one with a double din radio.
Im looking at several cars (first time, and used) to get. This car will have a CarPC installed in it so Im looking at cars that are very easy to install a CarPC with a display (making sure the work to change is minimum in effort, cost, and time) and with features (such as OBD).
Im looking at these:
SAAB 9-3 2.2TiD 04 (6.500€)
FORD Mondeo 2.0 Tdci Ghia 03 (2.999€)
CITROEN C5 2.0 HDI SX 02 (5.300€)
SKODA Octavia 1.9 TDI Active -06 (4.800€)
HYUNDAI Elantra 2.0 Gls Crdi 03 (2.500€)
VOLKSWAGEN Passat 1.9 TDi 130CV Trendline -01 (4.300€)
TOYOTA Avensis 2.0D4D Linea Luna -00 (3.990€)
OPEL Vectra 2.2 Dci 125 Cv 03 (3.900€)
Pretty much these are my options available. I like the rearend of these but Im finding on some models pretty difficult to be able to install a display and maintain all the functions (such as the A/C controller)
Which do you guys recommend?
everything has a perspective.
are the screens as good or better then what the current batch of $200 tablets come with? no. can they be as good with enough money? i think so.
i ended up paying about $500 for a converted capacitive-touch transflective lilliput 669. i've been very happy with it. it's sensitive, sunlight readable in my convertible, and it fits in my dash, so i didn't need to do any fab work to make it fit. many people might say that it wasn't worth it compared to those pre-built tablets, but i think it was-- the entire reason for my carpc was to do things that a tablet can't do because of a lack of input/output options, so i essentially priced myself out of that option.
there just isn't a really strong market for carpc hardware-- we're a small niche of hobbyist's, and as long as that title still applies, there is no way to get the cool hardware that the tablets use without expecting to pay more..
it's all about the market, and in the carpc market, everyone wants a bmw screen for a honda price, but honda's the only one selling screens in that market.....
I had a VW passat and it has space for double din , also in the trunk there are compartments at the side I used to install my pc behind , only drawback was long cables to the front
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Well long cables only has the drawback when there are technical limitations (such as USB's 5 meter cable length). I dont care much if its "messy" (as long as people can get in and out without tripping over wires)
You want to buy a based on how good it is to install a PC?
You can choose a car for many reasons, but for ease of CarPC install is not be a major one of them.
Buy a car for How it drives, how it looks, how comfortable it is, how reliable it is, how it can handle the things in life you need it to do.
I don't like to throw stones but.........
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Last edited by RAWPWR; 01-02-2013 at 08:13 PM.