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Old 07-21-2007, 06:00 PM   #1
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i'm looking at the following three in-dash gps navigation systems. if you guys could sway me one way or the other i would really appreciate it.

Pioneer AVIC-D3 (my first choice)
http://www.crutchfield.com/*-MkiTKZi...50&I=130AVICD3

Eclipse AVN5500
http://www.crutchfield.com/*-MkiTKZi...0&I=099AVN5500

Kenwood DVD + Navigation
http://www.crutchfield.com/*-ARlmj9P...50&I=700NAV617

each seems to have its own strong points. pioneer has more POI'*. eclipse has city-view mode, its own amp, etc.

thanks again and if any of you guys know any good installers in brooklyn or any of the 5 NYC boroughs then feel free to mention them cause i would like to know some also.

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I love the Eclipes.. Although you may find it a little doggish expect an update out in the next few months.
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yeah :P mapquest all the way
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I am a fan of Pioneer Avic Z1 or Z2. If only I can make it fit in the 1.5 din.
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i don't have that kind of money to blow but ye, thats a great looking nav. system
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I've been looking myself lately. The Pioneer AVIC-D3 is on the top of my list. It looks like a great headunit/navigation system, especially if you like to use an iPod.
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ye im a big fan of that one. i added one more to the list. is the flip up (kenwood) screen more attractive or double-din one?
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go with the Double Din. You're NOT going to regret it. The flip-up screen will get very annoying, very fast. Besides, the double din will look a lot more factory than the Kenwood ever will, plus i like Pioneer far better than kenwood. I have a double din kenwood installed right now, and its quality isn't nearly as good as the Pioneers I've had in the past. Just know that you're going to need to cut out the black plastic behind the factory radio in order to get the double din unit to fig properly. It'* not a big deal at all IMO, unless you plan to put the factory radio back in ever.
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I personally like the eclipse avn5500, it plays dvds and the pioneer one does not. The sound quality and the outputs out of the eclipse headunit are far better than the pioneer, but the pioneer does do a good job on the navigation side...the pioneer is not bad, but I believe between the two the eclipse is the better package. It also has a good ipod interface.
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