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Dealer gouged roof while installing roof rails!
1) Isn't the paint and clearcoat now compromised? Meaning that the likelihood of fading or corrosion is higher? If so, how much higher?
2) They've indicated they will need to leave it for 3-5 days at the bodyshop. Does that seem excessive?
3) I have about 500 miles on the car and its a new 2008 MDX. I don't plan on asking for a new car because of this but do you think some kind of compensation from the dealership is appropriate? If so, what would be appropriate? Free labor on the running board, molding and side rail install (but it was all lumped together in the purchase price of the car)? Free services in the future? Oil changes/tire rotation? I'm not trying to break the bank or screw them over in any way, I know mistakes happen but my understanding is that any kind of body work will never restore the car back to its original integrity. It would be different if they blew up a battery or something, that can easily be replaced that would have no further ramifications down the road.
Thanks for any input!