View Full Version : how long has your hu last

10-16-2006, 10:21 AM
As the title says

Tiger Bass
10-16-2006, 10:27 AM
Mines still goin strong after 2 years. It may not be the most technically advanced one, but it gets the job done plenty well.

10-16-2006, 10:29 AM
i am looking for one of the most reliable hu for the best price

10-16-2006, 10:32 AM
i had a jensen that crapped out exactly 6 months of install.

then the jvc that replaced it got stolen a year later.

the kenwood after that lasted until i bought my 860mp last year, then i messed the kenwood up cuz it had a cd of mine in it. the 860 i traded off in january/february for an in-dash dvd player i messed up. bought another 860mp in march, and then i received an 880prs yesterday.

10-16-2006, 10:33 AM
my 9835 is a couple years old and still going fine. i think it came out in 2004?

10-16-2006, 10:36 AM
had mine for 2 years now...

10-16-2006, 10:38 AM
the infamous Premier DEH-860, works perfectly after 3 years now.

Tiger Bass
10-16-2006, 10:39 AM
Kenwood and Alpine tend to be very reputable. Just be sure you get one where you can easily take the head unit off and on. It would be a shame to get it stolen because you didnt feel like hassling with it one evening. But as for price, I believe mine was around $175 when I bought it. I got it at about $100 though. Just wait till you see a huge sale in the newspaper for headunits.

10-16-2006, 10:44 AM
i cant wait on a sale because we have 2 shops here and they are really really high. (cheapest is like $150-200)

10-16-2006, 10:44 AM
I've had mine since I believe 11th grade....soo the end of this year would make it 3 years.

Tiger Bass
10-16-2006, 10:48 AM
i cant wait on a sale because we have 2 shops here and they are really really high. (cheapest is like $150-200)

If you need to know exactly when a sale will be, just ask them when they are expecting to get their shipment of the newest headunits for whatever brand you want to go with. More than likely, the the sale will be the week before. And in all honesty, if you are looking to spend about 100-150, dont crap out with what you buy. Like someone above me said, you spend 60 on a Jensen and thats all you'll end up with....****. Pioneer is also a good brand.

10-16-2006, 10:55 AM
I am going to spend good money on one but here they are like $200 higher than everywhere else:crying: I found one here for 440 i found it in ATL for 260 (Dont remember brand)

10-16-2006, 11:03 AM
also, talk with the salesmen. ask what the lowest price will be. (and yes they'll be able to bring it down, as long as it's not below dealer cost). if it's stil too high for you then talk about how you'll just have to go to the other shop on the other side of town and give them your business. you gotta haggle.

10-16-2006, 01:00 PM
I'm still running my Premier DEX M88...It is about....15years old...still works fine :)

10-16-2006, 01:03 PM
Mine has lasted 3 years, the longest I have ever had one. Usually I change every 6 months or so, I get bored of them.

Rich B
10-16-2006, 01:06 PM
I have a brand new Alpine CDA-7941 (from 1999) Im getting ready to install.

Does that count?


10-16-2006, 01:24 PM
I've only been running my current HU since February or so and as such cannot make any realistic claims about longevity but the KDC-X679 I ran before my XXV-01D was purchased in Apr of '04 and it's still going strong being used occasionally on my test bench.
The KDC-X569 I had before that is still doing well for my ex-landlady and that unit was bought in Mar. of '03.
The unit I ran prior to that first eXcelon (the X569) is a KRC-608 cassette deck, bought in Dec. of '01 and that one is still going strong as well. The 608, which also occasionally gets used as a source on my test bench, has the non-motorized D-Mask faceplate mechanism and has never given me the first problem unlike the D-Mask+ (the automatic, motorized version) which proved so problematic for Kenwood and all too many users.

10-16-2006, 03:39 PM
My Pioneer deh-p9300 is still running great, but the screen is getting pretty bad. It's going on 4 or 5 years old this year. Started getting lines through the screen about 2 years ago, and now there are probably 10-15. Everything is still legible, though.

10-16-2006, 03:52 PM
Pemier 860 Got It New 4/06 Love That Hu

10-16-2006, 04:01 PM
I've had my Pioneer 3700 since June of 05 and its worked awesome until last week. The preouts are giving my all kinda of signal noise so I think maybe those crapped out on me.

10-16-2006, 04:02 PM
My Kenwood KVT-717DVD has been in my car since jan 06 and still running strong Love it a ton

10-16-2006, 04:02 PM
Mine about.... 4 yrs.. going on 5! lol

10-16-2006, 06:34 PM
Old-skool (not that I consider it old-skool but I guess it is, lol) Sony mobile ES CDX-C7850, I'm not the original owner (I've had it around 4 years I think?) but I believe the date of manufacture was in 1997 or 1998, so at least 8 years old, still going strong :)

10-16-2006, 06:35 PM
about a month

10-16-2006, 07:12 PM
I have had my Pio 7800MP for almost 3 yrs now and its going strong, not any noise or problems(It will probably crap out on me tomorrow for saying that though)


I still have an old Sony CDX-700, The very fist active black panel unit. It was the shiz back in the day-2000(Remember the how cool the slot machine roll was ?) It works for the wife in her explorer.

10-17-2006, 09:25 AM
stay away from lower end pioneer and kenwood, throw sony in that mix to

10-17-2006, 09:29 AM
I've got a Kenwood Excellon X459....that's been in my car for about 4 years, it still works perfectly. I paid less then 200 for it back then. I use it everyday, and can't complain.
Regards Sonny

10-17-2006, 11:03 AM
My Pioneer DE1400 has lasted me almost 3 years now, some of the buttons have warn out but still works good.

03-07-2008, 06:14 AM
Mines still goin strong

03-07-2008, 06:24 AM
I have had my cheap Pioneer in since I bought the car, so... its 4 years old , i have had HU that lasted 10 years before I upgraded to something else, they didnt break, I just pulled them out and threw them in the garage once I bought a new one.

03-07-2008, 11:37 AM
Mines still goin strong

The old thread bumper strikes again...

03-07-2008, 11:43 AM
had my pioneer for a long time...if anybody knows when the deh-p7500mp came out, i had it since released

03-07-2008, 11:47 AM
I've had my Pioneer DEH-P6300 for about 2 years now, some of the buttons are worn and it's not the most tecnologically advanced HU out there but it gets the job done just fine.

03-07-2008, 01:14 PM
I have this Pioneer din and a half that has lasted about 6 years.

03-07-2008, 01:28 PM
My Eclipse 5423 has been with me for about 5 years now... never had a single problem with it.

03-07-2008, 01:29 PM
I've had my alpine deck for the last 5 years at least.

03-11-2008, 05:07 PM
my screen just cracked .. for at least 2 years :( my premiere :(

03-11-2008, 06:09 PM
sony deck for 2 years.. remote button gettin worn out but dam never knew this guy would last this long