Summary: I was very hesitant to spend this kind of money but after reading many reviews this had the options I was looking for. One in particular is the ability to take the faceplate off which is a big plus and offered peace of mind of not getting ripped off.
Summary: ...which is more than I could say for the Pioneer AVIC 940BT that this thing replaced. The Pioneer unit drove me crazy with it's cryptic, multi-step menus for basic functions, its 240 page user manual, and its menu lock-outs while in motion.
Summary: I've had this unit for almost a year now and absolutely love almost everything about it. The radio sounds great, bluetooth works well, CDs play, navigating through music menus is a breeze, XM works well, faceplate is easily-removable, etc.
Summary: This is the first Navigation unit I have owned so my opinion is not based on a lot of comparative experience. I did learn some things that I didn't know before going into this. 1 My Ford truck has the SYNC system, and the stock radio is highly integrated with the vehicle and the SYNC system.