Big, regal sedans wore propellers or stars on their hoods a decade or so ago — imposing executive expressions as ruthlessly polished as their owners.
Bimmers, Benzes and others had a finely stirred mix of performance, head-turning style and leather-soaked luxury that no mainstream sedan could hope to match.
They glistened in traffic like a gold Rolex on a rich man's tanned arm.
Meanwhile, we got Ford Tauruses and Nissan Maximas. Whoopee.
But here's a little secret about the auto industry today: While the rich eat more cake than ever — and can still buy and sell most of us over French appetizers before $50 lunches — the class gap continues to narrow in cars.Read Article