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zed32 08-14-2012 02:09 AM

Back to the Legacy, 2013...navi?
 
hi guys... :attention:

so from 2006-2011 I was the very happy owner of a 2005 Legacy GT sedan. towards the end of its life, it developed a couple problems (partially my fault), and then when somebody backed into it and messed up the whole passenger side, I decided to get rid of it. since I work for Honda, i was able to get a 2012 Civic for ridiculously cheap, and have been driving that around since last December. although the Civic is extremely cheap on payment and uses hardly any fuel, I miss the power and space of my old Legacy.

anyway, i'm back in the market...looking at a 2013 Legacy 3.6R Limited (RIP to the turbo Legacy model!). I am considering getting the Navi package, but after searching the forum I couldn't find much info on the new nav system. is this worth the cost? also, i would prefer not to have a moonroof...but it appears the navi system only comes bundled with the moonroof, correct?

if i could get the navi without the moonroof, that would be great. otherwise, i would really just like a 3.6R Limited without the moonroof or the navi, but those seem hard to find. the price isn't really the issue, but i really would like some feedback regarding the 2013 nav system and how well it functions, ease of use, screen quality, etc...

thanks!

zed32 08-14-2012 02:13 AM

or if anyone could point me to any video demos of the nav system that would be great. couldn't find any on YouTube.

so far i've been to one dealer, drove a 3.6R but it didn't have the nav. getting ready to pull the trigger pretty soon (hopefully), but it's hard since I work 6 days a week...

RochNY91TSI 08-14-2012 07:21 AM

I don't know how much different the '13 interface is from the '12, so caveat that... I do have a '12 GT with nav and I would not buy it again. It's not worth the extra expense, it's got a clunky interface and you can't use it while moving (to change destinations) without modifying the system

zed32 08-14-2012 01:02 PM

thanks for the reply. can you operate the system by voice while the car is moving, or is it too much of a pain?

Ellesedil 08-14-2012 01:30 PM

I'd ignore any information on the 2010-2012 navigation system. The 10-12 system is DVD-based while the 2013 system is hard-drive based. That alone is a significant difference, and if I recall correctly, the interface has been revamped for 2013. Those two things alone make it superior to the 10-12 models (which really do kinda suck considering how much it costs).

In fact, I'd love to know the size of the navigation unit for 2013 and if the wiring would be compatible for the other 5th gens.

RochNY91TSI 08-14-2012 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by zed32 (Post 4025793)
thanks for the reply. can you operate the system by voice while the car is moving, or is it too much of a pain?

Never tried, voice operation is kind of a pain

zed32 08-15-2012 04:12 PM

so after checking out a 13 with nav, i have decided against it. at the dealership right now...wish me luck!

TylerSVT 08-15-2012 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by RochNY91TSI (Post 4025897)
Never tried, voice operation is kind of a pain

Have you ever used a good navigation system? The voice can be VERY VERY easy.

RochNY91TSI 08-15-2012 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by TylerSVT (Post 4028034)
Have you ever used a good navigation system? The voice can be VERY VERY easy.

I wouldn't consider subaru's system to be a good system, so no...

zed32 08-15-2012 10:46 PM

ok i did it...got me a '13 3.6R Limited in Graphite Gray. i'll make a new thread tomorrow with pics....

TheSBek 08-17-2012 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Ellesedil (Post 4025839)
In fact, I'd love to know the size of the navigation unit for 2013 and if the wiring would be compatible for the other 5th gens.

^ THIS! Bezel looks the same, need pics of the connectors but haven't been able to find them...

AllTheWay 08-21-2012 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zed32 (Post 4028434)
ok i did it...got me a '13 3.6R Limited in Graphite Gray. i'll make a new thread tomorrow with pics....

Congratulations I just got one as well but with the eye sight. Went with the silver. Love this car.

I really like the navigation system. Very easy to set up with a phone and the handsfree works all the time for me. The manual for the navigation system is huge too. Nice to be able to mess around with the EQ settings.

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AllTheWay 08-21-2012 06:36 AM

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Originally Posted by TheSBek (Post 4030240)
^ THIS! Bezel looks the same, need pics of the connectors but haven't been able to find them...

Its a 7 inch touch screen

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cooz 11-30-2012 05:58 PM

connectors for 2013 legacy with navi
 
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Here is what the 2013 navi connectors look like


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