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10-22-2010, 12:18 PM
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maybe i miss wrote it...but the one with 0.9% financing when u buy it has the sun roof and other options....where as the other one doesn't have those options but has 5.65%. i'll try the site again, anyhow, i'll be going to visit honda dealer next week & i'll get the low down.

as for buying a used car for the same price...i rather simply get a new car with a nice warranty & i figured an accord was a solid bet. i innitially was looking at a vw golf family car but I've heard nothing but horror stories with problems from transmission to electrical system/wiring. so honda's the next choice at the moment.
That's what dealing with VW has always been like. They're a large part of the reason I'll probably never own an Audi. Because frankly they have piss poor service, are expensive, and they even have been known to try and **** customers out of free repairs, stuff like recalls they're supposed to pay for. I remember a while back there were a few people on HF that posted in a thread about cars on the lounge, we were discussing VW being **** and some fanboys were defending them. Usually the Honda and VW fanboys clash big time haha. Anyways some people who claimed to work for VW warranty department taking phone calls said they were practically trained to **** people over and circumvent warranties in any way possible.

Obviously it's he said she says, but I have family who used to always buy VW until they ****ed them over as well. Basically they would just rip you off on parts and labor and I mean big time. Overall life experience has taught me never to buy or trust VW and unfortunately because of that I'll never own an Audi which are actually pretty nice cars. They've become the new Ford honestly.

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For the money you will likely pay, probably. I'd do a quick search just to find out but I thought even a new CSX was pretty cheap. Not sure they make them anymore still though so might have to be used but if I remember correctly you could probably get the CSX Type S (highest end one) for the same price almost as you'd pay for some other used luxery cars lol.

I'd say it's the Acura equivalent of the 250, might not be better than a G37 in terms of luxery/performance though. The G37 is like 300HP but the Acura is a 4 cylinder 200hp beast. I wonder if the G37 is really that much faster, I know in terms of luxery it's definitely better, but that's not sleight on Acura really, Acura and Infinity are probably my two faves out of the luxery brands. BMW is actually pretty competitive now too and they have really nice cars now too, their newer gen cars look a lot nice then their past models in most cases. Might be worthwhile to see what you can find from BMW or Acura as I think you might be able to get better bang for buck.

It all depends on what you want though. Do you like to drive fast? Do you like luxery to the point of ridiculousness like lexus? Cause Lexus you really can get a lot of crazy options in some of their models, they're really leet but I don't know that I'd pay the difference in price. (Cars that parallel park themselves lol)

Also not sure if the 250 is really that great, the is350 was sick but I'm not sold on the 250. It's likely their version of the CSX, not sure on what the resell value of both would be though haven't looked, might be the 250 is cheaper. (After a quick look it's definitely the CSX equivalent, differences are RWD + 205HP v6 vs FWD + 200hp 4 cylinder) It's very debatable imo too cause the price is really there. Have you considered a new 250?

With Lexus you're getting performance and luxery, high end I'd say. (Save maybe the 250)
Same with Infinity. (Including the g37)
With Volvo not really sure cause volvo has never interested me, always hated their designs.
With Audi it's all about the german engineering, they do have some models like Acura that are pretty affordable and worth while.

I'm a Japanese technology guy. I love those import ricers like to me a dream car (ultimate) would be a fully pimped Supra, Skyline, Prelude, CRX, Accord EX-R, G37s, anything Japanese tweaked to the fullest of its potential. For a realistic car I could maybe one day get though it's gotta be American muscle. To be honest the only cars that generally don't interest me are lower end American and most German, but I've been a lot more impressed with Audi and BMW in recent time. In other words I'm all over the place but would likely never buy German personally.
hi fury. thank you. i'm looking at luxury, reliability - AWD for winter. of course looks. it sounds like all of you are saying lexus first...infinity second audi 3rd...volvo no...
i like the look of audi but you guys have it 3rd..it seems like it's lexus and not even close

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The A4 is not underrated, if anything it's over rated. The S4 is the audi that's under rated!

I've driven the A4 and the 250AWD and without question the Lexus is better. Infinity is Nissan and well Nissan makes crap. Reliable bad handling cars that don't hold resale.

Get the 250 and you won't regret it. Just watch out for the costs of those options, lexus like to take customers to the cleaners when it comes to options.
Yeah maybe the Nissan of the 300zx and 240sx days was **** like that but this is the 21st century and now they're among the best. You don't just see them on the road all over the place for no reason. It's like the civic, people hate on them but there are so many on the road for a reason. I will admit Nissan used to be horrible, the worst in terms of dependability out of the Japanese. But at least they've improved a ton, have always made a good v6 anyways and they don't make uninspired crap like Toyota does. Yeah sure Lexus makes nice cars and it's their higher end brand, don't get me wrong Lexus is baller, I recognize that. But you should also recognize Nissan isn't the company they were 20 years ago let alone even 10.

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hi fury. thank you. i'm looking at luxury, reliability - AWD for winter. of course looks. it sounds like all of you are saying lexus first...infinity second audi 3rd...volvo no...
i like the look of audi but you guys have it 3rd..it seems like it's lexus and not even close
I was looking at the 250 brand new and it's pretty competitively priced for a luxury car. To be honest I was a bit impressed with that. I expected it to be maybe 5k more. I can't speak for the reliability never knew anyone who owned the 250 but Toyota is a damn dependable company and they make Lexus. Don't listen to the naysayers who say that Toyota sucks. Those people are brainwashed by the media and just regurgitate bs they spew that their friends tell them. Toyota had a recall so what, American car companies have them all the time and it's never brought to light even 10% as much as the Toyota fiasco was.

Toyota did something immoral in that they were smug ****** in trying to cover-up something. Sure they're ****** bags and they had a recall, but the media made it into a circus and the problem has been resolved, recalls happen. Toyota/Lexus is a solid company, but I'm admitted Honda/Acura fanboy

In terms of Toyota vs Nissan, Toyota wins in dependability. Would not be surprised in the slightest if that translated to Lexus > Infinity in that regard either. But I love Infinity, they're sexy cars and very luxurious. Just might not be as reliable as a Lexus or Acura not going to lie. But when you're paying what you pay for an Infinity you have the money to pay for stuff.

Also someone had mentioned the Acura CSX Type S == Civic Si so why not buy the civic? Well how about a used Acura RSX Type S instead?

EDIT: Anything I said about the 250 being comparable in price to the CSX has been wrong up until now. The AWD is the one you're referring to, new its 38k. The RWD one is the comparable one at around 32k. Since you want AWD if that 250 is a good deal I would jump on it. It's basically a 40k car with no options.

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I was looking at the 250 brand new and it's pretty competitively priced for a luxury car. To be honest I was a bit impressed with that. I expected it to be maybe 5k more. I can't speak for the reliability never knew anyone who owned the 250 but Toyota is a damn dependable company and they make Lexus. Don't listen to the naysayers who say that Toyota sucks. Those people are brainwashed by the media and just regurgitate bs they spew that their friends tell them. Toyota had a recall so what, American car companies have them all the time and it's never brought to light even 10% as much as the Toyota fiasco was.

Toyota did something immoral in that they were smug ****** in trying to cover-up something. Sure they're ****** bags and they had a recall, but the media made it into a circus and the problem has been resolved, recalls happen. Toyota/Lexus is a solid company, but I'm admitted Honda/Acura fanboy

In terms of Toyota vs Nissan, Toyota wins in dependability. Would not be surprised in the slightest if that translated to Lexus > Infinity in that regard either. But I love Infinity, they're sexy cars and very luxurious. Just might not be as reliable as a Lexus or Acura not going to lie. But when you're paying what you pay for an Infinity you have the money to pay for stuff.

Also someone had mentioned the Acura CSX Type S == Civic Si so why not buy the civic? Well how about a used Acura RSX Type S instead?
thank you. i agree about toyota. so all of you seem to be saying lexus...i wonder if i go ahead and buy the 250---repair parts...i hope it's not a killer..

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Just because you love cars and are into Japanese cars, German cars, American cars, cars in general whatever it may be, doesn't mean you've gotta be a mechanic.

I don't change my own oil either but I still love cars.

Quick question, anyone here an audiophile whose knowledgeable about car audio? I've been looking on here for a long time to find someone but threads I post in Entertainment always go unnoticed
woldnt consider myself a specialist but ive installed high end systems in all my cars ive owned and many buddies cars whats your question?

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Yeah always etch any new car, you won't have a problem. I drive one of the most stolen cars in Montreal and I've never even once come to find my car broken into let alone stolen. My aunt has a Toyota Venza (another top stolen vehicle in Montreal) and it's been stolen many times, not etching.
I remember once, i was in my car at night, and a old beat up car is passing by really slow on this small street. They are going slow, as if they are looking for something. They stop right near me(opposite side of the street, opposite direction) and a guy comes out and walks to my car is a burst of speed. I'm with 3 friends, and they're all high so they aren't paying attention, I'm like WTF? I roll down the windows, the guy stops dead in his tracks and just goes back into the car and drives away. You tell me what that means lol I obviously know, but ****, random. A friend of mine was making out with a girl in some park parking lot(a makeout place i guess) in middle of the night. A junkie walks around his car, inspecting it. it's pitch black+tints, you can't see inside. So my friend, sarcastically, says out the sunroof..."if you wanna steal it...go ahead"...like a "hey, im here!" type of thing. The guy's reply? "Okay" and he starts trying to bust the door open. My friend yells WTF or wtv, they guy's response "sorry about that" and walks away. My friend is like...what the hell just happened? before he can say a word, about a say 10-20 meters away a car alarm rings. LOL

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That having been said the only car in the 30-35k range I'd get as a coupe is the Accord V6 Manual, why because its the closest thing to a prelude which I love (not as good mind you) and I don't want to pay to fix one up. The only sad thing is the car looks so sick but the civic si which is 4 cylinder and 100 horses less (might be 70 less going on memory) is actually faster. I remember the prelude used to basically be the 2 door version of the accord but better.
I keep getting owned with v6 talk

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That just made me laugh because I love car threads but i don't know all that much about the technologies and I couldn't even change the oil if my life depended on it... and to me nerd means you have some qualifications lol

I also get so impatient when it comes to handy things that my gf has to assemble ikea furniture for me
lol...yah i'm like you, I just know specs and details but can't really say what it translates to.

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woldnt consider myself a specialist but ive installed high end systems in all my cars ive owned and many buddies cars whats your question?
Well I have the premium audio system in my civic si. The one that's 350W. My question is would I be able to switch the ****** sub it comes with out and put 2x Alpine 10" in? Type S if you're curious which model.

I don't know how Amps/Subs/Speaks/etc work in conjunction really, it's all just numbers to me. I don't know what the differences between 1 2 4 channels are, what the benefits etc are. I'm basically a total noob with this stuff but I love music and want some killed bass.

The speaks it comes with are actually fairly decent but they have a lot of bass too. My friend said something about some sort of "pass" (sorry forget the name) that I could use if I got an alpine deck that would make all the bass go to the subs and none to the speaks, make it sound cleaner.

So I'm just wondering, will it sound like **** if I keep my stock amp speaks etc and I just install 2x10's?

Secondly would it sound like **** if I keep my stock amp but replace the deck and just install 2x10's? (Basically same question as above but new deck)

I'm willing to invest in two Apline 10's and an Alpine deck... but if I need to get like a 1000W alpine amp PLUS change the speakers for it to even sound remotely good then **** it.

I want big bass but quality bass as well. I don't wanna go with a **** brand so pioneer/mtx/alpine is what I've been looking into. Much less Bose because with Bose I find it's tough to make the right choices. Example they have some products that are more expensive but ****tier than products they have that are cheaper. The rest are just no name and mostly crap from what I've heard and the research I've done.

This is why I'm not going with 2x12's, I don't want loud so much as quality. However if it isn't loud enough also I'd be pretty pissed too cause right now my problem is my stock sub just doesn't give me enough bass, too low. I at least want my seats to vibrate

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good question -- i want to go 'luxury' as much as possible, thus go high end instead of brand new cheaper car. features? as much as possible, in the 30k range
If i were you i'd do some research. It doesn't matter what the best model is, if you want bang for your buck, you gotta find out what you want and who gives it at the best price. It's easy for us to say when we're talking new, but used is a whole different ballgame. KMs, warranty, year, etc... all plays a factor.

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Personally I would look into Acura over Lexus, Infinity, Audi, Volvo, etc. I don't know why Acura hasn't been mentioned in this thread. For a luxery series car they're the most reliable, they're also the best bang for buck and the cheapest to maintain.

I mean personally I know lexus might throw in a ton more options that for the most part are perks but nothing direly needed, but with Acura you always get something really fun to drive, really good value for the dollar imo.

Maybe a used acura CSX?
Studies have shown lexus is the most reliable. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure about that.

Forget the CSX:

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Isn't the Acura CSX the one that looks like a civic?

I wouldn't get an acura that looks like a civic , just get the civic lol
Absolutely right, **** that.

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The A4 is not underrated, if anything it's over rated. The S4 is the audi that's under rated!

I've driven the A4 and the 250AWD and without question the Lexus is better. Infinity is Nissan and well Nissan makes crap. Reliable bad handling cars that don't hold resale.

Get the 250 and you won't regret it. Just watch out for the costs of those options, lexus like to take customers to the cleaners when it comes to options.
In comparison with some cars, i find it is underrated. A really underrated car IMO is the genesis coupe, that's some good value right there.

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Okay yeah the Genesis Coupe, of course that's underrated it's the best car on the market for the price if you're into fast cars. (And it gets slept on, even I didn't bring it up in this thread but to be fair that style of car was never asked for and if I had to choose I'd still take a Honda in my own case)

PS: You might be right about lexus being more reliable but I'd argue it's a hair line victory for either company regardless. Toyota and Honda are the two best car companies in the world imo for dependability versus value/cost. No reason why that wouldn't translate to Lexus and Acura.

One thing I will say though, recent studies showed that Buick is the most reliable car, so I would take some of these "studies" with a grain of salt.

http://mobilelink.caranddriver.com/n...study-car_news

Mercury yeah until you take it to the dealership and they purposely **** your car up.

Oh and by the way look where our friends at VW are sitting

To the guy who said Nissan is **** all though I do take these "studies" with a grain of salt I'll give you this one just for the fact that it does list them low, but notice Infinity isn't in the same boat.


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maybe i miss wrote it...but the one with 0.9% financing when u buy it has the sun roof and other options....where as the other one doesn't have those options but has 5.65%. i'll try the site again, anyhow, i'll be going to visit honda dealer next week & i'll get the low down.

as for buying a used car for the same price...i rather simply get a new car with a nice warranty & i figured an accord was a solid bet. i innitially was looking at a vw golf family car but I've heard nothing but horror stories with problems from transmission to electrical system/wiring. so honda's the next choice at the moment.
I saw 0.9% on both. Weird, yah, go check it out, see whats good for you. Make sure you're comfortable. I'd rather new 99% of the time too.

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That's what dealing with VW has always been like. They're a large part of the reason I'll probably never own an Audi. Because frankly they have piss poor service, are expensive, and they even have been known to try and **** customers out of free repairs, stuff like recalls they're supposed to pay for. I remember a while back there were a few people on HF that posted in a thread about cars on the lounge, we were discussing VW being **** and some fanboys were defending them. Usually the Honda and VW fanboys clash big time haha. Anyways some people who claimed to work for VW warranty department taking phone calls said they were practically trained to **** people over and circumvent warranties in any way possible.

Obviously it's he said she says, but I have family who used to always buy VW until they ****ed them over as well. Basically they would just rip you off on parts and labor and I mean big time. Overall life experience has taught me never to buy or trust VW and unfortunately because of that I'll never own an Audi which are actually pretty nice cars. They've become the new Ford honestly.
Only problem i have with audi is they are affiliated with VW lol I hate VW.

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Okay yeah the Genesis Coupe, of course that's underrated it's the best car on the market for the price if you're into fast cars. (And it gets slept on, even I didn't bring it up in this thread but to be fair that style of car was never asked for and if I had to choose I'd still take a Honda in my own case)

PS: You might be right about lexus being more reliable but I'd argue it's a hair line victory for either company regardless. Toyota and Honda are the two best car companies in the world imo for dependability versus value/cost. No reason why that wouldn't translate to Lexus and Acura.

One thing I will say though, recent studies showed that Buick is the most reliable car, so I would take some of these "studies" with a grain of salt.
Hey, I don't mind, get the accord. Just don't rub it when you get the V6 k?

I wanted the genesis but i obviously didn't settle on it. Great reviews on it.

I agree with what you're saying, toyota vs honda on the high end luxury scale wouldn't be a great difference. Just saying what I read. Really? buick? maybe it's a matter of "least problems encountered per new purchase" and they obviously won, cuz no one buys them anymore well...the lacrosse and regal(i think) are not bad now. The older models are terrible.

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Hey, I don't mind, get the accord. Just don't rub it when you get the V6 k?

I wanted the genesis but i obviously didn't settle on it. Great reviews on it.

I agree with what you're saying, toyota vs honda on the high end luxury scale wouldn't be a great difference. Just saying what I read. Really? buick? maybe it's a matter of "least problems encountered per new purchase" and they obviously won, cuz no one buys them anymore well...the lacrosse and regal(i think) are not bad now. The older models are terrible.

I wish i could delete and merge, I didn't realize I posted 3 straight.
I wish there was a way I could just merge them AFTER I post them, because I have severe ADD and terrible memory. If I don't write what I'm thinking near most immediately I may as well not even post

I think I write, just always how I've been. The two of us have the mods betting who will make the most consecutive non multiple quoted posts, I think I'm winning by a mile though still so no worries.

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honda accord SE at H gregoire ... good price but i hear bad things about h gregoire... BUT there is CarProof done it though, and history shows no accident.. 85KM , $10900 +tax

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which year?

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I wish there was a way I could just merge them AFTER I post them, because I have severe ADD and terrible memory. If I don't write what I'm thinking near most immediately I may as well not even post

I think I write, just always how I've been. The two of us have the mods betting who will make the most consecutive non multiple quoted posts, I think I'm winning by a mile though still so no worries.
Not even a competition really. You win. lol

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Not even a competition really. You win. lol
Yeah lol... we haven't heard much from H10H in the last bit I hope I didn't scare him off. Wouldn't want him to resign - having a Viper is already enough reason to I might just push him over the edge

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Well I have the premium audio system in my civic si. The one that's 350W. My question is would I be able to switch the ****** sub it comes with out and put 2x Alpine 10" in? Type S if you're curious which model.

I don't know how Amps/Subs/Speaks/etc work in conjunction really, it's all just numbers to me. I don't know what the differences between 1 2 4 channels are, what the benefits etc are. I'm basically a total noob with this stuff but I love music and want some killed bass.

The speaks it comes with are actually fairly decent but they have a lot of bass too. My friend said something about some sort of "pass" (sorry forget the name) that I could use if I got an alpine deck that would make all the bass go to the subs and none to the speaks, make it sound cleaner.

So I'm just wondering, will it sound like **** if I keep my stock amp speaks etc and I just install 2x10's?

Secondly would it sound like **** if I keep my stock amp but replace the deck and just install 2x10's? (Basically same question as above but new deck)

I'm willing to invest in two Apline 10's and an Alpine deck... but if I need to get like a 1000W alpine amp PLUS change the speakers for it to even sound remotely good then **** it.

I want big bass but quality bass as well. I don't wanna go with a **** brand so pioneer/mtx/alpine is what I've been looking into. Much less Bose because with Bose I find it's tough to make the right choices. Example they have some products that are more expensive but ****tier than products they have that are cheaper. The rest are just no name and mostly crap from what I've heard and the research I've done.

This is why I'm not going with 2x12's, I don't want loud so much as quality. However if it isn't loud enough also I'd be pretty pissed too cause right now my problem is my stock sub just doesn't give me enough bass, too low. I at least want my seats to vibrate
If you like the stock look like me leave the stock deck in the dash, the way it works with amplifiers if you just want to run subs get a 1 channel amp, if you want to start running yoour door speakers and tweaters get a 2 a 4 a 6 depending on how many speakers you wanna run on the same amp. As far as subwoofers, there so many brands but before i bought my bmw's i would always install infinity speakers, perfect 12 kappa subs, and kappa door speakers running 2 seperate amps and people were always impressed with the sound quality im my cars the subs were not defening but complimented the surround sound very well, now with bmw i have blaupunkt cause there one of the only manufacturer that build speakers to BMW door specs, i would go back to infinity in a second.

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Yeah lol... we haven't heard much from H10H in the last bit I hope I didn't scare him off. Wouldn't want him to resign - having a Viper is already enough reason to I might just push him over the edge

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I've been napping, that's what happens when you get to be my age.

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If you like the stock look like me leave the stock deck in the dash, the way it works with amplifiers if you just want to run subs get a 1 channel amp, if you want to start running yoour door speakers and tweaters get a 2 a 4 a 6 depending on how many speakers you wanna run on the same amp. As far as subwoofers, there so many brands but before i bought my bmw's i would always install infinity speakers, perfect 12 kappa subs, and kappa door speakers running 2 seperate amps and people were always impressed with the sound quality im my cars the subs were not defening but complimented the surround sound very well, now with bmw i have blaupunkt cause there one of the only manufacturer that build speakers to BMW door specs, i would go back to infinity in a second.
Okay I don't think I fully understand. So technically if I wanted to run 2 10's I'd need to get a 2 channel amp or two amps??? What I don't get is how many watts your amp needs to be in order to able to handle these two woofers.

I'm just wondering if I leave the stock deck/amp in and switch out the ****** stock subwoofer for 2 10's would it work and would is sound booming. I don't want the bass to be so high that basically you can't even hear the music. I also don't want to pay for 2 10's and have them sound like **** because say I didn't buy an amp to compliment them or a deck/speaks same reasoning.

For the full system I want it would probably cost 1700$ around, for just the two 10's much less obviously. Also I don't know what kind of box is best for them or anything. I'm really nooby about it but I'd like to get bang for buck. Have heard a few friends pioneer/alpine/mtx setups. I had a friend with infinity back in the day and his system was baller too so infinity wouldn't be out of the question.

I really need a dummies guide or something. I'll pay to have it setup but I'm not walking into bestbuy without the knowledge I need to make an informed purchase. It would be like walking into futureshop looking for a computer with a sign above my head that says "Computer illiterate" LOL.

Problem is I could go to JDM but JDM is a ****ing rip off. All their decks are like half the price at bestbuy and they're the exact same model. My friend paid 400$ for his deck at bestbuy and it was like 700$ at JDM or some crazyness like that. I know they're more knowledgeable and all but **** going there what with the prices. Figured best way to go about it is do some research and then make my purchase, problem is even with the research I've done I haven't been able to figure out what parts will work with what parts.

I know the speaker sizes and all that I need so that isn't the issue really. So will a 1 channel amp power both subs or better yet do you think my 350W stock amp can do it decently?

EDIT: Did some research through some civic forums (google wasn't very helpful) found a few people asking similar questions to me. Basically it's not a good idea to run 1 after market sub off this let alone 2.

I was thinking something more like this: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...05fac24cb4en02

and then

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...01c2229d17en02 x2

I wonder though it the performance would be a million times better with an alpine deck to go with rather than my stock one though at that point.

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...2b1078f5b1en02

Anyways that's the stuff I had in mind. For the two subs, amp and deck it's like 750$+tax. I can live with that and just update the speakers at a later time. Same with even leaving out the deck if it really won't improve quality, always thought the EQ's were good on decks though compared to stock and would be helpful.


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guys what about
the 2007 Acura TL type S? better than any of the 4 i mentioned?

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Great car, fun to drive. Is it any better? Depends on what you're looking for, as the A4/250 and G37/TL are not really the same vehicle classes.

Have you also considered the Acura TSX? I just traded in my '08 accord coupe for one, and I love it. Good on gas, decent power, very comfortable and gives me the peace of mind with regards to quality/reliability.

Just to give you another option!

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Okay I don't think I fully understand. So technically if I wanted to run 2 10's I'd need to get a 2 channel amp or two amps??? What I don't get is how many watts your amp needs to be in order to able to handle these two woofers.

I'm just wondering if I leave the stock deck/amp in and switch out the ****** stock subwoofer for 2 10's would it work and would is sound booming. I don't want the bass to be so high that basically you can't even hear the music. I also don't want to pay for 2 10's and have them sound like **** because say I didn't buy an amp to compliment them or a deck/speaks same reasoning.

For the full system I want it would probably cost 1700$ around, for just the two 10's much less obviously. Also I don't know what kind of box is best for them or anything. I'm really nooby about it but I'd like to get bang for buck. Have heard a few friends pioneer/alpine/mtx setups. I had a friend with infinity back in the day and his system was baller too so infinity wouldn't be out of the question.

I really need a dummies guide or something. I'll pay to have it setup but I'm not walking into bestbuy without the knowledge I need to make an informed purchase. It would be like walking into futureshop looking for a computer with a sign above my head that says "Computer illiterate" LOL.

Problem is I could go to JDM but JDM is a ****ing rip off. All their decks are like half the price at bestbuy and they're the exact same model. My friend paid 400$ for his deck at bestbuy and it was like 700$ at JDM or some crazyness like that. I know they're more knowledgeable and all but **** going there what with the prices. Figured best way to go about it is do some research and then make my purchase, problem is even with the research I've done I haven't been able to figure out what parts will work with what parts.

I know the speaker sizes and all that I need so that isn't the issue really. So will a 1 channel amp power both subs or better yet do you think my 350W stock amp can do it decently?

EDIT: Did some research through some civic forums (google wasn't very helpful) found a few people asking similar questions to me. Basically it's not a good idea to run 1 after market sub off this let alone 2.

I was thinking something more like this: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...05fac24cb4en02

and then

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...01c2229d17en02 x2

I wonder though it the performance would be a million times better with an alpine deck to go with rather than my stock one though at that point.

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...2b1078f5b1en02

Anyways that's the stuff I had in mind. For the two subs, amp and deck it's like 750$+tax. I can live with that and just update the speakers at a later time. Same with even leaving out the deck if it really won't improve quality, always thought the EQ's were good on decks though compared to stock and would be helpful.
the deck as no bearing on sound quality if your using an amp, the amp will dictate sound quality, i have 2000watts blaupunkt subs but only have a 1000watt 1 channel Phoenix Gold amp powering both subs, underpowered yes but still plenty of bass to rattle your head, for my door speakers and tweeters i have a 6 channell Phoenix gold amp and have everything wired individually. My system cost me $5000 but thats because i wanted the stock look and had to go with blaupunkt, i usually go to ebay for all my systems ive built and never spent anything over $2000 for the infinity systems we've built.

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Great car, fun to drive. Is it any better? Depends on what you're looking for, as the A4/250 and G37/TL are not really the same vehicle classes.

Have you also considered the Acura TSX? I just traded in my '08 accord coupe for one, and I love it. Good on gas, decent power, very comfortable and gives me the peace of mind with regards to quality/reliability.

Just to give you another option!
hey man thx for suggestion. i'll look into it. why is that acura not in the same class?


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hi fury. thank you. i'm looking at luxury, reliability - AWD for winter. of course looks. it sounds like all of you are saying lexus first...infinity second audi 3rd...volvo no...
i like the look of audi but you guys have it 3rd..it seems like it's lexus and not even close
Audi and "reliability" don't really go together... Personally I think Lexus sedans are really sexy, but the 250 to me is like owning a 328i... it's just not the real deal. Also Lexus has had some recalls recently of 2004-2006 models. With BMW you'll pay for the name along with expensive repairs (outside of warranty) and also an ugly interior. A G37 is about 10-12k cheaper than a 335i with a very similar engine and performance.

I drive a G37xs and while I am obv going to be bias when I did my research into brands it seemed to me that Infiniti had a great mix of every feature out there. They have great performance, sexy designs interior and exterior, good reliability, good price (compared to the German cars), etc...

The only negatives on the G so far for me are the paint being too fragile (you NEED a clear bra the day you buy it) and also the backseats are not foldable. I'm also not too thrilled with the MPG on it but I didn't buy the car to save on gas.. Aside from those, everything else has been great.

If you want to wait a bit the G25 is going to be out in Canada soon, I assume. It's like a 37 but with a smaller engine, cheaper but with less options.

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Audi and "reliability" don't really go together... Personally I think Lexus sedans are really sexy, but the 250 to me is like owning a 328i... it's just not the real deal. Also Lexus has had some recalls recently of 2004-2006 models. With BMW you'll pay for the name along with expensive repairs (outside of warranty) and also an ugly interior. A G37 is about 10-12k cheaper than a 335i with a very similar engine and performance.

I drive a G37xs and while I am obv going to be bias when I did my research into brands it seemed to me that Infiniti had a great mix of every feature out there. They have great performance, sexy designs interior and exterior, good reliability, good price (compared to the German cars), etc...

The only negatives on the G so far for me are the paint being too fragile (you NEED a clear bra the day you buy it) and also the backseats are not foldable. I'm also not too thrilled with the MPG on it but I didn't buy the car to save on gas.. Aside from those, everything else has been great.

If you want to wait a bit the G25 is going to be out in Canada soon, I assume. It's like a 37 but with a smaller engine, cheaper but with less options.
thx.

you guys are killing me. lexus consensus but now an infinity vote lol

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