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blhfla
03-30-2013, 01:38 AM
I have been looking for a single din non-flip-up nav unit, like a Parrot Asteroid Classic which would have been great but for all the negative reviews I have read (constant crashing, rebooting, failures, even clumsy track navigation, etc.) to put into a Jeep Liberty with its uncommon oval dash opening. Is there anything, unlike the Parrot, that will actually work? I don't want to butcher the dash to get a double din in, and I HATE flip-ups. I would have loved the Parrot but I refuse to buy junk that fails to perform. Surely there must be something out there?

trumpet
03-30-2013, 12:41 PM
Have you ever looked at a different way to add navigation? Rydeen makes a really good replacement rear view mirror that has navigation built in with a dedicated screen. You can tie it into the radio to get the voice prompts through your speakers, or it has its own speakers built in.

blhfla
03-30-2013, 11:55 PM
Yeah, I've looked at the "smart mirrors" by Escort, Boyo, MIT, Pitbull, and cheap HFK etc., but after seeing the Parrot (which apparently leaves much to be desired) or the JVC KD-NX5000 (apparently no longer available), both of which are built-in to the single din package why not replace the awkward POS factory junk with a nice aftermarket CLEAN all in one package! But the JVC is no longer available! Or it it? That is my question. And what about the

I already have a 4.3" separate Nav (TomTom) with voice commands that works fine so I don't need a mirror. But I am looking for an upgrade to the boring factory radio so why get the nav built in right? Thanks for the suggestion though.

NuckinFutz
03-31-2013, 12:08 AM
Yeah, I've looked at the "smart mirrors" by Escort, Boyo, MIT, Pitbull, and cheap HFK etc., but after seeing the Parrot (which apparently leaves much to be desired) or the JVC KD-NX5000 (apparently no longer available), both of which are built-in to the single din package why not replace the awkward POS factory junk with a nice aftermarket CLEAN all in one package! But the JVC is no longer available! Or it it? That is my question. And what about the

I already have a 4.3" separate Nav (TomTom) with voice commands that works fine so I don't need a mirror. But I am looking for an upgrade to the boring factory radio so why get the nav built in right? Thanks for the suggestion though.

If you have a good shop around you they can cut the dash to put a double din in. If they're good at it, it'll look factory.

blhfla
03-31-2013, 02:05 AM
Yeah, I actually did do that myself on my Dodge Dakota. It has the same dash opening as the Jeep. Might have had the same radio too but it was missing when I bought the truck. Anyway I put a 7" double din unit in, had to cut the dashboard and the trim panel. It came out OK, but this is the wife's vehicle and she won't go for it. So I need to find a single din and rig some kind of trim to cover the gap (Chrysler's stupid oval radio cutout - it is like 1.5 din).

trumpet
03-31-2013, 11:52 AM
What does your wife want for navigation?

Single DIN dash kits are readily available for the Liberty. www.metraonline.com/vfg (http://www.metraonline.com/vfg)

blhfla
04-01-2013, 12:24 AM
She already has a portable Nav system, but I want to replace the POS factory head unit (IMO ALL factory head units are POS). I have replaced the head unit in every vehicle I have ever owned (about 50). So why not get one that has Nav too? Less clutter on the windshield, etc. A 'standard' system, with directions and voice (en espanol - she is Colombian) is all we need built into a nice hi-fi head unit that has multimedia hookups (USB, etc.) that will fit in a single din. She won't let me (or anyone) cut the dash.