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Re: Paintwork and corrosion guarantee.
You can't deny that the anti-corrosion protections on cars nowadays is quantum leaps ahead of how things were pre 1980's.
But bearing in mind the mass production techniques and the very high volume of parts being assembled, it is a big ask to expect every part of a brand new car to be 100% corrosion free.
I think one aspect you have to consider when you find corrosion is whether it is just surface rust, if its going to spread quickly to other parts, if it'll affect the cometic appearance or structural integrity, and how long you intend the keep the car for before trading it in and would it be an issue at the time of resale value.
If you look for faults you will always find them
and make you a best friend/worst enemy of your Renault (or any other manufacturer) dealership.
Currently in Renoir White's garage:
Renault Trafic 1.7 Petrol Vauxhall Astra 1.4i & in bits Triumph Bonneville T140E & H-D XLH1200