Hello ClubWRX world.
I own a 2010 WRX sedan with the stock 6-disc changer installed. I know very little about car audio and electronics, but I do know that the stock deck doesn't give the speakers nearly enough power and is pretty boring looking. I want to replace it, but since I know little about car audio and hate installing things I'll take it to a shop to have installed.
I've been to the nearby car audio shops and for a basic bluetooth deck with a USB plugin I'm looking at $180+, on Amazon they're closer to $60 and $160 gets me one with a flip out screen, so clearly buying on Amazon is the way to go. The problem here is that I don't have any car audio experts to ask "Will this go in my car?" Hence why I am here. So my question is this:
Is there any special head unit or option on a head unit that I need to look for when purchasing one for my WRX? What ~$100-150 (from Amazon) deck do you use? Also, do you care about maintaining steering wheel controls? I've been told that's roughly $100 more, on top of deck installation and I'm torn if I actually care or not.
Thanks for your help, friends!