Pioneer is a trusted name and a longtime supplier of tons consumer electronics. I have purchased several from Pioneer and I have not had an issues. The car modifications business is a popular one and also a fun thing to do but it can be an exacerbating situation sometimes when you are not sure what to buy. I replaced the stock car radio in my car with a Pioneer DVD receiver. It was somewhat of a challenging ordeal. Here are the steps I suggest doing before you make your purchase:
1. Figure out what you want the unit to do, play Pandora? Play Spotify? Have XM Radio? Have Bluetooth? Have a backup camera? The list goes on. Once you decide on that then you can move to the next step.
2. Make sure the head unit fits your car. Pioneer has made this easy, just go to their website, direct link here and it will tell you.
3. Check YouTube and Amazon for the parts you will need with the head unit. The Pioneer unit I purchased needed a mounting kit and two sets of separate wires. For my head unit, it was a double din car stereo meaning it can play movies and has a 6.5-inch screen. A single din radio is smaller and doesn’t have the big screen. On YouTube, you can just type in the model number of your unit and you will see videos on how to install and tutorials on how to use it. Five Star Car Stereo puts out a lot of videos on a lot of different head units most likely they will have the one you want. In the comment section you can ask questions and they will typically respond within a day as well. The thing that is good about Amazon is that if you buy the head unit it tells you the other products customers similarly buy together. That way you don’t really have to do the research, other people have already completed it for you.
4. Once you have the necessary parts and do not want to install it yourself, you will need to call local audio shops. I got around five estimates for a replacement of the stereo and also backup camera setup. All estimates were over 200 dollars except one that was actually half the price. I always Google Maps and you can use whatever you want but you go their website, check their Facebook. Did they offer a good price? Do they have good reviews? If yes to both schedule the appointment and enjoy your need Pioneer head unit, or whatever Pioneer you may have bought.
*The fit guide tells you all Pioneer parts