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    $42k was pretty big money for a car 28 years ago.

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    5cyl turbo. I lusted over that in college. Always scared of German reliability. Outside of a subie and a lexus. All american cars for me.

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    Wagon Stoke

    How high on your priority list would it be that your, new used wagon purchase, at least have an aux in for audio?

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    That would be nice, but I use one of the radio transmitters now to listen to music in the car and it works pretty well, so not the end of the world for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Labcabin View Post
    How high on your priority list would it be that your, new used wagon purchase, at least have an aux in for audio?
    this is essentially the main reason I have for getting a new car.
    Love my '07 volvo xc70. only has 100k miles on it but the '07 radio set up bothers me #superfirstworldproblems

    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    That would be nice, but I use one of the radio transmitters now to listen to music in the car and it works pretty well, so not the end of the world for me.
    which transmitter do you use? I've yet to find one that isn't tinny sounding or that you don't have to have the volume up to 11 to sound decent
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    There are lots of aftermarket car stereos with aux in, Bluetooth for phone or audio streaming, and USB connections. So unless your used car has an unreplaceable head unit...
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    There are lots of aftermarket car stereos with aux in, Bluetooth for phone or audio streaming, and USB connections. So unless your used car has an unreplaceable head unit...
    I'd suggest doing a google search and youtube on what open inputs are on the back of the factory head unit. You'll be surprised at what you find.

    I've got an old car that the factory head unit has an open "aux" port on the back of it (some models used this for the cd changer) and some enterprising Germans made a lightning cord that snaps right into the back of it. Some other enterprising Americans made a magnet phone mount that looks factory. Between the two I've now got crystal clear audio and phone charging along with GPS cleanly mounted through my iphone without losing a single bit of the factory look.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    I'd suggest doing a google search and youtube on what open inputs are on the back of the factory head unit. You'll be surprised at what you find.
    b-bear, I did a quick search and found this:

    https://gromaudio.com/store/bt3_adap...nterface_.html

    Basically plug and play into your stock headunit.

    I did a similar thing with my Highlander, adding an aux-in into the CD changer port and using a bluetooth transmitter.

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    American, RWD, and Auto, but it still fits the title. I'd love to find an old two door wagon and do a refurb like this.

    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    I dream of a 4wd 1956 Nomad

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    2 door wagons you say?





    I still call it The Jake.

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    $1458 2008 Saab 9-5 wagon. 160K miles on her.
    new sway bar links
    new tires
    new water pump
    new serpentine belt

    getting her ready for her first longish trip in a long time. NY to VA for Turkey day. Then a day trip to DC.

    Ill keep her going for a bit longer...her engine is strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    I'd suggest doing a google search and youtube on what open inputs are on the back of the factory head unit. You'll be surprised at what you find.

    I've got an old car that the factory head unit has an open "aux" port on the back of it (some models used this for the cd changer) and some enterprising Germans made a lightning cord that snaps right into the back of it. Some other enterprising Americans made a magnet phone mount that looks factory. Between the two I've now got crystal clear audio and phone charging along with GPS cleanly mounted through my iphone without losing a single bit of the factory look.
    Now that's fucking interesting, man. I kinda doubt the stock head unit in my early aughts F150 has one back there, but this is worth investigating. I could not be a cheap fuck and just buy an aftermarket unit for $150, but what's the fun in that?

    Got links to the other aftermarket bits you mentioned?

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    listen people. youíre ruining my excuse to get that new wagon Iíve really been wanting
    skid luxury

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    IMHO if it's an easily replaceable OEM head unit that is just a single or double DIN size, you are doing yourself a disservice by keeping the OEM unit instead of going aftermarket. OEM stereos that are basic (no external factory amp, something simple like a 4 or 6 speaker setup) typically don't have much power - even the simplest $99 aftermarket stereo will produce better sound.

    If you have something with a weird factory dash that doesn't easily accept a single or double DIN (such as built in GPS), that's a different matter and may be worthwhile to figure out how to keep the stock setup.
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    $1458 2008 Saab 9-5 wagon. 160K miles on her.
    new sway bar links
    new tires
    new water pump
    new serpentine belt

    getting her ready for her first longish trip in a long time. NY to VA for Turkey day. Then a day trip to DC.

    Ill keep her going for a bit longer...her engine is strong.
    Keep the faith man. Any problems finding parts these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Now that's fucking interesting, man. I kinda doubt the stock head unit in my early aughts F150 has one back there, but this is worth investigating. I could not be a cheap fuck and just buy an aftermarket unit for $150, but what's the fun in that?

    Got links to the other aftermarket bits you mentioned?
    You bet. I too thought about just replacing the head unit with any number of more technologically advanced options but it's a car that I am going to keep forever and my goal is to keep it looking totally factory, and besides the stereo sounds great as is.

    About a day's worth of poking around led me to find out about the open "aux" port on back for the cd charger and then a forum post pointed me to this product that just clips right in to the back:

    https://www.discountcarstereo.com/il-bkr.html



    Now I can charge my iPhone and play Spotify/streaming radio/whatever and Google Maps/WAZE through my stereo no problem.

    Looks like they have similar options for tons of different car models.

    I just needed to find a clean solution to mount it and came upon this product from another forum post:

    https://www.torqued.io/rennline-exac...yABEgKWS_D_BwE



    Uses a magnet and the small metal plate that's already between my iPhone and case that I use with magnet mounts in my other cars except this one slickly bolts right into the console behind the trim panel so it doesn't get in the way of shifts or move around like one of those vent-mounted products.

    All in all a good way to add some modern touches to a car that's coming up on 20 years old that will allow me to enjoy it for many more years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-bear View Post
    listen people. you’re ruining my excuse to get that new wagon I’ve really been wanting
    My bad BB! Please disregard anything I've said above. Go get that new V90XC!
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-bear View Post
    which transmitter do you use? I've yet to find one that isn't tinny sounding or that you don't have to have the volume up to 11 to sound decent
    This works pretty good. The reviews on Amazon were good. I do have to crank up the volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

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    If you want to use a FM adapter to get an aux in jack, take a look at the ones that T into the FM radio antenna cable. It'll be a much cleaner signal than the ones that transmit over radio waves.
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huckbucket View Post
    Keep the faith man. Any problems finding parts these days?
    none that we've found yet....seems everything is still available.

    Still cheaper year over year than a car payment so....
    http://www.firsttracksonline.com

    I wish i could be like SkiFishBum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    I dream of a 4wd 1956 Nomad

    I would be so very happy with a 4wd Nomad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    2 door wagons you say?




    Wow! That speaks to me. That a 145 or a 240? Any more info?

    ETA: https://bangshift.com/general-news/v...wagon-awesome/

    For sale for $6,900 in 2016. That seems like a bargain.
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    I believe its a 145 with a V8 dropped in.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    I believe its a 145 with a V8 dropped in.
    Meh... kinda weak when it really boils down to it - https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...edan-for-sale/

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    Thinking about trading in my Grand Cherokee for a Golf Sportwagen or Alltrack....Anyone have one/know much about them?
    They look sharp with a few mods!!
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