Couple of quirks I noticed during my PDI and 1st 300 mile drive

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Well, if you would of picked up your car a month ago, like you said you were, maybe you wouldn’t have these issues?
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Well, if you would of picked up your car a month ago, like you said you were, maybe you wouldn’t have these issues?
I know i feel like a total douche but thats what i was being told. Just got to live with it now
 

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This is the purpose of PDI though and minor adjustments is rather common.
The difference here is that you got the car shortly after it being delivered to the dealership (whether it be a few days or hours) instead of it sitting on the lot for weeks or months like most new cars thus giving the dealership time to fix these things.
 

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wow 2nd point is annoying. There were some earlier discussions about gaps, we had hoped it would be better since it's Magna's facility..
No kidding. That's something they should be addressing on the line.
 

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No kidding. That's something they should be addressing on the line.
Thousands of parts being put together for the first time will need time to settle, this is normal.

What I bet happened is the one doing the inspection is at the front of the car facing, he reaches up with his dominant (right) hand to close the long lightweight hood and pulls it straight down causing it to flex ever so slightly. Using his(or her, we do not make assumptions here) right hand allows the right latch to latch correctly and the slight flex misalignes the left latch by the passenger headlight. This happens to me on my F10 when closing it like that so I have to manually presses down the passenger side latch even though the driver side is already latched
 

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Thousands of parts being put together for the first time will need time to settle, this is normal.
Every single preproduction mk5 had body lines around the clam shell hood that looked like a 3 year old did the alignment. I couldn't believe they put those cars in front of cameras looking like that.
 

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I have seen more than one BMW with "questionable" hood alignment caused by nothing more than the dual-latch hood not being latched on both sides. These hood latches seem to really elude some folks. Some bozos will actually try to readjust the hood alignment without realizing they are still not closing the hood properly and latching both sides. So be absolutely sure it's latched correctly and both sides are latched. Typical way is to lower it to about 20" above the bottom and then gently but deliberately "throw" it downward. It will give you a pucker the first time you do it but it works like a charm. If you see someone pressing on the hood to get it to latch, ban them from your Supra.

I have also seen BMWs with bad body fit of the hood panel, and it boggles my mind they left the factory that way. Thankfully it's easy to adjust the hoods. You can use a condom over the hinge bolts to keep from chipping the paint off with your wrench.
 

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I have seen more than one BMW with "questionable" hood alignment caused by nothing more than the dual-latch hood not being latched on both sides. These hood latches seem to really elude some folks. Some bozos will actually try to readjust the hood alignment without realizing they are still not closing the hood properly and latching both sides. So be absolutely sure it's latched correctly and both sides are latched. Typical way is to lower it to about 20" above the bottom and then gently but deliberately "throw" it downward. It will give you a pucker the first time you do it but it works like a charm. If you see someone pressing on the hood to get it to latch, ban them from your Supra.

I have also seen BMWs with bad body fit of the hood panel, and it boggles my mind they left the factory that way. Thankfully it's easy to adjust the hoods. You can use a condom over the hinge bolts to keep from chipping the paint off with your wrench.
Interesting insight. Appreciate it!
 

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Every single preproduction mk5 ....
Yes, preproduction, as in they should have figured this shit out by now and the OP shouldn't have received a car with alignment problems. Seems ridiculous they would allow a car to leave the factory like that.
 

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Yes, preproduction, as in they should have figured this shit out by now and the OP shouldn't have received a car with alignment problems. Seems ridiculous they would allow a car to leave the factory like that.
LOL this can happen on any car make or model. Thousands of parts are put together in rapid succession then shipped thousands of miles to its destination, there will be some settling (this happens on Toyotas too :gasp.) Seems ridiculous to think this is a quality control issue and not a standard procedure across all manufacturers, this is why PDI exists in the first place.
 

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The quirks I’ve noticed is the annoying auto off-on start that has to be shut off EVERYTIME you start the car.
Just throw it into sports mode everytime lol problem solved
 

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