A stereo system is usually one of the most sought-after options on new cars. Depending on how much you want to spend, a system can range from a basic cassette player with AM-FM radio to a comprehensive package that includes a CD player, state-of-the-art speakers, and amplifiers. Regardless of how elaborate a system you choose, expect the quality of the sound to vary according to the car manufacturer's choice in equipment. Generally, higher-quality equipment comes at a higher price. As a result, luxury cars tend to be equipped with better factory-installed stereos than economy cars. If you're on a tight budget, it's still possible to get a reasonably priced stereo system at a specialty shop. Also, remember that when you choose a system, it's a good idea to have an anti-theft device installed with it, as stereo equipment has become a prime target for car thieves. These devices can include a detachable faceplate, an alarm system, or a key-activated on and off switch for your stereo. For more information on stereo systems, consult an auto dealer or a car buying expert.
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