Considering buying a new car? You're about to be faced with a laundry list of cool-sounding but crazy expensive extra options. But are they worth it? Seems like for all of the millions of factory and dealer options out there, most of them are utterly worthless cash sucks.
That might be overstating things a little, but it also isn't too far off the mark. The fact is, a lot of car companies make far more on selling options, option packages, and useless, whiz-bang gizmotronics than they do manufacturing automobiles. Granted, some of these bad new car features don't seem so bad; but you might be surprised how many options are really nonsense add-ons whose sole "performance" contribution is reducing the weight of your wallet. Here's looking at you, carbon fiber cupholders of the world.
When you head to the lot, try not to be seduced by these worthless dealer options.