Some Alteration required
2006 Pontiac Vibe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Overall, I am satisfied with this kit, however there are a few drawbacks that you should be aware of. The first thing that was less than satisfactory was the instructions. They were not designed well at all. For example, the instructions will either say: "All vehicles except_____" or "Only or blank vehicles_____". The issue is they flip flop between these two categorical qualifiers and don't stick to one or the other. They should also bold and underline the ALL and ONLY. It is very important that you get the instructions right, because if you don't, you could destroy the kit. Which brings me to my next point. This kit requires physical alteration. It's not really custom made. You will need a DREMEL. The kit requires you to remove some tabs and connectors, except, they don't snap off or disconnect. OH NO. You must physically grind them off. Also even if you do grind off the ones indicated by the instructions, your mileage may vary. I couldn't fit my dash trim over the kit so I had to grind off a few more unused Tabs. It may sound like I was unsatisfied with the kit, but I am actually very happy with the end result. The kit holds my FH-720BT pioneer double Din perfectly, and looks professional from the outside. Although its plastic, I feel like the mounting hardware is enough to hold my Stereo which is lighter weight than the factory one. I recommend this kit, just don't expect to slap the pieces together and have your radio mounted in 2 minutes.
Pros: Finished product looks excellent Lightweight
Cons: Unclear instructions Needs dremel or other tool to remove unused parts of kit Plastic