I do not own an E yet, but am very interested. I ve been reading the messages on the plastic body panels, went down to the dealer did alittle feild test of my own. The panels do scratch, its not hideous, but if your really anal about crap like that (like me) it would bug ya. The plastic doesnt really gouge just the textured surface really. But it does leave a mark that cant be rubbed out with any compound. My wife has a Jeep Grand Cherokee with similiar panels that are bullet proof. The E's are not. The long term problem with these panels would drive me nuts, everybodys talkin about it so there must be an issue. Not to mention that the panels on my Jeep are faded and stained, and i take real good care of that truck. Granted I've owned it new since 97, it still bothers me. Armor All rinses off with the first rain and nothing else really helps, onley short term. I see the same problems with the E, onley worse because almost the whole truck is clad in this stuff. I love all the other features on the vehicle, plus the way it looks. i also would like to know if ya can really fit a 10ft longboard inside it.