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The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X598 CD receiver uses built-in Bluetooth to bring hands-free calling and audio streaming to your vehicle. And you'll find USB and aux inputs, along with built-in Pandora controls. Take a look in this demo video.
Kenwood's KDC-258U CD receiver delivers solid performance and plenty of features at a pretty nice price. You can adjust the variable color display so this Kenwood looks right at home in your dash, while the aux input and USB port give you plenty of options for hooking up your gear. Take a look in this demo video.
Kenwood's KDC-358U CD receiver will impress you with its looks. It boasts a bright 13-digit display, logical controls, variable color illumination, and a CD slot cover for a sleek appearance in your dash. But this budget-friendly car stereo isn't just about appearance. Check out some of its moves in this demo video.
Kenwood's KDC-BT318U CD receiver gives you Bluetooth for hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible music player. A USB input lets you hook up your iPhone or compatible Android phone. Take a look at some of what it offers in this demo video.
Blaupunkt'sToronto 420 BT CD receiver really catches the eye with its classic lines and traditional two-knob layout. But its old school looks won't keep you in the dark when you're driving - the bright white 15-digit scrolling display keeps you in the loop on song and system information, while the simple controls allow you to access an extensive list of features. Take a look at it in this demo video.
Like its cross-town rivals, the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro is a thoroughly modern muscle car that combines present-day performance and old-school style. The Camaro offers some installation challenges, but we have the advice you need to get the sound you want.
The Lotus Elise is your basic full-blooded, no-kidding sports car. It's small, it's cramped, it offers little or no luggage space, and it's completely (and delightfully) impractical for most aspects of daily life. The Elise doesn't offer a ton of room, but there's a surprising amount of room for improvement in the sound system.
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 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.
Kenwood's upped the speed limit with their Excelon DNX9990HD navigation receiver. It offers a user interface that's way faster than last year's models, so you can dive right in and explore easy-to-read maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. And there are a lot of other attractive features to explore — check it out in this demo video.
If you're looking for an in-dash system that gives you the most up-to-date maps, easy access to music and entertainment, plus fabulous sound, Clarion designed the NX702 navigation receiver to be the ultimate copilot. It'll help keep you on course, warn you of traffic jams, play all your tunes, let you talk hands-free...the list goes on. Take a look at it in this video demo.
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As the "BT" in the name suggests, JVC's KD-R820BT CD receiver has built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. But that's not the end of the story for this capable in-dash control center. Check it out in this short demo video.
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