Originally Posted by pyroinsa
If you get paint mixed to match the original paint code, it will more than likely not match your car anymore. Overtime car's paint fades. Best bet is to find a local paint shop and have them match it up to your car. It won't be any cheaper though, but at least it will be a perfect match. I go to Diamond Vogel, I don't know if they are only local to my area or not but I get a pint for about $40.00
That is exactly right.
Even if they mix it with the same formula to get the same color it is still different paint.
The price is about the same but here is another resource: