Summary: This is my first built in GPS unit. I have used Delorme and Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006 on a laptop for years. I took the plunge and purchased the AVIC-N2 for my new 2006 Pathfinder. First let me say that having a built in GPS is so much better than getting the laptop out. However there are a few things that I was REALLY surprised that the AVIC-N2 does not do. First off, I was surprised that I had to keep the MAP DVD in the unit to get detailed updates.
Summary: For all those that complain about not being able to watch dvds or put in an address while driving, you can with a trick. Type "solder avic n2" in google and you'll figure it out. Keep in mind they did this because it is illegal in the U.S. to watch dvds while driving. Pioneer does not update this map that often, so if you are a realtor and need house addresses updated a lot STAY AWAY! When you registor the product pioneer will send you the updated software free.