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5 Cool Car Accessories

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

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Video Entertainment

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.

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