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StUpId8000 07-06-2012 08:16 PM

add oem navigation or go aftermaket?
 
Im going to be getting a 2013 legacy soon. But I can not get stick with navigation. I was trying to look around if anyone has added the oem navi to a 10+ but didnt find mugh. I was able to find almost all the parts through random sites and eBay.

I REALLY dislike the look of the aftermarket units in the wavy curvy dash of the legacy.

Magic Marker 07-06-2012 09:23 PM

How come you can't get a brand new 2013 without nav??

GravityGear 07-06-2012 09:24 PM

you will REALLY dislike the function of the factory navigation. i opted against it because it could not hold a candle to my old TSX's navigation.

Ozzy 07-07-2012 02:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Magic Marker (Post 3969662)
How come you can't get a brand new 2013 without nav??

From what he wrote, sounds like he wants a manual transmission and those don't apparently come with navigation..

Magic Marker 07-07-2012 07:21 AM

^^ I haven't learned to read yet :)

Almatti 07-08-2012 05:54 AM

I can't relate to Subaru Navi system (TOM TOM system??) but I have a Navi system in my G37X. My Tom Tom VIA 1530 (for $105 on sale at Costco in DEC 2011) with lifetime Traffic and Map, generally Blows the Infiniti system away. Yeah, it's a little better aesthetically (7" screen vs. the 5" on the Tom Tom), but the Traffic feature is terrific AND Included. With the Infiniti system, XM traffic which you need to pay extra for was slow and only saved me once from a major traffic jam due to a road closure on my route. I dropped it months ago. Although I have no regular need for a Navigation system going to & from work, Tom Tom offers some aftermarket Clips that can mount the unit on the side of the dash rather than on the window. The Tom Tom due to its size (5") just doesn't quite fit in the dash cubbie slot...

That's my Two Cents....

StUpId8000 07-09-2012 01:35 PM

ya I have no idea why they made it that way. The only way to get a 2010 and up Legacy with stick and navi, is to get the GT model.

TwoTone 07-09-2012 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StUpId8000 (Post 3972745)
ya I have no idea why they made it that way. The only way to get a 2010 and up Legacy with stick and navi, is to get the GT model.

Car companies still look at people buying manuals as a cost savings, not an I want one, so they don't offer the higher end options on them.

The new VW Passat TDI is a perfect example, you can't even get a sunroof with the 6spd.

As far as OEM nav, there's a reason you see them for sale.

StUpId8000 07-11-2012 02:20 PM

lol, I want stick as its more fun to drive more then the cost savings, I would pay more if I had to in order to get a stick.

BlazingAsura 07-11-2012 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by StUpId8000 (Post 3976339)
lol, I want stick as its more fun to drive more then the cost savings, I would pay more if I had to in order to get a stick.

Get yourself a 2012 LGT with Navi. They're selling extremely slow and you could probably find a good deal.

Or use your smart phone and get a base 2013 Legacy, as that is the ONLY Legacy with a six speed manual now.

shribob 07-11-2012 08:13 PM

I personally think the OEM nav gets the job done.

Is it fancy? Not at all.

Is it cleaner than an aftermarket system? Yes

If you want a clean looking NAV that gets the job done, get the OEM nav. If you want a more functional NAV that is fancy, get an aftermarket or use your phone.

faded-a-fool 07-12-2012 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shribob (Post 3976882)
I personally think the OEM nav gets the job done.

Is it fancy? Not at all.

Is it cleaner than an aftermarket system? Yes

If you want a clean looking NAV that gets the job done, get the OEM nav.



Or get an aftermarket Nav that looks OEM.

http://www.myronanddavis.com/product/NV7SLG1.html

Expensive? Yes.

http://www.autodvdgps.com/20092010-s...or-p-2805.html

Cheaper? Yes, but made in China. :(

hmmrdwn 07-12-2012 12:20 PM

I like the portability of a farming or tom tom. Oem updates were so expensive on our previouscars, I would check Subaru.

Nacron 07-12-2012 12:42 PM

I would get aftermarket. Better yet, if you have an iphone, i would suggest the pioneer app radio and connect it with waze. Live traffic data from other waze users and, if the map area managers are good in your area, a more updated map than tom tom or garmin. App radio2 works with android but I hear the implementation isn't that good. I was going to get an appradio2 but hearing the bad reviews about android connection turned me off.

Legaski1 07-12-2012 02:56 PM

I have an '11 with nav and I use my android more than it.
It is a nice screen for everything but I don't know if it is worth the money.


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