Crown

Board: Porsche - 911 - 997 Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    Door alignment problems

    I went to pick up my new car last week and noticed that that the rubber strip that runs at the bottom of the window did not align exactly between the rear window and passenger side window. The strip was visibily lower on the door than on the rear window. Then I loooked looked at the gap around the passenger side door and noted that the gap was not uniform and was narrower than the gap on the drivers side door. I looked at other 2005 and 2006 at the dealership and noted that NONE had the misaligned rubber strip but the alignment of the door in the body of the car was far from uniform around the entire door gap. Again, though, not as noticeable as the car I ordered.

    I am not sure that I want this car. The dealership said that the door can be adjusted to some degree.

    My question is this. Has anyone had a similar situation and is so can the door be adjusted. Frankly, I expected better fit and finish from Porsche.

    Thanks for your reply,

    Bob

    Re: Door alignment problems

    That is unexpected. Hopefully the car wasn't damaged and repaired.

    Matt

    Re: Door alignment problems

    Get them to fix it to your satisfaction or just bail on it.

    Re: Door alignment problems

    ive had the same problem with the rubber band thing..but i noticed it after a while. I fixed it myself! but i dono if it was as bad as yours. I think it was a minor rubber misalignment

    Re: Door alignment problems

    Mine is slightly misaligned as well - not enough to be worried about however. It's a recent thing though - it wasn't like that when I took delivery. I guess its possible there is a design weakness in the hinges.

    Re: Door alignment problems

    After reading your post, I went to the parking lot to look. No problems to report here.If you are not 100% it can be resolved to your satisfaction, move on. Too much money to say "what if".

    Re: Door alignment problems

    Appreciate the feedback!

    I definitely will not accept the car the way it is. It also raises additional concerns about why and whether or not there was any damage. I really doubt it but to pay close to $90k for an car that has a misaligned rubber strip between the rear quarter and door and then not have uniform spacing around the doors is just not acceptable to me.

    So I assume by the responses that the door can be adjusted? The dealership assures me that by adjusting the door and the rubber strip both will be perfectly aligned. Only time will tell.

    Regards,

    Bob

    Re: Door alignment problems

    Be careful!! After " adjustment", look at the door from 5 to 10 feet away and from different angles.Lines must be PERFECT. We're talking PORSCHE. Good luck

    Re: Door alignment problems

    I just got back from the dealership and looked at about 6 2005 and 2006 997's and NONE of the gaps are uniform from door to door or side to side. In fact, since they are essentially hand built, the dealership told me that not only Porsche but other German makes spend more time and money on what is on the inside rather than what is on the outside. I did not find ONE car that had uniform spacing as noted above. So I am satisfied that that is the way the cars are manufactured. The dealership did "tweak" the passenger side door and the rubber strip does line up better but it is not perfect and neither was any of the other new cars that I inspected. And my inspection was not only visible but I actually measured the gap with a pad of "post it notes" that were sized to fit in the door gap at various points and then compared one side of the car with the other and one side of the bonnett with the other and one side of the boot with other and so on.......

    I also spoke the midwestern regional manager after he inspected my car and he stated that the doors, bonnet and boot are all hand hung and thus are subject to very minor variations is the gap. He also stated that Porsche is more concerned with suspension, engine, brakes, etc and all the little things that I would never see. It is just a difference in corporate philosohy. In fact, he stated that the Japanese brands are much more concerned with the "superficial" and therefore I would find more uniformity in their fit and finish than in Porsche's fit and finish.

    You learn something new every day!!!

    Re: Door alignment problems

    Quote:
    red911 said:... and NONE of the gaps are uniform from door to door or side to side...!



    My car's doors, front and rear hood gaps are uniform. I would not take anything less.

    Re: Door alignment problems

    You get a pad of "post it notes" and tear off enough notes so that the pad fits in the gap at the top and of drivers side door and I will guarantee you 100% that the gap is NOT uniform down the door and also that the passenger side door gap is smaller than the driver side door gap.

    I did this to 2-2003, 2-2004, 3-2005 and 3-2006 and not ONE of the cars had uniform door gaps!!!

    Also be sure to run the pad all the way around both doors. You will also note that the gap is not only different from side to side but it different as the pad moves around the door. I am not being critical of the car just pointing out that Porsche and Perfection are not synonymous. I will probably still buy the car but am surprised that the overall build quality is not at a higher level. I don't know if I would say that I am disappointed but I am surprised.

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 1/3/19 8:54 AM
    Porker
    417630 5218
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 12/30/18 7:55 PM
    RCA
    327788 2018
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 12/8/18 8:33 AM
    Joost
     
     
     
     
     
    215018 1083
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 1/23/19 9:10 AM
    Kobalt
    213941 2775
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 1/23/19 8:43 PM
    GoHardGT3RS
    140530 2540
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car 1/24/19 3:18 AM
    Leawood911
    44959 623
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 1/16/19 10:53 PM
    Leawood911
    39472 383
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 9/25/18 6:14 PM
    throt
    15111 121
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 11/29/18 3:43 PM
    RCA
    14382 35
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 992 Carrera Cabriolet 1/17/19 3:54 PM
    Lars997M
    4470 43
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 718 T (Boxster & Cayman) 12/29/18 7:17 PM
    spudgun
    3654 27
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 1/4/19 7:02 PM
    Topspeed
    485953 4255
    Porsche 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) Thread Closed 11/29/18 11:38 AM
    RCA
    309662 3195
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 12/31/18 2:19 AM
    DJM48
    284848 2598
    Porsche Cayman GT4 1/22/19 10:54 PM
    Grant
    272957 2665
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 1/17/19 8:13 PM
    GoHardGT3RS
    194569 1789
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 1/14/19 8:04 PM
    TB993tt
    188582 3331
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 12/17/18 12:42 PM
    RCA
    155895 2491
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    WAY
    144132 757
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    RCA
    112629 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    107467 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 1/21/19 12:26 AM
    4trac
    94939 1318
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 12/7/18 10:15 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    68221 673
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    RCA
    58042 423
    Others Tesla Roadster 1/21/19 10:15 AM
    RCA
    51737 1571
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/3/18 11:09 AM
    bluelines
    47957 477
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    RCA
    43291 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 11/30/18 4:10 PM
    RCA
    42787 605
    Lambo Aventador and SV 11/19/18 8:31 AM
    RCA
    40335 472
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series (2017) 12/4/18 3:17 PM
    BiTurbo
    40150 650
    273 items found, displaying 1 to 30.