"Was in the market for a new stereo and i found this one to be the best bang for your buck at the time.
I have owned previous JVC stereos and they seem to be pretty reputable. I haven't cleaned a model i bought 8 years ago and it still reads discs fine.
This model pretty much has everything you need. It has Bluetooth with an included dongle and mic, with a lot of other models you have to buy the kit for hands free. You can make calls and go through your phone book right on the stereo with your smartphone connected via Bluetooth.
The color feature is nice because you can match it to your car's interior lighting. 2 USB ports is also pretty awesome, one in the back with an extension cord so you don't have to reach around and a handy one up front next to an AUX input.
You can use other MP3 players with this as well- not just ipods. I plugged mine into the USB port and was able to browse through my MP3 player files easily. It also lets you scroll through the list of songs while a song is playing.
If you have a smartphone you can get an app that allows a connection to the stereo via Bluetooth and then you can control the stereo with your phone wirelessly and the name of the song comes up on your phone.
It has 3 sets of outputs; front, rear, and subwoofer. This is great if you want to hook up more amps for more power. The unit its self sounds great and it has a pro-eq to allow adjustments of bass mid and treble frequencies.
The controls are a little tricky but like anything new you will eventually get used to them- nothing the user manual cant help you with."