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post #1 of 40 Old 09-26-2013, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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CLA interior door gap

I am trying to determine if this door panel gap affects all CLAs or only certain cars.

Does your CLA show this gap?



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The first image below is of a CLA. Notice the bare metal and paint nearby the door jamb. This is the "gap" that is seen when you close the door.



Now this photo is of an E-Class. Notice the difference?




I am disappointed by this small detail in the CLA. We buy a Mercedes-Benz for attention to details like this.
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You get what you apid for as my grandmother would say. But its no big issue for me sinceI dont pay much attention at the door jams but it would haver been nice if the door panel plastic carried on over just a tad bit to cover it.
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No wonder some of the CLA reviews have mentioned the CLA has above average road noise. Is this why they can sell the CLA for $30K?
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Looks like a good 3cm gap! Don't suppose you got to measure it?

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wow thats crazy, i guess they hoped that people wouldn't mind it and just live with it. I can see how someone leasing it wouldn't care much but either way what ever happened to quality control? did that just go out the window?
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I think I'd refuse to take the car if I saw a gap that big. But what can they do if they come out of the factory like that? "Built as intended?"
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I think I'd refuse to take the car if I saw a gap that big. But what can they do if they come out of the factory like that? "Built as intended?"
Same here, at least this thread works as a heads up to people taking delivery that they should take the time to go through the car, making sure it's up to their expectations and nothing less.
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I think I'd refuse to take the car if I saw a gap that big. But what can they do if they come out of the factory like that? "Built as intended?"
send it back?
i know if i was a customer that ordered a CLA and saw this when going to pick it up, i wouldn't accept it. i would either want a full refund or just wait for one that's up to my expectations
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test drove one this morning. the cla gap was there. it seems that that is just how it is.
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