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did anybody get the undercoating or paint guard for their car??? does it really help???
 

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Some dealers will offer such things as a way to add fluff to the profit for themselves. The metal is treated with an rust inhibitor and guaranteed for like 5 years or more ( I would have to consult the manual for the exact information) and the paint protector/sealant is a scam in "MY" opinion. I have seen this stuff in action and it is nothing more than this infomercial stuff sold years ago for you guessed it $19.99. I think it was called Touchless. Junk!

If Nissan thought it was necessary it would be on every car.
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Some dealers will offer such things as a way to add fluff to the profit for themselves. The metal is treated with an rust inhibitor and guaranteed for like 5 years or more ( I would have to consult the manual for the exact information) and the paint protector/sealant is a scam in "MY" opinion. I have seen this stuff in action and it is nothing more than this infomercial stuff sold years ago for you guessed it $19.99. I think it was called Touchless. Junk!

If Nissan thought it was necessary it would be on every car.
Just my $0.02
i agree. the dealership that i originally ordered my cube from tried to charge me a whopping $400 for that paint sealant crap and absolutely refused to order a car without putting the junk on before we picked it up. i told him we DID NOT want it, but he said they just do it on every single car they get in. so uh...why couldn't they have just not done it for ours? because they wanted an extra $400 in their pocket of course :roll:

the second dealership, which we ultimately went with, does the same thing for free. go figure!

you're much better off applying something like this 2 times a year: http://www.autogeek.net/klashiggloss.html (just an example, i haven't actually used that kind) then carnauba wax afterwords.
 

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I called the company that does the paint protection for the dealership. They said they charge $100... which, as stated above is still too much. It's just a synthetic wax that is available for $8 at your local auto parts store. It does work, but is no worth any more than $8 (and perhaps $20 for the detail guy to apply it).

Alas, I had no choice - the $450 paint protectant fee was added at a very late point in the transaction... in essence they held me hostage. I would have had to call the police & try to get a duplicate title for my trade, lowering it's value.

If you are forced to use a dealership (like Nissan on Nicholasville) who will not sell you a car without it, then just find a Cube on eBay. You could fly in & drive it home for less than the magical wax fee...
 

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This garbage was "applied" to my Titan, it was called AutoButler for $300.00, I did not pay for it in the end but,,,,,

When I de-badged the entire vehicle, and there are lots on a Titan, if anything was applied you would have seen it under the badge (as they did not apply this stuff under the sticky tape) a raised edge were the badge was, or even the evidence that water beaded up all around where the letters were (NOTHING,ZERO,ZIP,ZILCH,NADA) ??? I wonder why? because they applied nothing to the vehicle. :roll:

This should be a reportable scam.
 

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a raised edge were the badge was, or even the evidence that water beaded up all around where the letters were (NOTHING,ZERO,ZIP,ZILCH,NADA) ??? I wonder why? because they applied nothing to the vehicle.
I'm in a similar situation. But even more obvious - the residue from the protective shipping vinyl was/is still visible!!! This would have come off if they had rubbed a product on the car. Yes, this is fraud.
 

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i can't believe some dealerships force you to purchase the paint protection.. i spoke to a friends husband that works in a body shop and he is going to pick up the wax from work and apply it for me and just charge for the wax, but i'll give him some cash for it :yes:
 

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i can't believe some dealerships force you to purchase the paint protection.. i spoke to a friends husband that works in a body shop and he is going to pick up the wax from work and apply it for me and just charge for the wax, but i'll give him some cash for it :yes:
yeah, i couldn't believe it either. well, it would have been ok if they didn't try to charge so frickin much for some wax :roll:
 
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