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Join Date: Sep 2011
County: Australian Capital Territory
I've got the Pioneer AVIC-F960-DAB installed in my 159. Being in Canberra, I cannot comment too much on DAB as there isn't much of a service yet. After the initial installation I had the shop move the aerial under the dashboard - the GPS antenna is there too - and the microphone for the phone hidden as well. I'm generally playing WAV files off the micro SD card.
I haven't tried App radio functions, I can't really be bothered with the cable connection for Android, as I'm in a car to drive. Listening to music or the V6 is fine, and if I'm lost then the GPS is good. The steering wheel buttons work for the phone, but I suspect I'm missing some functions and I don't get any info on the dashboard, so looking for a number is done on the Pioneer's screen. There may be fancier ways of doing this that integrate more with the 159/Spider dashboard display (i.e. more than nothing as per my 2006 car), so if you like scrolling through your address book looking for contacts to call while driving, then that could be a downside of going that way.
I've generally been happy with how it works as a GPS system, with the exception of how it picks routes in Sydney that get me crawling in traffic, rather than moving freely on the toll road I was just on. I've tried a few setting changes, but nothing yet that really satisfied me that it was picking the shortest time.