My wife bought a new car yesterday. As we were signing papers, she mentioned how the new car is black, and she’s always wanted a black car. The finance manager then told us this story:
Most cars have a clearcoat applied to the paint job; but not black cars. The extra heat absorption properties of black paint cause the clearcoat to look hazy, so manufacturers have stopped using it on black. So a black car is more susceptible to scratches, bird droppings, etc; and it would really be in our best interests to buy ($899) their add-on “Final Touch” stuff to protect our car’s paint.
My wife is now worried about her beautiful new car. I smell BS.
On one hand, the manager didn’t even bring it up until we mentioned it. On the other hand–the window sticker says “Black Clearcoat”, and they couldn’t say that if it wasn’t true, right?