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Old 09-24-2006, 07:03 PM
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Which Nav should i buy??

Can anyone help me out?!?!?
I got a 2006 x3. I'm thinking about buying a nav/multimedia system. I'm debating on getting the pioneer Avic-N3. I would like my ipod and bluetooth to be intergrated in the system as well. I am aware that i have to purchase more components in order for me to have these options. Does anyone have any input about this system or Is there any other systems that any one else can suggest i should look into??
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:54 PM
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Have you ruled out a retrofit of an OEM BMW system? You can get integrated iPod, Sirius, and Bluetooth.
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:02 PM
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I have just that system in my 540. The head unit was enough power so I ended up hooking up a JL 500/5 amp, 10" sub and Focal speakers all around.

I don't know what mounting brackets are around for the x3 but the difficult thing was getting it in and not looking like crap.

The N3 is nice, I seemed to remember liking my Kenwood nav in my last car. The Pioneer is nice because it's all in one unit, no seperate brain box. I also have the ipod & sirius hookups. Both work great. No need for a changer.

If you consider a double din unit check your debth first. They may fit high & wide but debth can be an issue.
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:34 AM
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Get the Pioneer.
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:29 PM
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Brian-bmw i have ruled out the retrofit
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:31 PM
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i have also considered a kenwood unit. but i wont be able to hook up bluetooth to the unit. Also, from what the sales people are telling me, i will only be able to use only a one din unit in my car.
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:33 PM
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the only thing i'm worried about with the pioneer is sound. The sales person said that the kenwood 817dvd is the best unit to go with for sound quality and other features. Again this unit doesnt have the option to hook up bluetooth. If anyone has more input on this please feel free to comment. Any everyone who is commenting THANK you for your feedbacK!
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Old 10-01-2006, 05:03 AM
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hello, and you should check out the kenwood website... they have a lot of new toys. including a new blutooth device... Welcome to the Kenwood USA Corporation web site from reading makes it sound sweet.. too bad i have a old kenwood.. good luck with your install.. and if you do add gps. let me know what the vss wire is. thnks
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