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Thinking of upgrading to a cd player/sat nav unit, just wondering if there is an official alfa unit or are there good aftermarket ones available, touch screen, tried looking on ebay and they dont really have anything, also how easy are they to install? thanks
 

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Thinking of upgrading to a cd player/sat nav unit, just wondering if there is an official alfa unit or are there good aftermarket ones available, touch screen, tried looking on ebay and they dont really have anything, also how easy are they to install? thanks
The "official" Alfa unit is the connect nav+, integrated unit with navigation, radio, cd, GSM and computer.... Fits/looks nice, is however outdated technology. Official Alfa price is way to high, however, they're regularly offered on f.i. ebay. If you do buy one, make sure the security code is included.

better option might be to go for a 2-din unit from one of the other manufacturers, f.i. the Pioneer AVIC F910 or 710, or top-of-the-line F10
Besides Pioneer there's plenty of others of course, but Pioneer is fairly popular.. ;)
 

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EDIT: written at same time as jwq ;)

the 2-DIN (double size) factory Connect Nav (Plus) unit is not meant to be very good for GPS. certainly not as good as a stand alone unit like a TomTom, Navman, etc.

plenty of good aftermarket 2-DIN LCD units that can have integrated GPS. check out Alpine (eg: IVA-W505R + PMD-B200P)), Clarion, Pioneer (ie: AVIC models) , Kenwood. if you're unsure about installation, and want full warranty and aftersales service, then avoid ebay like the plague. buy from a local ICE specialist.

they can be expensive, so visit the stores and try them out. ensure they are not 'clunky' to navigate, and that they meet your needs and expectations.

a good pro installer will have no issues fitting it. you will need a plastic dash fascia kit to surround the new unit to fill the gap, and minor wiring adjustments, and a special steering wheel control interface if you wish to retain that feature.

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are aftermarkets, compatible with the malfunction display on the dash example: radio staion, track number?
 

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are aftermarkets, compatible with the malfunction display on the dash example: radio staion, track number?
None of the aftermarket HUs are compatible with the multifunction display, however, I think overall not a big loss.....
I have the previous Pioneer unit myself, the HD3BT, a harddisk based unit.


 
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