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  • In the market for new/used car:: which is the most easiest car for carputer installs?

    Hi all

    I am in the market for a new/slightly used car and I want this car to be most carputer friendly. I mean that although the setup is good enough in my current ride, I am looking for a car in which the screen will be mounted at a higher level, like the new G35, or any new car for instance which has navigation pkg built in it. I am also thinking of searching for a used car with a non-working navigation pkg as this would be the easiest to install in.

    what do you guys suggest. or is there any other thread in which this has been discussed,

    thank you
    mk
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  • #2
    I'm not really sure, but giving a price range you are willing to buy in would probably be a great help.
    :: '97 2.5 TL :: CarPC 1.0: Complete :: CarPC 2.0: 95% ::

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    • #3
      I think its not so much as whats the easiest install (like ease of body panels coming off, routing of wires etc) as it is important placement of the LCD.

      Glare sucks on carputer LCDs, so if you have a choice in cars, see where you could put one, and decide on the best car that way perhaps?
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      • #4
        mobile home?
        Take my advice: Do not try to build a system that includes EVERY feature. Start with the basics, build it to a bug free state, and THEN add on.

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        • #5
          Wtf?
          (All done)
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          • #6
            most easiest?

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            • #7
              its opinion and creativity for screen placement. just get a car with plenty of room for a screen...

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              • #8
                A double DIN is a nice thing to have. It will make the installation of a screen much easier.
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                • #9
                  just dont get an eclipse... deff not easy in there trust me lol... i mean i love the car and i love working on it, but if you dont want to do a ton of work on your install, and the car in general then dont get an eclipse
                  Debating on installing a carpc in my Jeep.....

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                  • #10
                    looking at a Price range between 10K to 20K
                    I looked at the civic and it looks decent'the G35 looks good too
                    BMW placement sucks
                    400W Power Amplifier -$25
                    P3 laptop mobo-$30ish
                    128MB RAM-$10
                    6GB+80GB 2.5" HDDs-$130
                    GPS-$60
                    7" TS Lilliput-$280
                    10" pioneer 500w sub-$55
                    sony xm-3020 30W amp-$10
                    jensen 340W A34XP amp-$40
                    mp3car.com resources and members- priceless

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                    • #11
                      looking at a Price range between 10K to 20K
                      I looked at the civic and it looks decent 'the G35 looks good too
                      BMW placement sucks
                      400W Power Amplifier -$25
                      P3 laptop mobo-$30ish
                      128MB RAM-$10
                      6GB+80GB 2.5" HDDs-$130
                      GPS-$60
                      7" TS Lilliput-$280
                      10" pioneer 500w sub-$55
                      sony xm-3020 30W amp-$10
                      jensen 340W A34XP amp-$40
                      mp3car.com resources and members- priceless

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                      • #12
                        Check out the VW's. Especailly the Turbo Diesel Injection models. The MPG is awesome.

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                        • #13
                          You might want to consider a used 2nd generation CRV, from years 2002-2004. Check my posts, a mobo fits under passenger seat (there is a drawer, perfect size) and there is a front/upper double din that begs for a screen.

                          The 2005 model and later has some additional equipment under the passenger seat, so the drawer is gone.
                          2002 Honda CR-V
                          Carputer progress: 90% [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ -]
                          Spent so far: $1105.90


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                          • #14
                            do you have any pics, justin. also, what is the real world gas mileage for a crv?
                            thank you for your reply
                            400W Power Amplifier -$25
                            P3 laptop mobo-$30ish
                            128MB RAM-$10
                            6GB+80GB 2.5" HDDs-$130
                            GPS-$60
                            7" TS Lilliput-$280
                            10" pioneer 500w sub-$55
                            sony xm-3020 30W amp-$10
                            jensen 340W A34XP amp-$40
                            mp3car.com resources and members- priceless

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                            • #15
                              Links:
                              http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...highlight=cr-v
                              http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...highlight=cr-v
                              http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...highlight=cr-v
                              http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...highlight=cr-v

                              Real workd mileage: mixed weather, and 90% local street travel has yielded 21 mpg on average. Maximum ever for me (highway long trip) was 28 mpg.

                              I think a mixed highway/local would give you about 22-25mpg based on what I heard. Also, mine is a 5speed manual, and for some odd reason the automatic yields an extra 1 mpg.

                              It's a fantastic car, I would get another one no doubt.
                              2002 Honda CR-V
                              Carputer progress: 90% [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ -]
                              Spent so far: $1105.90


                              Download the NEXUS Skin for Centrafuse
                              ...or even Listen to my music

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