I happen to like the plastic door panels on my Jeep Compass. Thick plastic is easy to clean, strong and does not rot or disintigrate like cloth or vinyl sidings. I had a hard time keeping my toyota camry looking new because the door panels started to disintegrate after only a couple of years. If you remove the panel, you run the risk of damaging the clips so when you try to put it back it looks bad. Plastic is great!