Who Can Do Better Than A $38K Honda Accord? Win A Prize!

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During the 2008 Dodge Challenger reveal, Chrysler said a few interesting things. We were told the new Challenger was faster than a BMW M5 (true only because the M5 is electronically limited)(1). We were told the Challenger had more torque than a Porsche 911 Turbo (2)(off by 40 lb.-ft). Finally, we were told It's as inexpensive as a fully-loaded Honda Accord (3)(almost true). While we were listening to him we built our own Honda Accord with every stupid option you could imagine and, lo and behold, it was worth $37,853 (still cheaper than the $37,995 MSRP for a Challenger, but not by much). This got us thinking about other ridiculous cars you could build, by MSRP. That's where you come in.

The person who can build the most outrageously overpriced vehicle on a the "Build Your Own" section of an automaker website and provide proof in a comment (screengrab or link, or link to screengrab) will win the Suzuki Automoblox we got at the Suzuki Equator launch.


Remember, we're looking for outrage not highest price. We all expect a Maserati to be expensive. No one expects a Kia to cost $50,000. Best of luck.

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Raphael Orlove

The most I've worked up a base Landie Defender 90 (19,480 pounds) to 65,028.66 pounds with 45,548.66 pounds of options. Just writing down all of the options I listed took a full binder page. That's not enough to win it, I can turn a base model 130 (That's 22,680 pounds) into an optioned hydraulic platform (63,077.55 pounds) with 38,411.55 of those pounds being for never needing to call PG&E for fixing the power lines again. For the base Landie with current exchange rates, I put $88,696.91 in options on a $37,933.40 base car. That's a $126,630 Land Rover Defender 90, but I think that $78,662.25 in options for a $122,830.91 lift platform from a base Landie 130 ($44,164.74) is much funnier.