Summary: I wanted a DVD/CD player as well as the now typical Bluetooth/usb Options. I also like a dial as opposed to buttons for the volume control. This suited my needs well. Sound is great and I love the defeat option to bypass processing.
Pros: Great sound, Great value. Plenty of expandability. Straight forward.
Cons: It's trivial, but I do wish it had more color options to match the stock Display.
Summary: I've had many Alpine products in the past, and they never fail to impress. This stereo is no exception. For a base price touch screen (prices go way up from here), you really couldn't ask for more. Sounds great and looks classy in my car. Basic controls are simple and intuitive.
Pros: Many connectivity options, works seamlessly with my phone. If you think Bluetooth calls are nice, Bluetooth audio will change your life.
Cons: Stupid brake sequence safety feature, but again really a minor complaint in the big picture.
Summary: Unit was installed in my Subaru in a less than expected time. I did need to call Crutchfield Customer Support and they were super helpful. Sounds way better than the stock unit it replaced. All the features I need and looks great.
Summary: I've always been a fan of alpine quality (overall and sound). But for some reason, this HU did not produce "my" expected sound quality out of my stock speakers. I seem to remember my stock HU (fujitsuten) sounding more to my liking.