Pros Big 7" screen, HD radio built in, nice look, Looks great in my prius, seems to be intuitive i have only had it for a day now, I like the backup camera features, I can also stream pandora radio from my evo. I can speak my bluetooth commands. I am extremely
Cons no spoken street names (maybe in a firm wear update) i think thats it
Summary I am plesently surprised by some of the features after reading all the bad reviews. I think the radio is awesome. I would recommend it
Pros Hard-Pressed to think of any.
Cons Tech Support extremely slow.
Tech Support doesn't know The Product.
Fails to save more than 300 entries of Trip History.
Fails to record/save all fuel refills.
Touch Screen too sensitive.
Estimated ETA's of trips inaccurate.
Summary Purchased the "AVIC-Z130BT" in March 2012 and developed a problem with "Track Log 90% Full" issues June 2012. I literally worked with them until April 2013 only to find out the system is limited to saving 300 entries only.
Over the course of 10 months I was even instructed to purchase and use a new SD Card, which didn't resolve the issue either. It was me to present to them that I noticed after 300 entries, it was deleting the oldest when creating a new entry. I mentioned this to them and they replied with "Yes, that's right". In my opinion, they should have advised me of that: "This is what the 90% Full" message pertains to. Nowhere in the manual does it explain this limitation. I lost over 2-months of tracking, which I need for business purposes. (It allows you to categorize trips by Business, Personal, or Other.)
This Day-&-Age, I fail to understand how this can be, with Data-Storage being so cheap.
The system has a great feature, being able to store fuel refills and it calculates your gas mileage for you. Unfortunately, these do not always save either. *sigh*
I've had the navigation unit direct me to a freeway off-ramp, only to direct me right back on the freeway. (What's up with that?)
In the end, I'm not happy with the product and will not be purchasing another Pioneer in the future.
I hope that people from Pioneer review these also. If so, feel free to look into my case:
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Pros The best thing about this system is the 3D navigation. It's pretty cool to see images of the actual buildings as you drive by. It also has pretty accurate fuel calculator.
There are also no limits to the amount of audio inputs.
Cons Worst thing about this unit is that you cannot change the preset names. It would be nice if preset 1-6 would show the actual station name.
Summary Apart from a few quirks, it's a great car audio system. It provides a great amount of entertainment/information options, probably more than one needs while driving. The free traffic notifications are a fantastic feature as well.
Pros Awesome sound. IPOD works flawlessly. Boot up time is very short.
Cons The only thing I can think of is the NAV does speak the street names. This could be easily corrected with a software upgrade.
Summary Respected brand with lots of features. A remote would be a great addition. I recommend this unit highly.
Pros XM radio is the only thing thats half way decent!
Cons See my summary
Summary Just had this avic-130 installed. This unit is not what it claims to be. When I called pioneer to complain about NAV errors in routing they said, well if you don't like the unit bring it back for a refund!! Can you believe that! They said mapping software is the issue, give specifics in errors and they will pass it on to the mapping software provider it's up to them to correct it! Holy Cow!! 1400.00 dollars for this piece of garbage and that's their answer. Also the FM tuner, the presets don't show the radio station when you set your choice it just says preset channel 1, preset channel 2, and they call this their 2012 flag ship unit. Tec support is a joke, bunch a wise guys! DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY! If you don't believe me just call and ask them why their FM tuner does not show chosen stations for presets and see how they react!! Ask them why the NAV took someone miles out of the way when it was set for fastest route!!! And why did it say to make a turn now and there was no corner there not even remotely close!! This unit is a joke people!!! Be warned!!! By the way i carefully read all instructions! I had a factory NAV unit in my 2005 avalanche; i know how to use one. I should have never taken it out for this garbage! What happened to Pioneer!!! Don't make the mistake