Originally Posted by Jamie and the magic torch
Actually, anyone noticed how impossible it is to change a CD with a single front loading CD headunit when in 1st, 3rd or 5th gear
With an MP3 headunit thats not a problem
The music plays for longer than I drive! But it was a bit of an oversight on their behalf. Though apparently if the gearbox is worn the gear lever will get closer to the centre console the more it gets damaged.
I put some AudioBahn speakers in the original holes. 6x4" at the front and 5 1/4" at the rear. Both of which are old speaker sizes so hard to buy for especially if you want the separate tweeter. But they really do suck. They produce an ok sound which is passable but not quite what I was hoping. I would suggest measuring exactly what you can fit in there and looking from there. Should be able to make some 5 1/4" splits (maybe 5 1/2") in the front without modification any bigger and you may have to surface mount them, which looks ugly as there is already a grille in the door. For the rear you should be able to fit some 6" (or 6x9") speakers. Will be a squeeze though. Just remember though that most oval shaped speakers will never sound as good or as powerful compared to a round one of the same size. Only get 6x9s if you want to move air, eg. bass and don't want to fill the small boot with a woofer.
About now your probably wondering why if they sound so crap I bought some oval speakers for the front. Well the answer is simple I wanted it to fit with a minimum of fuss and in the original location. On top of that I only listen to music on long highway trips, which don't happen too often.
But if you want 6x4"s at the front then a few people make them still (in order of preference):
AudioBahn - only 6x4" with a seperate tweeter.
Fusion (get the Jonah ones)
Nissan Pulsars take a 6x4 in the back so you could get some second hand if you wanted a cheap fix.
Best thing to do though is stick a 12v V6 in the front and you will have the music you desire.