You know really-that's actually useful. When someone drags a suitcase or other heavy object out of the trunk over the bumper it doesn't get scratched. Look at your next rental car and you will see when it doesn't have that feature.Toyota sucks, I was looking at a Camry TuRD before buying the Integra and they all had $700 of worthless junk from the manufacturer added on. Who needs a $69 "rear bumper applique". Give me a break. I don't know what I was thinking even considering it.