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 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
Pros Nice 7" screen
Cons Totally nonintuitive interface that makes it almost impossible to operate while driving. Ordinary one-button commands on any standard radio, such as Go to FM station X requires two or three presses on insensitive touch screen. Available devices, such as A
Summary I can only conclude this system was designed by a techie who isn't old enough to drive and has no respect for conventions, such as how to turn a radio on and off or change stations. Cool jukebox colors, though.