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post #4 of Old 04-01-2010, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Feel for life View Post
Wow what a nice install you have the question how much ???

If only I could see one of those in a 2009 model.......the center console is totally different.....
I shopped A LOT! I spent about 2-3 months searching, reading and documenting all the different options for double DIN head units. I was really tempted to go with one of the off-brand units. They can be found starting at about $150 and some come with iPod and Satellite connections built in, but ultimately, I decided to go with the Pioneer since it's at least a well known brand. I've seen people get into heated arguments over "Who makes the best audio equipment." so I won't even go there...

I chose the AVH-P4200DVD over the other known names for a few reasons; I'm borderline OBSESSED with symmetry and a "clean" look, iPod control from the head unit is integrated for both audio AND video and all options are modular for flexibility.

I had budgeted $500 and by making a couple of lucky scores on eBay I was able to come in at $512.34.

I got the dash kit, harness and antenna adapter all on eBay for a total of $41.63. I found the nav bezel at a dealer in PA for $57.97 with shipping and the head unit was $412.74 shipped.

I am very happy with the head unit and I feel good about the total cost. I'd like to add the Bluetooth and XM modules, but that'll probably wait 'til next year. Thanks for the compliment!

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