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Which Car Options are Worth Having?

Depending on which car you end up buying, your choice of options may be overwhelming.

Some manufacturers such as Honda keep things simple, while others give you a plethora of options and packages to choose from. If you intend to sell your car after a few years, it's important to choose options that will retain their value well and avoid frivolous options that will eat up your money.

According to ALG, a company that predicts the future value of vehicles, the following options are well-worth their price.

Active Cruise Control / Driver Assistance
This is an option that most drivers tend to use at some point and many used car buyers value very highly. These days, most new cars already come standard with active cruise control, but if yours doesn't and it's available as an option, it's money well spent.

Heated/Cooled Front Seats
These are especially desirable in cold or hot climates.

Apple Carplay, Android Auto
This is standard in many new cars now, and an option that used car buyers specifically look for

Leather Seats
I'm on the fence when it comes to leather seats. They tend to hold their value about as well as the overall vehicle, which means you should expect a 50% depreciation after only 3 years.

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Gregg Fidan Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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