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post #31 of 49 Old 12-18-2018, 08:49 AM
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Hi all.

Quick question: The Mazda Australia website shows CarPlay at a fixed price of $494.98, which includes the installation... and I am assuming is the AUD price, being the Aussie website.

https://www.mazda.com.au/accessories...%20Accessories

However, when I emailed my local Mazda dealership yesterday to confirm, they responded with a quote of $630...
Is there something I am missing here, or are they just trying to fleece people while they know the demand for CarPlay is so high?

Thanks in advance,
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Hi all.

Quick question: The Mazda Australia website shows CarPlay at a fixed price of $494.98, which includes the installation... and I am assuming is the AUD price, being the Aussie website.

https://www.mazda.com.au/accessories...%20Accessories

However, when I emailed my local Mazda dealership yesterday to confirm, they responded with a quote of $630...
Is there something I am missing here, or are they just trying to fleece people while they know the demand for CarPlay is so high?

Thanks in advance,
Good question I saw the $494 price as well and one of my friends is Brisbane has 2 cars booked in at that price. It may be a recommended price or not binding on dealers.

I just purchased the parts on eBay for around $300 and did it myself.

Also gave me a chance to better secure some of the in dash cables that can cause rattles :-)
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Best guess is that it's the usual difference between MSRP and market-/demand-driven economics.

Hooray for capitalism!

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My dealer in Indiana told me it would be about $400 for Apple car play installed in my 2019 cx3.
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My dealer in Indiana told me it would be about $400 for Apple car play installed in my 2019 cx3.
Guys, what is so important in Apple car play? I have Apple car play in my 2019 CX-5 GT but I really don't use it because first of all, my iPhone 8 has to be plugged in using the lightning cable, and secondly, I already have navigation on my CX-5 and with Bluetooth connectivity, I can voice control my phone to dial, etc.

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Because Google Maps is a billion times better than the factory NAV system.
Because all I listen to is stuff off my phone, anyway.
Because I plug my phone in to charge for any trip longer than 20 minutes.

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Because Google Maps is a billion times better than the factory NAV system.
Because all I listen to is stuff off my phone, anyway.
Because I plug my phone in to charge for any trip longer than 20 minutes.
I use Bluetooth to connect my phone to the Infotainment system and I use wireless charging system for my iPhone 8. I use the Mazda Nav which I update regularly. That's just my preference. To each his own.
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I use Bluetooth to connect my phone to the Infotainment system and I use wireless charging system for my iPhone 8. I use the Mazda Nav which I update regularly. That's just my preference. To each his own.
Mazda Nav has "regular" updates ??

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I use Bluetooth to connect my phone to the Infotainment system and I use wireless charging system for my iPhone 8. I use the Mazda Nav which I update regularly. That's just my preference. To each his own.
It's not just about updates. It's about pathfinding, traffic updates, UI responsiveness...

But if you're cool with the way you do it, then keep doing it that way but you asked...

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Thanks to the info in this thread and info linked from it, I was able to install the $AU300 retrofit kit on my wife's 2016. Thanks everybody.
I did it without removing the CD player.
Everything snapped back into place with no rattles or squeaks.
Beats paying $300. for 3 years of biannual map updates from Mazda when Google Maps updates in real time.
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