Well . . . I've had my 2011 MCA Edition since June 8th and have waxed the car 3 times now, including the stripes. So far I see no problem or issue with the stripe. I understand that there may be an update stripe with MCA Edition somewhere on it issued sometime after January 1 2011 (for the 2012 model) and if that comes out, i will buy and replace the stripe that came with the car. I think its a **** shame that this "special edition" has no identifying marks. we've over 8,000 miles on ours and love it!