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Do you like your 430N or should I custom order?

I have read a lot of threads on the differences between the 430 & 730 so I know the differences. What I would love to know...since all the local dealers have is the 430n....is do you like your 430n media system?

I love the voice activated Nav in my current vehicle so part of me wants to order new but am I crazy to wait 60-90 days when i could have a new SUV tomorrow if I could live with the 430n.

Would love to know your thoughts.

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Re: Do you like your 430N or should I custom order?

Just FYI, no one's seen the new 730N (RHR). I'm sure you'll find opinions from people with the old 730 (RER), but if you order you'll be getting the new RHR model, so it's a bit of an unknown. One would hope that the new one will top both the 430 and the old RER.
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Re: Do you like your 430N or should I custom order?

Its really your call. The nav feature on the 430 is basically identical to a garmin hand held unit. Dont expect any fancy mapping and graphics because it uses the same "cartoonish" looking maps as the cheaper hand held units. This isnt necessarily bad, but some people including myself might want a little more sophisticated looking nav. Regardless of the mapping I have heard the garmin works well and is obviously a proven navigation database.
If you go to wk2jeeps.com it lists the differences between the 3 units. 730 RER is no longer available. Its now 430 (garmin) and the new 730 RHR which isnt in any vehicles yet but supposed to start production in around 2 weeks. So it will be a little while before you get any hands on feedback.

I would be willing to bet if you went and test drove a new Overland with the 430N you would love it. Buy one off the lot so the rest of us can get our orders goin over at the factory ;-)
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Re: Do you like your 430N or should I custom order?

So far I have no gripes about the 430n. I'm already used to Garmin navigation so I like having it in the dash. Also the Uconnect works great with my Droid and I can stream mp3s off my thumb drive in the center console USB port without any problems.
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Re: Do you like your 430N or should I custom order?

The cartoon looking graphics on the 430n nav are horrible!!!!! I'm soo glad my vehicle came equipped with the 730 rer just for that alone. At my time of order I was expecting the 430n but got lucky when I took delivery.(I couldn't postpone my order just for the radio and was just gonna settle for the 430) I'm sure the garmin is a great system but for personal preference I just couldn't stand to look at the cartoon looking mapping
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Re: Do you like your 430N or should I custom order?

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The cartoon looking graphics on the 430n nav are horrible!!!!! I'm soo glad my vehicle came equipped with the 730 rer just for that alone. At my time of order I was expecting the 430n but got lucky when I took delivery.(I couldn't postpone my order just for the radio and was just gonna settle for the 430) I'm sure the garmin is a great system but for personal preference I just couldn't stand to look at the cartoon looking mapping
I have the 730N RER and have not seen a 430N but I think the 730N is cartoonish compared to my M-B SLK350. I dont think I would like the 430N at all.
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Re: Do you like your 430N or should I custom order?

I have the 430N and have seen no functions I would ever want on the 730N. Plus I think the 730 graphics look dated and very blocky. If I was to wait for any nav system it would be the new 800 series being put into other chrysler cars.
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Re: Do you like your 430N or should I custom order?

I just don't feel like 2-3 months is very long to wait...however it is just a radio and I doubt it will be a big upgrade over the current one.
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Re: Do you like your 430N or should I custom order?

I tried to order mine with the 730, but it was right when they took it off the order form, so I went with the 430. I have no problems with it, the voice controls that it has work well. I don't think you will regret it if you get the 430. Maybe if you had the 730 and were going down to the 430 you might miss some of the features. But if you never had the 730 you probably won't realize the features you are missing. IMO
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Re: Do you like your 430N or should I custom order?

430 here, and I like it.

I like it a lot.
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Re: Do you like your 430N or should I custom order?

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430 here, and I like it.

I like it a lot.
Me too. No problems
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Re: Do you like your 430N or should I custom order?

430 is great and will be better once the update comes out. If you park in a garage or drive through long tunnels on a daily basis, I would rcomend waiting for the 730 for the dead reckoning. Otherwise, no point in waiting for an undetermined amount of time.
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