There are lots of cars out there that are only fun when specced with the correct options. They may be fine without these options, but to be truly great, it's best to have those boxes checked.
I think the new Honda Accord definitely falls into this category. While the automatic transmission works fine, the Accord becomes truly fun to drive when optioned with the six-speed manual. Whether it's paired to the base 1.5-liter turbo engine or the Civic Type R-sourced 252-horsepower 2.0-liter, you're going to have a good time. Personally, I think I'd drop the extra cash and spring for the 2.0T.
Now we'd like to know: Which car do you think is the most fun when ordered with the right options? It doesn't have to be anything pedestrian like the Accord, either—your choice could be anything, as long as it's a new car that can be ordered from a dealer today. Let us know in the comments below.