Re: Equipment as standard/Options disabled
"How many of the items you are charged for are only options that have previously been disabled, such as all the heating elements and wiring installed in the seats but the software switch to turn it on is not available."
Cost-conscious car markers are unlikely to pay for heated seats in a car that won't use them.
Although the idea they could then charge 2nd or 3rd hand owners to activate such items has been mooted.
So as yet there aren't many manufacturers who load the cars and just disable the option in software.
(Apart from simple features like auto-folding wing mirrors. Where the difference between manual folding and auto folding doesn't entail additional hardware.)