Puddle lamps, often mounted to door handles or underneath wing mirrors, are clever bits of auxiliary lighting that can point wayward owners back toward their cars in the dark. The examples fitted as optional equipment on the Ford Mustang, however, are pure theatre, projecting the pony car’s badge on the asphalt, which glows when the doors are open. Caveat emptor: like racing stripes, they will not make your Mustang beat a Camaro off the line. Price: $650 (part of the Comfort Group, which also includes heated front seats and a six-way power passenger seat) (Ford Motor)
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