the hood and bumper is so bad, it's even replicated in their own official model.

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      Yesterday 07:01 PM #61
      Consistency is fine, but the actual gap itself doesn't bother me much.

      The biggest thing to me is ... noticing a repair. I had a pretty mint 89 Prelude Si 4WS in barbados yellow, basically all stock and fairly clean... passenger side had a wonky gap on the passenger door. Yellow was off, slightly. When I was working on it I noticed the inside of the passenger fender was red. It was a good repair job... but once I realized it was hit, idk, I was sort of done caring about that car. That whole corner just had.... strange gaps. Mostly consistent, but then not.

    13. Yesterday 08:09 PM #62
      I'm a "Put the badge on straight" snob.



      Also a "Paint the car a single shade of white" snob.



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      Yesterday 08:52 PM #63
      I aspire to reach a level of privilege so high I can be OCD about something so meaningless

      I literally can't even imagine caring about panel gaps.
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      Yesterday 09:01 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by CTK View Post
      I aspire to reach a level of privilege so high I can be OCD about something so meaningless

      I literally can't even imagine caring about panel gaps.
      Some are worse than others. Most don’t bug me but this one did.

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      Yesterday 09:06 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by CTK View Post
      I aspire to reach a level of privilege so high I can be OCD about something so meaningless

      I literally can't even imagine caring about panel gaps.
      So you're saying that if you spent $50,000 on a vehicle you wouldn't care if it looks like it's been wrecked and poorly put back together at a body shop?

      I don't believe you.
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    17. Yesterday 09:22 PM #66
      Was sitting at an MB dealer today waiting to test drive stuff and there was a C43 right in front of the table we were at. I kid you not the gap between f/r doors was 5/16", if not 3/8", just awful. Was gonna snap a pic but couldn't do it inconspicuously.

      Yes, I am privileged enough to be judicious with what I spend my hard earned dolllars on. I do expect good quality at the $50k price point, that's not entry level and is more than enough money to expect excellent fit and finish.

      My turdgen hillbilly mailaise era Camaro has better gaps than that C43, no joke.
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      Yesterday 09:42 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      Yes, I am privileged enough to be judicious

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      Yesterday 10:08 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by RennbahnPolizei View Post
      Every Peugeot 308 that rolls out of the factory:

      Im not seeing it.

    20. Yesterday 10:20 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by Car Problems View Post
      Im not seeing it.
      taillight alignment

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      Yesterday 11:28 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      So you're saying that if you spent $50,000 on a vehicle you wouldn't care if it looks like it's been wrecked and poorly put back together at a body shop?

      I don't believe you.
      If I ever buy a $50K vehicle I'll get back to you. But it will probably be worth that for something besides mad tyte panel gaps
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    22. Today 12:13 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      I'm a "Put the badge on straight" snob.



      Also a "Paint the car a single shade of white" snob.



      Both are newly delivered cars.
      Sharp looking car otherwise though.

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      Today 03:05 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by Car Problems View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by RennbahnPolizei View Post
      Every Peugeot 308 that rolls out of the factory:

      Im not seeing it.
      Alignment on the trunk vs body.

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      Today 09:29 AM #73
      That is so minuscule that most people won't notice.

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      Today 10:47 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by CTK View Post
      If I ever buy a $50K vehicle I'll get back to you. But it will probably be worth that for something besides mad tyte panel gaps
      Thing is, everyone has a different story--there's lots of different things a $50k buyer might care about, they have to nail as many as they can. I spent a lot of my childhood building all kinds of model cars, and countless hours of that was trying to get the perfect fitment of parts with sand paper, hobby knifes, clamps, and patience. I still build them now and then, but when I buy a new car, I'm living out the dreams I had as a kid spending all my free time making models. The craftsmanship angle is absolutely huge for me; call it privilege if you want, but meanwhile I couldn't care less about fancy gauges, HUDs, road noise, power seats or auto-dimming mirrors.

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