Summary: As an car audio fan for 23 years now I have been loyal to Alpine. I bought a CDE-100 just a little over a year ago. Two weeks after the warranty ran out it started shutting off or just not coming on at all. I have an Alpine CDA-9807 that's over 10 years old and is still going.
Summary: The alpine works fine but the only reason I purchased this is because of the USB n aux, which the USB DOES NOT WORK at all. Am so upset from this n it was a gift too. Next time maybe need more detailing for the consumers to know the facts on what their really buying.
Summary: I replaced my factory installed radio which was eating CD's and had no other input (no aux, no usb, no ipod, etc) with this stereo. I love this stereo. It sounds so much better than the factory installed one. I love being able to play CD's again, as well as hook up my iPhone with an Aux cord.
Summary: I bought this to replace my factory stereo on a 96 civic. The main reason i bought it is because you can plug a usb flash drive into it and have it play songs from it. The usb drive is much easier than playing cds. I sometimes hook up my phone to the aux in to play pandora.
Summary: This little car stereo is EXCELLENT! Bought it as a birthday gift for my teenage daughter, and after I installed it, I liked it so much I've considered getting one for myself! It is attractive, and the sound is quality (even with factory speakers!)