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Has anyone noticed a difference in the left and right dash areas where they meet the doors? On the driver side of my S, the fit is not too bad, but on the passenger side, the door panel is way lower. Any thoughts? The door fit lines on the outside seem good, do you think the door panel on the passenger side might be hung wrong? Or the dash isn't secured correctly?

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crazy you mention it.. i just noticed it about 15 minutes before reading your post.

i have an SL and the right side is just off.

the panel is solid though.

anyone else?
 

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Maybe it's on purpose, the whole Asymmetry thing...
 

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I just went and checked and YUP! Mine is a little low on the left and lower on the right. :roll:

I got into my honda next and the gaps between the door and the dash are a closer tolerance and line up exactly on both sides. :(

WHY??
 

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Maybe it helps the "crumple" zones crumple, ;-)
 

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i'm having a hard time visualizing what you guys are talking about since i don't have a cube to look at right now. can anyone post pics? :-\
 

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So you did not get it?

Hard to explain too, but there is a spot on the top of the dash that should line up with the door and it dosent.

coolguy said:
i'm having a hard time visualizing what you guys are talking about since i don't have a cube to look at right now. can anyone post pics? :-\
I will try later tonight to get a picture for you.
 

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My Cube has the same issue.

What do you expect from those lazy Japanese workers?
and lazy japanese designers....
 

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Mine is like that too. I think they are all like that. It's solid, though, so I ain't messin with it. that advise came from my dad, who has been in the car industry for over 40 years.
 

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HRWatson68 said:
Has anyone noticed a difference in the left and right dash areas where they meet the doors? On the driver side of my S, the fit is not too bad, but on the passenger side, the door panel is way lower. Any thoughts? The door fit lines on the outside seem good, do you think the door panel on the passenger side might be hung wrong? Or the dash isn't secured correctly?

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I noticed the same on mine about the third time I sat in it.
Just like you did.
I have an eye for out of alignment or out of level objects.
I dismissed it at the time [June 12th] as obviously nothing can be done about it.
Maybe it has something to do with the change over from RHD to LHD models manufacturing?
It is not the door that is at fault it is something to do with the dash mounting on the passenger side.
An extra mounting washer or lug or something similar making it higher that should not be there?
The door is a little over 1/8th inch lower on the passenger side in relationship to the dash.
Mine is the same as yours and given the number of similar reports I'd say it is a manufacturing error.
I think that we will have to live with it.It is a shame even so.
I can't seen to see any other fit and finish problems....so far.

I am still enjoying the Cube ride in spite of that flaw which we drivers are only aware of.
I don't draw attention to it except here on the forum.

Cheers,
Bryan.

PS.Japanese work ethics are different to ours.I would not malign the workers or the designers.
I still have a picture in my mind of a news item on TV of an American auto plant with a worker in the background standing there with both hands in his pockets.What impression does that give regards lazy workers? Eh!
 

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Maybe it has something to do with the change over from RHD to LHD models manufacturing?
Mine is the same as yours and given the number of similar reports I'd say it is a manufacturing error.

I am still enjoying the Cube ride in spite of that flaw which we drivers are only aware of.
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Maybe it'll make the Cube worth more as a collector item like stamps or currency that have flaws? :yes: LOL :D
8)
 

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Maybe it has something to do with the change over from RHD to LHD models manufacturing?
Mine is the same as yours and given the number of similar reports I'd say it is a manufacturing error.

I am still enjoying the Cube ride in spite of that flaw which we drivers are only aware of.
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Maybe it'll make the Cube worth more as a collector item like stamps or currency that have flaws? :yes: LOL :D
8)
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I hope you are right when we get to see the 4th generation Cubes! ;)
 

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CubeLuvIt said:
I would not malign the workers or the designers.
No worries - it was a tongue in cheek joke.
i wasnt joking. those damn line workers and designers!

dont they know i cant sleep knowing the right side of the dash is off by .5 inches?!#@[email protected]
:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:







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lol lazy japanese. thats unheard of. they have 6 day workweeks and 10+ hour shifts.

i'll give you a more realistic example. i was on the phone with my dad the other week (still lives in okinawa), his wife (who is okinawan) brought McDonalds home for dinner. when she realized McDonalds forgot an order of small fries, she called them. the manager asked where she lived. . .and DELIVERED the fries to the house!!! he took his own car and drove to their house for a small order of fries. those are what, 99 cents here? LOL

can you imagine the guys at McDonalds doing that for us here in America? i sure can't. because i've called them before for missing food, and i've only gotten the "would you like to come back and pick them up?" or "you could have a free large fries on your next visit." . . . . . . . . .

even schoolchildren attend jyukku or "cram" school for 3-5 hours AFTER school gets out! i'm glad i grew up in japan, but i'm more thankful i didn't have to attend their schools hahaha
 

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Correct, Palaina. Although personally I feel the answer lies in between. A true sense of integrity, right and wrong, will accomplish the same accountability as the Japanese culture you mentioned... and it would be for the right reasons. It would also keep each person from becoming more sloth. But such personal morals went out of fashion with the popularity of drugs in the 60's.
 

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I'm telling you, there is going to be a press release and Nissan will admit they had to make it cock-eyed in case of a crash, that's why we get a 5 star side impact crash rating, lmao.
 

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"Bean Counter" Features or Precision?? That is the question for the market we are trying to hit.

Kids want features, so cut back on precision to save money for features.
 
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