Cars have come quite a long way since you could have them in any color, as long as it was black. Since then, carmakers have continually one-upped themselves developing car features they think we can't live without. What automotive innovation could you not live without?

Yes, it's the cupholder. Sorry, Germany, but I like coffee to-go. I like it a lot. And I like to have my coffee cup next to me while I'm driving places. I'm not ever going to stop doing that, so you can stop asking. I don't care what the distracted-driving police say about it. They can pry my paper cup with the plastic safety lid out of my cold, dead, er, cupholder.

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