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post #1 of 18 Old 01-08-2008, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Pop-up Nav anyone?

I thought about starting a poll, but I'd rather hear opinions.

First of all, who wants Nav?

Second, would you like to see a pop-up Nav like in the CTS?

It's going to be my daily driver, and most likely what I drive in on trips without the kids, so I would love to see something like this. Maybe even share the hard drive with the stereo, too.


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post #2 of 18 Old 01-08-2008, 08:08 PM
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Personally, I'd think twice about spending $2K on a factory nav system, when it's been shown that vehicles equipped with the manufacturers' factory nav systems actually depreciate more quickly than vehicles without this feature.
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/...ale-usat_N.htm
... bit of a lengthy read, but some interesting info there...

... and especially in light of how much the prices of portable units have dropped in the last 8 mos!! They're becoming almost disposable!
Now I'm somewhat biased, because I have 4 vehicles in the stable that are almost all used on a daily basis by family members and I [B]love[B] being able to take my Garmin Nuvi 660 from 1 vehicle to another - and it's a heckuva lot cheaper (and easier to update) than any factory unit I'm aware of!
The thing is an MP3 player, telephone book, finds almost anything from an ATM to a Chinese takeout by touching the screen a couple of time- and the best is - it has bluetooth capability with a speaker that allows me to hear my cell phone ring on the highway with my T's off - and actually talk to the person who's calling without asking them to repeat every sentence!! It also accesses the phonebook in my cell!
Oh yeah... and did I mention? ... I don't get lost anymore!

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Navigation is nice in cars, and I enjoy using it in cars that are so equipped.
The problem is the cost.
Most navigation systems are a $2000 option, and for that price I'll pass.
Even if it was HALF that - $1000 - I still probably wouldn't get it.

I've recently purchased a hand-held GPS system.
For $500, it does everything an in-car navigation system would do, and it's not limited to just that one car.

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post #4 of 18 Old 01-08-2008, 08:46 PM
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no GPS or nav..but it would be nice if cars started to come with a place to fit them in on the dash or a "flat" area that maybe slides out or something. would work too for sat radio that you buy seperate..

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I guess I'm way behind the times, 'cuz the only nav system I use is an ATLAS!However, I must say, that pop up nav in the Caddy is impressive looking! BTW, would one of those floating fluid compasses that your Grampa had mounted on the top center of the dashboard on his 1967 Impala 4 door sedan count as the first generation nav system????

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Im all for the new gadgets, but I have to say negative to the Nav. Here are things I would go for though:

-Bluetooth (like the Holdens)
-MP3 Hard drive
-HUD

Thats it. I like to feel like Im driving a Camaro, not a Lincoln Navigator.


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Here are things I would go for though:

-Bluetooth (like the Holdens)
-MP3 Hard drive
-HUD

I too would like those options.

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would anyone put in an aftermarket nav system?

when i get mine, ill prolly be putting in a flip out dvd.cd.nav.mp3 system in it.
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post #9 of 18 Old 01-09-2008, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the comments. They actually changed my mind. I've got a handheld if I need it, and the point about the technology getting obsolete quickly is a big deal. Ok, so no Nav for me, but I like Tim's list now. Bluetooth, HUD, MP3 hard drive....

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Thanks for the comments. They actually changed my mind. I've got a handheld if I need it, and the point about the technology getting obsolete quickly is a big deal. Ok, so no Nav for me, but I like Tim's list now. Bluetooth, HUD, MP3 hard drive....
Handhelds seem to be the way to go.

One thing that hasn't been mentioned, my in-laws have a Denali with navigation. Total PITA. It won't let you enter info while the car is in motion and maps have to be uploaded when you go outside of your area/roads change.

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