Originally Posted by Ubnbit
I'd love to do exactly what Oxford is saying. I wonder how much it cost, start to finish? I know head unit would vary but I wonder just how much on average.
I did it. I already had the head unit. But just for cost ideas I can tell you it was about 800 bucks a few years ago (was installed in my previous vehicle as well)
I am a bargain shopper when it comes to mods. I always want the "best" stuff in my eyes and I hate spending the dough. So I always shop around. Here is what mine cost me:
Scohshe (prob spelt that wrong) adapter with complete wire harness on eBay for ~300
Steering wheel adapter ~ 45
Back up camera ~ 8 (Ebay from China works like a champ)
So just that stuff is around 360 bucks. Then you have the variables based on how you want your stereo/nav
My kenwood nav with hands free Bluetooth and xm radio was about 800 2 years ago
Kicker 5" component speakers x4 ~260 (also Ebay)
Kicker 700.5 amp (5 channel amp to run all speakers and a sub) 170 on eBay refurbished
12" Boston acoustics sub and box (already had but got on clearance at crutchfield for ~ 125)
All in all I have everything I could want, nav, Bluetooth, back up cam, xm radio, and a system that doesn't suck for ~1700. Sounds like a lot but I already had most of it acquired. If you were to try to upgrade your factory stuff with "better" factory stuff like say a nav from a 14 you would spend 1000 just for everything you need on eBay and that's not a guarantee that you won't be missing some sort of part you have to acquire. And then you are still stuck with a factory system. Trying to go to a 15 set up will no doubt cost more than this with no guarantee it will work.
As far as OPs concern with "sync"...I ripped that ***** out of mine. It's terrible crap ford forces on us. My aftermarket stuff does everything sync did only better. So I'd forget all about worrying about any of that.