same here for my front hood. Dealer told me, "if we didn't have already repainted your trunk, we would fix that thing that looks like a rock chip"Got my Koup in October, already has rock chips as well. Got into an arguement with the dealer because they said it's "just one of those things" No way this paint should chip so easily! Class action anyone?
I'm actually the founder/admin over at elantraclub.com and yeah, cheap paint was an issue with the last couple generations of Elantra. The new generation has vastly improved paint quality. The issue is a too thin layer of clearcoat. I think KIA is about where Hyundai was, say, 5-6 years ago.I was reading up on a Hyundai forum (yup I'm considering the new Elantra) and there is also talk there of chips on the paint. Then someone posted that all new cars have to meet some environmental regulations and they use like a water-based type of paint. It obviously chips a lot easier. It's something that all manufacturers have these days, even the very expensive brands. So just protect it as best you can. I would recommend visiting the autopia forum for good car detailing tips.