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    Icon32 Not your Mom's stereo.

    My Mom unfortunately got a brand new car back in 2003 and it didn't come with a CD player standard. I know that in-dash changers can come cheap and at high quality, but my Mom's 53 years old. She's not going to be able to figure out the ones with flashing lights and 37 buttons.

    Can you suggest simple, affordable and quality options? Or should she just go back to the dealer?







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    Re: Not your Mom's stereo.

    an entry level alpine radio. is pretty easy to use.




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    Re: Not your Mom's stereo.

    depending on the car you could find a factory radio out of othe same kind of car that did come with a CD player....




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    Re: Not your Mom's stereo.

    just tell her to go to bestbuy or circuitcity and pick out a $40 one that she likes. chances are it will be simple.



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    Re: Not your Mom's stereo.

    why dont u just get her a 10 disc changer too put in the trunk and have a controller? only has 8-10 buttons and is simple.



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    Re: Not your Mom's stereo.

    Quote Originally Posted by Justin89T
    depending on the car you could find a factory radio out of othe same kind of car that did come with a CD player....

    Tht would be a good idea. Check ebay for the radio. What is the make and model?
    There is a good chance someone here might have the stock one they took out.



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    Re: Not your Mom's stereo.

    nakamichi makes some very plain and simple head units/



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    Re: Not your Mom's stereo.

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopdan

    That looks like my stereo in my car. Is it a good one ?




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    Re: Not your Mom's stereo.

    LOL interesting picture there of that stereo but the idea is to get RID of the cassette and get a CD hahaha

    My Mom has a 2003 Mercury Sable.




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    Re: Not your Mom's stereo.

    Most entry level headunits arent' too confusing. Mostly a volume knob, radio control and a very basic EQ, not much more than a stock deck in alot of cases. Maybe a 9827?




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    Re: Not your Mom's stereo.

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopdan

    knob jobs ftw




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    Re: Not your Mom's stereo.

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopdan
    Better than nothing i guess



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    Re: Not your Mom's stereo.

    2003 Sable makes it a bit more complicated, because it's a combined climate control/radio pod and I THINK the only CD player versions are the ones with digital climate controls, which wouldn't be compatible with the stock plugs in your car. In other words, finding a factory CD player on Ebay probably isn't an option. Also, installing a new head unit in that vehicle can be tricky if you haven't done it before, and you'll need a pretty expensive kit.

    Most brands have entry level models that are designed for ease of use instead of maximum bells/whistles. I've always liked JVC for starter head units that are reliable and not hard to figure out.




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