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post #1 of 6 Old 06-25-2007, 11:08 AM - Thread Starter
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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.
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Anyone have an opinion??
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I also have a 2003 Excursion, 7.3 PSd.

I just purchased a D3 for $699 from Compuplus, the Z1 is still more expensive.
Z1 has hard drive D3 does not.
For me the extra $$$ for the Z1 or Z2 was more than I wanted to spend.
Have a look here for more info.

http://www.avic411.com/forum/

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Thanks for the information. I found that site yesterday after a bit of searching.

I still would like to know if the price for the Z1 is a good one given what it comes with.
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Z2 is out and it's goooood
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i have only heard/read great things about the Z1's navigation capabilities. i believe the price is good including the sirius box and ipod interface, although it would be even better if it included the bluetooth interface as well. absolutely, you can get the D3 at a lower price, but i think the added value is there for the hard disk and "smart" navigation.
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