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Old 05-04-2004, 01:39 AM   #1
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Ive looked at alot of the pictures on the websites and in the magazines for compact cars, and they all seem to have the same problem i do... The rear doors dont always shut all the way

anyone have a fix for this (other than not using the doors, buying a QC or slamming the doors)

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Old 05-04-2004, 07:29 AM   #2
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what do you mean they don't shut all the way????

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Old 05-04-2004, 09:17 AM   #3
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Mine work fine... though I don't really use them much...

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Old 05-04-2004, 09:28 AM   #4
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close it like a man.

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Old 05-04-2004, 09:47 AM   #5
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they will close right if you shut the door harder. I find this an annoyance as well, but because the doors are lightweight, they don't shut as easily as cars with steel doors do.

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Old 05-04-2004, 11:42 AM   #6
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if it is just that & not shutting all the way (as opposed to an allignment issue where the door looks opened but is actually closed), it is probably due to the fact that the rear door is lighter & the car is pretty air-tight.

I sometimes don't get my coupe doors to close.....but my wife has more trouble.....she's not used to the bigger doors (she drives a Subaru Impreza.....those front doors are short & light!!

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Old 05-04-2004, 03:45 PM   #7
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I've noticed this too. When using my rear doors (which isn't often) I usually end up opening it again and then slamming it to make sure. Not really a huge problem for me, just an inconvenience.

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Old 05-04-2004, 04:30 PM   #8
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Be thankful you're not in an original Beetle. In those cars, you had to roll down the window a hair in order to let the air out so you could close the door.

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Old 05-04-2004, 11:56 PM   #9
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heh, thats kinda funny, but its not a problem of ME not closing them hard enough, its the passengers. And since its a BRAND NEW car they are afraid of slamming the doors

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Old 05-05-2004, 08:53 AM   #10
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The rear doors are lightweight and smaller, and must be closed a little harder than the front doors.

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Old 05-05-2004, 09:18 AM   #11
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I find that people slam the living hell out of my doors. My roommate can't ride with me anymore.. he has a '95 Escort that hasn't had the doors lubed in years, and he slams mine around like that. 4 of the most irritating things you can do in my car are slamming the doors, playing with my settings (radio not included), not keeping your feet on either the rubber mat, or the clear plastic over the towel over the carpet mat, and attempting to bring food/drink into my car.
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