Re: What will I lose with an after market head unit?
Climate controls are separate.
Assuming you have the 430 or 730, you will also lose harddrive. I'd also like better sound, but for me, it isn't worth it to replace the OE HU. It would just be too costly, and the OE unit is too integrated. Don't get me wrong though, I despise the Alpine system. With a processor/summing device, amp, sub and speakers, you can achieve decent sound. It's also not easy though. You'd also need all those with an aftermarket deck as well (except for processor).
2011 Laredo X in White Gold: QT1, V6, Tow Package, Sunroof, Mopar Step Bars/Slush Mats, 20% Tint, Airaid Intake.