I just returned my 2015 Buick Regal as it was a lease and my Dad gifted me his 2007 Toyota Avalon Limited as a replacement.
The car is equipped with an (ancient!) navigation system and a JBL Synthesis sound system. It does not appear that the car has an auxiliary input jack (unless I’m blind), although it’s got 12V inputs ( so I could use some type of adapter from that input) and while it does have a primitive voice recognition feature, there is no cell phone integration.
This leads me to my question. I simply cannot go back to talking on the phone while driving with the phone wedged in between my shoulder and ear. I need something hands free and as wireless as possible.
I’m pretty knowledgeable about cars in general but I am not a mechanic nor an installer.
What bluetooth system can I get that is inexpensive, as wireless as possible and is easy to install? It appears online that most of these things are also designed to provide an audio interface as well, but that isn’t as important to me as just being able to talk on the phone while keeping my eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
Ideally I would love to get something that I won’t have to tear apart half the dashboard to access wiring harnesses, etc.
Does anyone have experience with these systems? I’ve never used one as my cars were either older than cellphones or had the bluetooth integrated into the car.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Dopers.