15: Headlight Wipers
Most notable on Swedish and German luxury cars from this period, headlight wipers were an odd little feature that we’ve all seen at least once. You might wonder what good a headlight wiper would do, and it could be construed that these were intended for dirt. A lot of the German cars were also AWD and thus a headlight wiper would be a useful feature to have.
Fortunately, by the ’90s this feature had all but gone away. Volvo and Mercedes were the last two companies to offer headlight wipers on their vehicles. Other than that this feature went extinct as newer safety options were incorporated. We don’t think there were many who enjoyed the use of headlight wipers.