Originally Posted by Mazda6Suspension
-you lose the center knob
-you lose access to settings, such as locks, lights, automatic headlight settings, and a bunch of other settings that can ONLY be changed with the mazda infosystem
-you lose oem stock which is always better to have stock than aftermarket
-lowers the value of your car
the knob and the access to settings alone makes this a big no for me. Would it be nice to have the 2016+ system with apple car play on it? sure, but is always nice to have thousands of dollars that I didn't spend on that model on my bank account
I'll keep my peasant 2 din system as it is until I upgrade to a newer car years from no. You can always buy a phone holder, use spotify, google maps on there, may not be ideal, but is what is.
Lol, picky picky. Who cares about the commander knob, it's only really programmed for the stock HU anyway. The larger touchscreen on the aftermarket HU lets you access the functions directly on screen for anything you want to do.
Just set it to what you want it before replacing the factory unit with regards to the locks, auto headlight, etc. I usually set mine and never change it again so it's a nonissue.
And really? Lose OEM stock? What does that even mean? That's your opinion that it's always better stock than aftermarket but I imagine most who have done this mod would disagree with you there.
And really, now you're pulling crap out of your ass, it does NOT lower the value of your car unless you do some total hackjob install. If anything, it will increase value for those who want that smartphone integration but don't want to spend money on a new car.
I'm guessing it's because you wouldn't be doing the install yourself that you think it would cost thousands, when in reality, it's just maybe $400ish total for new HU and related parts. All of which can be easily swapped back to stock once you decide to sell the car. That's if you really believe selling it with the aftermarket HU devalues the car by a significant amount.