17: Door Rub Strips
Do you remember those black strips that were always on the sides of cars in the ’80s? They were an ugly addition that was meant to stop pesky door dings. This concept never caught on with consumers. Much like the body cladding phase of the early 2000s, these rubber door strips just looked better removed.
As with the ’80s Fox Body Mustang, the rubber strips didn’t add anything to the style. Most consumers just decided to remove the strips or paint over them. Door dings aren’t a big enough problem for a consumer to put up with an ugly rubber strip. The Chrysler K-Cars were some of the last vehicles to feature this hideous rubber strip.