Let them fix the problems. Inspect the car, if everything is ship-shape then I see no reason not to buy it for the price you originally agreed upon.
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Man, that would just have broken my heart if I waited a month to get the car only to find out that it was damaged. I'm still waiting on mine, hope it's not because of the same purpose... My dealer said that they haven't received a VIN yet, which makes me worried because it was supposed to come in in May...
I just got the same info from my dealer. Interestingly, a DGM sedan too. I too wanted to see the chips to decide for myself, but the car isn't at the dealer. I'd rather take a few chips than a respray. The dealer assures me it'll be a "factory" respray, but still. $2800 worth of paint means a lot of dismantling of the car, and I can't see how that couldn't lead to more squeaks and rattles in the near future. This car was supposed to arrive at the dealer 5/3. A month of waiting for this? Pissed.
Wow, that is terrible luck! OP, did you get a VIN for your car before they told you about it being damaged?
I don't care what people say about Subaru paint. When you pay for a new car, you are buying a car in NEW car, not one that has already had repairs done to it. If they want tot sell you a LIKE NEW car, they better give you a LIKE NEW price for it. (non-factory paint counts as LIKE NEW in my book.) If it were me I would demand that they reduce the price of the car, and extend the warranty.
Also, what kind of dumb*ss truck driver drives a bunch of exposed new cars through a sand storm???
Scoobvirgin, did you have a VIN before they told you about the damage?
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There are companies employed specifically to touch up cars after they come off the boat. If it is too bad, they just crush the cars.
I remember my friend was looking at a Toyota in the early 2000's, brand new and the fender was 2 shades off the hood and had swirl marks like you wouldn't believe. The salesman tried to convince me it was new and it was "factory paint", I lol'd.
I have to agree w/ Hindude on this one. If it were me i would tell them to get me another car or I'd just wait until the new cars arrive. Here's "my" reason why; These cars aren't exactly known for having the best paint jobs in the industry and I know myself. I'd always be worried that some issue could result from the buffing or whatever they do or don't do right. Now that's just me. I work hard for my money and I expect new to be new. Like I said that's just me, but I can understand how some might look at it as a way to get some negotiations working for a reduction in price. As much as they have left you in the dark about it, it could be enough ammo to get a better price and a "real" new car. Just my .2 cents