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Alpine CDE-W235BT

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Alpine CDE-W235BT

Overview

Our take on the Alpine CDE-W235BT

It's like getting twice the Alpine for your dash — the CDE-W235BT CD receiver fills your vehicle's double-DIN (4" tall") opening, giving you an easy-to-read two-line display and easy-to-reach controls. You'll also enjoy that legendary Alpine sound quality, and a stereo that looks pretty handsome in your dash.

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Big two-line display and simple controls

It's like getting twice the Alpine for your dash — the CDE-W235BT CD receiver fills your vehicle's double-DIN (4" tall") opening, giving you an easy-to-read two-line display and easy-to-reach controls. You'll also enjoy that legendary Alpine sound quality, and a stereo that looks pretty handsome in your dash.

Stream music, talk hands-free

The CDE-W235BT lets you keep your hands on the wheel when a call comes in, and ensures you and your caller make a clear connection. Once you mount the included microphone in a good spot, you can adjust the mic's gain to best match your speaking voice. You can also tweak the phone output and ring volume ahead of time, so you won't go diving for the volume knob every time someone calls.

When a call comes in, you'll see your caller's name and phone number on the two-line display. You can answer the call by tapping the phone button on the front panel, or set up the receiver to answer all calls automatically. You can see some useful phone info on the screen, too, like a signal strength indicator and even an alert when a text message comes in.

Don't forget your iPhone

Your iPhone is the key to a seemingly never-ending supply of music. First, you can dive into all the tunes in your iTunes® library using the CDE-W235BT's controls. You can also play the audio from several popular Internet radio apps, meaning you'll never run out of music, no matter how long your journey may be.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Note: Sorry, Crutchfield cannot ship Alpine products to Guam or Puerto Rico.

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Juan perez, Isabela,pr

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What's in the Box:

  • Double-DIN AM/FM/CD receiver (with 10A ATC fuse inserted in chassis)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Trim ring (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Microphone (with attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector)
  • Microphone clip
  • 4 Flat-head ISO-DIN screws (M5 x 8mm)
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
  • Quick Reference Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
  • System Requirements (for CD-ROM)
  • Online Product Registration card

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • iPod and iPhone control via USB
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • phone signal strength indicator and SMS text alert
    • plays all CDs and MP3/WMA files
    Audio features:
    • 3-band parametric equalizer with ten presets
    • high- and low-pass filters, subwoofer phase switch
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB port, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front/subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:
    Reviews

    Alpine CDE-W235BT Reviews

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    202 Reviews

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: Juan perez from Isabela,pr on July 23, 2016

    2010 Toyota Yaris

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Exelente

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    Alpine W235BT

    Written by: Matt B from Sandia Park, NM on July 20, 2016

    2006 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Good value, price, shipping was fast, alpine always does the job????

    Pros: Easy to use and install

    Cons:

    Alpine 235 mx5

    Written by: michael from Massachusetts on July 19, 2016

    2006 Mazda MX5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Put this in my 06 NC mx5 , looks and sounds great , installation was smooth and fitmint is perfect. Love the simplicity of this radio and the look. Huge sound improvement over stock radio

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    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: stubronco from Peachtree City, GA on July 19, 2016

    2005 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    unit was very easy to install and is a great upgrade to the factory unit. the sound quality is excellent except for the bluetooth phone. people i speak with say that when i am not talking there is complete silence...good right? but when i start to talk there is alot of road/background noise. i realize this is a truck and will have some noise, should have opted for noise cancelling option.

    Pros: ease of installation, sound quality

    Cons: bluetooth phone-excessive background noise

    Alpine

    Written by: Styles from Saugerties, NY on July 5, 2016

    2003 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I like everything about this unit except the lack of a subwoofer level control. I liked that feature on my Alpines of yesterday.

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    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: Ron B from Whitehall, PA on July 4, 2016

    2015 Nissan Versa S
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Excellent car Stereo! Sound quality is 1000 better than stock radio! Very happy with my Alpine. You will be too.

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: None

    Good unit Bluetooth Support is Great

    Written by: Alton W from New Orleans, LA on June 26, 2016

    2008 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    So far work real great, I needed a Double Din unit to replace my factory unit which CD's would get stuck. This unit fits perfect the sound quality is real good. The Bluetooth work great whether I'm using audio from my phone or talking on the phone. My use is most CD's, Radio or music from my phone. Haven't tried the USB Slot yet but will soon.

    Pros: Easy to set up, Bluetooth connections is perfect whether it audio or phone, All levels are great (Bass, Mix, treble, etc.

    Cons: I haven't found NONE

    Good Unit, but bluetooth support is inadequate

    Written by: Derek from Atlanta, GA on June 18, 2016

    2007 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Decided on a double din unit mostly for aesthetic reasons in my Altima. Was edging towards a Kenwood, but many reviews said the readability in sunlight was nill, so that tilted me towards this unit. First Alpine. Everything works and is very quick to parse directories on USB sticks and whatnot. The main thing I use it for it streaming youtube and audiobooks from my phone (newish Sony Experia3+), of which Ive had zero issues at all with a prior Pioneer that was in a truck I just sold. Receiver shipped with a 1.14 firmware, so I looked for an update and there was one...that is 1.27 and released in january 2013 (!?). Never had such a hassle to update it on a unit ever. Even the giant retail store specials from years ago have had the ability to update via usb stick. Bluetooth syncing is still iffy, and you can hear a quiet staticky noise when theres a stream. You can hear it go away after 3 seconds from pausing the source audio. More often than not, I must hit play, wait a couple seconds, then pause, then play for the audio to be played by system (audio plays on the source, but is 'muted' and not picked up by the receiver). Sometimes I must do it 3/4/5 times. This same phone worked flawlessly with a pioneer and a JVC unit in the same way. It was much worse with the 1.14 firmware, and the 1.27 makes it less noisy and little quicker sync. If I had to do over again, I would certainly go with a diff unit. Weren't too many options in this price range of double din receivers.

    Pros: USB stick cataloguing speeds (for hundreds/thousands of songs/audio), decent occasional FM/AM player. No frills unit, no annoying multi-color bright displays like many aftermarket units tend to have. (which is a pro for me, con for others, i know)

    Cons: Bluetooth is still sub-par. I use it for daily 2-3 hour drives for work. Receiver could desperately use a firmware update. If the bluetooth was fixed properly, it'd be a nice budget receiver.

    Great Bluetooth Deck Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: Andrew from Denver on June 14, 2016

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    So far I've been very impressed with the Unit itself, sound quality is good, installation was pretty straight forward, and I enjoy the simplicity of the unit.

    Pros: Simplicity, Ease of install, not flashy but looks good, gives a nice finished look, Bluetooth connectivity is so much easier than other units I've used, sound quality of conversations via Bluetooth is very good (careful microphone placement helps).

    Cons: Only thing I can think of right now is that the stereo can't control items through the BT, you still have to manually change songs and such via whatever you have connected.

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Frankfort, KY on June 13, 2016

    2006 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great stereo.

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    Great Radio at a great price

    Written by: William from Asheboro, NC on June 9, 2016

    2006 Honda Civic DX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Love the features and ease of use of this head unit

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    Great Basic Unit

    Written by: Anonymous from Minneapolis, MN on June 9, 2016

    1999 Buick Century
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is a great basic radio. If you are looking for a no frills, hands free bluetooth unit this is it. The sound is excellent, the bluetooth works seamlessly and it won't break your bank. All in All a very good choice. It was also super easy to put in with the help of an online video and the correct parts from Crutchfield.

    Pros: Great Sound Easy to set up

    Cons: Not many features

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: kingd from Hershey, PA on May 29, 2016

    2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Amazing! Fit function features ease of use. Its great! There where complaints from others that the back lighting was dim. No Way! It looks amazing in light or dark and im super picky about stuff. Others must have hooked it up wrong or something this Alpine is amazing!

    Pros: It has every feature, fits great. My family doesnt belive that I installed it. Crutchfield products, kits, instructions are great!

    Cons: NONE REALLY!

    Great unit!

    Written by: Deborah from Arizona on May 22, 2016

    2008 Kia Sorento
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great unit, sounds wonderful, clear and crisp. Updates the dash without looking out of place. Classy.

    Pros: Love the BT, and the hands free phone option. The staff at Crutchfield were SO helpful as I am a grandma and this was my first attempt at any car audio upgrades. Hey, if I can do this, anyone can!

    Cons: As others have said, needed longer screws for the dash kit, so plan a trip to the Home Depot. My previous unit had the antenna cable input on the opposite side and I needed to find and purchase an extender for the cable to reach the other side. But all in all, install was easy. Just took a bit longer than I had planned.

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: 2000 F-250 from Chandler, AZ on April 21, 2016

    2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is a great unit. I knew that it required a modified fit. I ended up having to cut away 1/2 to 3/4 inches of dash and modify the sub-dash in order to get it to accommodate this head unit. The supplied dash adapter receded the unit about 2/3 - 3/4 in. into dash. I wanted the unit to be flush with the dash like the stock unit, so I ended up not using the kit and fabricating my own securing mechanism. You must have a Dremel or some such tool to make this easy; otherwise the cutting will take forever. The wiring kit requires that you splice the Alpine Loom with adapter. Not a big deal -just 1/2 hour of soldering and heat shrinking to do it right. I am fairly adept mechanically and have the right tools. With this mods, it took 3 hours to complete the install. Fun evening project.

    Pros: Big dials and easy to use

    Cons:

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: Anonymous from ps on March 10, 2015

    2006 Chevrolet Equinox
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought it for my wife for her birthday. She loves it.

    Pros: The clock stays on is a big thing. The reception as well as the sound is great. It even looks good in the car with the adapter kit. Made my wife happy so makes my life easier. Great product in my opinion.

    Cons: The bluetooth mike is a little big.

    Exactly what I expected

    Written by: Wingwiper from Eugene, OR on March 3, 2015

    2009 Honda CRV LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This unit was exactly as advertised. It went in very easily, and hookup was simple. Thanks to the install kit, there were no issues at all. It works great, and the bluetooth is excellent. We mounted the microphone on the overhead console pointed at the driver, and have had excellent calls with it.

    Pros: Easily installed and works as advertised. DX & local search makes it easily adaptable to city/country programming

    Cons: Doesn't always reconnect to BT iphone without actually selecting it on the phone. There is a pattern that does work but I haven't resolved it yet.

    Great product

    Written by: Anonymous from Fort Polk, LA on February 5, 2015

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    great double din for the price. Exactly what I wanted. Can't beat it

    Pros: N/a

    Cons: n/a

    So sad

    Written by: ruth from Ohio on January 22, 2015

    2014 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I give this a 2 star instead of a 1 star simply because the USB iPod connection works... I have owned Alpine units and only alpine units since the early 1990s. Heck, I even have an old Alpine home audio cassette deck. I was excited to get this into my truck but to my disappointment, the bluetooth is very flakey. The streaming cuts in and out every 20 or so seconds. I did find an update that is supposed to fix a lot of these issues. Unfortunately the update is done over bluetooth file transfer. There is a USB port on the device as well as a CD and they chose to update firmware with bluetooth? Very odd. I have spent about 4 hours trying to get the firmware updates. I have tried my Mac, a windows machine as well as my old Android phone with bluetooth file transfer. The unit just gets stuck saying - firmware update don't touch any buttons. That's it. I called Alpine and all he could tell me is that my drivers were probably out of date. Great. Thanks. All of my drivers on all 3 devices (one a Mac) are out of date. Most likely not.

    Pros: Looks nice.

    Cons: Just plain doesn't work like its supposed to.

    Nice Upgrade

    Written by: Shannon from Havre, MT on January 20, 2015

    1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    We purchased this for a 94 Mitsubishi 3000GT. It showed on the application that it would not fit but we measured and compared with the specs and my husband thought he could make it work. With slight modification to the factory bezel it fit and looks great. We have purchased Alpine for years and it sounds great as always!

    Pros: Looks nice and has great sound quality.

    Cons: My son has an Alpine CD player with Bluetooth also. When you connect with his the display shows the song, artist, ect and you can use the arrow buttons on the unit to move to the next song. With this unit it does not do that when connected via Bluetooth. It doesn't display any info from our phones and you can't use the unit to move to the next song you have to do it through the phone.

    Simple, clean, awesome sound

    Written by: Van from Mobile, AL on January 8, 2015

    2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    What a difference in sound quality a head unit can make! Once this Alpine head unit was installed, I spent a few minutes of adjusting the EQ and I am very pleased with the sound quality. I have Infinity Reference 6x9's in my doors and Infinity Reference [offsiteUrl]" dash speakers and this Alpine makes them sing. The clarity and detail I hear with this head unit makes my commute to work a pleasure. The look of it is very clean and simple. Not flashy at all and looks almost like OEM in a Toyota FJ Cruiser. I've called several people on the bluetooth function and the person on the other end could not tell that I was talking hands free! I am super happy with this purchase and to make things better I plan on purchasing the Alpine power pack soon for more power!

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    Good sound, just okay functionality

    Written by: BensPapa from Oregon on January 6, 2015

    2010 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very clean look. It fits the color and styling of my 2010 Forester interior (simple white text display, blue back light). It actually sounds very good with stock speakers and was a noticeable upgrade from the stock deck. Bluetooth works fine, but I wish it had more functionality. There is no control, no even auto-play or pause. You still will need to handle your phone for changing tracks and re-starting music or podcasts. Kinda annoying, but I bought this unit to avoid a cell-phone usage ticket and it does that perfectly.

    Pros: Clean style, good sound, easy installation.

    Cons: No smart phone controls, still have to handle phone while driving.

    Perfect Fit for a 2003 Miata

    Written by: NickTrag from America's Hat, a.k.a. Canada on January 4, 2015

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I had this head unit installed in a 2003 Miata with the factory Bose sound system. If you've researched this particular project, you probably know by now this installation is more difficult than calculus (I never was a math person myself, to be honest) due to the factory Bose system's speakers and amp. There are more than a few ways to make it work, but I opted for the simplest solution -- retain the factory speakers and amp, and install an output converter. Kudos to Crutchfield for making it easy by providing everything I needed for the installation free of charge, except for the necessary output converter. Thankfully, that was discounted. I opted for the Alpine CDE-W235BT for a couple of reasons. I didn't like the idea of having an empty hole in my dashboard, so another double-din unit was a must. It's far from flashy, but I'm not a fan of flashy head units to begin with. I prefer the so-called OEM+ look, and the CDE-W235BT strikes a balance between clean looks and excellent functionality. My only gripe with the CDE-W235BT is the dial illumination. My car's dial illumination is a cross between amber and red. The buttons on the CDE-W235BT light up blue, and only blue, on North American versions. But elsewhere -- European versions, for example -- you can choose between blue, red, green and orange illumination. Alpine leaving out this feature from the North American version of the W235BT, but as the cliched saying goes, you can't have your cake and eat it, too.

    Pros: Crutchfield. Excellent product knowledge, packaging and shipping. Everything I needed was provided in the box. Functionality. Short of double-din touchscreen units, this has everything -- Bluetooth, AUX and USB connectivity, and of course, a tuner. Looks. If you like the OEM+ look, this is a solid choice.

    Cons: Dial illumination. We're stuck with blue, but versions of the CDE-W235BT outside North America have the option of choosing between blue, red, orange and green for illumination colours. That said, unless you're picky about matching the rest of your interior, this isn't much of a big deal.

    great product

    Written by: Anonymous from Hortense, Ga on December 31, 2014

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Love this unit easy to operate.

    Pros: Hand free calling.link to phone easy..

    Cons:

    Great factory replacement

    Written by: Don55 from Western NC on December 13, 2014

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Has a good sound, enough features without going overboard, sound adjustments are fairly easy to adjust while driving.

    Pros: Good sound for the money

    Cons: Display different color than buttons-not able to change. Also, the instructions for the installation kit are terrible-be very careful which tabs you cut

    Great

    Written by: Canyonmann from Colorado on December 10, 2014

    2005 Chevrolet Equinox
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Nice,,,,works well, sounds good, nice value

    Pros: price,,,

    Cons: none yet

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: greg from charlotte nc on December 7, 2014

    2009 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The Alpine CDE-W235BT is a great upgrade for my 2009 Jeep Wrangler. The Alpine CDE-W235BT Great appearance and sound with all the right features. The Alpine CDE-W235BT was a super easy install.

    Pros: Great appearance and sound with all the right features.

    Cons: None

    Best head unit in it's class!

    Written by: leb4pres from Louisiana on December 3, 2014

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This radio is very solid, Alpine knows how to make products that work very well. I have mine installed in an 09 Scion TC. With this head unit I can see it clearly during the day and night. Very nice looking even though it cannot change colors. I'm not sure why the site says It doesn't have sub RCA output. I have this matches with the M500 amp and type S 12.. and it sounds fantastic. bluetooth is very clear on audio and phone calls. What I love the most is it's simple to operate and looks awesome. If you're looking at similar double din kenwood and pioneer models I would go with the W235 all the way, it's the best sounding unit in my opinion.

    Pros: Sound Quality Simple To Use Buttons Looks Performance Lighting

    Cons: It's not exactly cheap, but worth it.

    Better than my previous Alpine

    Written by: Arturo from Woodbridge, VA on November 25, 2014

    2003 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This I think it's a great unit for the price, sound quality is great, installation was very easy and it looks great on my dash, the new features added to this type of units nowadays is great, bluetooh and the USB port for a flash drive to play music w/o having to have an iPod is good. Although there was one feature I didn't see but this was an easy fix, by buying an Alpine wireless remote control. Audio set up, with 3 bands is a new thing which I like but seriously, that 2nd setting is pretty much pointless, Bass and Treble was just fine.

    Pros: See above.

    Cons: The only con this unit has it that it does not come with a "mute" button, like my previous Alpine unit. But as I said, this was an easy fix, I had an Alpine RUE-4202 wireless remote control and it work great with this new unit, so now I can control the basic features from this remote control. Wanna buy that remote control? Here: Alpine RUE-4202 Wireless remote control Item #: 500RUE4202, not bad for $20.

    Alpine Double Din Unit

    Written by: JayH from Arizona on November 5, 2014

    2005 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The Alpine double din was purchased to replace the factory Shaker 500 head unit in our 2005 Mustang. I liked the double because it looked more "stock" than a single din aftermarket look. The installation was pretty straight forward and everything worked perfectly. The unit matches the interior very well and it is not overly flashy like many of the other units. The sound quality and bass is much better than the factory unit. The wife is very happy with it.

    Pros: Alpine quality and sound Not overly flashy...user friendly Looks great in the dash and the crutchfield team included everything I would need

    Cons: None

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: gyro from Calif. on November 4, 2014

    2011 Honda CRV LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    A friend who used to work in the automotive audio industry recommended this unit and it is superb

    Pros: The Bluetooth phone is worth the price of a ticket for using a cell phone while driving.in Calif.

    Cons: none -- easy install with instructions

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: Kevin from Santa Barbara,ca on October 19, 2014

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    Easy install, works and sounds good

    Pros:

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    Just What I Needed

    Written by: Aaron Mc from Albuquerque, NM on October 14, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought this unit in large part because I needed a double din sized unit. At the same time I didn't desire to have or to pay for nicer units that came with big touch screens. Additionally I wanted something that looked classic. So many of the other stereos I considered were so flashy they just looked silly. I couldn't be more happy with the purchase. The sound quality has been a real improvement over the last stereo I had in the car and the blue tooth connectivity has transformed the way I enjoy music in the car. The only drawback is that I've had a hard time getting a second device to connect via bluetooth. I may be doing something wrong, but regardless it hasn't been obvious why the second device isn't connecting. Seems like it should be.

    Pros: Great, appearance and sound with all the right features.

    Cons: Not completely obvious how to connect multiple devices via bluetooth.

    Awesome

    Written by: Travis from Bellingham, WA on October 9, 2014

    2012 Nissan Versa
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I love this receiver - easy to install and use for the most part. Bluetooth connectivity was easy to set up. The only complaint is that it takes too many button presses to change the EQ between presets - wish this was easier to do without taking your eyes off the road

    Pros: Easy install Looks great in dash Sounds great

    Cons: EQ switching hard to do when driving

    Game Changer

    Written by: Lucas from Kansas City, Mo on October 6, 2014

    2002 Mazda Protege
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This was a replacement form my stock 2002 protégé stereo. I was concerned going in because most of the units out there seem to have a very after market look to them and do not fit the interior design. In my opinion this unit is simple and looks great. The biggest up side to this was that the ability to hook up my phone and control it from the receiver (typically I have a premade playlist and I set it to shuffle and want the ability to skip a song using the receiver if I want). The display is spot on, not too much movement, and able to see during the day time.

    Pros: iPhone connectivity is simple. Controls seem to be in the right place and the buttons just the right size. Design does not scream aftermarket yet looks really good.

    Cons: The display color is only in blue and is not adjustable (currently my car display is green and goes fairly well with the blue in this unit, with they would match though).

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: Rick Deee from RPV, CA on October 2, 2014

    1995 Acura Integra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    It looks great in my 1995 Acura Integra! The display, even though it looks low-tech, I can see it well in bright sun light. I love the positive feedback of the buttons when it's being pushed. An excellent combination between form, fit, and functionality. It looks great in older model vehicles!

    Pros: It looks great in older model vehicles!

    Cons: The dash kit that comes with the radio didn't fit my vehicle.

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: JSt from Denver, CO on September 21, 2014

    2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Good sound, cheap looking display compared to competition. Can't beat Alpine for sound quality though.

    Pros: Sound quality, steering wheel controls, iphone controls

    Cons: Cheap pixilated display

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: David from Iowa City, IA on September 3, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is my third attempt for the perfect head-unit for my 2004 Honda Pilot. BINGO! Perfect! The display is just right. The controls are just where they need to be. Sound quality is great. The previous Kenwood unit sounded fine but I couldn't read the display in the daylight. The JVC was too bright at night. The Alpine unit hit the sweet-spot on the display illumination - and more. The controls for bass/mid/treble are easy to use while driving - another big plus since I can adjust subwoofer levels without even looking. The search function is also easy to use while driving (the other units you had to navigate a maze of functions to do whatever you wanted to do. I found what I was looking for!!

    Pros: 1. perfect display illumination - day and night 2. easy use of functions and perfect placement of controls 3. Clock, all the time!!! Very nice!

    Cons: No RC outputs for an external amp! What's that about? Had to work around this problem - be aware that this may be a problem for you folks who using or plan to use an external power amp. Minor gripe - The unit does not display song titles - artist/band only. Also, the first display is the number from the iPod and then the artist. I wish that was different - where the display was scrolling the artist and the song title. This is just a pet peeve of mine and does little to over-shadow the performanc

    CLASSY

    Written by: TACOMA BILL from TULSA on August 31, 2014

    2001 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I absolutely love this unit. I bought the pioneer FH-X700BT six months ago and could not stand the way it looked in my dash anymore. This unit looks great and fits the dash perfect. The blue tooth phone is clearer and connects faster than the pioneer, sound is also better and is easier to setup and use.

    Pros: easy install 2001 tacoma

    Cons: nonr

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: David R. from Tunkhannock PA. on August 29, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    FM reception is not great, solid otherwise. Wish it had HD Radio capability.

    Pros: Easy to see, large buttons, CD player flawless, IPhone connection great

    Cons: FM reception not great

    Perfect fit

    Written by: djpuppy from Kalamazoo MI on August 1, 2014

    2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    As a replacement for the OEM radio for my 2007 Ford Explorer sport Trac is is great. Fit perfect and the sound is amazingly clean. I matched it with the Alpine KTP 445A amp and was even better. There are a alot of features and it takes some getting use to but over all great price and Alpine quality.

    Pros: Perfect fit. Price and easy installation. Matches well with Alpine KTP 445A and Alpine Speakers.

    Cons: none

    Great Stereo

    Written by: Jeramie H. from Raleigh, NC on July 29, 2014

    2002 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great products!!! Made the stock speakers sound so great! Ver easy to install!!!

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: None

    Great car stereo

    Written by: CameronS from Grand Rapids,MI on July 28, 2014

    2002 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I spent a lot of time researching a replacement for the factory radio in my Honda Van. The main reason for replacing the stereo was to get Blue Tooth capability. I have had hands free calling with two previous vehicles and really love it. The Alpine BT works flawlessly! I have had zero problems with making calls or listening to music over the BT. The sound quality is also much improved over the factory unit. I especially like how easy this unit was to set up and use. Large buttons and easy to read display in any light conditions. I did not want multiple bright flashing colors on the display. I can operate this without distraction while I drive, that's how it should be.

    Pros: Flawless blue tooth with my iPhone. Easy to set up and use with large buttons. Great sound quality and good power.

    Cons: none

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: DaveC from KC on July 23, 2014

    2008 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great unit

    Pros:

    Cons:

    So far, so good -- but...

    Written by: John from East Moline, Ill. on July 19, 2014

    2013 Honda Fit
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My opinion of the product is very good....relatively simple operation, with a quick intuitive setup. It paired immediately with my iPhone 5s. Hands free audio quality is very good. Customizing individual sound levels for each input is a big plus. Now to the Crutchfield issue --- this did NOT install easily in my 2013 Honda Fit. The kit that came with it indicated you should use the machine screws that came with the head unit to attach the unit to the plastic brackets from the kit. The screws were NOT long enough. I spent 20 minutes on the phone with a Crutchfield agent who was of no help and even provided me with wrong information on the size of the machine screws. His only answer was "I guess they must have changed the kit". Not good enough! With the width of the plastic bracket and the inset of the screw holes on the head unit, those machine screws did not work. I had to stop at four different hardware stores to find the right size machine screw (5X10 mm) to finish the installation. Once I obtained the correct machine screws, it installed quickly. Overall, I was VERY disappointed in the Crutchfield "help" with this issue.

    Pros: Simplicity of operation, sound quality, customization, hands-free operation

    Cons: None for the unit....BIG con on the Crutchfield lack of help on the accompanying installation kit which was inadequate.

    Crutchfield response on July 22, 2014 At Crutchfield, our goal is make sure our customers get everything they need to install their new gear. Unfortunately, that didn't happen this time. For most other brands of stereo, the screws included with either the installation kit or the stereo would do the job. But this Alpine stereo has inset screw holes, so it needs longer screws. When this is the case, we normally include a separate package of longer screws, free of charge. Unfortunately, this is the first time we heard about this particular combination needing those extra screws. We're adjusting our database so that future orders will receive that extra hardware.

    pretty good

    Written by: Pete from Ann Arbor, MI on July 13, 2014

    2006 Ford Focus ZX3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This head units is pretty good. High marks for the hands free phone--good sound quality and noise cancelling. Only complaint is that the menu interface is not great. In particular, the navigation of folders on the USB drive is bad. When you scroll through the folder list, it goes from one folder to the next ***in the order that the folders were copied onto the USB drive**. Really? The first album I put on there is the first one that I scroll to? That doesn't make sense, and the manual pretty much admits it. Here's what the manual says: "files are played back in the order that the writing software writes them...Therefore the playback order may not be what is expected." How about a more typical convention for playback order...like alphabetical, maybe? I am comparing this to the Sync system in my wife's Ford Flex, so maybe I am setting the bar pretty high. Luckily I have a workaround, I just need to copy the folders onto the USB drive in alphabetical order and then I can scroll through them in a logical way. I am worried that when I try to add "Abbey Road" onto my USB that I'll have a lot of re-copying to do....

    Pros: Good noise cancelling during phone calls. Good interface for answering phone calls. Good sound during FM and USB playback.

    Cons: Poor menu navigation during USB playback.

    Great Product

    Written by: Adam from Madison,WI on July 10, 2014

    2006 Honda Element
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very easy to use, non-flashy interface. Install in a Honda Element straightforward and looks consistent with dashboard. Sound was great!

    Pros: Easy install, simple interface to learn and use, sounds great

    Cons: Limited on-screen display

    Car radio

    Written by: Anonymous from Keller tx on July 9, 2014

    2002 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Best radio I have purchased in 10years

    Pros: Easy to install fit perfectly into my explorer sounds amazing

    Cons: None

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: C.D. from Ft. Worth, Tx. on July 9, 2014

    2002 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I installed it in 2002 Ford Ranger. It involved a little trimming, but looks good in my dash! What an improvement! Sounds great and the bluetooth works flawlessly. I will need to upgrade my speakers now.

    Pros: ease of installation, great sound, and looks like it belongs in my dash. Alpine's reputation for quality. Also good to know Crutchfield is a company I can rely on,for assistance if needed.

    Cons: none

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Danville, CA on July 7, 2014

    2010 Toyota Prius
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Easy installation with the free adapter kit.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great modernization upgrade

    Written by: Ken from Atlanta, ga on July 6, 2014

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great overall. Great sound, easy to install, easy to operate. I opted for the double DIN size to replace my 2001 Passat's factory Monsoon system. I really like the menu/key setup on this alpine compared to all the other single DIN units that try to do everything with 2 buttons. The blue tooth and hands free were the motivating factors here. BT works well, and the hands free sound quality is great. I'd highly recommend this to anyone.

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    Cons:

    Nice Receiver

    Written by: sg62575 from AZ on June 22, 2014

    2005 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This head unit is very nice for the money. The sound isn't top notch but then again I have factory speakers. Definitely a good buy for the budget conscious.

    Pros: Easy to install, nice looking face, great price

    Cons: Sound is just ok

    Alpine replacement factory Biss

    Written by: Bob from Schaumburg, IL on June 21, 2014

    2004 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Replaced factory Boss in 2004 Miata Listened to other reviews and did not replace speakers works Great! Sound a big improvement could use some more bass but that would be a sub. Didn't hear back speakers w factory unit now great. With top down great clarity is excellent Controls nice BT sync easy and voice controls works good w iPhone5

    Pros: Sound excellent fit in Miata good controls nice and displays clean and clear

    Cons: Slightly flimsy knobs but same for all units checked plastic adapter frame looked cheap but worked I doubt I could get it out w/o breaking

    Good value

    Written by: Bill M from Dayton VA on June 20, 2014

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought this for my daughters VW Passat because of the hands free features. It seems to work well for her. Everything works as explained in the manual. Installation was a breeze and it fit perfectly in the dash with no aftermarket kit needed. Seems to be easy to use. My daughter took to it quickly with out much reference to the manual.

    Pros: Ease of use. Looks great in car. Love the display ( easy to see in sunlight )

    Cons: Would like to have more RCA outputs for future upgrades.

    update

    Written by: John from Northern California on June 19, 2014

    2002 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I had a 6 disc changer. It came in the vehicle and worked for 11 years playing books. I was annoyed when it failed, I thought about repairs or a rebuilt one. I'm glad I bought this one. The VD plays great , but best of all the connectivity (bluetooth, aux in). The phone with microphone has great fidelity that I can use while driving. I don't make calls while driving, but being able to answer with the touch of a button has been invaluable.

    Pros: great sound, bluetooth works well, installed appearance is clean

    Cons: Installation tricky in the Ford Truck dash. The instructions were not very clear.

    what I expected

    Written by: robby from Byron GA on June 19, 2014

    2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    another quality alpine product

    Pros: easy to navigate. made factory speakers sound better. looks great

    Cons: only thing is there's no pandora controls

    Perfect in 2001 Toyota Solara Convertible

    Written by: LeeRyder from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 9, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Installation was a breeze with an original equipment appearance. Has everything I wanted and more than I need. The one thing I REALLY wanted and needed was display visibility in bright daylight with the convertible top retracted...this unit delivers! Works well with factory speakers and Kicker (aftermarket) amp. Clock displays during operation and when unit is off. Had this unit in operation for 16 months now and considering putting the same unit in my Toyota Tundra. Crutchfield's prices, delivery, and customer service are outstanding!

    Pros: Readable display in bright sunlight, front USB port, single control knob, clock, and blue lighting.

    Cons: No USB port on rear panel. No color lighting change function.

    Great look and sound

    Written by: Grayson from Maryland on June 4, 2014

    2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The unit was quick to install and required no modification to my vehicle. Compared to my previous aftermarket unit, this one powers on much quicker, feels more premium, is very responsive to key presses, integrates well with external amps, and provides lots of settings to fine-tune your listening experience. To all Android/other mobile OS users curious about the 1.27.00 firmware update, an Alpine rep informed me the update is for iOS only, so don't bother with it.

    Pros: -Has a clock!!! -Bluetooth quality is good and takes only seconds to connect (contrary to other reviews that said it was slow) -Accessory mic is very good and easy to install (I clipped it on my a-pillar) -Display dims at night -Simple interface, enough buttons, easy to operate without taking your eyes off the road -Power-up is quick -Separate subwoofer and bass control -Radio reception is good -High pass and sub low pass filters

    Cons: -The trim kit was a very tight fit (tighter than my previous aftermarket double-din unit) -Bluetooth occasionally will stutter if switching tracks quickly If I had to nitpick: -Volume increments are too big (10 is quiet, 20 is loud) I would prefer the adjustment to be finer, my previous unit was quiet at 8 and loud at 40.

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Houston, Texas on June 3, 2014

    2003 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Good system for the price..

    Pros: Easy to install and use..

    Cons: BT Pauses if signal is interrupted.. Have to cycle through the "source" button to get reset BT...

    Work in progress

    Written by: DavidY from Gaston,SC on May 15, 2014

    2007 Saturn Sky
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The unit game in packaged well with easy to read instructions. All operations work fine with the exception of the Blue Tooth music stream. When playing music it goes into BT Pause between every song and will not reset. Still a work in progress. Other than that an outstanding unit.

    Pros: Looks good, works well with the exception of the BT music streaming. Sounds terrific in the car.

    Cons: BT music stream goes to BT Pause between each track and will not clear. Still trying to work on that problem.

    Great buy!

    Written by: Johnny from Little river, sc on May 5, 2014

    1999 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Can't beat this product for the money! I wanted something that looked somewhat stock but had Bluetooth and iPod hookups. The Bluetooth works excellent and the sound quality is fabulous. I would recommend this thing to anyone without hesitation.

    Pros: Great sound quality, great Bluetooth access connections and looks great!

    Cons:

    Expected More

    Written by: LCL1966 from Chicago on May 3, 2014

    2002 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is a good system, especially for those looking for a system that doesn't look like a disco-tech! (Shows you my generation! LOL) There are some short-falls I like to tell you about. First, despite what the review video says about this radio, the blue light color cannot be changed. Called Alpine and they informed only European models the user can change the color. USA models stay blue. Also, the radio does not display title and/or artist info no matter what audio source you are listening too. One more thing, the system does not alert you to in-coming text messages despite the features saying it does so. I think these are issues a top of the line company like Alpine shouldn't have penny-pinched and left out. But it is a clean looking, great sounding system, and the Bluetooth works great. For the money it's a very nice system, but would look at other systems for around the same price or less that do the features I stated Alpine left out. Oh, and if you want a remote control, forget about a radio App that can help you control the system with your phone. If you want one, it doesn't come with the system. You have to buy one separately.

    Pros: Look at my review.

    Cons: Look at my review.

    Alpine CDE-W235BT and 2010 Toyota Camry

    Written by: rstefano from Chantilly, VA on May 3, 2014

    2010 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    INSTALLATION: The Alpine radio was installed into a 2010 Toyota Camry XLE with JBL audio system. I used the AXXESS AX-ADBOX1 with the matching AXXESS AX-ADTY01 Toyota Wiring harness and the AXXESS ASWC-1 steering wheel control. The Alpine radio lacks pre-amp outputs so I used the speaker outputs from the radio. The AXXESS wiring harness did not include an illumination wire so I contacted Crutchfield Tech Support. They quickly identified which Camry wire I needed to tap into to obtain radio illumination. Crutchfield Tech Support even sent an email with a graphic depicting the wire. This installation keeps the factory JBL amplifier and JBL speakers. PERFORMANCE: Quite an upgrade over the factory Fujitsu system. I no longer have XM radio, but I wasn't using it anyway. The sound is typical Alpine high quality and the JBL speakers now sound alive rather than muffled. The Alpine deck integrates nicely into the dash and I prefer knobs and buttons over touch screens. The Alpine Bluetooth is another great improvement over the factory Bluetooth. The Bluetooth system connects and disconnects quickly with my Android cell phone.

    Pros: Greatly improved sound quality. Greatly improved Bluetooth Excellent FM reception. Parametric EQ

    Cons: The biggest negative is the system does not illuminate unless it is turned on. If the system is off, the illumination is completely off. The illumination should come on when the car illumination comes on. This is a shortcoming from Alpine.

    Great Reciever!

    Written by: Anonymous from Warwick NY on May 1, 2014

    2003 Volkswagen GTI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Love this device, works seemlessly with my phone. I had no issues installing it in my 2003 GTI. I will say that I had to do some soldering, so if you're not an electronics geek like I am, you might want to have someone install it for you. Other than that it sounds and works wonderfully. Great upgrade for any Mk IV VW

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    Nice.

    Written by: AndreaS from Ann Arbor, MI on April 25, 2014

    2006 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Had the unit installed locally. Relatively easy to use. The only issue I'm having is that the Bluetooth keeps disconnecting when I try to play music from my iPhone. Not sure what to do about this. Other than that, happy with the unit and the sound quality is good.

    Pros: good sound quality relatively simple controls

    Cons: Bluetooth being problematic

    Good sound, bad menu structure.

    Written by: G R from Bakersfield, CA on April 18, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Replaced stock unit in my Toyota. Nice features, good sound, but bad menu structure. My iPod holds a huge variety of music. It takes forever to scroll to the artist/song you want. They should have adopted the functionality of the iPod classic which allows you to do a fast or slow scroll. Finding an artist/song that starts with an "m" takes minutes worth of scrolling.

    Pros: Sound quality, easy to install, great features.

    Cons: Menu structure, scrolling to find the songs you want takes forever.

    Happy customer

    Written by: buckeyesuave from Somerset,Ky on April 2, 2014

    2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great unit with many features and EASY to use. Typical Alpine quality without the disco lights found on some other brands. I am old school and a musician and prefer good quality sound and I am very happy with this stereo.

    Pros: Clean, articulate sound. Great features such as bluetooth,Usb,etc. No Disco lights like the pioneers!

    Cons: Can't really think of any, I love my new stereo!

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: Billy from Louisiana on March 28, 2014

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Just as described n delivered on time

    Pros:

    Cons:

    All that and bag of chips too!

    Written by: Calvin W. from Valley Forge, PA on March 25, 2014

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This alpine unit met all of my key needs. I was looking for a unit to update my car with a hands free option and a mp3 option as well. I am a big Alpine supporter and once again Alpine came through for me. If you are looking for a head unit that's simple and don't want to pay for the unnecessary bells and whistles then this one is the right choice. Thanks again Alpine! Loyal customer 4 Life!

    Pros: All of the head units aspects.

    Cons: None

    excellent product

    Written by: MikeM from Denver,CO on March 20, 2014

    2004 Chevrolet Colorado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    this recover was very easy to install with the gear provided from crutchfield. Total time was an hour and a half.

    Pros: sounds great , easy install, fast shipping, great price ,

    Cons: none

    Alpine CDE DIN unit

    Written by: SHard from Katy, TZX on February 24, 2014

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Purchased this unit for my son's F150 (2005) and thanks to the installation package from Crutchfield only required minimal alterations to fit. Looks great and he is thrilled.

    Pros: Look, Display size, hands free, iPhone attachment and Bluetooth

    Cons:

    Alpine CDE-W235BT In-dash single CD receiver

    Written by: RichK from Iowa on February 23, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The Alpine CDE-W235BT was recommended by my Crutchfield advisor as the best choice for my needs which I described to him and my vehicle, a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDi. I had the unit professionally installed...in this case a bargain of only $55 per hour and the installation took less than an hour. Total bill for installing the Alpine, steering wheel controls, antenna adapter, blue tooth and microphone...the whole works: $55. You probably wont be this fortunate...Total bill: $55! The unit has that European look of simplicity which enhances the VW center stack and resembles the piece of junk 6-disk CD, Sirius satellite, bluetooth Volkswagen sound system VW comissions Delphi to manufacture for them and installs in many different VW models. VW build a fun- to-drive, economical vehicle in this diesel wagon... why can't they get the electrics and electronics right? Thanks to Crutchfield, I did not have to spend a $$$Grand$$$ or more to replace this fried radio with a rebuilt factory radio identical to what I had.

    Pros: Good looking, affordable replacement for the VW original. Sounds better and picks up stations and holds them better than the original;.

    Cons: Haven't found any yet. I'll let you know if I do.

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: Sean from Los angeles on February 23, 2014

    2007 Nissan Versa
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This deck absolutely exceeded all my expectations! I replaced a factory deck on a 2007 Nissan Versa and I instantly went from not being able to play my music via my I-phone to having multiple choices on playback. My preference is taking advantage of the Bluetooth with also being able to answer/make calls hands free. I thought the external mic would be a con but I was able to conceal it above my rear view mirror. And btw, don't replace your factory speakers yet until this deck is powered on...wow what a difference!! A bit of advice...watch as many you-tube videos as possible regarding install and deck functions cause the factory instructions are somewhat vague.

    Pros: Easy install Sounds great Blue tooth function

    Cons: Vague factory instructions

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: Greg J from Leesburg, VA on February 21, 2014

    2005 Ford Freestyle
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great Unit for teh Price, bought it to replace a JVC head unit that literally died after 12 monts. Should've bought the Alpine in the first place. Blue Tooth works great and excellent sound. As I was replacing an after market system, the install took all of 15 minutes and 5 minutes of that was recalibrating the steering wheel control adapter for the new head unit. You won't be disappointed with this unit.

    Pros: Great sound - easy install with the Crutchfield adapters

    Cons: Dimmer didn't work, but then it didn't work in the last radio either - must be me.

    easy to use my key factor!

    Written by: John/Teri from ID on February 14, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    We got this for our motorhome. The display is nice and large so it is easy to see while driving, and the buttons are big enough to not hit 2 or 3 at once!! Our needs are fairly simple and so far this is a perfect fit. Installation was straightforward and the switch from old to new was very smooth.

    Pros: large, easily read display (for our older eyes!) bluetooth setup a breeze!

    Cons: haven't found anything yet...

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: GregM from Seville, OH on February 12, 2014

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    I have only had this unit installed for a few days but I am very happy so far with it. The install instructions were spot on for installing in my 2002 Toyota Tacoma. I soldered the supplied wire harness and everything went together easily. I had to print out some of the instructions from the supplied CD to help set up the unit as the written ones in the box were not detailed enough. The CD instructions were easy to follow. After soldering the harness it took less than an hour to install the radio. The blue tooth is working well. I also have a satellite radio that I hooked up to this unit and it all works great. It did take me a while to figure out how to install and where to put the external phone microphone. There was not much information on that part of the install. I ended up removing the window pillar plastic and running the wires behind it and through the dash. I don't know about the long haul but so far I am very pleased with this unit. The unit was suggested to me by an advisor at Crutchfield and I am happy with his suggestion.

    Pros: Was easy to wire and install the radio minus microphone placement

    Cons: Took a while a figure out how and where to install the microphone

    Excellent Alpine Deck!

    Written by: SteveK1 from Arizona on February 8, 2014

    2001 Honda CRV
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    This is the third car that I've installed an Alpine unit in and I must say they get better all the time. This was an easy install once I new what to take apart to get the old factory deck out of my wife's 2001 CRV. This deck is an excellent upgrade from the factory stereo.

    Pros: Easy install with the provided wiring harness and housing adapters. Alpine deck has easy to understand controls and setup was a breeze. Phone pairing was a snap.

    Cons: N/A

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: michael from shannon,ga on February 7, 2014

    2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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    Very nice

    Pros: Everything as advertised

    Cons: None

    Excellant head unit replacement

    Written by: EJRay from Santa Cruz, CA on February 6, 2014

    2003 Subaru Outback
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    This unit does Alpine proud. It was easy to install and I love the new features the original radio didn't have like the cell phone Bluetooth function. Nice upgrade for a 10 year old car.

    Pros: Great sound, good looks, and easy operation.

    Cons: FM reception not as good as the original unit. The car has the FM antenna in the rear side window and living in the SF Bay Area is a challenge with long distances at times, mountains and heavy fog at times. However, the original Subaru radio was better suited for FM reception. I'm going to try to install an external antenna.,

    Awesome upgrade

    Written by: Ken from Pembroke, Ma on February 2, 2014

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    I bought this Alpine to upgrade the stock 6 disc unit in my 2004 F150, as I wanted a way to connect my iPhone 4S for my music, love the sound, easy to use , Bluetooth works great, except you will have to upgrade the firmware to display the song, artist, or album, only when wireless, if you connect a USB, it does all of that without upgrading. The Bluetooth sounds crystal clear, and with the wire harness and mounting kit, install was a breeze, the only disappointment was that the led display doesn't change colors, only the European model does, I still think it's great, I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade the factory radio

    Pros: Sound quality, Bluetooth , ease of install

    Cons: LED display doesn't change to match dash

    Great replacement!

    Written by: Tom in Atlanta from Atlanta, GA on January 20, 2014

    2006 Kia Sedona
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    Great replacement for dysfunctional factory radio. Sound quality and FM reception are much improved. Bluetooth connection to iPhone is wonderful. Installation went easily with the supplied kit and instructions; fit is perfect!

    Pros: Sound quality, Bluetooth.

    Cons: None so far.

    Alpine CDE-W235BT

    Written by: Buddy from Warrenville,Il on January 8, 2014

    2009 Toyota Tacoma
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    Great stereo. Crutchfield is the only company I will deal with when it comes to my audio and video products. Very pleased with their service .

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    Car stereo

    Written by: Dennis from Oxnard, Ca on January 4, 2014

    2003 Nissan 350Z
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    Easy installation, kit and harness well done.

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