Summary: I purchased the Kenwood DNX8180 last year. I had it installed by Best Buy with several other accessories (camera... We had difficulty operating the unit at first. The touch screen did not work well. We had it checked by Best Buy but they said it was okay. It is not okay. The touch screen is awful.
Summary: The stereo receiver functionality is ok, except for the fact that the system restarts itself randomly and with no warning. Just driving down the street, it'll turn itself off and restart. Apparently it's a known issue with this model. The GPS, on the other hand, is an absolute DISASTER.
Summary: The good... has a volume knob, enough power/good sound, decent display, and has a lot of features. The bad: incredibly POOR user interface. Very hard to use while driving. Needs a lot of expensive options to use all features like HD radio, XM, traffic for nav Takes 30 seconds to boot.
Summary: I have installed two of these DNX-6160's. I also have two of the previous 2009 models, the DNX-6140's. I have encouraged others to buy Kenwood Nav receivers based on their functionality and features along with a fairly good experience (I post to a handful of automotive forums).
Summary: I have purchased it and installed it professionally by local radio shop in my Hyundai Tucson, 5 months later sound function stopped working. Shop says that unit is bad and needs to be replaced. Garmin says warranty only 3 months. I would not buy it again.
Summary: Great receiver with many terrific features and quick speed. . Audio is great. iPod requires a special cable which I was unaware of when I purchased and installed. I dislike the Bluetooth functionality with my Android phone. Garmin navigation works, but the accuracy is a bit off.
Awesome Unit DNX-6160 Love this Unit!!!! Amaaaaaaaazing!!!
Ali Saadat "Ali.F1", Amazon
27 June 2011
Summary: I am not sure why people have problems with their units but I have to say it was their bad Luck that they bought a Faulty Unit. This is an Awesome Unit. The reason I bought this was because of its GPS, Bluetooth, and iPod/iPhone features.
Summary: I purchased this unit based on favorable reviews that I read on Amazon and other sites. However, after purchasing this unit and having it installed by an authorized Kenwood dealer (Best Buy), I began to have difficulties with the unit's iPod operation, touch screen, video display, etc.
Summary: First off, I purchased a Jensen VM9414 and was going to buy another one when I ran across a good deal with this unit. I will be comparing to a Jensen product. There is definitely no comparing the Navigation part of this unit.