for a guy like me that is cool with the radio, a burned CD, or hooking in an ipod, I find the system fine.
I am not an audiophile. I find the base stereo system in any car a dream compared to my single under the dash speakers in my old cars.
For someone that finds a great stereo system important, I totally get why you would prefer to optional upgrades.
2012 Mustang GT/CS Convertible- "My Wife's"
2009 Dodge Challenger R/T- My daily driver
1974 Plymouth Roadrunner- almost road worthy, saved from being scrapped
1971 AMC Javelin SST- rough driver, saved from being parted out
1969 Pontiac GTO- nice driver