2001 Infiniti I30
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
This looks like a cool radio, with all the colors and options for colors and patterns. That's the best part about the radio, unfortunately. However . . . this is my 5th car radio install from Crutchfield, and all of them went great, except this one. My son helped with it, and he is really good with electronics, so I know I didn't mess anything up. Anyway, the install kit did not fit as well as others have, but ended up okay. The bad part is that the sound volume is barely hearable over road noise. When it is cranked all the way to 50, which is as far as it goes, it is barely usable. I like to listen to audio books while driving back and forth to work, and voices are barely intelligible at the highest volume. My son rechecked all the wiring, and it was as instructions said to be. He called Crutchfield tech help, which has always been excellent. He was told that it just must not be compatible with the car and that we should buy some kind of an audio booster. I found this unacceptable, since we made sure that the Crutchfield guide said it WAS a compatible model for my car, and I can't see spending more just to make the dang thing usable. Also, the difficulty of figuring out how to use even basic functions seems ridiculous. I miss just having buttons for every function, instead of floundering through menus that are difficult to follow. Also, the channel buttons for the radio stations are not responsive, and often require multiple pokes to change a channel.
Pros: Pretty Excellent bluetooth for phone
Cons: Lousy sound Difficult functions Unresponsive radio channel buttons