I have a 2012 Escape XLT (no Nav) that I picked up in March, 2012.
I am fed up with Ford's My Sync system. I use a 80gb iPod Classic for most of my source material, along with an Apple cable.
I am constantly having problems with Sync being unable to find the iPod, etc, Also, from what I've been able to tell, it will not shuffle by Album, it will only shuffle by song, even though the iPod Classics are capable of shuffling by Album.I grew up on records, then CD's, so I prefer to listen to whole Albums play through, especially if it's a live recorded Album, or a Classical piece.In my normal use of the iPod, I prefer to listen to it where the iPod selects what will play. If I didn't what to hear it, it wouldn't be on the iPod in the first place.
I am looking for a double DIN H.U., with Nav & Backup Camera capability. I an intrigued by the iDatalink Maestro / Kenwood H.U. combination & would like to know what you guys think of this pairing.
I am open to other possibilities. I've haven't used Kenwood before, In the past, it's been Alpine, Pioneer, or if you go back far enough, Sony.
Thanks for any info.