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 |  Mar 18 2014, 5:45 PM

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Top 10 Most Expensive Car Options

So, you’re in the market for a new car. Your ‘88 Toyota Tercel has served you faithfully for the past decade and a half since you purchased it following your second divorce. But now it’s high time for something with a few features, not to mention a body structure that’s doesn’t consist entirely of ferrous oxide. Savvy shoppers will visit AutoGuide.com for the latest news, freshest reviews and handiest buying tools.

You can start your car-purchasing journey by comparing vehicles side by side and looking at prices.  But that’s not always the easiest way to do things. Features that may be standard on one particular model could cost extra on another. And then you have to factor in the asterisks (*) daggers (†) or other disclaimer marks. Certain options may cost a lot more than you bargained for because they have to be tied in with other features. Opting for aluminum trim accents instead of wood for instance could force you to get a sport package… and pay a lot more in the process.

Certain automakers are more adept at bilking buyers than others. Some of them have figured out how to charge exorbitant sums for items that should be free. Presented for your reading enjoyment (and as a stern warning), here’s a list of our Top 10 insanely Expensive Car Options.

  • Anonymous

    This should be top 10 most annoyingly built article design. What’s wrong with a list? Why are they all separate pages?

  • Errowen

    Why separate pages? Simple — they get paid every time an advert loads.

  • Mike Lliteras

    Theres a bit more to it than a cup and the part of the light that lights the cigs. The wiring, the outlet and the trim piece. $60 is cheap. Not a good start.

  • Mike Lliteras

    Didn’t even mention the $40,000 paint option for the RR Ghost. Whoever wrote this is not a car person.

  • twobitcoder

    Did the story start yet?

  • J Mac

    Those Camaro wheels are just STUPID.

  • ColumWood

    We agree its annoying and we’re going to be moving to a new layout soon that will solve this problem. It’ll diminish our pageviews but we’re confident the improved user experience will be worth it.

  • Rob Ferretti

    you don’t do much research, talking about absurd options that are $under $200 on cars that are $20,000+?
    Ferrari, Lambo, Bugatti, Pagani, Rolls Royce have options that cost as much as these cars. How much does RR charge for the star simulating fiber optic ceiling? Cause everyone needs one of those… Any Ferrari can easily be dressed up with $70k in carbon options. But then again we can also talk about the absurdity of dealer mark ups over sticker for used cars not attributable to options.

  • Cameron Prescott

    Is 10k for carbon ceramic breaks not the industry standard price?

  • Melissa Lennox

    On the number 3, the Chevy Camaro 2SS, you aren’t being completely fair. Compare it to the 1SS and you’ll see that the 2SS has an added USB port, auxiliary gauges, heads-up display, beautiful 21″ rims instead of the 20″ ones you can find on a normal SS, among other things. It’s not that muc hwhen you compare it to the 1SS.

  • johnny rotten

    most car makes charge for a smoker pkg..ie: ashtray and lighter..not just Ford

  • HMS

    your article sucks whoever wrote this obviously isnt a car guy. kill yourself.

  • Rickers

    Agreed. Suicide is obviously the logical result here.

  • whatman

    It’s to measure engagement for their analytics. It provides an easier way for them to see exactly which pages and how much of each article was read in general. Doesn’t stop it from being annoying, but at least there’s a reason.

  • nonobaddog

    These multi-page articles are just too aggravating to even read. I never open them.

  • Tunseeker

    Look at the options list for a Porsche 918 options
    911 Turbo S “Edition 918 Spyder.” ($161,650 or $173,050)
    Weissach package ($84,000)
    Liquid Metallic Silver or Liquid Metallic Chrome Blue paint ($63,000),
    magnesium wheels ($32,500),
    authentic leather interior seating ($26,000),
    carbon fiber interior package ($7500),
    front axle lift system ($10,500)
    , comfort electric heating ($6000, to heat the cabin even when the car is in full electric mode)
    , seat belts with accent stripes ($1800),
    carbon floormat with piping ($1725),
    and a painted key with leather pouch ($1380).

  • Juan

    It’s still a poop load of money.