Need Car Stereo Recommendation

p08757

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I just got a new "used" car, and I would like to replace the existing car stereo with something that will connect via Bluetooth so I can talk hands-free and play the MP3's I have on my Droid.

Does anyone have any good suggestions, or recommendations?

I don't want to spend over $250.00 for the unit.

Thanks in advance!
 

that1bb

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Wow, I didn't know they had car stereos that could do that. I'm still rockin the FM radio on my old beat up truck. Try craigslist or eBay.
 

HardcorePooka

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Yeah, eBay is the way to go. I would recommend Alpine or JVC. Both are pretty darn good. Haven't looked at models in a while but a little research wouldn't take too long for ya. I recently bought a Lanzar which was about $200 for a touchscreen with DVD and all the bluetooth fun stuff... but it's... well, cheap. It works decently, but I have had some problems with it. I don't know that I would recommend it really... but if you are looking for reasonably inexpensive(which you are) and want most of the bells and whistles it does work out okay. To get a good one(Alpine, JVC, etc) is going to cost you more than $250 but in this, as with all things, you get what you pay for.
 

peter2010

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I would first check crutchfield to decide on a unit. Then, getting someone to install shouldn't be a difficult task.
When I was looking for a radio for my car a few years ago, it really struck me how fad-like the industry was. All of the manufacturers seem to be making radios that were nearly identical in appearance. The only way I was able to find one I liked was to buy a used model that was a few years old (and therefore from a different stylistic period for car radios) off of eBay.
 

peter2010

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JVC is a better option and you will get a huge variety to choose from and i am confident that you'll definitely like it. You can get your choice from there, just let us all know when you buy it. I am very exited to know about it.
 

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I have a G1 that works GREAT with the Sony MEX BT2700, it is highly recommended. The BT sounds great and it streams music nicely. Sony also has a deck that has a usb input with all the same features, this one only has a aux in, but it was $150 at best buy. You wont be disappointed. Now I am looking for a stereo that will allow me to control the music from the deck.

i would post a link but I'm new, you can find one easy though.
 
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