As the car wars continue and onetime luxury features become standard in the highly-competitive midsize market, certain staple items are making their way to the history books.
 
Hand-cranked car windows are one such item, as power windows become standard even in entry level vehicles such as the Ford Focus and Honda Fit. Honda Motor Co. has even made power windows standard across its line, the first major automaker to do so. States Honda representative Sage Marie, "It's not even so much a luxury touch anymore. It's an expectation. That's why you see it on everything from our least expensive model to the highest."

What feature do you see next to be phased out as optional? Manual car locks? Air-conditioning?

[Source: USA Today via The Auto Channel]

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