The dealer tried to sell me a clear bra on top of the other accessories I ordered. Typically would it be cheaper and better quality to get it through the dealership or through some sort of auto body type place?You’ll appreciate the cladding once you understand how bad Subaru paint is. I made the mistake of not getting a clearbra on my ‘15 WRX and the lower front is loaded with chips and pits- hundreds of them. Im at 60k miles on the original windshield so I haven’t been driving close or tailgating snowplows. I know the clearbra prevents much of the paint damage but it’ll still wear the vinyl. Im getting clearbra this time- not being cheap again.
Also before you say it looks cheap- Audi, Volvo, and BMW are known for tons of cladding- the Allroad is probably the best example. Subaru is trying to capture customers from this market so you should feel a little better knowing it’s mirroring some of the luxury class. Just my 0.02!