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Posted in auto industry, Cars, Commuter Cars, FAIL, Funny, Funny Videos, General by Kurt Ernst | June 29th, 2010 | 12 Responses |

A Dacia line worker shows that “fine European craftsmanship” doesn’t necessarily apply to economy cars built in Romania. How do you fine tune the fit of the doors? With a mallet, of course. If that doesn’t work, just slam the doors until they fit. I can see the next ad slogan now: “At Dacia, quality is job ten.”

Source: Dacia Worker Tries to Fix Door Problem at Production Line

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12 Responses

  1. Taylor says:

    Although this seems a little more drastic, I have used many of the same techniques to adjust car doors. Sometimes you’ve just got to coerce them into shutting right.

  2. Jim says:

    This is a new trim. ESE (export special edition). Aren’t Dacia’s known for their quality?

  3. nospaces says:

    thats how it goes when we fix your car after a crash, so i guess it works for the production line.

  4. diaxro says:

    yo guys, this is not a Dacia. What U see here is Renault Sandero – 5-dr version of Renault Logan, a compact & cheap car. so, this is a french brand manufacture in Russia, Moscow. what else did you want from these guys? they produce lada and gaz ))

  5. Rob says:

    As previously stated, that’s how to adjust the door striker in pretty much any case. You loosen off the bolts just enough that it stays snugly in place, and adjust it until the door closes securely, then you tighten the bolts up, as you see him do with the rear door. I can understand how it looks rudimentary and accuracy-lacking, but with enough experience, fine adjustments can be made by hand.

  6. 7shades says:

    Um… This is exactly how ALL cars have their hanging panels adjusted on a production line, regardless of how ‘esteemed’ YOU perceive the brand to be, or where it was built.
    Body shops adjust them exactly the same way after repair or replacement.

    Feel like a dick now? You should.

  7. MrAngry says:

    Hey 7Shades why do you feel the need to be an asshole… seriously, you come here to our blog which is written for you guys and then you throw profanity at it. Is that really necessary. I mean I wouldn’t go to your house and call you an asshole, douchebag, scumbag, prick, fuckhead, assnozzle, dick or shit head – that’s just rude.

    I mean really man… grow up.

  8. Kurt says:

    7shades, do I feel like a dick? No, I sure don’t.

    I get paid to drive cars and write about it for a living. Do you?

  9. 7shades says:

    What stunning arrogance.

    You missed my point entirely… Probably intentionally.

    This is what this man does for a living. This is his profession and his career. He obviously takes pride in his work and the product he is manufacturing, hence the repeated adjustments and double checking.

    Your article portrays him to be some sort of hack, bashing and slamming away at his inferior 2nd world econobox until its ‘good enough’.

    Its blatantly insulting.

    Not that you care, you get paid to drive cars and write about them for a living. Its your job to never let facts get in the way of a juicy page-hitter.

  10. 7shades says:

    Look man I’m really not here to bust your chops. I dig the site and your articles, I really do.

    Its just poor form, y’know? The guy’s working hard, doing his job.

  11. Kurt says:

    7shades, let me get this straight: your arrogance in calling me a dick is acceptable, but my arrogance in making fun of an overly enthusiastic auto line worker is unacceptable? Weird standard you’ve got there.

    For the record, I’ve never worked on an automotive assembly line. I’ve toured plants and I’ve seen cars being built, and I’ve never seen this “enthusiasm” in hanging doors before. At 0:49 on the video, you see him slamming the door from the bottom hard enough to tweak the sheetmetal; I’m having a hard time believing this is SOP.

    Thanks for reading, we really do appreciate it. As Mike pointed out, we write this blog for you guys, not for our own amusement. I’ll make you laugh, I’ll occasionally teach you something and from time to time I’ll piss you off. That’s the nature of the beast.

  12. Dave says:

    “I’ll make you laugh, I’ll occasionally teach you something and from time to time I’ll piss you off.”

    Kurt, you’re right. You’ve taught me that there are funny things in this world, and I hate you for that.