Dealership issue after 5 days
Picked up my 8 month old S3 last week and washed it for the first time at the weekend. One of the wheels wouldn't clean properly as the dirt stuck to it and I noticed the laquer was flacking off. I went in to see them yesterday and they say it has been poorly refurbished and as it wasn't by them so I will have to get it done myself as it is not a manufacturing fault so warranty doesn't apply. As a used car (It was an Audi owned car) they say I have to expect certain items to display "wear and tear". I paid top price for this and not that far off List and they are being very difficult over this. I am calling the Sales Manager today to discuss again.
When I inspected the car it had so much wheel dressing on it shined for England so it didn't show. Now I have cleaned it you can see it flaking off all over the place and it doesn't look as "bright" as the other wheels due to the finish being dull. Where it is flaking off the laquer looks good underneath.
They said, when I brought it, that as an Audi owned car they have strict rules about how the cars are cared for, this looks like a back street repair.
Anyone got any ideas of what I can do when I call later today ?