Suggestion for after market stereo for 2012 Altima

walletlesswalletless Member Posts: 40
edited March 2014 in Nissan

I have a 2012 2.5S Nissan Altima with the non-Bose system, and do not have steering wheel controls for audio. I am really missing the bluetooth, and tried several options like Motorola Roadster. However, the voice quality on these units are not great, and now I am looking to replace the unit.

I am completely hands-off, and self-installation is not an option for me. So I contacted a local place that specializes in car stereo installation. They gave me 3 options - the first two (parrot systems) are add-on systems that will hook on to my existing car stereo. The price below includes parts + labor + local taxes.

Parrot MKI9200 = $445 ( 1UW7F6/ref=cm_srch_res_rtr_1 )
Parrot MKI 9100 = $415 ( JL5WA2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363124465&sr=8-1&keywords=MKI9100 )
Pioneer FHX-700BT = $341 ( IA3SZ0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1363124489&sr=1-1&keywords=MKI9200 )

I am looking for which route to take. The Pioneer is the most cost-effective route since I can re-sell my OEM unit to recoup some of the cost. However, Parrot seems to have decent reviews too, particularly in Bluetooth department, so I am confused on which route to take..

My main usage is AM/FM Radio, AUX Input for my iPod, and Bluetooth calling & streaming from my phone.. I don't care about most of the other features such as CD/MP3 playback,etc. As long as the voice quality on my phone calls are good, the audio quality from the music played over bluetooth and AUX are decent, and the audio pauses/resumes on incoming call over bluetooth - I am good to go!

Any suggestions on which route to take?


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