Cars, why do they fit

A few years back I did some work for a small local bus operator & one of Alans drivers, a guy by the name of David, kept saying he was going to write to Ford as he could help them save money.
His theory was car manafactures fitted too many un-used extra’s things like wing mirrors, off switches for fog lights, dipped beam on lights, (its a Norfolk thing,) & idicators.
Any other suggestions ?.