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Best aftermarket radio?

what would be my best choice for a radio?
looking to spend around 150-200$
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Anytime I've purchased a radio I go to crutchfield.com
You can input the model of your car and all that and they will give you a list with reviews and all that jazz. Really just depends on your preference as well.
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Best radio...

Alpine 2002-2006 high end models, Pioneer 2007+ high end models, Kenwood Excelon 2002+ models. There are also some very nice older Eclipse radios, but most are not detachable.


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great site !
any knowledge on the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X395 fitting right in place of the stock radio? or will i have to fiddle with the wiring and use a radio replacement interface?

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It looks to cheap to be good. Check craigslist.


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i love my kenwood double din touch screen makes good for long trips witht he dvd built in =]
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It looks to cheap to be good. Check craigslist.
They're actually a pretty good radio...we sold a lot at my last job.

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would i need to buy the PAC Volkswagen Radio Replacement Interface For select 2002-up Volkswagen vehicles (model C2R-VW2) too? or just the kenwood?
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would i need to buy the PAC Volkswagen Radio Replacement Interface For select 2002-up Volkswagen vehicles (model C2R-VW2) too? or just the kenwood?
If you have the double-DIN monsoon, you will need American International part# EWH-1010 or the older part # which is VWH-1010, mounting kit #UPK-800, and antenna adapter # EU-06

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sorry, how do i tell wether or not i have the double-DIN monsoon ?
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i ended up going with the alpine cda 105.
any experiences on it ?
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The lower end Alpine sucks, I would have went with the Excelon...


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should atleast get the job done right ?
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It's still a radio, just has less sound adjusting options and will not sound as good. Personally I'm very picky about my music, and want it to sound exactly how it did when it was recorded...just louder...lol. It doesn't meet my standards by a long shot, but you'll ether enjoy it or realize, you get what you pay for.


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well you do get what you pay for! im not expecting a 1000$ radio
as long as its better than the stock one
what radio/subs/amp do you have ?
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