Re: 2 12" beginner setup?
As a 2001 Saturn L200 owner, I can say with confidence that 2K RMS will do something bad to that car and its future audio gear without a good alternator. I'm running a 1K amp at about 715 watts RMS, with Big 3 in 0 AWG wire with direct ground, and a Kinetik 1800 under the hood, and I still get dimming and quick drops to 12.5V. Saturn alts are weaksauce.
Simple SQ System:
Head Unit: Alpine CDA-117
Active Crossover: Cache' CEX
Front Stage Amp: Boston Acoustics GTA-704
Components: Polk Audio DB 6501
Sub Amp: Boston Acoustics GTA-1000m
Sub: JBL P1224, 2.5 ft^3 @ 25 hz enclosure
Rear Fill: Sony Xplod 5.25s on HU power lolz