Did you first buy Gen 2 at full price and then returned the Gen 1?
I also would use Apple car play and also the reversing camera ! What do you use for music ?There might be other alternatives but I decided to go with the Aucar Gen 2 as it doesn’t requires having the old stereo located in the trunk. I use my Gen 2 unit basically for the Apple CarPlay and I don’t regret doing the upgrade. Anyhow, I found the following surfing in the forum, I’m not sure how it works but probably someone else can share more details about it:
A couple of questions for you audiophiles out there: My 2006 QP has a short antennae (about 4" long) on the rear part of the roof. It also has an in-car cellphone that is inside the center console lid, which I do not use. I have another lid without the phone in it that I am going to install...www.maseratilife.com