Many manufacturers have practically useless and stupid trim options available. I would love to say that this is a recent occurrence but to be honest it has been happening since the beginning of time. Some of my favorite Useless Trim Levels are the “Splash” edition of the Ford Ranger, that whole thing Mazda did with their Millenia “Millennium” edition ( I’m sure they thought they were clever) and the Chevy “Xtreme” line of Blazers and S10s. These were all obnoxious and badly aimed a very specific niche market. It makes them look stupid, and I’m not afraid to say that I judge many of the people I see driving any of these cars that still have their trim badges on display. I similarly judge guys that don’t wear helmets while riding motorcycles but that rant is for another pint of beer.
I similarly judge guys that don’t wear helmets while riding motorcycles but that rant is for another pint of beer.
Really it all boils down to trying to take advantage of the consumer, YAY MARKETING!!! However, did any of these hokey pokey trim levels actually produce something good? There was a time when Super Bee meant something on a Dodge now, not so much. Remember the 1970’s when every car had a name or wonky trim level? The Judge (badass I know)? Little Red? Those were good, right? So, what happened? Where did beater manufacturers stop adding features and started slapping on a shiny sticker or badge and calling it a day? Why did VW make us buy the Wolfsburg Edition?!?!?!
So, I leave it up to everyone else out there, What is the worst named Trim level on a Beater?
My vote, Eddie Bauer Ford Explorers. I mean, come on right?