Hope everyone is doing well. I was driving my Soul Red cx30 down a dirt and gravel road yesterday. I kept hearing rocks hitting the car and was freaking out over the paint. When I got home all of the mud and dirt was only on the plastic. It made me for the first time truly appreciate the design. I am sure part of the reason the plastic is so chunky is cost cutting. But it was very interesting to see if it was any bigger it would be unnecessary. And if it was any smaller it would be pointless.