That's a good point. I'll never complain about a bigger screen or better quality. However, one reason I am favoring factory equipment right now is that I might be leasing the vehicle (for business use). My family comes along on a lot of my business trips, so the DVD would be appreciated in those situations. Having factory equipment on the vehicle just seems more lease friendly than a lot of customization.pilot4me said:Why wait when you can buy aftermarket DVD. More options to choose from - bigger screen and better picture quality IMHO.
Yes that would seem to make sense wouldn't it? Well, unfortunately, my mother-in-law works at this dealership and we get extra-special service as a result. We've bought cars there for the last 7 years, and we will continue to be loyal until something goes wrong. Add in the MSRP, them being right in town, and it just barely makes sense to wait.catbert said:I am surprised at the wait. Have you checked other dealers for their allotments? 3 months seems a little long to me...
xyzzy said:I actually chose the RES over the NAV for exactly the same arguements that Renov8r mentions but you have to swap the word NAV for RES and RES for NAV in my justification. To me, the integration of RES into the factory head unit was paramount. Laptops and portable DVD units are no substitute, just as those who chose NAV feel that GPS devices (cheap, portable) are not suitable replacements for NAV. In my mind Garmin GPS was more useful and cost effective, plus I could take it hiking or on a motorcycle trip (similar to the arguement that you can take a portable DVD player into a hotel room). Throw in the fact that Kentucky is a big black hole for NAV software but covered extremely well for GPS and it suddenly became an easy decision for me. I also wouldn't agree that both are subject to being obsolete in the context of an auto purchase. I feel this is true for NAV in that they could make some big changes in the next few years, but DVD is pretty much locked in as the VHS replacement and will be here for a very long time. There are new DVD technologies out there, but I expect them to either die on the vine or be utilized in a niche application (remember, beta was better than VHS, but VHS had the following).
I do see the pros/cons for both and it really just comes down to what's important to you. I just think it's funny that the pros cons that each side uses are nearly identical, but switched 180 degrees.