Originally Posted by adc
There may be something I am missing, but what is stopping you from spending $1000 in a kick-ass audio upgrade, in any car? That's what I did in the M3, rather than coughing up $2k for the M audio.
And I have well over 3000 songs in my iPod and USB stick...
The biggest thing is the HeadUnit. I've spend over $5k in audio upgrades in past cars. But even with the amps, covers, components + subs - at the end you still need a good HU. And once you start taking out the stock and putting in the aftermarket HUs it just becomes a lot of custom work. Its just harder to sell later unless you rip everything out (which might not fit your next car). The M audio package is not spetacular by any means, but it is definately spectacular compared to the 997 audio.