I was aware of the door handle prices as I bought a couple to have sprayed early in the year. The manual knob sounds extremely cheap.
I've probably mentioned it already, but the most surprising price I've seen at Ford was for the bumper bar inserts (chrome in my case, though the other kinds are the same price). $5 for a meter, so I was able to make a big difference to my car's appearance for under $25, and installation was easy enough too.
Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President
1989 Ford Fairmont Ghia turbo/GL replica (underway)
1994 Eunos 800M
1990 Ford Laser S