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    Thread: Newer Dodge Challenger - Puppy Killing Fuel Tank Doors

    1. 02-23-2012 09:13 PM #26
      It's probably the models without the chrome gas cap




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      02-23-2012 09:49 PM #27
      "Serious design flaw?" Save that for exploding gas tanks and self-destructing tires, not "might cause door ding."
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      02-23-2012 09:55 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by epbrown View Post
      "Serious design flaw?" Save that for exploding gas tanks and self-destructing tires, not "might cause door ding."
      Industrial Designers all over are going "wait, wut? LOL, the ENGINEERS did that, because they wouldn't listen to us"

      ITT: cars are just mass-produced buckets of **** sub-contracted out to the lowest bidder, and sometimes it shows.
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      02-23-2012 09:58 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by epbrown View Post
      "Serious design flaw?" Save that for exploding gas tanks and self-destructing tires, not "might cause door ding."
      Came here to post that

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      02-23-2012 10:23 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6ix View Post
      Industrial Designers all over are going "wait, wut? LOL, the ENGINEERS did that, because they wouldn't listen to us"

      ITT: cars are just mass-produced buckets of **** sub-contracted out to the lowest bidder, and sometimes it shows.
      You both are right... After 25 years in the car industry this has been my experience as well

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      02-24-2012 12:00 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by bootymac View Post
      It's probably the models without the chrome gas cap



      These are the doors, not the chrome ones. I'll go back for a pic after dinner, I've been at GMC and Ford all evening.

      "serious design flaw" - I think it is.
      It's not a fatal engineering flaw, or safety defect-- it's a poorly designed fuel door that causes damage to the body of the car. A stock component shouldn't do this- I should be able to fill the tank without permanently ruining the fender...

      As for the bike, I wound up not checking into the details, but it wasn't stock- you could tell just by glancing at it.

      Lol @ bike for the wife

      It was just a thought.. I went in to check it out initially but I didn't make it in before dark. I just like the style of the bike - this and the Honda Shadow Phantom both. I haven't ridden either, and this would have been a good chance to check it out.

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      02-24-2012 12:48 AM #32
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      02-24-2012 01:05 AM #33
      The serious design flaw:


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      02-24-2012 01:08 AM #34
      Guess I can only do 4 pics from mobile..

      Keep in mind I'm using the flash on an iPhone, so it washes out some of the shadow to make them not look so deep. These are 4 different cars on the lot- 3 silver ones and 1 black one.

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      02-24-2012 01:10 AM #35
      Oh the humanity!!!
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      02-24-2012 01:26 AM #36
      Ouch! I would be infuriated!

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      02-24-2012 01:31 AM #37
      It looks as though the fuel doors are mounted too low in the recessed area. ****ty.
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      02-24-2012 01:35 AM #38
      Sucky slight oversight, causes sucky damage. Damn...

      What do you think the dealer is going to do?

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      02-24-2012 01:58 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by JacksSenseOfRejection View Post
      Sucky slight oversight, causes sucky damage. Damn...

      What do you think the dealer is going to do?
      He's going to say - they're lease returns/demos/rentals - what do you expect for $25K?

      It's funny how non-chalantly (sp?!) people can just toss out tens of thousands of dollars but will drive across town to save a nickel on gas or milk

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      02-24-2012 02:06 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by veedub87 View Post
      Are you aware that Iron 883s start at$7,999 brand new? You're f*ckin' right they had 'room to move'.
      That gets you a bone stock bike.

      You can get that to $10k with just HD options. I don't disbelieve that this bike stickered/is worth $10k, seeing the way it was customized. It had the sidekick seat with extension, the black pipes, heat shields, black headers, big black wheels, the alarm / immobilizer - at least.

      Go here and customize -
      https://www.harley-davidson.com/en_U...3N/year__2012/

      The GM told me he had it appraised and it came back at $14k. He thought $11k would be reasonable to get it sold.

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      02-24-2012 02:45 AM #42
      it still looks like vandalism to me. I bet you could wrench on most car's fuel caps and cause that sort of damage.
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      02-24-2012 02:48 AM #43
      LoL @ title change

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      02-24-2012 03:30 AM #44
      Sue BMW

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      02-24-2012 03:41 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by PsyberVW View Post
      That gets you a bone stock bike.

      You can get that to $10k with just HD options. I don't disbelieve that this bike stickered/is worth $10k, seeing the way it was customized. It had the sidekick seat with extension, the black pipes, heat shields, black headers, big black wheels, the alarm / immobilizer - at least.

      Go here and customize -
      https://www.harley-davidson.com/en_U...3N/year__2012/

      The GM told me he had it appraised and it came back at $14k. He thought $11k would be reasonable to get it sold.
      NO 883 Sportster is worth 14K. I don't care if the pipes were plated gold....14K for an 883 is a gaddam ripoff, 11K used is even ridiculousness. I just "built" one on the HD Bike builder and I couldn't get it over 11K, and that's new. If you're going to pay 11K for a used bike, get a Dyna, don't waste your money on an 883.
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      02-24-2012 06:25 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Lithium Lotus View Post
      You get the same free dent caused by the door mirrors on 07-12 Wranglers if you let them open too far. The mirror hits the cowl panel by the windshield. The doors use limiting straps instead of the more common interior door hinges.

      It's known as the JK dent.

      That's not really a design flaw, if the owner is disabling the device that is meant to prevent the damage in the first place.

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      02-24-2012 07:33 AM #47
      Wait... who the frankenhole leans on their gas cap when it is open?

      Is this another victim of our overweight society - one that needs to lean on something whenever standing semi-erect?
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      02-24-2012 08:17 AM #48
      Totally unacceptable. They should be killing baby seals.
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      02-24-2012 08:20 AM #49
      this is worst than VW's Mk3 gas cap rust problem.
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      02-24-2012 08:53 AM #50
      This car weighs WAY to much to care for it.


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