My "build" is budgeted similar to yours. And my driving is very limited in town, prefer sedan. But when I go somewhere - it's usually longer distance and I'd like to have nice audio on long trips.Dear lord.... you guys put these massive systems into you vehicle and I don't want to know how much you drive to justify that much listening time!!!
Seriously, my normal daily trip is 2.5 miles to the office from my house 4 times a day (back and forth for lunch and work). Outside of that there is the occasional trip to the grocery store, dog park and weekend trips to the cabin. I was thinking that $200 for an amp was overkill but some of these things are...!!!!
This is also why I want no boxes with subs, all should be in stock locations leaving room for cargo.