I'm very close to buying the model 3. I have accepted that there will be quality issues. My question is that are the paint problem most apply to the white (most people have the white) or it applies to all color? I really like the red or blue, but I don't want to pay the additional charges for paint that I know will be a problem. I can settle on white if that is the case. I also try calling tesla and try to get a final price on the car before I put in the nonrefundable deposit. They just refused to give me all the fees and the final price seems low compare to the price I see online.