Summary: For a unit with a 250+ page user's manual you would expect something that is both sophisticated and ultimately, USER FRIENDLY! This is neither - the worse part is that it literally makes driving UNSAFE by forcing people to pull over, put that car in park, put the parking brake on, just to access the navigation system!!! Very unsafe!!! Moronic 'solution' - if this is done to respect some federal law I am not aware of, it doesn't change a thing.
Summary: It would have been really nice if the post office hadnt broken off one of the control knobs on this unit- Now I am out the money for the radio plus I gave the radio to PO for "evaluation" so now i have Nothing!
Summary: Save your money. I invested over 2K to purchase and have this unit installed. After about a year the screen would go blank, but the lights on the face plate would flash. It would come back on after a minute or 2, but I would usually have to take the disc out or do something else. I figured Id call Pioneer and see what theyd say. They told me Id have to ship the unit to Ohio, problem is its an in dash system that cost me $500 to install!
Summary: I waited a while before submitting a review to give this unit a good try. I already had a portable unit (Garmin) but wanted an in-dash unit for my other car. At the time this unit was twice as much as the Garmin but it also played dvds. I was very disappointed once I got this unit which cost twice as much as the portable and more than most of the other units of the market.
Summary: I was so excited to get Nav/DVD in our new SUV. However, I hate this unit! You can't watch DVDs unless the car is in park. The whole point was for me to watch movies in the passenger seat while my husband drove. Also, you have to put in a Navigation CD everytime you want to look for a new address. This means you have to remove your DVD or music CD and put in this special disc.
Summary: I liked my Honda factory navigation, so I bought the Pioneer AVIC-N2 for my BMW. Since I could not found a demonstration unit, I bought it based on reviews and thought most of the navigation system will be similar. Now that it is installed, I quickly realized that it is a terrible navigation system. The AVIC-N2 does not allow the driver to change the destination or use majority of the navigation functions while the car is moving.