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Car Accessories: Do you Splurge on Extras for your Ride?

Porsche bike
For the Porsche lover who has everything, consider this $8,000 bike. (Porsche Cars North America)

We all know people who absolutely love their vehicle. Maybe they’re die-hard loyalists to the brand or they just worship their ride. When you buy a vehicle that you’ve fallen head over heels with, do you splurge on extras, like accessories for your car, or brand-specific clothing, luggage, wallets or even handbags?

BMW and Mini offer a range of car accessories, including a baby seat, iPad holder and an electric cooler bag. If you need more BMW when you’re away from your car, the brand offers luggage, bikes, apparel, toys, pedal cars, wallets, cuff links, handbags, umbrellas, dog toys and shoes. Audi lovers can buy things like a grill kit, travel chair, plush bears, clothing, laptop and tablet cases, luggage, watches, golf equipment and even a hoodie for your dog.

Bentley Barnato handbag
The Bentley Barnato bag is made from calfskin and features a quilted interior lining. (Bentley Motors Limited)

Mercedes-Benz Perfume is now available for that special guy in your life. Mercedes-Benz calls it a “woody, floral, fresh fragrance” and says it’s a “distinct essence infused with sophistication, refinement and a dash of modernity.” The automaker is also offering shower gel, deodorant, after shave and after shave balm. Mercedes-Benz also sells luggage, furniture and other luxury items.  

For the ladies, Bentley has a limited edition luxury handbag collection made of calfskin. “Created from the same hides used by Bentley craftsmen to furnish the cars’ renowned interiors, every bag bears a single unique identifying number,” Bentley says. Bentley also offers niceties like cashmere throws, clothing, luggage, a radio-controlled Continental Supersports, Italian silk ties, cuff links and iPhone and iPad cases.

Porsche has accessories for guys, gals and kids, including belts, wallets, sunglasses, apparel, luggage, flip flops, cuff links, handbags, bikes, golf equipment, office supplies, an office chair made from the Plus sport seat in the 911, ice cube trays that will mold your ice into the shape of little 911s, Cayennes, Caymans and Panameras, baby and kids’ clothes, toys and even mini Porsches for your little ones to drive around the yard in.

Some of these accessories can be a bit pricey. One of Porsche’s bikes sells for $7,999.99, the Porsche office chair retails for $5,690 and a Porsche GT3 cup shelf costs $4,230. Audi’s R8 custom luggage set runs up to $7,400.

When you buy a vehicle, do you treat yourself to the matching jacket, belt or suitcase? Do you purchase these items for your car-loving family members for the holidays?

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