and would we be utterly mad to attempt it ourselves?
Around here (DC metro) pretty much the only place to go is Best Buy. Their website is completely inaccurate regarding which radios even fit. Only 3 out of hundreds admitted they worked with our car. I went to Crutchfield.com and input my model (2006 Honda CRV) and got a bunch of hits right away (including one that BB claimed wouldn’t work).
There are a handful of independent shops but the online reviews can be pretty scathing.
I’d rather buy from Crutchfield - the site is soooo much more helpful and I’d have a lot more confidence that I was buying the right stuff. But if we did that, we’d either have to install ourselves, or find someone to do it.
Would we (not car-savvy… I have replaced fuses and that’s about all) be completely insane to try this?
Forgot to mention: the existing radio is original equipment. It doesn’t even have an aux input for external devices (an iPod input is mandatory on whatever we replace it with).