RE: Paint Chip Issue
This could be a picture of my car except in black. The local body shop quoted $250 to Remove repaint and blend. I think this may be easier than dealing with the dealer/warranty. Disappointing in a 100k car.
The $250 quote seems very cheap. My dealer sent it to a local body shop that only works on high-end European cars. I have a copy of the detail quote they gave the dealer and it was $1,272 with 16 hours of labor.
My dealer was very easy to work with and I absolutely have no problem with them. I dropped the car off to them on a Monday and got it back on Friday just like they promised. They also gave me a free loaner car so there was very little inconvenience.
Unless you have a real issue with your dealer, I would recommend you working with them. Plus the repair work will still be covered under your warranty which it won't be if someone else works on it.