My three-month-old Subaru Crosstrek was hit in the rear bumper. The body shop that the dealer sent me to says the damage was limited to that one part, but I notice on the estimate that they propose to use (and paint) "parts not made by the original manufacturer". I don't need to cut corners (the other guy's insurance will cover it) so I'm wondering if I should insist on genuine Subaru body parts, or if the non-original parts are entirely equivalent.
If the car is three months old then the parts should be original Subaru, not chinesium imports - ie this should be to the same standard as original Subaru to be covered by the existing, and continuing warranty.
I would expect that the dealer should be doing the repair or a body shop accredited by Subaru so that there is no issue in the future.