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A JVC KW-V660BT DVD Receiver. It has all of the features I want (Android auto, bluetooth, hands free, gestures, backup cam, etc). It has sound sculpting features that put the OEM radio to shame. Ridiculously advanced for the money. At least it is ridiculously advanced by my ill-informed measure.
JVC and Kenwood are the same company and both have been making car audio forever.
Since I drive an '03 and Ford redesigned in '03 to allow for a double din unit, might as well make use of the space, right? Plus, I like to buy CDs at yard sales and estate sales. I have an OK collection. Cool thing about being old is that much of the music you grew up loving is now cheap on CD at an estate sale. Uncool thing is soon enough all of your CD collection will be up for sale at an estate sale.............(cue spooky music).
When I emerge from an estate sale excitedly clutching that Jethro Tull CD, it would be nice to be able to get into the car and play it. I would be mad at myself if I had to wait until I got home because I got $50 cheap when I was spending over half a grand on upgrading my head unit.
Yes. That's right. I'm spending $50 extra dollars so I don't have to moan about not listening to a $2 CD that I might buy over the next few years. I don't like moaning over anything. So there.
Good luck on your chase, dude. Thanks for starting the stereo thread. It prompted me to get up off my butt. I had been indecisively wavering between different head units for a while. I knew I was going to do it, but didn't want to make a bad buy and had been holding off until I had the car for a while. I wanted to make sure that it wasn't a bad buy in itself. The car has been great - honestly the best car I've ever owned.
Your thread prompted me to say "meh, get on with it. You don't like Sony. Kenwood, JVC, JBL, etc have always put out reliable products over your lifetime. Buy your ticket and take your ride, fer Pete's sake."
One of the nice things about the JVC receiver (the Kenwood mechless version of this one too - they're the same thing) is the ability to put in your own custom wallpaper. I don't know if that's common or not, but I'm going to try my hand at locating/editing a tasteful Lincoln wallpaper so that the jarring nature of such modern technology in so archaic a dash won't seem quite so off-putting.