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hi all, i have a xle premium but it came with the lowest grade radio does anybody know if i can still ask toyota to upgrade my radio? i know there will be a charge if it can be done.
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when I asked the dealer about upgrading to the JBL package, he said it was possible but it will cost more than it coming from the factory. Probably won't be worth it assuming it will probably be $1.5k+ with labor and parts.
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Same here, I love everything about my XSE except the stereo. Might look into upgrading the speakers to see how much that helps.
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Does anyone know whether the Entune 3.0 Plus (as opposed to the non Plus) is any better? They both seem to list 6 speakers.

The base stereo is really pretty bad, and I am about to buy. Might be willing to pay for the upgrade if it is significant.

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Does anyone know whether the Entune 3.0 Plus (as opposed to the non Plus) is any better? They both seem to list 6 speakers.

The base stereo is really pretty bad, and I am about to buy. Might be willing to pay for the upgrade if it is significant.

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My one regret about buying this car is not getting the upgraded audio system.
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Does it say anywhere in the manual how much power the head unit can put out? I'm hoping to replace the 4 door and 2 dash speakers with nicer ones from crutchfield, but I don't want to put in too high wattage speakers that the default stereo can't power them. I imagine a few hundred dollars could really improve the sound, even without adding a sub woofer.
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Does anyone know whether the Entune 3.0 Plus (as opposed to the non Plus) is any better? They both seem to list 6 speakers.

The base stereo is really pretty bad, and I am about to buy. Might be willing to pay for the upgrade if it is significant.

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I have XSE that comes standard with Entune 3.0 Plus. It is not that good. If I had to do it over, I would just get JBL system, even though I would never use the built-in navigation system. Strangely, I have a low-end CHR for rental right now, and it sounds better than the system in RAV4!!!
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Does anyone know whether the Entune 3.0 Plus (as opposed to the non Plus) is any better? They both seem to list 6 speakers. ,
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I'm no expert but I've poured over comparing trim specs for weeks now. My take is that the difference between all the Entune grades is in additional functions versus improvements in sound until you add the JBL package.
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Someone is selling me a jbl radio but i dont know if it will work i have a non jbl radio does anybody know if it work
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I'm sure a car stereo shop can add an amp and better speakers. Not sure about an entire head unit.
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