Personally I’ll be looking for the all natural look. It will be provided over time by the rocks and trees as I drive off-road.Not sure if polished stainless will be all that big of a deal. I've seen some pretty shiny (polished) stainless steel milk trucks around and have not noticed any trails of death and destruction behind them.
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With that said, I personally plan on keeping my CT at it's factory finish.
I agree, I am even a little excited over the fact that my early reservation may have some defects, as long as its nothing major I will leave it be. Add some characterPersonally I’ll be looking for the all natural look. It will be provided over time by the rocks and trees as I drive off-road.