Luxe extras that used to be available only in cars bought from high-end dealers can now be had without a side trip to the poorhouse. Useful, reasonably priced add-ons make an older vehicle feel newer and more fun, making everyone happy and safer too.
By Dan Tynan
Keep the kids occupied in the backseat and grab yourself some peace. A basic in-dash DVD/stereo receiver with MP3 playback, like the Jensen 8012, starts at around $200, not including displays. Sophisticated systems like Pioneer's AVIC-Z130BT, which combines a DVD player, stereo, GPS navigation, and iPhone compatibility, cost $1,200 or more.