rubley, hang in there. For most people the volt's sound system will sound a lot better than their previous car. For most people Lady Gaga is better than Mozart (at least in my daughter's world, LOL). Still, there will be some who actually do know the difference (musicians, owners of truly high end home sound systems, etc) who might be interested in upgrading the volt sound system, like me.
Yes, the volt is the first car I've owned where listening to classical music is actually fun instead of frustrating, and yes it sounds 1,000% better than my previous cars. And yes, being a musician, I also share the "the kick drum doesn't really sound right" feeling. So, if you or someone else gets it figured out where the sound could be upgraded without loosing any of the OEM features (turn signal sounds, backup beeps, etc) at some reasonable price I'd go for it.
B3637 - Metro Detroit area
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