For me, I'm looking forward to the collection of different features in one, factory installed, unit. DVD Video, Navigation, MP3, Sat. Radio...
I plan to add video monitors to the headrests, and wireless headphones for the kids at some point. Hopefully - a PS2 under a seat feeding into the vid. input too. (3 kids, tahoe is 4.5 hours away, family is 6.5 hours away
The only other head-units with comparable features I've found in the aftermarket are the eclipse ($2100), and the Pioneer Avic-Z1 ($1900).
If I wasn't interested in all the features, then certainly aftermarket products might be a better deal, but as I see it:
- I'm actually saving $500 by going with the MyGig. (My quote shows a ~$1400 invoice for RER)
- I don't have to custom fab an insert or strip wire in the installation.
- I need to learn patience anyway
At this point, both the myGig and the dual-top on 4dr are restricted, so it's unclear which is making me wait longer.
FWIW - That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!