1970 Plymouth Duster 340, 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4XE
This shouldn't happen on a 20K car much less a 100K+ flagship.
Our Wrangler Unlimited has 0 fit and finish issues. I've read several reviews and the Wrangler's materials, stereo and fit and finish are superior. I'm sure Ford will eventually improve the assembly quality but the cheap looking materials are just that no matter how well it might be assembled. Oh, BTW our much maligned (on this board) Compass was also assembled beautifully with good looking materials and fitment.
The status symbols DO have kinks in them. Nothing is perfect. I recall a friend of a friend had an AMG Mercedes that ate a transmission AND an AC compressor in the first 6 months. My neighbor's Audi has disappeared from her driveway several times in the year she's owned it for a couple of weeks at a time with a different vehicle taking it's place for that period.See post #150.
It's a literal Jeep thing people expected to be done right.
The same company they've spent years critiquing. They took away the badge, they didn't take away the fact it's still a Jeep, and it's what people should've already expected.
Also, "sans" in that case meant the exception. Everyone expects every automaker, except the 'status symbols', to have kinks in them. No one cares about the 6 figure status symbols anymore; they didn't even care when they were burning to the ground. The comment was to point reference to everyone else, like Toyota and Jeep.