Got the new AVIC-U280 and really like it. Mapping does not seem as sophisticated as my Garmin NUVI 2557 this unit replaced, but having the GPS built in and working on the AVH-X4800BS head unit far out weighs that, in my eyes.
Read all the complaints about the AVIC-U260 about slow boot up time, low volume levels and such and this new U280 does not seem to display these problems. Volume is plenty loud (had to turn it down) and the GPS boots up within a few seconds of the HU boot time. Plus the U280 is far more configurable than the NUVI is.
So far, the accuracy is good, but at times, the text to talk has a hard time figuring out what the names should be pronounced as, but the NUVI had that problem too.
All in all, a nice unit that was easily installed, is easily and highly configurable and is accurate. Very satisfied.
Last edited by Pops; 10th August 2016 at 09:59.