In Reply to: Re: 528i CD changer - AutoToys/Disc Car Stereo posted by Chris E on January 28, 2000 at 21:03:22:
: If the changer functions can be Controlled like the factory and it has a warranty
: I don't see why you would want to shell out the Extra funds. I really don't know
: Much about the software issue but I'm sure the guys at autotoys can address that.
: Let me know how it turns out as I am in the same predicament.
: : Forgot to say 6-disc changer. My only concern with the $259 one is that they don't say the brand. I think the "normal" dealer option CD changer is the Alpine. I'm leaning toward that route.
: : Thanks
: : : There has been a lot of talk about CD changers on this board. The lowest prices have been around 392.00 + 15.00 for a BMW factory 6-disk CD changer and mounting kit. You can probably install in 30 mins. BTW you didn't mention
: : : number of disks. If you can get a comparable CD changer at 259 with an install kit and install it
: : : yourself then that probably a good deal.
: : : : I was going to order a CD changer for a 2000 528i without the Navigation package. AutoToys has one for $259, but doesn't list a brand. Discount Car Stereo has an Alpine for $419, and Sony for $399.
: : : : I intend to do the install myself.
: : : : Any opinions?
: : : : THanks for any info
I'm going for the PacificBMW deal - unless the local guy wants to match the price. I was going to look into the aftermarket, but the stock is an Alpine Unit. The deal I was quoted was $373 for the unit, $38.03 for the Mounting Kit, and $20 to ship - $431.03 to the door. I call this the delta game - the difference between 259 and this is $172. For full function random and stock controls, it's worth the xtra bucks. I'm sure at resale you'll make it up sense it's an $895 option. My .02 worth.