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      03-28-2017, 07:18 PM   #1
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E9x hunting, iDrive or DoubleDin CarPlay?

So I am on the hunt for a new weekend/town car and originally I was set on a 2009+ with iDrive, but the more I think about it I am wondering, Can I just buy a nice DoubleDin radio with CarPlay installed and have a decent navigation system? Or are aftermarket radios not easily compatible with these cars?

Also, what am I really losing with the iDrive feature? Just some interior settings?
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      03-28-2017, 11:38 PM   #2
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Make sure it has mdm I got mine no idrive and no mdm but it can be retrofitted I pefered no I drive for the long run it's going to eventually age and be useless and I'm not a fan of the double lump but that's just me
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      03-29-2017, 06:31 PM   #3
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Make sure it has mdm I got mine no idrive and no mdm but it can be retrofitted I pefered no I drive for the long run it's going to eventually age and be useless and I'm not a fan of the double lump but that's just me
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i-Drive is aging right now so if you can find a car with no i-drive and then you can install DoubleDin, you would be set
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my car came with no idrive and i've been actively searching, there are a few aftermarket alternatives, i'm seriously considering the eonon (google it) you can get one on ebay for 250-300 and it has a bunch of fancy things, there are some TINY fitment issues at the bottom near the hvac controls though which is annoying to me (i'm ocd like that) so that's the only reason I haven't bought one yet
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