So, you really want your next car to come loaded?
You've probably heard of the term 'sticker shock.' If not, perhaps you should take a stroll to your nearest new car dealership and take a gander at some window stickers. New cars and trucks can get expensive, especially when you start adding pricey but desirable options like navigation, a leather interior, sunroof, or flashy chrome wheels.
But, according to Wikilender, it's sometimes possible to more than double the base price of a new car by loading up with options. There's one automaker in particular that you won't be surprised to see charge an arm and a leg for certain options packages, but there are also some interesting surprises on this list.
Without further ado, check out this list of eight automobiles with options that double the price of the vehicle.
- Base MSRP: $60,600
- Optional Extras: $92,410 (152% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $153,010
Porsche owns the profit-per-vehicle trophy. According to parent company Volkswagen's most recent earnings report, Porsche earns an average profit of $17,250 per car. That's over three times the profit margin of rivals like BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
One reason why Porsche is so profitable is that it loads its vehicles up with options. According to Wikilender, in the case of the Cayenne, those options can raise the base price of $60,600 to an astronomical $153,010. That's a staggering $92,410 in options.
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Porsche 718 Boxster
- Base MSRP: $57,400
- Optional Extras: $70,290 (122% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $127,690
The Porsche 718 Boxster may not be quite as crazy as the Cayenne when it comes to options, but it's pretty dang close. It's possible to add $70,290 worth of options to the $57,400 Boxster, according to Wikilender. And in case you were wondering, yes, the mechanically similar Porsche Cayman can also pack on huge options costs.
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- Base MSRP: $229,100
- Optional Extras: $265,955 (115% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $495,055
With a starting price just shy of $230,000, the Bentley Bentayga is already expensive. But if you're not stingy with options, you can more than double that asking price to over $495,000. Just one option alone – the Breitling Mulliner Tourbillon Clock – costs a staggering $160,000.
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- Base MSRP: $20,950
- Optional Extras: $20,985 (100% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $41,935
Not all cars with super expensive options cost an arm and a leg. In fact, buyers of the Mini Cooper, which carries a base price of $20,950, can double the price of the little urban runabout if they aren't careful, says Wikilender.
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- Base MSRP: $91,100
- Optional Extras: $87,670 (96% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $178,770
Surprised? No, neither are we. Yet another Porsche on this list of vehicles with the most absurd option costs. Wikilender says you can't quite double the cost of a base 911 with options, but you can come pretty darn close.
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Ford F-150 XL
- Base MSRP: $27,110
- Optional Extras: $24,975 (92% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $52,085
You may not have seen this one coming, unless of course you've been shopping for a new fullsize pickup truck over the last few years. With a base price of around $27,000 and options of nearly $25,000, buyers could conceivably double the cost of a Ford F-150 XL.
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Ferrari 488 GTB
- Base MSRP: $245,400
- Optional Extras: $219,656 (89% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $465,056
Okay, so this one's not so surprising. As is the case with Porsche, a lot of customers shopping in a Ferrari dealership have got the funds to make their chosen vehicle stand out from the crowd. According to Wikilender, the 488 GTB's price can swell from $245,400 to $465,056 by piling on the options.
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- Base MSRP: $39,500
- Optional Extras: $35,265 (89% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $74,765
According to Wikilender, it's not all that easy to nudge the price of the Mercedes C300 from just under $40,000 to its nearly $75,000 apogee. Still, all the cargo organizers in the world can't be worth nearly doubling the base price of the car, right?