That's interesting. If your experience is representative, it sounds like maybe they fixed a problem.2018 Venetian Red Crosstrek.
1 year and 20,000 miles severe chipping on front fenders and hood. Dealer and Subaru claimed that this was normal wear and tear and not repairable under terms of the warranty. Dealer agreed to repaint the car as a courtesy. Dealer claimed cost of repainting to be $2100. I asked, and then Subaru agreed to give me $2100 credit towards the purchase of a 2019 car. After some degree of anguish due to nasty and condescending sales manager at the dealer I was able to trade the 2018 for a 2019 with identical options for a total of $3000 which included all fees and sales tax. By the time that the deal as concluded I had owned the 2018 for 15 months. Currently the 2019 car (Venetian Red) is 4 months old and 4000 miles with not a single chip.