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Old 11-15-2006, 08:54 PM
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Greetings from a person soon to have his licence..

Hello,

My name is Andrew..I live in Uxbridge, Ontatio.

I will have my G2 in the next few weeks and my parents are saying they WILL give me money to put towards a car in the next month or so.

I have a job..racking in about 20 hours a week..so I have some money to spend. I will probably end up getting something between 8-10,000$ to start off with. A lot more than most kids get, I know..but my parents mentality is that they don't want be starting off with an unreliable piece of .

I'm thinking Neon, Focus..something along those lines because there cheep on insurance and easy to find parts for.


Now..music is a big part in my life..and I wont be able to cope with a shitty sound system for too long. I dont know much about car audio..and I was wondering if someone could help me out. I wont be buying a totally new system all up front..I just cant afford it, it will be piece by piece..but the pieces I buy will be fairly high quality.

I want a deck that can hook directly into a Ipod video 30GB, something that can handle some serious sound so I'm good for the future. I was in a car with a 10' sub in the trunk..and the sound it made was amaizing. So loud..scary almost. I want that. I was thinking dual subs..I want to make some freakin noise. As for size, brand, price..I have NO idea. This car will probably come with some pretty crappy stock speakers..its not going to be great. I will want to eventually want to replace them with something to suite my wants. \

So basically what I need is someone to fill me in on the brands..what I need to know when buying audio equipment and price ranges. Like I said this wont be all done at once..its going to be a gradual setup over a few years..I just want to get educated on the subject.


Thanks.
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:15 PM
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Sounds like you have a good plan. It is much better to buy quality components, than to upgrade your entire system when you want something new. Do it right the first time!

First thing you should probably look at is the head unit. There are a ton of i-pod compatible units on the market today. A little more info is needed, mainly, what is your budget? If possible go to a store and try out the deck. See how easy the features are to use. I like to close my eyes and try to adjust the volume or change the song, this gives you an idea of how easy it will be to make adjustments on the road.

With regards to subwoofers, what are you looking for: high sound quality or just really loud bass? What kind of music do you like to listen to? Again budget will be a determining factor. There are just way too many brands to just say this is the best. Application and install will be the difference in any situation. Also check out the forum sponsors, they are all excellent in both price and service.

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Old 11-16-2006, 12:21 AM
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i would go with a Civic...standard issue first car...reliable, good gas milage...
you can get a pretty damn good one for 8-9 grand...

check out your local craiglist etc...
i saw a car on the vancouver craiglist...13 grand and it was a Focal showcar...the audio equipment in it was worth atleast 20g's and the guy was selling it all for so much less...look around a bit before buying right away!~
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by harin101
i saw a car on the vancouver craiglist...13 grand and it was a Focal showcar...the audio equipment in it was worth atleast 20g's and the guy was selling it all for so much less...
Tell me you bought it lol.
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:52 AM
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smith wellcome to the forum man Theres tons of options as a member says here called Smartass PM him he will give you good advice and fair prices on car audio needs
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:21 AM
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dude get a crx you can pimp it out make them go fast and if ya want to compete you have the best sreet car in canada.
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Old 11-16-2006, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by loud'n'proud
dude get a crx you can pimp it out make them go fast and if ya want to compete you have the best sreet car in canada.
ahrem... the best street car in Canada? ... I beg to differ

(not that I can DO anything with it though...)
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Old 11-16-2006, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Smoke_31
Tell me you bought it lol.
I wish i did, but i had already sold my civic and purchased my new car...

here is the link to the ad:

http://vancouver.craigslist.org/car/230530625.html
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Definitely get a deck with a remote control, they make driving and messing with tunes a lot safer, and it preserves the face plate. I've had excellent results with Alpine, Rockford Fosgate, and MTX over the last 20 years, so I always recommend them. There are obviously lots of other excellent brands out there, so go shopping. If your budget is relatively low, and your stock system is decent, you can add tweeters in front, and a subwoofer and amp in the rear, and if your stock deck is not ipod compatible, then add a mid priced deck (250.00 range will give you virtually identical performance to 500.00+ decks minus some bells and whistles)for starters. Later, you can add front components, a second amp for your mids/highs, and use your extra tweeters for rear fill if you decide to go that route. You don't have to do everything all at once, in fact sometimes it's better and more fun to slowly add the things you think your system needs.
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second the motion for you to get a honda or another foreign make, nothing against domestics it just seems that the japanese makes last longer.
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