I'm in the same situation, didn't want to buy a bunch of factory crap that I couldn't update/modify down the road. I live in AZ, so leather isn't an option really. 2 things I don't buy on a car in AZ. Black paint and leather seats.
Anyways, off to the question posed. You mentioned getting a smartphone. I'm tempted to get one of these, considering we have the stereo jack in the center console. DealExtreme: $12.99 Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP AVRCP Stereo Music Receiver and Handsfree (Black)
Any of you guys had a chance to try one of these, or can you recommend a better one. I do not want a blue tooth receiver that transmits over 87.9 fm, it would have to plug into a stereo jack to eliminate static.
I'm obviously looking into getting the Meta dash kit so I can install a double din NAV or DVD/CD player. Still waiting to see if the Metra dash kit for the 2010 will work with the 2011, and trying to find a deck that allows bluetooth audio, not just calls.
Anyways, let me know if anyone has tried one of these, or similar. Thanks. DealExtreme: $12.99 Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP AVRCP Stereo Music Receiver and Handsfree (Black)