The right features can make all the difference in a new car purchase. For many enthusiasts, that means the right power level with the right transmission from the right engine layout. For other shoppers, the wrong entertainment system could be a deal-breaker. To cast a wide net and snag as many potential buyers as possible, automakers have come up with features and options that vary from innovative and useful to truly bizarre.
For example, in the 1980s, Honda offered the Motocompo, a foldable 50-cc “trunk bike” that could fit into the Honda City hatchback, a miniscule subcompact car. Today there are not one, but two different minivans from two completely different companies that offer built-in vacuum cleaners.
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