So I was at a dealership last Saturday, and I couldn't help but notice the surprising amount of orange peel on the paint of several brand new cars, including a Dodge Dart (example included below) and a Focus ST. Is it normal for new cars to have so-so paint jobs? I would have expected a near-mirror finish from the factory, but perhaps I'm optimistic.
I'm curious, what can be done to improve the paint on a brand new car, especially in terms of orange peel?
Mine: 2008 Saab 9-3 Aero SportCombi XWD: 84k, Black, MANUAL
Gone: 2002 SVT, #1654
Hers: 2010 Focus SES: 73k, Ebony, Auto, Moon and Tune