19: Chrome Door Handles
Chrome door handles were a fad that came in around the same time as the spinner rim craze. Generally oriented toward full-size trucks, it wasn’t uncommon to see chrome door handles that matched the rims. While this upgrade can look great at first, the cheap chrome accents age quickly and lose coloration.
This means in just a few years, the car or truck just looks dated and you have to take the chrome off. You’ll seldom see chrome door handles on cars or trucks any longer unless it’s a factory option such as on the Ram Big Horn.