There is a difference between being economical and treasuring value per dollar spent. One is like settling for any kind of burger, and the other one is searching and knowing where the best burger joint is. Knowing the difference between the two is the reason why almost two years ago I bought a Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan and drove it daily.
Owning a luxury car does not mean you’re a “show-off” of your wealth. You see, there are much more explanations why many people buy these expensive cars. The key features of these luxury cars are the reasons why most of the people (including me) get one.
Driving a very expensive car where everyone’s head will turn when you pass by is such an amazing feeling. The beautiful and one of a kind interior leather design, the high definition command center for your music, GPRS, and maybe even video calling, the high end painting, the beautiful curves that can almost match the curves of a woman, the attention you get when you go out and get in your car, and everything else that good money can buy.
Since you are considering buying a luxury car, it must mean that you are very particular about your ride. This means that you probably want the most high-end, unique, and amazing car around. Luxury cars offer all sorts of features from steering wheel warmers, seat massagers, seat coolers, and even hydrophobic windows. Unless you can afford them all you have to make sure which add-ons and features you want in your luxury car in order to get the most out of your money.
In helping choose what you should look for, here is a short list of cool features that you should consider before buying a luxury car.
Steering Wheel Warmer
Are you tired of your hands locking up because of the cold while driving? Well, you can consider a Steering Wheel Warmer that will automatically heat up your hands when you are using the steering wheel. This will make it more comfortable to drive especially when it’s raining or snowing. (This feature is also built in the car and is not offered as an add-on, thus the price can’t be accurately separated.)
Auto Lane Keeping
This feature will help you put your car into auto-pilot mode; The Mercedes-Benz has built an “electric eye” which watches the road for the driver. The key, with all sensors, is having confidence the sensors and the electric eye camera are doing their job. If they are, you essentially have a car that can drive itself. (This feature is often also built in the car and is not offered as an add-on, thus the price can’t be accurately separated.)
Bentley’s Infotainment Pack
Do you want two Ipads, a drop down 12-inch screen and two headset displays along with your car purchase? Well, if you do, you probably should consider the Bentley’s Infotainment Pack, It is very expensive but then again you are buying a car for the features, not the cost. The pack is around an add-on of $35,000. This will turn your car into a mini media room where you can watch Netflix, listen to music, and even have conference calls.
Aston Martin Transponder Watch
Do you want to own a car that can be directly controlled by your watch? Well, way before the Apple Watch was a thing, Aston Martin began offering the Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX2 Transponder Watch back in 2007, it is offered as an add-on for $31,000. This watch can lock and unlock your car with a simple flick of a button.
Bang and Olufsen Pop-Up Tweeters
One thing most people will gladly spend their money on is for a high-quality speaker, and that is what you get for an add-on of $8,000 dollars in your Aston Martin purchase. This speaker offers world-class music that pops up in your dashboard and automatically hides away if not being used. This feature is perfect for those who are audiophiles.
If you do not like the cheap and conventional air fresheners then you can go get the Mercedes S550 scent system. This is available as an add-on when purchasing the Mercedes S-series. This is a high-end fragrance system that can be controlled electronically to make your car smell better, it can even be set at specific intervals during the day. A bottle costs around $90 and it refills, too.
Leather Air Vents
Are plastic air vents an eyesore in your new luxury car? You might very well consider Porsche’s leather air vents. This will undoubtedly make almost all of your car’s interior leather and will make you cash out around $800.
Electronic Passenger Seat Adjustment
Do you want to directly adjust your passenger’s seat to their liking without asking them to do so or asking them to get out of the car? Then you might very well want BMW’s gentleman function. This feature can be found on a couple of BMW 7-series, this will make it possible for you to directly adjust the passenger’s seat prior or during his arrival, a true feature for those wanting to be a gentleman. This feature is also built in the car and is not offered as an add-on, thus the price can’t be accurately separated.
More than Leather
Is leather getting boring for you? Then you might want to consider getting Mercedes Maybach’s granite rim. This will add trimmings of granite like a fancy bathroom tile in your car interior. The trimming will roughly cost about $70,000.
Starlight Inside of Your Car
Do you want to go stargazing with your partner on a rainy day? Or go stargazing after dinner without driving a couple of miles? Then the Rolls Royce Starlight Roof is perfect for you. They will design the inner roof liner, customize with fiber optic lights, in order to recreate a night sky. You would need to throw in an additional $12,000 for the amazing stargazing sight.
We hope these features I have mentioned can help you in choosing your car. Just make sure that you have considered everything before buying one. Choosing what luxury car to buy is a very big decision to make.