I finally purchased and installed my china unit navigation system. I purchased from elaine on alibaba .....it was the RoadRover 8018 for $600....It was too close so I had to try the china unit for myself....Before I purchased this unit, I read all of the threads regarding the flyaudio & the china unit. It seemed like they both had the same type of complaints/problems and they look very similar. I have a 2009 IS250 so I didnt have to do the air-vent upgrade. The unit has a 8" inch screen, 2012 IGO maps , and backup camera , compared to Flyaudio's 7" inch screen
This unit is awesome and it does everything that I want it to do. Besides it having a clean factory look, I also can play dvd's while driving, I can hook my Ipod up, I can play music and movies from a USB memory stick, I still use my steering wheel buttons, the navigation program is great plus it has alot of the same features my portable garmin nuvi50 has, Bluetooth, and my 6 disc changer still works with the unit. These features alone are worth the $600 to me. Compared to the flyaudio $1200 unit
In other post I remember people speaking on the seatbelt or airbag light not working properly, well I dont have those problems either. Overall I'm 97% satisfied with this unit. The missing 3% I will name for you but really at the end of the day, this unit looks and performs so well I dont even care about the few things that could be better.
The unit has alot of Pro's and very few Con's...........
1) unit doesnt come with a built in clock......but the navigation or menu screen does have a clock.
2) the radio stations are off by a few numbers....like 90.2fm is really 93.5fm.....no big deal
3) The Climate control is in Celsius but the controls are user friendly and work great
Thats it folks...........This unit is Great for the price compared to spending double with a flyaudio unit that has a smaller 7" inch screen and the identical 3 issues. For the USB,Navigation, & DVD feature alone, custom lexus dash look is well worth $600....So in my opinion....Even if flyaudio fixed these 3 complaints that I have with the china unit....I would still buy the China Unit for $600 with 3 complaints vs Flyaudio Unit for $1200 with 0 complaints.....From what I read the flyaudio owners were complaining about the same things if not more things.....Oh yeah the $1200 7" inch flyaudio unit is being sold on alibaba for $400. The RoadRover 8018 unit has an 8" inch screen being sold for $600. Lexus Family this is a "NO BRAINER"
If you want the Lexus Navigation Upgrade...and cant choose between the $1200 Flyaudio or $600 RoadRover (China Unit).........My advise is go with the 8" inch RoadRover 8018 or get the China Unit 7" inch Flyaudio Version on Alibaba.............This is a very big company in china that produce quality products for a fraction of the cost............
I Hope this thread helps some of you that are still debating on getting one of the 2 variations of CHina Units for your Navigation Upgrade