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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-25-2018, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Factory body work and paint

My biggest complaints about this car is the fit and finish of the exterior. The gaps are all off and the overspray in the wheel wells on the s trim should be unacceptable, however every one of them seems to have similar issues...I'll post some pics of what I mean..
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-26-2018, 01:36 PM
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One more reason why i can't wait for Toyota to get serious about EV's and some people I know have gone for the Prius or Camry hybrid instead of any EV sold today.

Build quality is paramount.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-31-2018, 10:20 AM
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While it is disappointing to see this kind of build quality from a Nissan product, if you consider what's being found on $60k Tesla's, you could consider yourself lucky. Have you mentioned to your dealer about the misaligned body panels?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-31-2018, 04:30 PM
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I'll be surprised if they can't get the misaligned body panels to fit right once again because it often comes down to playing with the adjustment pieces that most tech's should be familiar with. Oh yeah, You might want to check out a dealer with a dedicated body shop instead of one that has to contract it out.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-01-2018, 10:17 AM
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You'll find similar panel gaps on a lot of new vehicles, and unfortunately this is just what happens when cars are produced in mass volume. I doubt that you'll have any luck with the dealer in trying to have them adjusted.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-01-2018, 12:42 PM
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IMO dealers should be looking out for this stuff during PDI's because that's where it gets the final look over before going to a detailer and finally the customer.
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