Who is Jim. Is he a reseller of these units. I have been looking for one.
Who is Jim. Is he a reseller of these units. I have been looking for one.Just wanted to share my experience buying a GM1010 from Jim, now that I've had a few months to get acquainted with the stereo. I really can't recommend him enough as a seller - he was very courteous and helpful, and is clearly a fountain of knowledge when it comes to these stereos. I ran into a very minor issue with the stereo he sent me, where the volume knob was too sensitive - any light touch would adjust the volume by a couple notches. He had some ideas for how to fix it, but when those didn't work, he immediately sent out a replacement stereo at no extra cost. I would have been content just using the steering wheel controls, but he wanted to make sure everything was perfect for me. Thanks Jim
As for the stereo itself, I love it! I mainly wanted to upgrade my Impala's stereo because I wanted one with built-in GPS and Bluetooth. The GPS takes a little getting used to, but once you've figured it out (Jim has posted guides on how to use it, and was more than happy to answer my questions) it works exactly how it should. My only complaint about it is that the voices are a little muffled and can be hard to understand. As for the Bluetooth, it works, but if you're using the GPS it can be a problem because it pulls you out of the GPS screen if you adjust the volume past a certain level. Jim suggested that I purchase the stereo with an iPod harness, so that I can just have an iPod sitting in the glovebox with all of my music stored on it. The stereo keeps the iPod charged (but only when the stereo is powered on, so it doesn't drain the car's battery) so I never even have to touch it unless I want to add more music to it. I think buying the stereo with the iPod harness is the way to go, because then you don't even need Bluetooth since all of your music is right there everywhere you go - and I have so much more storage space on my phone, now that I don't put music on it.
Overall it was a wonderful upgrade for my Impala, and you can't go wrong buying one off Jim. Thanks again!