I know body side molding is pretty dorky. But I freaking hate the dings that I get in parking lots and feel like anything that can help prevent them is worth getting, short of putting tires along the side like a tugboat (though I am tempted). I figure the body side molding could prevent maybe half of the dings I get. I looked at a Civic with body side moldings today. After a long hard look (that's what she said) from different angles, I realized that in my opinion body side molding does not improve the appearance the 2012. What do you guys think - protection or beauty?
By the way, I drove by a gray 4 door on the highway. I was astounded at how good the Civic looked. People think it is kind of boring when they first see it, but it really has something that grows on you.