2004 Chevrolet Colorado
Ease of Use
For this price, you're getting a lot of features. I bought it for the bluetooth, but I'm appreciating the ability to plug in the iPod as well. The two USB ports are handy - though one is used up by the bluetooth receiver. I read here that some people had difficulty with radio reception. Not me - it's way better than the GM factory unit. True it drops to silent for a second when it loses HD radio, but I think most HD radios do. Bluetooth takes a good 15 seconds after turning on the unit. That's not great. This model isn't beautiful, but it's less ugly that anything else at this price. The color controls are awesome. Of course, once you set it to match your dash, you probably won't be messing with it much. The tone controls are pretty deeply embedded in menus. I find myself holding on to the included remote, which is about the size of a remote entry key fob. I don't have steering wheel controls, so this lets me control volume, source, muting, radio presets, and a number of preset EQ settings. Very handy in my truck, as the dash is well out of reach when i'm in driving position. Bluetooth is solid, and with the included microphone, sounds good to the people I speak to. Best deal of all is buying from Crutchfield. It's a little bit more $ for the head, but the savings on the adapter and harness make up for it. And when you need to ask a question, they are there.
Pros: Delivers plenty of features, good radio reception, great value
Cons: not so easy navigation, annoying reception indicator that won't go away.