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Firmbiz94
12-26-2007, 10:40 PM
Im looking in putting a nav into my Lincoln ls...im looking to stay under 600 bucks from ebay.. I see the pioneer avic d2 and d3's are similiar prices..i know the d3 is the newer model but the retail price on the d2 is like 600 dollars more on the pioneer website..which one is better? If you can suggest any other units in that price range on ebay i'd appreciate it..im tryna find one that will look as stock as possible..the dash in my car is silver

ultimate157
12-26-2007, 10:49 PM
My brother just returned his BNIB Avic-D3 in favor of the new kenwood 8000 series (double din.) He heard terrible reviews on the Pioneer's navigation system; Somewhere along the lines of sending you miles past your destination only to do a u-turn.

Kenwood also paired up with Garmin to develop a nav system. I've seen it in action and in comparison to my Garmin 550, its pretty **** nice.

Firmbiz94
12-27-2007, 12:22 AM
oh ill have to look it up..the pioneers just look pretty ncie and are relatively nice :D..im not as concerned with the nav although i want it to work..i want it to play dvd nicely th o

96GTIVR6
12-27-2007, 12:36 AM
I would buy the D2 and updated maps, the D2 allows you to keep the map disk in all the time(it has 2 slots) , you don't have to do memory nav like the D3 (1 slot).Personally, I prefer Pioneer nav to Kenwood, and I sell both at an Authorized Premier/Excelon dealer.

Firmbiz94
12-27-2007, 11:16 AM
yea i noticed the d2 had 2 slots in it and i find that really convenient..my sister has a chevy nav and you have to take out the music cd every thime you need the Nav..

audioarsonal
12-27-2007, 11:23 AM
I have an n1 and also a ddx6019 with the garmin nav.I personally like the pioneer over the kenwood for ease of use and POI's.But the kenwood does have the built in nav so I don't have to take out a cd/dvd everytime I want to look something up.

Firmbiz94
12-29-2007, 04:47 PM
decisions decisions

biggieboo
12-29-2007, 04:50 PM
N1 hands down

biggieboo
12-29-2007, 04:50 PM
or maybe an N3

nbudros
12-29-2007, 07:03 PM
No. Eclipse nav is amazing. 5510 has 1 cd slot 1 dvd slot and the 6610 has 2 dvd slots.

Best nav but your 600 limit *****. So go cheap get pioneer

Firmbiz94
12-30-2007, 09:27 PM
yea im not too concerned with nav..just kinda like the look and dcd playback of the pioneer..there aer other units that cost the same and have no navigation so i kind of see it as a bonus

GaresTaylan
12-31-2007, 03:53 PM
Avicd2 doesnt play DVD's if I recall. It only reads DVD-ROMs aka the map software.

blazeplacid
12-31-2007, 04:52 PM
if you use your ipod most of the time like I do then the single DVD slot will not bother you.

Its kinda like a hardrive based system if you leave the nav disk in and ipod only.

No disks to swap or anything

Pioneer Nav is great around my area and has never made me do a big u turn.
You can adjust the settings for the route (free way only,fast route, shortest milage)
Mess with those settings a bit and your nav will make you happy

Firmbiz94
12-31-2007, 04:53 PM
yea i think the d3 is the best for the money..for under 600 bucks it has everything i need..i cant really complain about little things being it is so cheap...

Memphisv-tec428
01-01-2008, 05:39 PM
avic-d2 does NOT play dvd's, the D3 ***** because you have to use the navi discs, same the n1 and 2, pioneer makes the best navi units out there, hands down. they dont make the best dvd units or monitors, but hands down they make they best navi units. the best one that you can buy right now is the Avic-Z2. pretty pricey, my shop sells them for $2,100.00 but they are the best you can get right now hands down. better than kenwood, alpine, and eclipse nav units. good luck

monstermatt
01-01-2008, 10:38 PM
just got the Z2 and now i need like three different components to get it to roll right in my H2 so we will see how it works

Memphisv-tec428
01-01-2008, 10:40 PM
you wanting to keep steering wheel controls?

Firmbiz94
01-02-2008, 04:39 PM
yea there is a module you can buy to keep steering wheel controls..i heard ita a little delayed tho..like you push the button and its not instant like oem equipment is.. when you install one of these double din navhow do you keep it mounted...DO you bolt it in..i doubt it will line up with my factory bolt locations..i dont want to mess the hole up too bad just in case i ever wanna take it out and put my stock radio back in

Memphisv-tec428
01-03-2008, 09:07 PM
yea the piece to keep your steering wheel controls is call a "peswips" from periphial. its like $129.99, and to put a double din unit in you will still need a dash kit

Qbenjamin
01-03-2008, 10:07 PM
My brother just returned his BNIB Avic-D3 in favor of the new kenwood 8000 series (double din.) He heard terrible reviews on the Pioneer's navigation system; Somewhere along the lines of sending you miles past your destination only to do a u-turn.

Kenwood also paired up with Garmin to develop a nav system. I've seen it in action and in comparison to my Garmin 550, its pretty **** nice.

He couldn't have been anymore precise. The Pioneer Nav discs are AWFUL.

caligirl2k
03-07-2008, 05:59 AM
Personally, I prefer Pioneer AVIC Z2