Well as I stated in a previous thread my new headunit came in. (alpine CDA-9857)
-- Over all I think its an awesome HU, it makes the stock speakers sound much better, but new speakers are on the way
The "Biolite" screen is amazing. Even in direct sunlight it really is easy to read. At first I was debating this and the 9856 (reg. screen/worse ipod controls) but im glad I opted for the 9857. As most of you already know, car audio has huge mark-ups.. so negotiate your price.
I also hardwired my radar (passport X50). You can see the silence button mounted by the fog light switch.
The boost guage was on the car when I got it... excuse the dust