The first-gen Pilot has been a suburban staple for years, and this handsome hauler remains a solid choice if you're looking for a reliable, comfortable SUV. The Pilot's stock stereo isn't bad, but if you're a real music lover, you'll want to upgrade.
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Today's Dodge Challenger is a muscle car for grown-ups. Sure, this powerful coupe is fun between stoplights, but it's also a comfortable long-distance cruiser with surprising amounts of room for people, stuff, and, of course, aftermarket stereo equipment.
The tenth-generation Corolla's enormous popularity means there are plenty of good used models out there waiting for a good new owner. If you're looking for a reliable ride that's easy on gas, easy on the eyes, and easy to own, a 2009-13 Corolla is a solid choice.
The Pontiac G6 offers a variety of body styles and trim levels, all of which are sleek and stylish. From the 4-cylinder base sedan to the performance-oriented GTP coupes and convertibles, the G6 range has something for nearly everyone.
When you're driving a Mazda MX-5 Miata on a curvy, country road, music probably isn't all that important. But, let's face it, into each life a little rain must fall and the only thing to do when that happens is put the top up and enjoy some music. You're driving a great little car, so why not enjoy some great stereo sound?
In a world full of dull, grey sedans, the Chrysler PT Cruiser is one of those rare designs that really stands out, even after a decade-plus on the road. If you want your car to sound as nifty as it looks, the PT is a great platform for an aftermarket stereo system.
The second-gen Fit improved upon all that was good about the original and added some cool new stuff to the mix. It's a little bit bigger, a little more refined, and a little more composed, but it still has the practicality and tossability that made the Fit a hit in the first place.
The Honda Element is one of those versatile vehicles that can handle just about anything you throw at it or in it. The tall, boxy shape holds a lot of stuff, and the clever door arrangement and low step-in makes access easy. If you're into great sound, the Element offers plenty of room for an impressive stereo system.
We overhauled the audio system in a local music teacher's classroom. With quality speakers, amps, and components in place, the music he plays for his class sounds crystal clear.
The Honda Accord sedan has long been the poster child for what the automotive industry does right. It's attractive, comfortable, safe, reliable, and known for maintaining a high resale value. Most people keep their Honda Accords for a long time, so it makes sense to upgrade the stereo system.
The 2008-11 Subaru Impreza Wagon is a popular AWD vehicle, especially big with the tuner crowd and in areas that suffer from harsh winters. The WRX version, in particular, has made its mark as a sporty, high-performance vehicle with lots of room for mechanical, cosmetic, and audio upgrades.
Sometimes a shelf system makes more sense than a rack of full-size components - particularly when space is at a premium. Despite their affordable price tags, you'll find that these systems also deliver great-sounding music.