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Hello all,

I've been car shopping for the last month or so and have finally decided on either a brand new 2017 2.5L Touring hatchback or a used 2015/2016 2.5L GT or T. My only concern before buying one of these cars is the audio system. I enjoy aftermarket car audio systems and I will at some point be replacing all of the interior speakers, adding an amp in the back, and adding a sub. I'll most likely try using something like the JL Audio Fix 86 product in order to keep the factory head unit and tap into its output signals.

I've never purchased a new car before so I had a quick question regarding the warranty. If I go around replacing these stereo components, does anyone know if this will affect the warranty? I'm comfortable giving up the warranty on the audio equipment (including the battery/alternator) since I'm confident I can fix anything there that breaks. But, I'm not as comfortable if this audio work could void additional warranty coverage for the vehicle.

Does anyone have advice or experience in this department?

Thanks!
 

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It should have the Bose system in that GT model with the infotainment. Not so sure its a good idea to "upgrade" the system.

I have always put aftermarket stereos in my cars, Alpine heads, JL speakers, PhoenixGold amps, 12" subs... But with all that the 3 does with the Bose and infotainment system it didn't make sense to "upgrade" the system.

As far as warranty it should not effect anything except the components directly effected by the "upgrade".

JL does have a system to allow keeping your head unit and just upgrading the speakers and amps.

But i have to say the Bose system is pretty darn good, and i am no Base fan.
 

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Ok cool. Yeah I am not really interested in messing with the stock infotainment system, seems like its a fairly decent system (especially with the software mods I discovered on this site). I'll probably spend a year or so with the stock setup but at some point I'll be itching to add a subwoofer, new speakers, and an amp.

I think I'm zeroing in on the touring model instead of the grand touring. I believe the touring model is available without the Bose system which would make me feel better when I go messing with it later down the road (I'd be happier ripping out the stock system rather than messing with the Bose system).
 
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