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    Brand new here and in the market for a new (used) car to build my car computer project. In your opinion, what is the ultimate vehicle for installing a car computer? I'm leaning towards an SUV because of size - possibly an Explorer or Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee because of popularity (easy to find parts/accessories). The Explorer is like the station wagon of today - there's a million used ones for sale and parts are plentiful. You can buy new stereo bezels for $25, for example.

    So, what do you think is the ultimate car computer project car? And why?

  • #2
    2003 or later Tahoe/Suburban. Plenty of room for everything, plus CANBUS if I recall correctly.
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    • #3
      Is this for a show car or for personal use? If its for personal use, I would go for a BMW cause the i-Bus has been hacked.
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      • #5
        Full size van.

        Enough room for batteries, accessories, big screens, and enough folks to enjoy it.
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        • #6
          Boeing 747 with a touchscreen in every seat
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          • #7
            In my opinion..95 Honda Civic EX Coupe so the PC can run the Hondata ECU Tuning System! But A SUV Would be best, cause you can get 7.1 Suround Sound, and fit a huge fold down screen.
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            • #8
              I wouldn't design the car around the computer. Design the computer around the car. Get whatever car you like - then integrate the computer to do things that nobody has ever done with that particular car. That's the fun part of this whole thing.
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              150 watt OPUS
              micro atx
              xp pro
              tv/radio tuner card
              audigy
              Dual monitor Radeon
              802.11G Mimo
              xm pcr
              dvd
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              • #9
                Originally posted by Danceheaven
                Boeing 747 with a touchscreen in every seat
                Bah... Princess-class cruise liner with 100ft projection and VR glove control and two WiFi linked submersibles. See, and then you play FPS games in the submersibles and it feels like you're really moving around the level. Of course, it's got it's own drilling platform and refinery to power the eight 15" subs and plasma screen in each cabin.

                And the whole ship is driven with an NES Advantage controller.
                95 Chevy G20 Vroom Boom Room
                ...with a whole bunch of nifty ****... go check it out: VanDomain Page

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Chairboy
                  2003 or later Tahoe/Suburban. Plenty of room for everything, plus CANBUS if I recall correctly.
                  I agree, completely. I also wouldn't mind having a BMW with a carputer.
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                  -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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                  • #11
                    Any lexus
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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by 0l33l
                      Any lexus
                      what he said...


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                      • #13
                        build you own car if you got the time and wood and nails
                        CarPC status: iPod, 3,456,217 songs so **** you

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Motoko
                          build you own car if you got the time and wood and nails
                          Wood? No! Carbon Fibre is what you use now
                          PowerVoice v1 | NaviVoice Source
                          GammaControl v2.4
                          SKINbedder v3

                          1995 Lexus SC300

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                          • #15
                            well...to break the chain of people not promoting their own cars as suitable...


                            go with a slightly rusting 1986 Volvo 740 GLE Gray, tan pleather interior.

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