Aftermarket Stereo in 2006 Avalon
I've seen various forms of this question floating around but no clear answer. I am on the verge of purchasing an '06 Avalon Limited (without NAV), but the only thing that is holding me back is the lack of bluetooth support, MP3 CD Playback Capabilities, and well integrated iPod connectivity (Not just an Aux. input). I've gone to 2 separate car audio specialists and they both have informed me that putting in an aftermarket stereo that will make use of the JBL 12 speaker system while preserving the climate controls is extremely difficult (and as a result, expensive).
There are several different aftermarket units that have all of the capability that I want to have, but what I need to know is where to go for a wireing harness or kit that can be placed in the Avalon without having to do major wiring overhauls to use the amp and preferably without having to go through tons of trouble due to how the climate controls are situated.
So, to sumarize, what is the easiest way to install an aftermarket stereo into an '06 Avalon Limited? Has anyone had any luck with this? I don't mind spending a bit of cash to get it done, as long as it is done right, looks good, and isn't stupid-expensive.
Any info is greatly appreciated, I just need to know that this is feasible and relatively affordable and I'll go pick up that car tomorrow!