Originally Posted by mtkversion
He wants to spend $200 max and you're suggesting Focal and DLS components?
Oh, crap, in my mind I saw an extra zero on both figures! ($1000-2000) But in any case...my front stage did cost me less than $200. I paid around $100 for the used Focal Polyglass midbass and $25 for both Vifa tweets, plus a local shop did my A-pillars for around $70. I had a Pioneer processor of course so I didn't need a crossover.
For $200 then don't expect too much - not because of cheap speakers, mind you (some drivers on PartsExpress are shallow enough, etc) but that can't pay for a few other very important things on top of the speakers:
1) A high-current amplifier
2) Proper installation (even if you DIY, if you don't have the proper tools, that's going to be a problem), and
3) Dynamat (or other type/brand of deadening material)
Still, even with controlled expectations, there are a lot of other ways to get decent sound in a car. At a minimum, get good speakers - don't mind used too much just inspect for operation and rust - and install as properly as possible. Which means you still put Dynamat on your doors and even if you won't do custom fiberglass find some other way to mount the tweeters minimizing reflections off the windshield without making one tweeter too glaring via direct path. For simplicity start by aiming them just a few inches (to the rear of the car) from of the rearview mirror mount.
I'm looking through eBay but I don't know what exactly will fit in your car doors, but the price point on this Alpine Type-S seems good. Don't be afraid to drill at least a tiny hole in your A-Pillar or sail panel in order to angle the tweets properly, and don't skimp on the Dynamat unless you're driving a luxury mid-size (at which point, not only will it have some deadening, but you might not want to just toy with the system on that one).