Chivalry may be seen as a social custom that is no longer upheld by the contemporary man, however the cars from that era still remain. Perhaps the modern incarnation of the soap opera can revive a tradition that has been lost to the convenience of technology.
The associations we make with vehicle manufacturers are pivotal ones. Perhaps this is the reason why when a famous motoring journalist sets the precedent for the connotations relating to a specific car company, nobody questions it. However, are his opinions set in stone or can they be equally critiqued?