While automakers have made great improvements in paint quality over the past 20 years, some models—both new and used—have more problems than others in that department, hence the importance of doing your homework when shopping for a vehicle.
Consumer Reports is once again an excellent source of information. Using its massive database and feedback from owners, the website has identified 10 models from the past decade that have had more paint problems than you might expect. While not the type of thing that will leave you stranded on the side of the road, paint issues can be quite frustrating, especially when they occur outside of the warranty period.
One Tesla is included, but probably not the one you’re thinking about. Curiously, Toyota is nowhere to be found on this list. Go over the next few pages to see the vehicles ranked by their paint-related problem rate.