Now I have a great place to discuss car audio as well. Awesome! I'm currently looking to upgrade my new 1996 Honda Civic LX with a new CD Player (right now it has a Pioneer cassette/stereo receiver which sucks as I really dislike audio cassettes). Brands I'm looking at include Pioneer (which I have in my old crappy car) and Kenwood. Price range I'm looking to spend is $150.00 for the CD player. I don't commute in my car as long as most do. However, I do want to get the best possible head unit in my price range. Right now, I'm considering purchasing it at Best Buy or Circuit City due to their quick installations. My first car's installation was done within a couple hours. However, I may consider going to a specialty car audio installation place (that may be a better route to take). Also, I'm not looking to upgrade speakers yet as they seem to sound a lot better than my old car's speakers with the radio (warmer and clearer as well). I'll get some great speakers later when I run into some extra cash. I'm looking forward to the always-informative responses here.