For this price you cant go far wrong if your just after a stereo which offers slightly more than a standard one does. With all JVC's the unit is nice and simple to use with simple, self-explanatiry buttons, looks good. The aux input allows for direct ipod/mp3 connectivity which providing the lead is good, the music quality will also be good.
The colours are a bit hit and miss, geeen doesnt go in many cars and if this bothers you then maybe look elsewhere, however, if your not bothered then ignore this part!
A word of warning with cheap end JVC's though is that they do tend to suffer from 'Friday afternoon syndrome' whereby you do compromise on quality compared with another make such as a Pioneer/Alpine/Blaupunkt. This leads to rather a lot of them going faulty rather quickly. This isnt too much of a problem as you have your warranty, however, can be annoying being without a stereo as yours is being repaired.
This is a good basic CD player, with all the functions I need. It has a Front AUX input which means you can plug in an ipod with the correct lead - this provides a good quality link with great sound. As with most CD players the faceplate can be detached - great for security.
JVC in general are good for their sound quality and this cd player is no exception. Just form listening you would not be able to tell this is a lower-end model.
The player shows the names of the songs if they have been pre-programmed; it plays MP3 and WMA (windows media audio) CDs so you can fit many many songs onto one disc - this saves on the number of discs needed for your music collection.
The CD player was fairly easy to install and clipped straight in to the existing connectors.
I can't really fault this CD player, althought the green backing light could be brighter. not the most attractive CD player, but does what it's meant to!