19: Power Antennas
Consumers were always complaining about their antennas getting either stolen or damaged in the carwash. So automakers decided to create a solution for this and implemented power antennas. These were used on cars well into the early 2000s and there were a lot of benefits to a power antenna. But the drawback was that the antenna was difficult to repair.
In the case of some cars such as the 2002 Infiniti G20, it could cost potentially hundreds of dollars to fix a retractable antenna. Fortunately, as time progressed automakers have figured out how to incorporate the antenna into the design of the vehicle. Thus, you seldom see a vehicle’s antenna anymore.