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Just had a look at this Car, Carrera white delivered today, whilst the car looks the dogs danglies panel fit in my opinion is disappointing (based on over 25 years in automotive design and development)
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Just had a look at this Car, Carrera white delivered today, whilst the car looks the dogs danglies panel fit in my opinion is disappointing (based on over 25 years in automotive design and development)


@Lambrate FS do you mean the car is poorly finished?

Is this about the alligment of teh bodypanels??

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Yes the gaps in some areas are really inconsistent on this particular car, its not envy from my point of view as I have a standard 4C on order.
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Could that be to do with mount points on the carbon tub? How is the carbon bit made?

It would be interesting to know if body panels are structural or just nice covers with no structural application at all.
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The gap between roof and rear quarter panel has a none parallel gap on drivers side from about 2.5 mm at the rear to around 7mm at the door cheater panel , passenger side is fairly parallel at about 5mm, the passenger door front lower corner is proud by about 5mm from the fender and rocker panel.

The roof issue and gap to adjoining panels is tough as they are bonded in place, you'd have thought a door alignment problem wouldn't have got past final inspection

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Have they chosen the wrong master control strategy or fixings that are moulded-in instead of machined-in-a-jig where necessary ?
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From the video it appears there are two fixing holes on the rear header/B post frame for the rear quarter then one location hole car rearwards in the SMC roof panel. When the guys fit the roof it doesn't look like they are looking for a locator on either the front or rear header, has to be something there you'd have thought.
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Have they chosen the wrong master control strategy or fixings that are moulded-in instead of machined-in-a-jig where necessary ?
Was the 307 a early production or a recently procuded one?

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LE 307 . So a customer car.
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LE #307 sold to a customer in the south of England, I have a couple of photo's how to upload from a SD card I don't have photo bucket or flickr
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LE #307 sold to a customer in the south of England, I have a couple of photo's how to upload from a SD card I don't have photo bucket or flickr
You can only upload pictures in the image lounges, you could upload them to your gallery on here and link them in the thread.
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There have been a few LE owners that have had major issues with panel fit. It would appear AR got them out of the factory ASAP without too much quality control....
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There have been a few LE owners that have had major issues with panel fit. It would appear AR got them out of the factory ASAP without too much quality control....
If this is true, that's shocking
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If this is true, that's shocking
But not particularly surprising......
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Is true.... Unhappy recipients on other forums.
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Seems they were rushed to the UK to ensure ARUK doesn't default on the 150 days clause in the contracts. Pretty sad that AR managed to spoil delivery of 4C LE's for some of the buyers.. Especially after the large deposits and long waits the cars still reach owners with sub par levels of fit, paint finish etc..
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You have waited longer then most Perreby for your 4C LE, and I have real concerns for you, and the Guys, who's cars have to have a sea trip.

My 4C LE arrived like the "Loser in the Dakar Rally" from Italy to the UK, as they rushed them over the 150 day penalty clause,on LE's some being held at dealerships

Engine management issues Build Quality issues Mangement ARUK issues big time

452 still in dealership 3 weeks after delivery

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That's a real shame. You must be pretty disappointed. Did the dealer actually release it to you, or did they realise it was sub standard before releasing?
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