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tgenius
02-22-2005, 10:24 PM
I'm growing impatient.. and the fact that the new date for the 9855 is late may doesn't help matters. I can get a brand new 9835 for $330 shipped.. is this worth doing or waiting for the new model? I'm a little confused at the fact that the new model has a lower MSRP than the old one.. does this make sense to anyone?

Black_Jesus
02-22-2005, 10:36 PM
all i know is im waiting to see how that glide touch does in the long term before i let my hand off of my 35

-JB
02-23-2005, 03:39 AM
From what many many people have said. If you have an I-pod... Wait for the 9855... If you don't, then the 9835 will be awesome for you :)

joeboxer5876
02-23-2005, 04:28 PM
i pod works for both models.

cjjackson85
02-23-2005, 04:32 PM
i pod works for both models.
FYI, It's been optimized moreso with the 9855. ;)

1200mk
02-23-2005, 08:49 PM
330 for 9835 where?

98CCSPRT
02-23-2005, 08:58 PM
Would ya mind sharring where your buying that 9835 from? Iv been desperatley searching for a good deal.

cheers

tgenius
02-23-2005, 10:22 PM
Sorry fellas.. was some guy trying to rip me off from ebay. :( What's the best price you guys have found?

cjjackson85
02-23-2005, 10:27 PM
419 @ onlinecarstereo.com, but they took it off today. :(

98CCSPRT
02-24-2005, 12:16 AM
darn i had just seen it there as well. lowest i had seen by far actually. hopefully they'll put it back up.

TheBigDu
02-26-2005, 09:10 PM
Got mine about 1.5 months ago at Etronics.com for just over $400 shipped.

And as far as comparing them, I've looked at the pics and specs of the 9855, and this may just be preliminary, but I'm glad I got the 35 while it's still available. I don't like the look of the glide touch and I think they made the whole thing too plain looking in general. Just my .02.

kronik
02-26-2005, 09:41 PM
I gave up today on the 9835.. called all over town, no one had it. Checked eBay left and right, no legit used ones for under 400 bucks really (I say legit because anyone who has been looking for one will notice quite a few people *SELLING INFORMATION*, be careful).

Nonetheless, I settled on a new Pioneer DEH-P960MP for 400 bucks, what I would have paid for a used 9835. Not saying for anyone to stop looking, I just got impatient.. but there are other good HUs out there, though the 9835 seems to be this fabled creature that is as elusive as the Loch Ness.

Zombietime
02-27-2005, 12:05 AM
I gave up today on the 9835.. called all over town, no one had it. Checked eBay left and right, no legit used ones for under 400 bucks really (I say legit because anyone who has been looking for one will notice quite a few people *SELLING INFORMATION*, be careful).

Nonetheless, I settled on a new Pioneer DEH-P960MP for 400 bucks, what I would have paid for a used 9835. Not saying for anyone to stop looking, I just got impatient.. but there are other good HUs out there, though the 9835 seems to be this fabled creature that is as elusive as the Loch Ness.

I can get the 9835 at the crutchfield store near me still.

kronik
02-27-2005, 01:27 AM
I can get the 9835 at the crutchfield store near me still.

You live in central VA.. not *terribly far* from me, but too far to drive to get a GD head unit. ;p 2 hours.. blah.

How much is it?

dabigkaluna
02-27-2005, 10:02 AM
Doesn't look like I'll be giving up my 35 for the 55. That Glide touch crap would be all but worthless to me in my truck, as well as the ipod interface since I don't have one.
I don't think that touch pad would hold up as well as whats already there, its a nice gesture though. The only thing I can adjust on the head unit while I'm driving in my truck is the volume, the rest the remote is a must. Since its a purpose built vehicle its not exactly a smooth ride cushy ride, which I can't stand anyways. I'm glad I got my 35 while I could of. Then again its just my opinion.

joeboxer5876
02-28-2005, 08:49 AM
i only found 3 of them within 20 miles of my house. i bought mine new with 3 year warranty for $480. i very happy with the purchase. i personally dont think the new one is worth the wait.

cjjackson85
03-06-2005, 10:34 AM
Date on the 9855 changed to from 5/20 to 4/15 on crutchfield. Lower on the page it still says the unit is not expected until May.

JAZN
03-06-2005, 08:09 PM
thats way too long to wait for it IMO. i would buy a cheap HU that could sustain me until then and see if the 9855 is worth it. it u dont like it, then look for those people "upgrading" their 9835's to 9855's. theyll probably be selling their 35's for a decent price. just like dabigkaluna said, i use my remote way more than the actual HU interface.

kpr10is
03-08-2005, 04:32 AM
discountsjungle.com is sellin the 35 for 469, depends how much you all want it to pay that price. Just figured Id throw it out there.

-Kevin