I agree mostly. Polished metal looks good, especially on wheels and exhaust tips. I'm not sure about an entire car polished. Chrome just looks like cheap plastic. The most chrome I can handle is emblems. I like that Ford get rid of most of the chrome of the regular Fiesta for the ST. I hate the chrome strips around doors/grilles or random chrome panels.I do everything I can to unchrome everything, this is 180' of that.
I have seen polished aluminum look stunning, but that is real aluminum and not a wrap. The Kirkham Cobras and Daytona Coupes in polished aluming with hand sanded stripes look fantastic. Chrome sticker isn't the same.
The vinyl is only on the exterior of the car. So if you did a vinyl wrap the door jams and anything painted not on the exterior is going to be more obvious. If you watch the video of this car you can see where the green is still showing. And preserving the paint it won't. I doubt a vinyl wrap will come off nice and clean. If you want a blue car order one or find one on a dealer lot.I would drive this chrome over the green to be honest. IF I had to choose. But no I don't like it. I'll give that company credit, while it may be different in person, from the camera perspective, the job looks great quality wise. I've seen a few companies on youtube that do this. Any idea of the cost? I'm almost tempted to suck it up and get a base ST on the dealer lot and then change to the ST blue. Not sure if that's cheezey or not though. If done correctly I guess no one would know. And the paint for sure would be preserved. I imagine it's not cheap.
The vinyl is only on the exterior of the car. So if you did a vinyl wrap the door jams and anything painted not on the exterior is going to be more obvious. If you watch the video of this car you can see where the green is still showing. And preserving the paint it won't. I doubt a vinyl wrap will come off nice and clean. If you want a blue car order one or find one on a dealer lot.
Most vinyl wraps done on cars are for companies that want their logo and a picture on the entire car like this one. I wouldn't ever do a vinyl wrap on my own car. If you want to change the color, do it right and get it repainted.
My dealer, who I know and respect, said there is only a $500 markup on the FiST. That's off MSRP and of course does not count their volume discounts and backdoor deals with Ford. So if you can get it at or around invoice that's the deal you'll get. If you have a trade-in, make your deal there. That's where you have bargaining room.Just watching some youtube videos and this chrome one, this seems to be a new option for people. It may be a fad depending on the price. Although the door jams etc may show, you have to admit they did a great job on this car. Nasty chrome color withstanding.
A good paint job is $4k minimum. So that's not an option. Nor would I want to re-paint a brand new car. If you watch the youtube videos, it actually does peel right off. Amazing actually.
Going to my local small town dealers, they won't budge on an order. MSRP is the price and that's that for a Fiesta ST. It makes no sense to me as they would never sell that car from their inventory as it's an order. They should go net net and add $200 plus their admin fees and delivery fee and be happy they sold another car. Plus one for them. Not the case though. Time to look out of state I guess.