ok fellas, i want to report that i just got news that my returned Caska to the ebay seller resulted in a smooth refund of my money.
i want to publicly state that he is a very upstanding guy, very concerned with customer satisfaction. personally, the cask wasn't a good fit for ME, i do not want to discourage any of you from trying it. i think if your simply running a factory stereo with no nav and running factory speakers it doesn't get any simpler than this one.
it looks OE and if you weren't well experienced with nav systems this would be a total bargain!
for me, i have become spoiled on some of THE TOP OF THE LINE aftermarket head units. i have had 4 generations of the ken wood excel on series all retail in excess of 1500 bucks.
features on these units blow pretty much anything else away. but there is a price to be paid for those features.
i am seriously looking at alpine's new units this year and they make a custom fit kit for the tacoma.
i think this will be a unit i can live with.
ill update this thread when i have experience to share with you all.
for now, the ken wood is back in the dash and also for sale as soon as alpine has a new unit ready.
in the mean time ill be offering a sweet deal on the ken wood ifs anyone is interested.