I also am seeing it in many different brands too....sad to have to accept this work....really is.
Sad to hear things like this, but seems to be par no matter what car (appliance, TV, etc) make a person buys. I particularly am disappointed in GM ( or even General Electric ) and attention to product detail and service.Done on purpose !!!! Love that one. They must think that customers are idiots. You almost have enough material to write an interesting book.
Hope a satisfactory resolution results. . . sooner rather than later.In my past life I was a commercial,music video,documentary and feature film editor and have been in thousands and thousands of color correct sessions so I do have an eye for color nuisances .....I will never ever buy any car without seeing it first in person.....lesson learned ,but never had to think of this in the past ! Like I said I vow to become a constant polite pain in their ass ever....I remember years ago we hired a guy that kept coming every week to see if there were any openings in our small company.....we hired him to stop him from bothering us every week lolol and he turned out to be a great employee....persistence .....I will continue this !
Well when a dealer that I did not buy it from actually offered me more as a trade in than the dealer I bought it from did....that to me makes Barlow Buick GMC a sucky dealer in my book.In all fairness, the dealer didn't build the car they simply sold it. They are somewhat limited to what they can repair under warranty without approval from GM. Typically paint work, regardless of manufacturer, requires approval from corporate before it will be repaired under warranty.
Back in 1990, I had a Chevy Beretta in that notorious medium blue color. You know, the color that liked to peel. The hood was starting to show signs of peeling so I took the car to the dealer. The service manager looked at it, acknowledged it was starting down the familiar road, acknowledged that it was obvious I was properly caring for the car, and said he would reach out to corporate to see if they would approve repainting the hood under warranty (there was a TSB at the time for that color as well.) GM corporate denied the request to repaint the hood. The dealer's hands were tied. The hood didn't get any worse while I owned the car, and I was able to trade the vehicle without issue two years later on a non-GM vehicle.
In 1998 I bought a new Pontiac Grand Prix. It was a mechanical nightmare that the dealer flat-out refused to work on. It had sporadic electrical issues as well as a random no-start problem. It also had a bad rattle in the dash within the first month of owning it. They said they couldn't guarantee that fixing the rattle wouldn't cause more to show up, so they were reluctant. They said they wouldn't even begin to diagnose the electrical and no-start problems until a service engine soon light came on and stayed lit. They literally said do not call them back until the light comes on. I would classify that as a bad dealer. In that case they refused to even look at the car.
I kept the Pontiac for 6 months while more and more little issues started to surface, and finally gave up and traded it. During the trade appraisal, the dealer stated the paint work on the Grand Prix was "suspect". I told him I bought the car new just 6 months ago and it was the original paint. He was adamant that it was not original and the hood didn't match the rest of the car, or if it really was original that it was lousy paint work from the factory.
Trade in offers always vary by dealer and should always be negotiated. Every dealer has different goals and sales targets and will adjust trade values to hit those targets.Well when a dealer that I did not buy it from actually offered me more as a trade in than the dealer I bought it from did....that to me makes Barlow Buick GMC leavea sucky dealer in my book.