Help me decide whether to buy this car
June 3, 2011 7:15 PM Subscribe
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee: What are my options with the built-in UConnect hands-free system if I want to switch the stereo?
posted by thebriguy72 to shopping (3 answers total)
I'm potentially buying a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee tomorrow. I've been researching the options and see that MP3 options with the stereo include MP3 CD and external jack for an iPod. However, it seems the iPod must be controlled on the device, not through the stereo controls. That's not gonna cut it for me. I don't have an issue with buying a new stereo and have been thrilled with the one I replaced in my 2004 Jeep. But when researching the option package I discovered the package this vehicle has also includes UConnect Bluetooth hands-free system. This is a feature I've always wanted so that's a big bonus. However, it appears to be tied into the stereo system.
So, what are my options if I decide to swap out the stereo? I see a lot of car stereos include Bluetooth but can they use any parts of the existing system? If I can't swap out the stereo that might be a deal breaker.
Also, I'd love to hear from anyone who has a Jeep with this system on whether the hands-free is even worth having.