Sounds funny to ask this question but I'm kind of torn.
I have a '98 camaro. The way its set up, the rear speaker placement is actually closer to the front passengers than the front locations. Its also not confined to a cockpit-like area. Last time I had the speakers installed, I had them in the rear location because somebody ripped out the driver side speaker (along w/ the rest of my gear) and did some decent damage to the fiberglass in the door.
I had to rip apart my car b/c of standing water and ended up ripping everything out. I decided to make some baffles to put the speakers in the door, hoping to get better SQ.
I've been listening to it for about 3 weeks now and I'm not feeling like the SQ is where it used to be when they were in the rear location. I would think it would have something to do w/ them not being tucked away by the pedals and in open air at ear level (even though the headrest blocks the direct path of the sound).
Is this possible, or is this more of a case of clouded memory?