Summary: I purchased this reciever to replace a precious Pioneer reciever that I had from a year and a half ago. Unlike my older reciever, this one added the ability to have Xm radio. I really like how easy it is to use and the XM antennae I purchased was easy to install. My 03 VW Golf now has me singing all the way to work in the morning.
Pros: Ease of install with Crutchfield free install kit. Looks and sounds great.
Summary: I have been using the system fro two weeks,so it's hard for me to properly evaluate the receiver. Nevertheless, this is the first Pioneer that I have with a below average FM reception. With respect to the ease of use, it takes a while to get used to the inter-phase. Thank goodness the receiver has remote control which makes easier to adjust the settings.
Summary: Love this unit. A little hard to understand at first but now things are going well. The light show at night is fantastic. Everyone who sees it falls in love with it. Great sound and install was easy even for an old f--- like me.
Pros: Great sound and looks. Easy to install.
Cons: My wife still has trouble with some of the features
Conclusion: Blue tooth works perfect. Once I linked with my galaxy 5 phone, all my songs can be played from my phone. If my phone is with me and I start up my truck, the sterio automatically links with my phone and starts playing. I don't even have to take my phone out! The front USB port is handy as is the microphone. I plugged it into the back of the sterio and ran it up my steering column and clipped it in place.
Summary: Got this HU to replace the stock one in my 2005 Forrester. Instruction master sheet from Crutchfield was dead on, popped out the old one and got this one in in under 2 hours. Now that there's "oomph" behind my music I need to think about new speakers!
Pros: Great fit and look. Bluetooth for the phone. Nice clean sound. Multiple input possibilities. All around a great purchase.
Cons: Nothing, other than I'll miss my weather band radio from the stock HU. Yeah, I 'm a geek!
Summary: This is an outstanding product!! I added this to a 2004 VW Beetle Convertible that I had just purchased. The audio is fantastic... The handsfree is AMAZING, and with the addition of the Sirius satellite component.... I just want to live in my car!! The crutchfield site made not only the purchase a snap, but installation too. I will never shop anywhere else for my car audio needs!!!
Pros: Sound quality Bluetooth connectivity Handsfree calling Color change for face and buttons allows you to match the interior (or your mood)