on another thread, the subject came up of the old perception, still alive in the minds of some, that higher cost equals a higher quality car. I brought up Lexus’ having upended that idea for most automotive consumers.
Through history there have been many cars that upended existing (at the time) assumptions. I thought a thread identifying them might be interesting. So, here it is!
I’ll start with the Model T. Prior to Ford’s Model T, cars were considered playthings for rich people. They were handbuilt, expensive, unreliable, and the infrastructures of fuel supply and roads were only marginally existent, completely nonexistent in most of the country.
Anybody care to add to the list? It might be fun.