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Fiat500USA
02-01-2011, 01:45 AM
Here's some confirmation on a couple of things we've been asking about.

The cars do come with hill holder.

The POP comes with the under-seat storage area. The other cars don't because the Bose system places an amp under the passenger seat (the Euro car with leather and a car with easy entry also doesn't have the storage area).

Just thought I'd keep you all informed;)

sam500
02-01-2011, 12:50 PM
I spent about 15 minutes yesterday trying to find this particular storage space in a SPORT :) Tried everything I could until I saw the bose amp you're talking about!

sketch
02-01-2011, 03:25 PM
Ah, neat. It's in the same place as the JBL in my Prius!

ciddyguy
02-01-2011, 04:29 PM
Drat! I'd hoped the storage would be under the seat, oh well, now we know why!

And that probably means that little black thing mounted to the right side of the cargo area is the sub then!

Fiat500USA
02-02-2011, 12:38 AM
<quote author="Ciddyguy">
Drat! I'd hoped the storage would be under the seat, oh well, now we know why!

And that probably means that little black thing mounted to the right side of the cargo area is the sub then!
</quote>

I might have that mixed up, the sub might be under the seat and the amp in the trunk.

sketch
02-02-2011, 12:46 AM
Nah. The amp for the JBL system in my car is under the passenger seat. The sub in my mom's CX-9 is in the luggage area under the floor, and it's a Bose system.

Amps under the seat and subs in the back are pretty standard in OEM car installations.

CaliberSRT4
02-03-2011, 07:23 AM
Yes, subs are typically in the rear cargo area. My car has a Kicker audio system with a removable sub in the back. Although the amp is actually located where the spare tire normally would be, under the cargo area floor.

sketch
02-03-2011, 02:16 PM
That's normal for aftermarket installations.

CaliberSRT4
02-03-2011, 06:12 PM
Mine is not aftermarket though. It is the factory upgraded sound system.

Fiat500USA
02-05-2011, 01:23 AM
<quote author="CaliberSRT4">
Yes, subs are typically in the rear cargo area. My car has a Kicker audio system with a removable sub in the back. Although the amp is actually located where the spare tire normally would be, under the cargo area floor.
</quote>


I asked an engineer at dinner and of course couldn't remember what he said! LOL Anyway, welcome CaliberSRT4 to the forum!

CaliberSRT4
02-05-2011, 06:23 AM
Thanks for the welcome. Love this website. <smiley image='smiley_happy.gif'/>

Here's a video describing the Bose sound system:

http://www.drivingthenation.com/?p=1163

sam500
02-05-2011, 11:46 PM
Something else on the bose system!

http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/automotive/innovations/energy_efficient.jsp&src=WA000025