It's in the word: automakers make autos. But they also make a bunch of ridiculous stuff you can add to their autos.
One need look no further than Jalopnik's recent review of the Porsche 911 to see that options on a car, especially a luxury car, can get very expensive very quickly. $5,000 for a stereo, $8,000 for some ceramic brakes, $3,500 for a "special" paintjob-options like these can be found at almost every marque. But they're all at least understandable upgrades, even if the markup may be insane. Some options, however, are completely ridiculous.
Once again, it all comes back to Porsche. The absence of Porsche's completely necessary "Air Vent Slates in Leather" was sorely noticed. Why on earth would you not equip your car with these? They're a real bargain at just $1,190.
Of course, the entire last paragraph was sarcasm, except for the price, which was real. Who on earth thinks that their climate control system (a non-sentient being, mind you) needs leather touch points? Nevermind, don't answer that question. Just give us your most ridiculous factory options in the comments below.
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