Originally Posted by Seriously Focused
Absolutely crazy question I'm sure, but did you did a thorough inspection of this used car BEFORE you bought it?
It doesn't sound like it..........
I did, but some things are easy to overlook when you only spend 30-40 minutes looking over a car. If you weren't looking for the hatch or the roof rail things, you'd probably miss it too. The mirror is a compromise thing that can be fixed easily, but it's currently an annoyance. The smell I attributed to cleaning chemicals, but still hasn't faded. If I had been able to test drive the car for a week before buying it, I might have backed out.
Here is a link to the dealer's photos. Look at #19 and then #3. You can sorta make out the two spots I mentioned, but if I didn't point them out you'd likely look right over them - even in person.