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As a 72-hour owner, I'm in the "anal-retentive" mode I get in when I buy a new car :D However, I wanted to see if anyone else noticed this.

I checked the roof of the car earlier today to see if there were any scratches (I'm used to buying slightly used cars, sue me). Anyway, I took a look at the plastic rails that run along the side of the vehicle on both sides. I noticed the edge of one, and wanted to see how it was molded to the car. When I pressed down on the edge of it, it made a "sticker" sound and popped back up (as if it was glued down, but the glue wore out).

I checked the other side and pushed down - while it came back up, it did not make this "sticker" sound. Its probably nothing, but I'd feel better if anyone is able to dig up how those plastic edges along the outside sides of the car roof are held to the car body.

Mind you, there is nothing out of the ordinary other than that sound - the rails aren't sticking up or anything.

And other than that (and a couple stains on the one passenger seat they are fixing at my earliest convenience), the car is a dream!

Steve
'03 E Green EX
 

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One of my side roof rails was sticking up in the area above the driver's door. I returned to the dealer and was told by the service advisor that they are held down by clips. I guess he was right since they took it in the shop and returned in about 20 minutes with it down like it should be. He said one of the clips had been bent and he just replaced it. No more trouble.
 

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I don't have a solution for the problem. But, it would be nice if all the pannels on the E were shiny like the rails on top. They look so good. The other ones are so dull. Oh well.
 

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Roof? Top rails?

Guess I'll get a ladder out of the garage and check it out. As a 5'4" E-owner, that's the only way I'll ever see 'em. :)
 

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[quote:a6188851cd="foxtail"]Roof? Top rails?

Guess I'll get a ladder out of the garage and check it out. As a 5'4" E-owner, that's the only way I'll ever see 'em. :)[/quote:a6188851cd]

Even my 6 foot eyes don't understand...

I'm assuming they are talking about the plastic panels that trim the top of the E? Those top panels look the same as the others on my E...
 
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