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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 09:56 PM
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I have a 2010 V6 EX, no nav but it does have the bluetooth already installed. Exteremely handy, but would be even better if it worked properly. The whole bluetooth system works except for the steering wheel controls. The car had the problem from day 1 and had I known it would take this long (going on 7 months) to figure out the problem I wouldn't have driven it off the lot; the problem is still not solved and the car goes back in again next week. BUT that aside, a properly working kia installed bluetooth system is very convienent.

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Add-on Bluetooth & Second seat carpet

Okay, I was pretty skeptical about spending $400 on a factory add-on bluetooth for my Borrego. Here's a summary of my review:

Pro's:
- Actually a really easy to use pairing and phone book system. It doesn't import your numbers automatically, but putting them in verbally is a breeze.
- The buttons are lit when the car is on, so it looks integrated and when you are using the bluetooth, a blue sliver of a light comes on.
- Sound quality is very good (not as good as if through the speaker system, but better than any add-on unit I've seen)

Con's
- Definitely expensive!
- Not integrated into the radio/GPS
- The back unit with the wires shows; there should be a cover so you don't see the exposed wires (especially for $400!)

All and all, if you use your phone a lot, I'd recommend getting this.

I also the second seat carpet installed (replacing the plastic backs) and it looks great! Thanks to the team here for the tips!
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- The back unit with the wires shows; there should be a cover so you don't see the exposed wires (especially for $400)!
What do you mean wires exposed? I have the bluetooth and i don't have any visible wires.
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Okay, I was pretty skeptical about spending $400 on a factory add-on bluetooth for my Borrego. Here's a summary of my review:

Pro's:
- Actually a really easy to use pairing and phone book system. It doesn't import your numbers automatically, but putting them in verbally is a breeze.
- The buttons are lit when the car is on, so it looks integrated and when you are using the bluetooth, a blue sliver of a light comes on.
- Sound quality is very good (not as good as if through the speaker system, but better than any add-on unit I've seen)

Con's
- Definitely expensive!
- Not integrated into the radio/GPS
- The back unit with the wires shows; there should be a cover so you don't see the exposed wires (especially for $400!)

All and all, if you use your phone a lot, I'd recommend getting this.

I also the second seat carpet installed (replacing the plastic backs) and it looks great! Thanks to the team here for the tips!
Can you post a couple pics of the unit, please?
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I will this weekend... I will also post a few pics of the carpet...
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Blue tooth Pics

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Mine had the carpet backs when I went to look at it. The picture showed the scratched up plastic backs on the dealers website. I guess I am lucky they had them changed over. Bought mine from a dealer here in Georgia. It was an Atlanta Corporate car. Paid $23 and change w/ 9000 miles in excellent shape, and carried over all the warranties. I would love to have the factory nav. system though if the cost is not to outragious.
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Is that the factory unit?
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Yes, it is the Kia unit. However, various other countries got different navigation units and hence may have bluetooth integrated in a different fashion. In the USA, we got the short end of the stick - but that's okay!
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