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Door Panel Ripples and Hood problems - New Spider

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I've just bought a brand new Spider JTS Lusso. Enjoy driving it very much. I have noticed however that doors on both sides have numerous panel ripples when viewed along the car at an acute angle. Is this common or should they be perfectly straight?

Secondly the Dealer seems to have problems adjusting the "collar" that closes after the hood retracts. They have had two goes at it so far. The left side will not lock down properly so it will flip up when driving. Again anyone else had this problem and how was it rectified?

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Hello and Welcome to AO!

The slight ripple in the door panels is very common. Most GTVs and Spiders I've seen are like it to a greater or lesser extent. The dealer I bought mine off gave some great convoluted explanation about it being due to the machinery used to press the panels.

Anyway, after parking in a few car-parks the dinks in the doors have taken my eye off the ripples!

Sorry, can't help about the hood.
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Donīt want to drive you to despair, but I have lived with this problem for 16 months. Been numerous times to the dealer who actually now admits that there is no way he can understand it or fix it.

It now looks as though it will go back to main dealer - or a new hood.

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Has quite a few hood problems to.Main dealers were useless.Found salvation in local Alfa specialist.
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