Summary: I was the owner of two of these units, with the purchase of a replacment third. The unit was fantastic until......... Well first, The unit had real time traffic with auto-reroutes, gas prices, movie information, News headlines, etc. This was furnished by Microsoft.
Summary: BEWARE! I have been anticipating to receive this unit, as I had a Pioneer in-dash unit in my previous vehicle. When I received the unit, it was well packaged. I followed the instructions and fully charged the unit before use. I set it up the way I was suppose to.
Summary: BEWARE I was very happy when I bought my F series Navigation unit until it died during a Pioneer recommended upgrade. Go to AVIC411 forum and you will see hundreds of others are stuck with dead F series Nav units.
Summary: Being the die-hard Pioneer fan I decided to buy Avic500bt about a year ago for my single din late model Dodge Durango. The Installation was quick and easy. This unit does everything. Built in Bluetooth, voice dialing, Ipod connection (additional cable required), Navigation.
Summary: On a good day this thing barely functions. Touch-screen requires multiple touches and unit freezes constantly. One becomes very, very familiar with the reset button. I bought the 3.0 upgrade cards thinking that might improve things, but now it crashes more often and hardly anything works.
Summary: I bought this and had it fitted professionally. The features seemed good although I don't use it to dock an i-Pod. I wish I hadn't spent the money. 1 I have found it impossible to establish a connection either directly to the PC via the USB cable or using an SD card as an interface.
This would be an excellent replacement Sat Nav if it had a selection of mounting alternatives
3 November 2009
Excerpt: It might be a very good unit, pity it is let down by the after care service from Pioneer. I was after a replacement Sat Nav as the one fitted by Peugeot in my car is a bit dated but it is irreplaceable as it comes as a single unit which also controls the Radio, Air Con etc.