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#1 Chester_focus

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:48 PM

Hi all, new member here...

Got my focus at the start of december and since then have been fed up with the poor radio. I generally listen to radio 5 but thats not even close to possible with this radio.

Ever since, i've been thinking about upgrading it. Two options i can see, one being a branded make, something like the kenwood ddx 4023, or the other option being one of the oem styles off ebay.

Both have pros, both have cons. Knowing that a few of you guys have installed the asure radios, i was hoping someone may be able to provide a longer term opinion. All those i've seen so far have been within the first couple of weeks of owning one.

Any help appreciated

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 06:13 PM

What year is your focus ? Mk1/mk1.5/mk2/2.5 ?
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:07 PM

It's a 2010 '59 plate, mk 2.5 i believe?

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:21 PM

For best results and look I would recommend the Sony stereo's, good quality and can be found on EBay used for a good deal. Some have DAB, also!

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:35 PM

Cheers Jake. Do you mean the sony oem stereos? Reading up, i thought they were pretty awkward to retrofit to a standard cd6000, Especially if it was dab.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:36 PM

I also have a Sony dab mp3 single cd &will work in a focus as its come out of my own car ,as I upgraded to Sony 6cd dab mp3 unit.fully working with code & can fit it for you.
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:46 PM

Btw my car is a 2010 titanium 10 plate.
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:55 PM

Ford wiki has a good guide for it, but parts are costly. I would say it's worth it though, the Sony ones look best in these cars.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:01 PM

Thanks guys, but think my head has been turned by the extra gadgets that come with the oem style stereos with gps, touchscreen, etc... If i'm spending upwards of £200, i might as well get more bang for my buck.

Does anyone have a good long term experience of these, or are they fit for replacement after a few months?

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