Well after much talk and hassle, Stef and I have decided to get her a new car (I guess as a wedding present). We went out and picked out a car, interestingly enough she liked the idea of one of the new Scion cars for a little over 13,000. She decided to get a indigo-blue Xa (the wagon-looking one... the Xb is the boxey thing, and the Tc is the car)
Here's my short review:
I have to say, I am entirely impressed with the line of cars. Not only are they fully customizeable, but the drivetrain is made (and the car) by Toyota, so they have a superior warranty. The interior is HUGE for a small vehicle. The dash is a little odd, only having two main dials in the center (wtf?!) But is has a double-din radio, which seems to be of good value, and the built in system has 5.25's in the doors already, as well as tweeters in the upper door thingy. The whole car is automatic/electric everything. It's like everything for a little price, and with my wife being 4'11", she sits up high enough in it to drive lol. The only shortfall is the 1.5Litre (I think) engine that tries very hard to race about, but considering they get about 100HP from that, and STILL manage 28-38 MPG economy it's absolutely amazing.
For the time being, I guess we will go with the cd player in it, she might get the one with the in-dash 6disk player (amazing what you can fit in a double DIN slot eh??) I am not sure what kind of sound will go in the back of it, but we'll see. Maybe ya'll could reccomend whether we should get the factory upgrade to the 6-disk or save the couple hundred and use it for a different D.DIN unit? I can post the model of the 6-disk player if you need to compare it, otherwise I am sure it's on http://www.scion.com/ somwhere.
I sure hope she gets it, she deserves a good car with a good warranty. I can no longer let her drive mine, it's almost dangerous, You have to be a brute to turn or stop the thing right now...