The smooth look would entail removing all the clips, filling the holes in the doors, and repainting the sides of the car. Yeah, not on an FTC budget, unless mid-Michigan body shop would love a bunch of publicity.
The requisite mouse nest in the engine. EVERY used car has one of these.
Less chrome is always a good thing. The grille was easy to remove so this was pretty much a no-brainer.
Resting beneath the airbox sits the brains of the beast. The dealer wanted $80 labor to change this part which literally takes less time to swap than an average oil change.
Even the chrome trim around the tail lights got an eviction notice.