cwerdna wrote:LeftieBiker wrote:I'm wondering if they were prototypes or early production beta test cars.
I doubt they'd be prototypes or ones that aren't meant for actual customers/fit for sale.
I don't think an automaker could legally sell those. AFAIK, those have to go to the crusher or have to stay within an automaker to never be sold or parted out to real customers. There could be some major legal liability problems or support problems down the road, esp. if they differed from actual production cars.
That's likely true for prototypes, but not necessarily for early production cars being tracked with beta testers. The PIP was tested that way, and I don't believe the cars were scrapped, although I don't remember what did happen to them.