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2. The sides of rear seats where the seat belts lay on are hard-touch plastic and feels cheap. Not to mention that seat belt buckle could rattle on it.
3. Uneven trunk panel gap. I tried adjusting the rubber knobs but no success.
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Yeah, I didn't like that area being plastic either. I usually go back there and reset the seatbelts to rest on the top instead of on the slanted plastic area. I don't get rattles with this solution. Can you provide a pic of the trunk panel gap?
 

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Yeah, I didn't like that area being plastic either. I usually go back there and reset the seatbelts to rest on the top instead of on the slanted plastic area. I don't get rattles with this solution. Can you provide a pic of the trunk panel gap?
Hey Andrew28, here is the picture of the trunk panel gap. It is more obvious from the angle I took (only on right side), one time my girlfriend thought that the trunk was left open. Other than that it looks okay.

I was slightly worried that it was from any undisclosed rear-end damage from the dealer. But every other panel looks perfect, and there is a VIN sticker on the trunk lid. So that cured my worries right away.
 

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Yeah, I didn't like that area being plastic either. I usually go back there and reset the seatbelts to rest on the top instead of on the slanted plastic area. I don't get rattles with this solution. Can you provide a pic of the trunk panel gap?
Hey Andrew28, here is the picture of the trunk panel gap. It is more obvious from the angle I took (only on right side), one time my girlfriend thought that the trunk was left open. Other than that it looks okay.

I was slightly worried that it was from any undisclosed rear-end damage from the dealer. But every other panel looks perfect, and there is a VIN sticker on the trunk lid. So that cured my worries right away.
 

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Yeah, I didn't like that area being plastic either. I usually go back there and reset the seatbelts to rest on the top instead of on the slanted plastic area. I don't get rattles with this solution. Can you provide a pic of the trunk panel gap?
Hey Andrew28, here is the picture of the trunk panel gap. It is more obvious from the angle I took (only on right side), one time my girlfriend thought that the trunk was left open. Other than that it looks okay.

I was slightly worried that it was from any undisclosed rear-end damage from the dealer. But every other panel looks perfect, and there is a VIN sticker on the trunk lid. So that cured my worries right away.
Yeah there are a lot of panel gap issues on insights. I ended up doing a video on it and I have to say exterior fit and finish on the insight in this regard is disappointing. You are definitely not alone on this!
 

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Hey Andrew28, here is the picture of the trunk panel gap. It is more obvious from the angle I took (only on right side), one time my girlfriend thought that the trunk was left open. Other than that it looks okay.

I was slightly worried that it was from any undisclosed rear-end damage from the dealer. But every other panel looks perfect, and there is a VIN sticker on the trunk lid. So that cured my worries right away.
Hmm... Going to check my Insight's trunk tomorrow and report back.
The washer fluid fill neck design is completely at odds with what appears to be a generally well sorted and perfectly good looking car that seems capable of providing years of service. I imagine the designer of that atrocity has found new work in the corporate art field by now.
I noticed the Tesla Model 3 has a similar odd location and design.
 

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Hey Andrew28, here is the picture of the trunk panel gap. It is more obvious from the angle I took (only on right side), one time my girlfriend thought that the trunk was left open. Other than that it looks okay.

I was slightly worried that it was from any undisclosed rear-end damage from the dealer. But every other panel looks perfect, and there is a VIN sticker on the trunk lid. So that cured my worries right away.
The following thread was to address looseness in trunk, hood, or door areas, but the stopper adjustment may help with the visual appearance/alignment of the trunk as well. - https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/3...nk-hood-door-gaps-might-fix-your-problem.html.

And this trunk gap is one of the fit and finish observations you can commiserate with us on here :( - https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/313-exterior/2470-fit-finish.html

That the trunk doesn't 'pop' up when open on the Insight can get confounded with the gap appearance of the trunk. There's a hydraulic solution suggested here, but I just wish Honda would've kept their older design that sprung/lifted the trunk when open - https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/3...es-dislikes/3644-10k-mile-review-2019-lx.html
 

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Hey Andrew28, here is the picture of the trunk panel gap. It is more obvious from the angle I took (only on right side), one time my girlfriend thought that the trunk was left open. Other than that it looks okay.

I was slightly worried that it was from any undisclosed rear-end damage from the dealer. But every other panel looks perfect, and there is a VIN sticker on the trunk lid. So that cured my worries right away.
I've a similar gap as yours but on the driver side.
 

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I hadn't really noticed this before, and if I had didn't think much of it until my co-worker asked me if something was done to my trunk. Can anyone tell me if they have the same issue with alignment - pictures below.

Both sides are perfectly off by the same amount.. How hard would it be to fix this or is it normal?
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Yeah my Insight has a lot of panel gap issues too. The Insight has a rather mediocre fit and finish as far as that goes. I wonder how much it has improved over the last 2 model years?
 
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