Mark F's 2001 Dodge Neon
I've been with Crutchfield since 1999, where I began as one our advisors, helping our customers choose new gear. After a couple of years, I moved to the writing team where I spent a decade researching new products and getting hands on with car stereos, amplifiers, speakers, and subs. Yeah, I've been doing this for a while.
For the past few years, I've been the managing editor of Crutchfield's Car A/V web article content. I couldn't ask for a better job — we get to play with car audio gear every day! I'm a Virginia native from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Outside of work, I love listening to music, playing board games, and installing new audio systems for my friends.
More from Robert Ferency-Viars
- 2 Alpine 12" Type E subwoofers
- Sony XM-2002GTR amp
- Sony XM-1252GTR amp
- Alpine CDE-9843
- Alpine SPS-171A 6-1/2" component 2-way speaker set
I custom made the subwoofer box with the spare tire removed to give it more air space. I mounted the components in the door and in the door pillar.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Doing a lot of shows gave me the idea, but I wanted it to be different.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
The speaker box.
Why did you choose these products?
They're all brand names that I could trust.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
The speaker box; it was time consuming.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
A video system is in the works.
Here's the car still in under-construction mode
Side shot of the box
From the back
From the back seat
With the trunk open