Firm Rampant Member
haven't we all owned, rented or simply driven a car with more blanking covers than switches and dials ?Not that long ago when a heater was an optional extra in a British car. As were sun visors etc. Even pasenger seats on some!
Then along came fully equipped from scratch at no extra cost Datsuns etc. And the rise of company cars saw spec levels increase along with the spec level badges - Ford played that game splendidly.
The european car sales model has long been "everything is an extra sir" - Porsche still do that.