Originally Posted by SZRimaging
I should add that I am in an honest stale mate between the two. Really, the stereo is the biggest turn off on the Impreza, but I don't want to do an aftermarket unit/speakers. Cabin noise is the second issue. Otherwise, I would probably still be sold on getting the Subaru.
Does anyone know how well the Kicker upgrades work? If just adding a $250 option drastically improves the response, then it may not be so bad.
I picked up the Kicker tweeter upgrade and swapped out the factory OEM ones and I noticed a difference for the highs. The difference would be more profound definitely if you're going from no tweeters to Kicker tweeters.
From what I heard the Kicker upgrades are decent but no where near the sound you can get out of aftermarket parts likewise. But installation is going to be much easier, pop off the speaker grilles, unscrew old speakers, screw in new speakers, pop the grille back on, and you're done. I'm looking to pick up the speaker upgrade at a later time. Hope this helps.