Originally Posted by Robert B
This speaks volumes about priorities.
I would not expect an automobile manufacturer to elevate a purely cosmetic issue that may affect some cars to the level of a recall. Moreover, it is a cosmetic issue that cannot even by seen. It is not a safety issue. It is not a performance issue. I would be disappointed in BMW if it were to put aside higher priority activities for something as trivial as this.
As for the owner of this car, it is an issue of priorities as well. I own my BMWs because they are driver's cars. I could give a crap if there is some superficial rust under the seat. I spend my time sitting on the seat looking down the road.
sure, but if you get a brand new car and it has rust on it, how much trust do you have in the quality build overall? I think is it major factor. With this stunt BWM lost lot more than just one spray painted car. It exposed the quality of the built. IMHO, they lose.