I bought this car used in 2018 with 10k miles on it in Maryland. Only 1 previous owner. It is red. It currently has 75k miles. within a year after purchase, I noticed the clear coat begin to fail on the door panels just below the windows just on the right side. Shortly after I noticed the roof’s clear coat begin to fail. Fast forward to today, Dec 2021, the roof’s clear coat is almost entirely gone as well as the upper portion of the right side panels and back fender. The left side is starting to show slight signs of failure now.
I stored this vehicle outside in Virginia for the first few months, then between Southern Texas and Northern Florida for a couple years. It is now primarily stored in my garage in North Carolina. The problem has slowed since being stored in the garage.
I suspect before I owned it, the car was constantly stored outside where the sun beat down primarily on its right side and roof given that’s where it failed first. However, I have no proof of this, purely speculation. Overall, I’m not too upset since the car is now over a decade old and you can’t expect the paint to last in tough conditions for that long.
In summary, yes the clear coat is failing. However, I don’t blame the car, just the conditions it has been stored in. The car is very mechanically sound and gets me from point A to point B very reliably so if this is the worst issue I’ll be very pleased.