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Hi,

I've been looking at installing a 2-Din in-dash navigation unit for my 2005 Tucson and thought I'd consult the brethren here on Digital Home about what they are using, etc. Too my surprise I have found only a few posts regarding these types of units.

So I guess my questions are:

- Does anybody have any recommendations for units they favor over others in this area? Pioneer. Kenwood. Sony. Clarion.

-Any recommended dealers out here in BC that I should consult on this?

I've read a few links off the internet on some units but the choices seem overwhelming, so I thought I'd try to gleam a few recommendations first.

Any assistance would be most appreciated. :)

Thanks,
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Kenwood uses Garmin as their front-end for nav - might be more famillier to some, but not necessarily better.

Pioneer 2DIN stuff is renowned for being robust and durable, but I don't know anything about their user interface.

I've heard of trouble with Clarion 2DIN units failing early on in their life.

I can't speak for Alpine, other than it had better be good considering the price.
 

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Thanks for the feedback Bent. Much appreciated.

I'm still on the hunt for a bargain and am hoping to snag something good in the new year.

Cheers,
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I got an excellent deal at Best Buy on a 2DIN Pioneer unit, although I can kind of see why, the screen is small-ish, the UI is not great, and there are some things that are just odd, but having said that, the unit works fine, and I don't have any major complaints with it. It is definitely a lower end unit from Pioneer, the higher end ones probably have a better interface. This one just feels like a first cut. Also, no map updates, which is a bit of a pain. But for the price I paid, I'm definitely happy with it.
 
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