Looking to hear from people without DIC
Alright, so I'm thinking of installing a double DIN head unit, big screen, GPS navigation and whatnot, and I'm currently on the fence about whether or not I will miss my DIC at all. Yes, I do enjoy the gas mileage estimation, but I do tend to obsess over it, so I almost want to get rid of it. Trip odometer isn't the most important thing in the world, etc.
Problem is, I can marginalize these things all I want, but I want to hear from some people who have actually taken the plunge and gotten rid of their DIC altogether. Yes, I know there's a Metra kit, but frankly I have no idea where I'd install it, or if I even care enough to bother.
Is there any instance where my settings in my DIC would be lost and I'd be unable to retrieve/change them? I assume remote start would still work?
Thanks for any input you may have, I appreciate it.