Originally Posted by sgoldste01
For what it's worth (not much), I have a friend with a white 2003 Honda Accord that has the exact same problem.
funny thing is, i had a 2000 white accord coupe (probably the same body style) at least it should be if i recall my honda correctly (could be wrong) but not a problem, the shine on the paint went away over time but the colors were the same, which is why i thought it was strange with my impreza, especially since it was brand new.
i can definitely tell the quality of materials is different from subaru and honda. personally i think honda did better work. the seats, and now paint of my impreza have given me issues (seat had lumpiness in the cushioning) and now the paint discoloration (car is parked in garage or indoor parking structure, rarely outside) which bothers me even more about the issue.
ill have them repaint it if needed....ideally i rather have a new factory bumper but fat chance of that happening, likely a repaint if anything.