Eric that is exactly what is striking about it. It gets bigger up top.Geez that's awful looking. Unfortunately, they all have it. It's not a one-off defect. It's an across the board design (flaw). The fact that other cars suffer from gaps doesn't diminish how blatantly wrong it looks. What I'm really wondering is 1) whether it's as obvious in person and 2) whether the gap actually tapers the way it appears to in the pictures -- which suggests an inconsistent panel gap (i.e., its bigger at the top of the door and smaller toward the bottom). It's just too hard to tell from the pictures. It might just be a shadow.
Oh geez...that is awful.Eric that is exactly what is striking about it. It gets bigger up top.
Not likely...they spent years perfecting the "gap." I'm sure its listed in the brochure as one of the car's features. "The CLA features something we call Magic Exterior a Feng Shui element that integrates the exterior color with the interior trim." It's not going to be eliminated during the first model year assuming they even see it as an issue.im hoping its fixed by the time they start building mine in jan!
When I moved the drivers seat to a comfortable position, I looked over to the passenger side just to see the width of the front and bam the dreaded gap hit me. I honestly had forgotten about it when I was looking at the car. But there she was in all her red Jupiter glory.I agree there is a gap but when do you actually see it if you are in the drivers seat?
Isn't it behind your line of sight?
Oh the horror!When I moved the drivers seat to a comfortable position, I looked over to the passenger side just to see the width of the front and bam the dreaded gap hit me. I honestly had forgotten about it when I was looking at the car. But there she was in all her red Jupiter glory.
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they had to cut corners somewhere . Ugh its one thing when you dont notice it, but when you do, you'll have to live with it. You cant just add a piece there; if you look at the C, its interior door trim has been shaped with that extra flange/lip/piece to cover the bare door metal. The E makes it classier by extending the MBtex trim out even further...I dont think its just the missing piece/plastic .... I feel they should extend the door panel to minimize the gap AND also add the black trim to hide the paint to be seen form inside.
The nissan within is starting to show (in this model) !.....