18: Footwell Icemaker
Before crossover vehicles took over, there was an evolving segment of minivans. Toyota had the Toyota Van, which was more of a full-size van wrapped in a compact body. Some of the conversion van features included a retractable table in the backseat and a footwell icemaker. Yes, that’s right. If you had a Toyota Van in the ’80s. then you had an icemaker built right in.
There were other features that automakers adopted later on such as built-in coolers and even drink warmers. None of wthem managed to catch on with consumers. But the ’80s were a time of automotive innovation for better or worse and the footwell icemaker was a great feature for camping or long road trips.