OEM-aftermarket Touch Screen Head units for Mazda3 – Part 1

I have finally grown tired of the factory stereo in my 2005 Mazda 3 GT Sedan.  The 2 options that are available to consumers include an aftermarket double din Touch screen (such as Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood, Pioneer, etc) that is a universal fit design which I would have to purchase the dash trim piece from Scosche  to complete the installation.   The second option (and one that I have to admit really liking) is the OEM-Aftermarket units.

These OEM-Aftermarket units are actually designed to look and operate like an OEM or factory unit.  They appear to fit like a glove and they look right at home in the dash of a Mazda3.  There are a couple of companies that produce these units and naturally they look different and operate differently from each other.  Not to mention different features and options.

Some of the options that I am wanting is of course DVD playback, radio, Navigation, Sirius Radio with onscreen control, bluetooth, onscreen ipod control.  If you have any suggestions for units that I should take a look at let me know and post it in the comments section below.

What I am going to be doing over the next few posts here on Mazda3carpet.com is share videos featuring these units and how they operate.  The first in our series here is the Touch Screen with Bluetooth & GPS from CarAdvanced.com

CarAdvanced.com Part 1

4 thoughts on “OEM-aftermarket Touch Screen Head units for Mazda3 – Part 1

  1. David Freitas Post author

    There are several units for sale that look similar to one another. Features and quality seems to differ between all of them. I decided to go with an Alpine unit. I’ll post up a video with set up.

  2. David Freitas Post author

    Ahmed, got to say that I had an alpine in my car for a while and I was disappointed with the quality and reliability of the system. I would never recommend alpine products to anyone after my experience.

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