If you polish a turd what do you get? You get a polished turd. That is unfortunately how some cars have been perceived that have been on the market at some time. What makes it more interesting to understand is the fact that there have been some awesome manufacturers that simply haven’t hit the mark in the past. This does happen, every industry has to try some things and see what happens and the reception can be poor, but what’s amazing is the amount of work and showing that goes into a vehicle before it is released to the public. You would have thought someone would have stopped these manufacturers from making these colossal mistakes.
The automotive world is full of companies with different personalities and ideas of what should be built and how it should be done. When you think of Ford the F-150 comes to mind or the Mustang, when thinking of Toyota the Camry and the Highlander may be the first you think of. For luxury automakers their cars are full of great features for us to enjoy and exotics are meant to be over the top impressive and make us wonder why all automakers haven’t done the same. What is unusual is when we see an automaker try something that seems to be completely against their personality, here are some great examples for you to admire and wonder about.