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Hey Everybody! First glad to say that the new 2012 seems to finally be working as advertised (although I can't understand why my wife is only getting about 28 mpg on a 6 block commute while I get 35+ on a much longer one). Anyway, it's time to start doing something to kill the plain "Ugly Betty" feel so I'm looking to start with audio. If anybody has any advice on any of the smaller subs amps that will fit under the seat etc. but still have decent sound I'd appreciate the advice. Most of my cars have been "big bodies" and I never put a system into any of the smaller ones. I've been looking into the Kicker hideaway sub but I wanted to see what you guys thought first. I'm looking around the net for reviews etc but the way I see it, I'd get the best advice here. Thanks for the time guys.

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Kicker is overrated IMO. I've heard too many stories of them blowing after a few months. And I've just never liked them. My suggestion would be something from rockford fosgate or pioneer, as long as its not their entry level line of subs. (Like Rockford's prime level) I've also heard good thing about alpine, although I've never owned them myself (my friend swears by his type-r's).

The reason your wife's car is getting less MPG is that the car has to warm up to operating temperatures. In doing so the car consumes more gas. So short trips will never lead to good MPG. The colder it gets the worse the effect.

On to the radio, I have had good luck with hideaway set-up. You will pay a premium for the convenience of a unit pre-built and the sound will be fine. Can you build a better unit that sounds better for less? Yes. But time and convenience comes into play also. The Best thing I did for my set-up was to swap out the headunit. I then added a small sub/amp later.
Went with this: Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.

Good luck :thumb2:
Hi guys I want your imput. I'm outfitting my car with a boss audio system. Should I wait at least a few months to put money into my new versa? That's my only concern, other than that I need help find indash lighting like leds, basically to make my plain white beauty badass
if you have the money to spare and you can get a nice deal on what you want i say go for it, i put in all 4 new speakers with tweeters a new head unit and 2 12s in my car within the first few months of having mine and i couldnt be happier
I have 4 boss speakers powered by a 400 watt amp hidden away under the seat, a boss deck and no subs. It gives it just enough power to make it sound good while not blowing my eardrums from bass.
My sub and amp are Boss. I love them. I heard a lot of bad reviews online for them, but bought anyway cause of the price. As long as you don't expect them to perform like a $200 sub, they're great.
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