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Re: megane coupe paint defect
Whilst the car is new/fairly young; (circa 50% of the time) the manufacturer is to blame, due to a flawed design, lack of development or poor materials/processes at the point of manufacture.
The dealers can probably add circa 25% of faults, due to poor workmanship and bad practice/lack of honesty.
That leaves the owner (and the poor sod who inherits this mess), to bear the remainder of responsibility.
If a car isn't kept clean, is revved up hard when cold, the clutch is slipped, and it's banged-up and down kerbs (to name but a few) - in what way would that ever be down to the manufacturer to repair (discounted or FOC)?
But as time passes, it becomes a 50:50 split between dealer and owner.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater