Originally Posted by bench400
I'm new to the forum. I previously leased a 2006 legacy GT for three years and then leased a 2010 legacy 3.6 limited. I gave it back and just purchased a 2009 legacy GT, back to my original love.
A few questions:
1) The car doesn't have bluetooth. Is there any easy and inexpensive suggestions for a fix, or should I just purchase a plug in for the power outlet?
2) The car has no backup camera. Same question as to resolving the issue.
3) Does it make sense to spend $400 to update the GPS disks for whatever are the most recent version? Or are the current ones (essentially 2007 data) fine?
4) My 2006 legacy gt never really had good brakes. The 2009 is better, but not great. The brakes on the 2010 were better. Should I ever consider upgrading to better aftermarket brakes?
This is the wrong forum, but I'm sure you made a mistake.
1 and 2 have two answers:
First answer - If you are going to keep the stock radio/head unit, then there is no easy back up camera I know of and the cheapest bluetooth option is going to be one of the ones that broadcast to a blank FM station etc. I 've heard that these have crappy quality though.
Second answer - If you are going to get a new radio, then you have a number of options that can be helpful. I really liked a pioneed system because of all the additional accessories that could be incorporated (bluetooth, backup camera, satelite radio etc.) This is a great solution, but not cheap at all. The good news is that you can take everything with you, when you sell.
3. Hawk HPS pads are GREAT! Dusty, but very good. If you can give up some cleanliness of rims, I would highly suggest them. For a little more money, you can also get some better rotors. DBA makes great ones. They are more expensive, but they are far cheaper than a BBK like brembo's or stoptech.
Good luck and enjoy the ride!