Originally posted by alias20035
The orange peel paint is not a Subaru issue, it is an enviromental one. 8-10 years ago car makers switched to more enviromentally friendly paints.
Also the newer paints don't work on plastics like the old stuff, so a different type of paint is used so forget about color matching plastic to metal, not even BMW can do it.....
You're kidding right? Honda minimizes orange peel. Toyota does. Heck Chevy is doing a great job of minimizing it today. Wait Subaru does a great job of it too, well at least in JAPAN. Even a blind man can tell there is a difference in US and Jap made subaru quality.
Color matching plastic to metal isn't rocket science and yes BMW does a great job at it. As does Toyota, Honda and Chrysler (wait they all inject their plastics with color). Just as was done 15 years ago on the SVX.