It’s easy to get enchanted by new, modern car features, and you may feel like you need to have them in your life. There’s even a term for this—feature creep. What Feature creep means is when add-ins that should be optional suddenly feel necessary. For example, maybe you walked into the dealership thinking any old seats would do, but then once you realized some models have heated seats, you suddenly feel like not having those will be a deal-breaker. Even if these seats are out of your budget, you don’t care—you’ll buy them anyway. To avoid this, write down a list of features you must have before you go to the dealership. Then, don’t let yourself stray from this list, no matter how tempting those new and shiny features are.