Pros: Speaker on the bottom which is nice when you're mounting under a dash, and has a speaker output if you want to mount a satellite speaker. I like having three power modes as well, and the ability to change screen color.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Comments: I've had this radio since I was probably 15 years old. That is almost 10 years now and it works just as good today as it did when I got it. it has been through major northern Minnesota storms, lots of rag chewing while traveling, and never given me any issues. (knock on wood)
I like that I can change the background color, and I also really like having three power modes...that way I don't have to be blasting the front end of the repeater if I'm within close range, and it allows the unit to run cooler.
I feel that it could be a tad bit louder, but that's what the speaker out is for.
All in all, it is a great product. someday I'll likely upgrade to the newer models, but not until this one stops working(and I can't fix it).