Originally Posted by BlackedOutWK
thanks. will an aux cable allow me to run google maps? or should i just look for a head unit with built in nav?
Aux will be strictly audio. I'm 99% sure on my android (incredible 2) if i was running a nav program while listening to music it would interrupt the music and give me the nav prompt. No visual display, but the audible alert did come in handy.
From personal experience, between customers cars and my personal vehicle, i'm a fan of kenwood navigation systems. They use a garmin (navtec) mapping, the bluetooth is great and the overall interface is fairly straight forward. I'd look at the kenwood DNX6180, can be had for around $600 new as its techically "last years" model.
Pioneer makes a solid navigation, as does Alpine, they are a tab more expensive but still overal great units.
I've done a few clarions as well, no complaints either.