I am really racking my brains right now looking on the ford website for all the options that you can have, and need some help from people who aren't Ford sales guys. The options I am thinking of:
Privacy Glass - I've seen the rear privacy glass in the flesh and it looks nice, but £200 seems a bit excessive considering I will be getting a 3 door?
Full Dressup Kit - I like the large rear spoiler but haven't really noticed the other parts of the body kit - Am I likely to notice do you reckon? £200 for large rear spoiler, £500 for full dress up kit, big jump! Front grille looks a little nicer with the dressup kit.
Perimeter alarm - Is this likely to lower insurance costs? £100 doesn't seem too bad if I am going to save almost that on insurance.
Driver's seat lumbar support - I am likely going to be a lot of 600 mile round trips - Worth protecting my back? It's only a £50 option.
DAB/Satnav - Right now I happily listen to a 16Gb USB of music, not sure how much I will use the DAB but would be a nice option to have there. Due to the long trips, sat nav is tempting but I have a 4.7" windows phone with Nokia sat nav, but it has messed up in the past and got lost in Horsham for half an hour coming back from Gatwick at 1 in the morning!
£100 for DAB, £500 for DAB+Satnav
EATC - (Automatic aircon) - I've heard rumours that this raises MPG vs manual aircon, is there any truth in this? I'd imagine not if you don't forget you've left the aircon on! Reckon this is generally gimmicky? £275 option
Driver Assistance Pack - I'm unfortunately not fantastic at parallel parking any more, worth getting rear parking sensors? Active city stop (Auto brakes if car in front of you brakes and you don't realise) is alluring (resell value) but not sure whether I will use it.
£400 option, £300 without active city stop.
Keyless Entry - Absolutely not necessary, but sure would be nice to not have to get my keys out of my pocket when I have a hand full of shopping, since I always manage to put my keys in the pocket that is the most awkward to get to (left pocket when my left hand is full, right pocket when my right hand is full). Might prefer to drop the occasional burger king and save the money - I am a sucker for gadgets though.
I understand this is very much a personal preference, but was just hoping I could get some feedback from people who actually have these features, and whether they like them or regret getting them.