I got individual audio with 16 speakers from the factory (I didn't build it, bought it used) which I didn't know anything about until AFTER I got the car.
At first I wasn't impressed but I only listened to radio fm. Once I connected my high quality ipod music files this puppy exploded with an amazing sound (not just loud), clear, with no loss of quality with the sound increase. I know there are better sounding cars and systems but I think individual audio is pretty good. I think it was $2700.00 option.
Basic radio is garbage and I agree should not be offered at all.
Hope you get good setup.