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Hey everyone,

I took in my 718 Cayman in to have CarPlay retrofitted, upon receiving my car I noticed the interior panel gaps where the Center console molding meets the dashboard seam does not look well put together. I escalated this issue with my dealer (non US based). The service manager apologized and assured me they'd make it right.

I was sitting there for 90 minutes, the techs tried to show me "That's how it fits", I told them to come with me to have a look at the showroom models, none of them have a gap that wide! They gave me a loaner Passat ? because they couldn't figure out how to fix it at the same time.

I'm worried they are gonna try to convince me that's how it is, I'm very OCD about rattles and fitment issues. I took pictures of showroom models and have been looking up members interior photos none look bad as mine. There is a plastic piece which shows normally, but mine has space beneath it which makes it look disassembled.

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What do all of you think? compared to your cars? (Photos would be a plus!)

These are reference cars, one in the showroom and one from a video for comparisons sake:

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Thanks!
 

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So which ones are yours?
I’m pretty picky myself, especially after removing the side Panals, the radio and the climate control unit last weekend and it all went back ok.

But I cannot tell which of your pics have the big gaps your concerned about ,
 

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OCD is powerful. It looks fine to me honestly.
 

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So which ones are yours?
I’m pretty picky myself, especially after removing the side Panals, the radio and the climate control unit last weekend and it all went back ok.

But I cannot tell which of your pics have the big gaps your concerned about ,
The 4 one’s on the top, the red.
 

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That’s what I kinda feel like, but I’ve been told by other people it looks off.
From the pics it doesn't look bad but I don't look at my console that close.

And as far as OCD... I'm the guy that's afraid park anywhere. LOL
 

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Honestly, I cannot see much of a difference but if it's important to you then it's important. Just one caveat.....the more they muck around with the car the more likely there will be some other imperfections created.
Keep us posted on the outcome; good luck!
 

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@718S @grasmere Turns out I was right, it was not OCD. Just an eagle eye. They refitted the panels they are now a 100%. Moral of the story, if it seems off, it is off.

Look at the difference yourselves.

Before taking it back to be fixed
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After being fixed (notice how flush it is, factory fitment)
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Well it was OCD, but that's why you noticed it where others didn't or wouldn't ;) By the way, that would have annoyed me to no end. Yup OCD lol
 

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Well it was OCD, but that's why you noticed it where others didn't or wouldn't ;) By the way, that would have annoyed me to no end. Yup OCD lol
Porsche should hire me for Quality Assurance. My OCD happened after noticing dings, leather scratches, plastic scratches after taking in cars (mix of german/american) for servicing and noticing the damage after 1 or 2 days. Now I scrutinize any work done, hence I was able to pick this up.
 

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Thank goodness I can finally get a good nights sleep. @DrNas I definitely want you along the next time I buy a new Porsche.......one the other hand, not sure I would be too happy to sell you a car.;)
 

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Porsche should hire me for Quality Assurance. My OCD happened after noticing dings, leather scratches, plastic scratches after taking in cars (mix of german/american) for servicing and noticing the damage after 1 or 2 days. Now I scrutinize any work done, hence I was able to pick this up.
Trust me it's a curse as much as a blessing lol My eyes see everything and sometimes it's maddening. ? My background is architecture. Been in the business in one form or another for more than three decades - project architect, site architect, project manager, owners rep, developer and many positions in-between. It's rare I find mechanics/trade and craftsman that can impress me enough to keep me from shaking my head and pulling my hair out. It's worse now that I don't have my own crew of guys on my payroll that I can direct or show them HOW I WANT IT DONE.

I'm doing a ton of work in and around the house and the guys all collect their checks from someone else. So my "control" is limited. I've kind of learned to leave some stuff be and fix it after they leave lol

I think things have gotten worse as the pressure of increased profits has caused a sever lack of attention to detail. Quality control is no longer considered to be important and people seem to take less pride in their work. It's just get the job done. That's too bad too. We all lose.
 

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^ When I was young I had 20/15 vision in one eye, 20/20 in the other. I was like you, I saw everything. Combine that with a strong attention to detail, and you're 100% correct, "sometimes" it's a curse ? I used to jokenly tell my staff that I want to come back in my next life as a slacker, not care nor worry about things being "just right". Of course they all knew that was a joke :rolleyes: One thing I can confess to is lightening up on perfection as I've gotten older, not that my level of "good enough" is bad .......... most likely just places me slightly at the plus side of "normal :p
 

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I think things have gotten worse as the pressure of increased profits has caused a sever lack of attention to detail. Quality control is no longer considered to be important and people seem to take less pride in their work. It's just get the job done. That's too bad too. We all lose.
I see what you did there! ?
 
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