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Old 02-27-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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I hate new cars....

So, my good friend warned me about the "new car sindrom" and it is so true!! You pick up a car that is literally near perfect. Shiny and without any blemishes. Then somethinh happens ans it sticks out like a sore thumb!

The day I picked up my FR-S, my wife dragged her heels over the bottom door sill scratching the plastic! Suck! That following wednesday the dealer hit the car to check the alarm putting a fist size dent in the upper window panel. I have a coupl scratches from rocks i assume here and there on the car and today when the windows were being tinted they put a couple razor blade marks on the lower window molding. Only one I got fixed was the dent.

Anyway, I'm not mad, or upset, but i have NEVER been like this with cars! Then again, I've always bought used. Oh well, there will be many many more! Car is a blast and I'm not about to park it to avoid scratches amd flaws!

Any other stories like this or am i the only crazy one?
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Your dealer is a fucking moron.
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i got this nickle size dent in my side skirt that sticks out to me everytime i see it. not a big deal to go get fixed since its right in the crease but it definitely sticks out.
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Dude, I was a basket case just from all the bug that got stuck to my bumper. That lasted for weeks. Dings, dents, wear and tear... omg, SO anal. But I eventually relaxed.
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Your dealer is a fucking moron.
Agreed! I made them fix that one. I even straight up said "that was an idiotic thing to do". That really was the only one i got mad about
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I almost regret getting the FRS because I can't even relax, haha. I even stopped going through the cosmetic section of the forum and avoid those "detailed/opticoat" threads because of how shitty they make you feel about your swirl marks or scratches. Ive been blue-taping my front bumper on trips longer than one hour. I'm sure once I get a few dings and scratches I'll just say "fuck it, its just a sporty econobox." Until then, she gets garaged and remains a weekender.
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It's my C-Stock bomber, that will in a few months be totally garaged and only driven when I don't take my work truck. It is what it is, ya know?

I get mad at bird poop, and when I found a rock chip on my hood.... I about lost it.
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So, my good friend warned me about the "new car sindrom" and it is so true!! You pick up a car that is literally near perfect. Shiny and without any blemishes. Then somethinh happens ans it sticks out like a sore thumb!

The day I picked up my FR-S, my wife dragged her heels over the bottom door sill scratching the plastic! Suck! That following wednesday the dealer hit the car to check the alarm putting a fist size dent in the upper window panel. I have a coupl scratches from rocks i assume here and there on the car and today when the windows were being tinted they put a couple razor blade marks on the lower window molding. Only one I got fixed was the dent.

Anyway, I'm not mad, or upset, but i have NEVER been like this with cars! Then again, I've always bought used. Oh well, there will be many many more! Car is a blast and I'm not about to park it to avoid scratches amd flaws!

Any other stories like this or am i the only crazy one?
I know the feeling! My tint shop also put cut marks on the black trim as well .
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #9
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Do a track day. You will care less afterwards.
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I'm anal about this crap even on my 25yr-old cars, I'm probably gonna have an aneurysm when I get the first scratch/dent on the new car!

Makes me think of that episode of Daria when the dad freaks out so much his eye bulges out of his head; that will be me!
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So true. You can spend a badillion dollars on a custom paint job but if you get one hairline scratch that is all anyone will ever see.
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That following wednesday the dealer hit the car to check the alarm putting a fist size dent in the upper window panel.
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I'm having the same issue; it's good to know that I'm not insane. I've always had used cars, or my families hand-me-down cars, and now that I've got the FR-S, I'm absolutely anal.

When I first got the car I freaked out at my GF while she was looking for the dome light. I thought she was going to scratch the headlining.

I've settled down for the most part, but I find myself washing the car much more frequently than any other car. The silliest thing is that I sprung for the 7 year paint/upholstery warranty, so if it becomes chipped/scratched/faded I can get it all replaced. I think it paid off, because my last car ('99 Tiburon) was quoted at about $3000 for a complete paint job with dent removal. I paid I think it was $800 for the warranty, so I think it's a fair investment considering my car is stuck outside in the Florida sun for now.

I noticed my first nick on the side skirts today, and I think I actually felt more relieved than anything.
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The more the car get's damaged the harder you drive it.

I remember the first week I was like OMG a spec of dust, then I parked it into a wall and dinged the front bumper a bit. Now, with stone chips etc, I just have FUN.

Latest damage report:
1 ding - front bumper from driving into wall
1 stone chip on roof
8 or so stone chips in front bumper
Several scratches under front bumper
1 new windscreen (already has a few stone chips)

And only 6500km on the clock....
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Do a track day. You will care less afterwards.
It'll still be a bit off, but I actually bought tbe car to track. I can only imagine how she's gonna look when I'm done =-P
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Back in the fall I was out driving some of the back roads hoping to hit the 1000 mile mark that day and ran over a small stick in the road that somehow flipped back into the car and left a dirty scratch mark just above the driver side door handle… what’s the odds on that? I heard a ‘pop’ sound and saw it coming in the side view mirror. Now I get to look at that every time I drive the car. I’m going to take the car in to the guy that did my Opti-Guard when the weathers a bit nicer to see if he can buff it out and re-coat that area with the Opti-Guard.
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I'm having the same issue; it's good to know that I'm not insane. I've always had used cars, or my families hand-me-down cars, and now that I've got the FR-S, I'm absolutely anal.

When I first got the car I freaked out at my GF while she was looking for the dome light. I thought she was going to scratch the headlining.

I've settled down for the most part, but I find myself washing the car much more frequently than any other car. The silliest thing is that I sprung for the 7 year paint/upholstery warranty, so if it becomes chipped/scratched/faded I can get it all replaced. I think it paid off, because my last car ('99 Tiburon) was quoted at about $3000 for a complete paint job with dent removal. I paid I think it was $800 for the warranty, so I think it's a fair investment considering my car is stuck outside in the Florida sun for now.

I noticed my first nick on the side skirts today, and I think I actually felt more relieved than anything.
I agree! After my first chip, all I could think was "thank God that's finally out of the way! Time to get some more!"
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Hey bro, be glad your not like me yet with a 4mth old car in the shop getting $8600 worth of damage repaired on the front end because some jackass wanted to make a U-TURN into oncoming traffic and then subsequently slam on his brakes for no reason what-so-ever... btw, your dealer is an idiot!
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1)File for divorce
2)Make the dealership fix it and then find a new dealership
3)Make the tint shop replace the moldings



I don't know what it is but the FR-S/BRZ curse is out for blood and definitely isn't taking any prisoners.

I'm on several car forums and this car seems to bring a lot more neg vibes than the rest.

Since you're in SD... please post up which dealership was pounding cars.
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So, my good friend warned me about the "new car sindrom" and it is so true!! You pick up a car that is literally near perfect. Shiny and without any blemishes. Then somethinh happens ans it sticks out like a sore thumb!

The day I picked up my FR-S, my wife dragged her heels over the bottom door sill scratching the plastic! Suck! That following wednesday the dealer hit the car to check the alarm putting a fist size dent in the upper window panel. I have a coupl scratches from rocks i assume here and there on the car and today when the windows were being tinted they put a couple razor blade marks on the lower window molding. Only one I got fixed was the dent.

Anyway, I'm not mad, or upset, but i have NEVER been like this with cars! Then again, I've always bought used. Oh well, there will be many many more! Car is a blast and I'm not about to park it to avoid scratches amd flaws!

Any other stories like this or am i the only crazy one?
Where did you purchase your whiteout FRS?

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I had my FRS for about a month,took it autocrossing and nailed a cone at about 50MPH...and put a nice scratch and chip in the bumper cover..Oh well..i was pissed for about 30 seconds..shit will happen
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I feel your pain. I usually tell them not to wash my car when it's at the dealer. I know the mechanics are usually careful, it's the lot boys that dgaf. This last time I took it in I forgot to remind them not to wash it. Got it back with a dent in the pas. door that has a chip of paint missing down to the metal. Now it's all I see. They are fixing it monday but I was totally butt hurt over it. I park 2 feet from my curb in fear of eating it with my rims and I am so careful considering 7000 miles now but some douchetard moves it 20 feet on a lot and fucks my shit up? so sad. They used a dirty micro fiber rag the first time they washed it there and I almost cried. after this they are not allowed to breathe on my car there.
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