Although I am a solid home theater and AVS Forum guy I am relatively new to Car Video and Nav. So any help is appreciated.
I have an opportunity to buy a used, mint Avic Z1 from a show car for $1200. It includes the ipod interface and the Sirius Satellite Radio Box as well (with the service already paid up for another year+). It was purchased in February from Brandsmart and still is under warranty.
I have a 2003 4x4 Ford Excursion V10 (Optima Yellow Top Battery) with factory radio and factory overhead rear dvd entertainment system.
I am looking for basic navigation, ipod, sirius, dvd, and cd functionality. But I also want a reliable, user friendly top notch or close unit. I would also like to be able to activate the dvd when the car is not in "park" for my passengers only.
I did a bit of research and feel I need a double din unit and have also looked at the Avic D3. It appears it makes sense to have a hard drive so that the nav and dvd can work at the same time (Z1).
Give me any thoughts you have regarding if I should jump on this offer or D3 vs Z1...and any questions I should be asking the seller.