In dash integrated GPS and audio system

Submitted: Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 07:02
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We bought one of the very last Landcruiser 100 series available in Australia. We miss the RV meter that our NP Pajero had and are considering buying an in-dash integarted GPS/audio/bluetooth system. There appear to be five main contenders - Eclipse AVN 6000, the Eclipse AVN2210p (with removable Tom Tom GPS unit), the Pioner AVIC - HD3, Pioneer AVIC- Z1 and the VMS Incar entertainment system. Has anyone had any experience with any of these? It is very hard to find reviews of them.

We'll be greatful for any assistance

Many thanks

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Reply By: Member - Alan H (Narangba QLD - Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 07:56

Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 07:56
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This may give some feedback on VMS
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Reply By: age - Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 12:00

Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 12:00

This info may assist your reseach a little. The standard Toyota stereos and Nav units are sourced from Fujitsu Ten who also make the Eclipse units you mentioned - may mean some compatibilty for mounting, wiring harness etc (although quoted as being double DIN the 100 series stereo or satnav set up is not truly double DIN and may require adaptors with other branded products as a replacement

The Eclipse you mention with the removable Tom Tom (or one very similar) has just been made avaialble as a genuine Toyota Factory upgrade item for latest models (be scared at the Genuine Parts price though).


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Reply By: Rod, Sydney - Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 20:23

Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 20:23

From the list you have presented it seems the VMS is the only one that has the capacity to allow navigation in truly remote areas by loading topographical maps for Oziexplorer. So as usual, it depends on your needs.

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 21:52

Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 21:52
You will find some info on the VMS here:


and the Kenwood system, its GPS is based on the Garmin Nuvi 660, here:

Kenwood indash GPS

This would get my vote. The Garmin is excellent and I'm not bothered with OziExplorer.


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Follow Up By: Member - John W (WA) - Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 04:47

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 04:47
Well I bought an ebay $800 unit delivered from china in 4days,
loads from dedicated sd slot for navi.
Seems to run anything you want to put on the card,
tom tom,navteque?,oziexplorer,
plays :dvd, aux in out, tv,usb 2nd sd slot,
loaded movies to sd in divx ,so no skipping,plays front or rear source
ie nav in dash-movie rear.
normal speaker setup,5.1 surround also avail to use.
Works great-few quirks untill one follows the system usage,
I`m more than happy.
Have on 1 4gb card ,navteq + ozi+beeline ,just choose on load which to use,also have all wa ,nt sa raster & desert tracks loaded.
play my mp3 while driving any paddock
happy as a pig in ...
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