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Old 04-07-2005, 12:22 AM   #1
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Head Unit in a 97 Saturn SL1

I might be buying a 97 Saturn SL1 and I have been told that head units are a a pain to put in them. Is that true? If it isnt what would be a good head unit to buy?
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Old 04-07-2005, 07:26 PM   #2
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i have never installed a head unit in a saturn so i dont know how difficult it is. It depends how much you are looking to spend on a head unit and what you are looking for in it: cd, mp3, ipod ready. I would recomend either alpine or pioneer head units depending on how much you want to spend.
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Old 04-09-2005, 01:54 AM   #3
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how much do they cost?
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Old 04-09-2005, 02:13 PM   #4
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how much do they cost?

It shouldnt be a pain to install it given you have bought the mounting kit...

Right now the best HU manufacturer is Eclipse, so if you want top notch, buy Eclipse. Panasonic to me makes the best bang/buck HU (the 8300 has a great S/N ratio and has 3 5v pre-outs for under $250). Alpine and Pioneer are good, but you'll have to spend some money to get their good units.

There is no one single price for a HU. You can buy each companies bare-bone HU for $100 or spend $1500 and get a 7" motorized screen with their top of the line unit.
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Old 04-09-2005, 09:34 PM   #5
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where do u buy a mounting kit? cant i slide out the stock one and slide in a new one?
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Old 04-09-2005, 09:47 PM   #6
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you can buy a mounting kit at best buy or circuit city. no you will not be able to do that because the hole from the stock one will be larger than what the after market will need.
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Old 04-10-2005, 01:46 AM   #7
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I might be buying a 97 Saturn SL1 and I have been told that head units are a a pain to put in them. Is that true? If it isnt what would be a good head unit to buy?
Read this.

http://www.car-forums.com/talk/showthread.php?t=11367
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Old 04-10-2005, 06:36 AM   #8
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agreed that crutchfield has great service but there prices are way to high.
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Old 04-10-2005, 03:18 PM   #9
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that helped alot they may be high but it will look good in my car
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