I have a 2002 WRX wagon, Subaru Blue color. The paint on the hood on what I think is called the air intake (the part in the middle of the hood that rises above the rest) is bubbling and chipping off. I went to a body shop and they were going to charge $300 to repaint it to match the rest of the hood. A friend suggested that I just replace this with a used air intake and said that it shouldn't be that hard.
How much would it cost to buy a replacement? How hard is it to replace (I'm a girl with not much car experience but somewhat mechanically minded Where should I buy it?
Thanks for any input and suggestions.