In this thread, discuss car features and options that, in your opinion, have no reason to be popular, yet still are. Here are some of mine. 1.) Leather seats They're hot in winter and cold in summer. They start looking absolutely filthy at 200K when their cloth counterparts are just a bit worn. Their production is bad for the environment. True, they are much easier to clean than cloth seats, but if you need to transport muddy wellies or vomiting drunkards in your back seat, you're still better off with vinyl than natural leather. And their only benefit is that they allow you to sit on the remains of a cow. How luxurious, especially considering 1/3 of drivers do the same. 2.) Sunroofs Sunroofs add weight, drag, corrosion hotspots, possible leaks and rob you of headroom. Why do people still buy them? To look at the sky? You're not supposed to look there while driving anyway. 3.) Convertibles They are heavy due to reinforced chassis and windshield frames. They are dangerous in case of rollovers. Sure, modern ones have really strong windshield frames and roll bars, but rolling over a protruding object like a rock or a stump will still effectively decapitate you. Also you'll have lots of debris getting thrown at your head. A convertible can only be used only on hot, dry, calm days, so it only makes sense in Mediterranean-like climates. Everywhere else, 95% of the time it's going to be an inadequate alternative to a coupe. A modern convertible's retracting roof needs maintenance and is prone to faults and leaks. An old convertible without any roof at all is a barely usable dirt collector and vandal magnet. By now, the popularity of convertibles has plummeted, which is totally understandable. What's not is that before, people kept buying them for decades.