Prius Deal Breaker

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by Rest, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Rest

    Rest Active Member

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    I know an after market Nav system is much better and cost less but OEM units look better in the vehicle.
     
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    I just wish the auto industry would do away with DVD based Navigation systems, they are prone to failures and then they charge to much for a replacement drive when it does fail.
     
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    With the current low cost of flash memory, it does make you wonder why they use DVDs.

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    PriusRos A Fairly Senior Member - 2016 Prius Owner

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    I don't know whether this has been brought up already, but CNET's so-so review of the 2010 included the following quote: "Design also benefits from the nice graphic treatment for the navigation system." I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
     
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    I wonder if the lower screen resolution is the reason Senior Member "accordingly" gets only 10 characters when playing XM radio. The high resolution screens in the 2006-2009 models display 16 characters of text per line when playing XM radio.

    If I were in the market for a 2010 I would be disappointed to learn that the screen resolution is of a lower quality than my 2007. I hope Toyota's Marketing Department insists on the high definition upgrade for 2011.

    Prianista
     
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    I don't think resolution has anything to do w/ XM display. I also believe Accordingly was complaining about the non-NAV version. NAV versions appear to display ~16 chars.
     
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    Fifteen pages of debating the screen resolution but no one spoke about the cost to update the CD. I had an 03 Avalon through 09 with Nav. The salesman said I could update annually for $20 but it turned out to be $200 when I tried in 05. Dealer caved and gave it to me for $20, once. Then cost went up > $200 so when traded, it had an 05 CD. I hated the Nav system on the car so when I leased a CRV in 08, I bought a Nuvi. Updating also costs $ but they are getting so inexpensive that I will just buy a new one every 2 or 3 years. Since I am keeping the CRV for bus, portable is good!
     
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    I brought it up briefly at http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-iii...m/64052-prius-deal-breaker-16.html#post900426.

    Garmin now has a lifetime update program. It's $120 to update qualifying units for the life of the unit. See nMaps Lifetime?.
     
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    You are correct. Any character limitation is due to the XM unit itself and has nothing to do with the screen.
     
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    That's because I started this thread to talk mainly about the LCD Navigation screen resolution reduction. The cost of the Navigation DVD isn't a deal breaker for me, even though the cost does suck.
     
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