Hello, recently I have been throwing around getting a better set up for my car, right now I have some Pioneer brand MP3/CD player head unit and everything else is stock in my 1995 Ford Taurus GL (Not the JBL as far as I know). I have sort of a compound question for you knowledgeable people here:
1. What should I do first, get a new (used) car in 6 months, or slowly upgrade my existing car's system and wait longer for a new (used) car.
2. If I upgrade my system now, I don't have enough money to do it all at once, and when saving, something always comes up, I'll be thinking, "Woohoo, I have money, lets go buy something expensive!" and then my car may break, or I need new tires, or something else comes up, fees and bills, you know the drill. So what would I get first, I torn between getting an x4 amp first, that way, I can get the practice of running wire and such through my car, and won't have to go through and do that later, or should I go with a subwoofer (or two?), and a mono(? or something else?) amp first then get the 4 channel amp later.
How much should I be willing to spend? I see amps range from a mere $100 to well over a thousand, and while I don't want crap, a 4 channel amp for $300 is about as high as I would like to go, and I haven't even got to pricing subs yet.
I know most systems usually come out at around $1000 with amps, subs, door and rear speakers, not to mention expensive cabling and tools, etc. My car is worth about $1500, so that's what the dilemma of 'new car, or upgraded system in my current one' stems from.
Thanks in advance, so far looks like a great forum, I'm sure you guys will have some great answers.
PS: I looked but couldn't find a special ed section, so that's why I posted here, in case you were wondering. If this is the wrong area, a mod can move it, you can flame me, anything goes