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Old 12-10-2013
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Need new stereo

Hey Guys,
I have a 2002 Ford Ranger Edge and am currently running a kenwood kdx stereo...and it sucks! It's so hard to navigate and the aux output is already broken. I want something super easy to navigate like the old stock stereo.

Features I want:

Easy Programming and easy navigation a MUST
AUX/USB and CD ports (i have an 80 GB ipod always plugged in).
Bluetooth ready. I am sick of plugging into the AUX with my phone for calls
Durable - won't break!
around $100

Anyone have any good ideas? I heard Clarion's are fairly easy to navigate
Clarion CZ302 Bluetooth CD/USB/MP3/WMA Receiver

Anyways, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
Danny
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I personally think your price is going to limit you. Every stereo i have had around the 100 dollar price tag has not been a very durable radio. Im not saying a ton is needed to be spent, but id say into the 140 range would be more ideal. I put a sony into my truck about a year and half ago, it was 90 i think at wally. Its already taken a crap on me and now i have to replace it. I have owned a fair amount of stereos over the years and kenwood has probably been my overall favorite.
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I have the Pioneer touch screen has all the features you want and very durable and upgradeable. If you look around you can get them for a steal i paid $150 for mine open box at best buy it was the previous model and had been phased out thats why it was so cheap! Its regularly $500. A little digging will get you a great deal!
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Well, considering I work in the car audio industry and know many people at pioneer and alpine I can send some emails.... I notice you live not to far from me either. Im inland about 25 miles
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