If its good from 10 feet I'm fine with it. So no, I don't care.
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.
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.
Supercar owners: If your housekeeper can afford to register their car in your state, so can you.
We've got an amazing country; don't like the taxes in your state, you can just move. How many other countries have this freedom?
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.
Americans hate EVs because they grew up with Power Wheels that were glacially slow, ran out of power in 20 minutes and took an entire day to recharge.
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Originally Posted by Phillie Phanatic
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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