Originally Posted by builthatch
you guys who are getting these 2013s...
are you noticing any strange paint defects or damage on your cars?
i had a major issue with my "old" new 2012 STI and got out of it without losing anything after a lot of legwork over several months. i pretty much swore off Subaru at that point but unfortunately, i can't find anything else that really seems worth it right now so as much as i'm hesistant to go through this again, i am thinking the STI simply might be the best bet.
my lone experience with the brand was so rough though so it's somewhat hard to swallow this pill.
My paint is fine apart from a chip on my front fender, and two scratches caused by my dumb ass self. I think you are going to have a hard time finding someone that had the same issue as you did, since it was barely noticeable based on your pictures you posted in your thread that no longer exists. I think your color, ISM, also made it easier to detect those defects you found.