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    About to pull the trigger, any reason not to buy this unit...

    Kenwood DNX9960 with CMOS 300 backup camera to replace the factory Bose system in my 05 Pathfinder. Due to a lack of funds the factory speakers will be used with the head unit for the time being... Purchasing from an authorized dealer who will handle the install. Any reason not to buy this unit? Speak now or forever hold your peace...



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    Re: About to pull the trigger, any reason not to buy this unit...

    Not really...If it meets your needs and you're willing to pay for authorized and install...go for it.



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    Re: About to pull the trigger, any reason not to buy this unit...

    good luck




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    Re: About to pull the trigger, any reason not to buy this unit...

    OK, you peaked my curiosity! please expand on this. I know there were issues with firmware in early units but the reviews after the update have been positive at least those that I've found. I'm interested in hearing what you have to say though...

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    Re: About to pull the trigger, any reason not to buy this unit...

    Quote Originally Posted by daboyfrumdabx View Post
    Not really...If it meets your needs and you're willing to pay for authorized and install...go for it.
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    Re: About to pull the trigger, any reason not to buy this unit...

    More specifics:
    DNX9960 (bought local at $979.99 after a price match on the HU from CarToys.com)
    CMOS300
    Steering wheel control retention
    Adapters, harnesses, and installation
    $1910 OTD

    Am I paying too much? Last chance to talk me out of it...



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    Re: About to pull the trigger, any reason not to buy this unit...

    so they want $1000 to install it? lolz



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    Re: About to pull the trigger, any reason not to buy this unit...

    dayum...for $1000 I'd install it myself. Then again I wouldn't pay almost a grand for a HU to begin with...




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    Re: About to pull the trigger, any reason not to buy this unit...

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagumper6 View Post
    dayum...for $1000 I'd install it myself. Then again I wouldn't pay almost a grand for a HU to begin with...
    Agreed. My frugality would not allow me to do it.



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    Re: About to pull the trigger, any reason not to buy this unit...

    After putting in some hardware prices the labor isn't a thousand dollars, but it is pretty high. It's a local shop with an excellent reputation for quality work and customer service. Is this too much for labor?
    DNX9960 $980
    CMOS 300 $350
    Kits and wiring harnesses $100
    PACSWIJACK $70
    iPod Cable $30
    USB Cable $30
    Total Hardware $1560
    Total Labor $350



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    Re: About to pull the trigger, any reason not to buy this unit...

    Great price on the unit. RIP off install. We charge $110 for install on indash nav.




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    Re: About to pull the trigger, any reason not to buy this unit...

    I guess they're improving their margin after the price match on the HU... Oh well, I gave up the right to argue about price when I dropped it off this morning for the INSTALL. I kinda let it go, because shop labor around here is simply more expensive job for job than other regions of the country. Besides, the installers couldn't afford those Audi's and Bimmers if they didn't charge so much, LOL. I can't wait to get it back, so that I can play with it, LOL... I will follow up with pics later!



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    Re: About to pull the trigger, any reason not to buy this unit...

    At least it's a quality shop. I'm sure any member on here, including me, would've been in heaven if you paid us $100 for a HU install though lol.



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    Re: About to pull the trigger, any reason not to buy this unit...

    I looked at the state by state breakdown on the boards and I didn't see much on independents. I tell you what though, when I'm ready to do the coaxial fill, component front stage and amp I'll float it on the board. Could always use those saved bucks for beer...



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    Re: About to pull the trigger, any reason not to buy this unit...

    Quote Originally Posted by aadadams View Post
    I looked at the state by state breakdown on the boards and I didn't see much on independents. I tell you what though, when I'm ready to do the coaxial fill, component front stage and amp I'll float it on the board. Could always use those saved bucks for beer...
    Always worth a shot. Who knows, maybe there really is no one near you, but you might have a user that doesn't post often and is more of a lurker and pops out of the blue to help you out.



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