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Re: Ferrari Navigation

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You guys dont know whats good...the new V's are sick looking!!!! :-)

As for the Chrysler radio in a Ferrari, thats just ridiculous!!!! Yes I know its a good unit cosmetically and functionally, but thats just downright disappointing knowing that the car cost as much as some peoples homes, but uses the same radio you can get in a 20,000 dollar Chrysler. WTF. I know the point of Ferrari is performance, but for the price tag it better damn well be the full package....oh yeah and my little stock Z06 in my avatar out performs most Ferraris. I could never justify buying an exotic. Unless ofcourse I was filthy rich :-)
I agree about the Caddy, it's a pretty awesome vehicle.

Your vette may be as fast but I doubt the exotic car owners care that much. When they pull up to a club, the girls are looking at them, not the corvette owner.

I would rather have the vette myself though. I have driven Ferrari's before and wasn't that impressed.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:56 PM
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Re: Ferrari Navigation

We can try to defend the 430N, 730N, etc. all we want but we know they don't belong in a vehicle costing even half the price of a Ferrari. I have a '11 Maxima that cost a lot less OTD than my wife's Jeep, but its navigation puts the Jeep's to shame. I too thought the Jeep's nav was okay until I got the Maxima (my previous vehicle was a SRT8 with the RER unit). Now I see that radio and it makes me cringe: low res display, no album art, relatively-small screen, limited information, etc...
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Re: Ferrari Navigation

Lots of exotic cars use borrowed parts. It doesn't surprise me at all that the Ferrari is using a Chrysler headunit. Chrysler and Ferrari are both brands under the Fiat umbrella.
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Re: Ferrari Navigation

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There are some features of the 730H that are done well, like the voice commands and hands free phone... but the menus are at least 5 years old, my 5 year old $300 garmin nuvi is a much better Nav system, my 5 year old $90 clarion radio does iPod integration much better... the google maps on my $600 iPad works much better than the traffic joke the radio provides, along with providing better local POIs, weather, Sirius radio, display quality... etc.

One of the recent Jeep surveys had questions about if it would make sense to just put a good quality display in the dash and let things like smart phones run it, or a space to mount/plug in a iPad or other tablet of the day.. Sounds like a good idea... as the OEM radio manufactures are so late getting features to market.

IMHO, all the factory in dash units leave something to be desired but gone are the days of easy replacement with something better.

The RHR 730N Nav system is outdated. I considered the Touareg, and its nav system is much better, ergonomic menus, screen resolution, color and integration into the rest of the vehicle's systems.








Heck, the even Dodge Journey has a nicer implementation of the nav system. Not compatible with the bus system on the WK2

http://youtu.be/s9q4M96xu0A

I'm afraid I'm going to be pissed when they improve the nav system in the 'WK2 and staring at the same nav system I had in my 08 GC. It seems out of place, clunky and poorly designed, but it does work.

The RHB 430N is even worse. The prospect of a $200 Garmin "comicbook" GUI on a high end vehicle seems silly. I definitely expect more.

It works better than the sync system in my wife's Escape and better than the Sync system I tested in the new Explorer though.

I don't know what else Harman can do with this dated technology. I remember when I received an update to my old unit in the 08, it added the 3D map view and improved performance, that was nice, maybe there's hope that they can improve the appearance and performance. Hope springs eternal...
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Re: Ferrari Navigation

Hey, can you use the UConnect nav system without having the audio system on? In other words, can the nav system operate independently from the audio system? During one of my test drives, the salesman said that the audio system had to be on for you you to use the nav system. My father-in-law's Cadillac CTS is like that and it's the stupidest thing ever.
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Re: Ferrari Navigation

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Hey, can you use the UConnect nav system without having the audio system on?
I don't think so. What I do is set the audio source to be CD and don't insert a CD.
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I don't think so. What I do is set the audio source to be CD and don't insert a CD.
Like I said, that's the stupidest thing ever.

I don't like nav systems to talk at me (it's nearly as annoying as having my mother-in-law in the car when I'm driving ), so I'll probably turn the volume all the way down when I'm using the nav system and want it quiet. My wife's old 2005 Infiniti FX35 had a mute button on the dash that you could press without taking your hand off of the steering wheel. Is there a mute button in the WK2s?
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Re: Ferrari Navigation

There is no mute button but you can turn off the spoken directions. I believe it's in the EVIC.
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I believe the GPS system in the photo of the VW Touareg is from NAVNGO's IGO Primo or another version of IGO's. I read that the Toyota family of car's will be getting in the future that system built into the Eclipse OEM radios that will allow for new functions besides the standard map update.

I am now looking into get the Prodigy One system which is a PC based, connect into by 430 non-navi using an interface from Nav-TV or using an aftermarket radio that is nav-ready so the Prodigy One can tie into it. Prodigy One is shipping using either an update of IGO 8 or the new IGO 9.

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Re: Ferrari Navigation

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You guys dont know whats good...the new V's are sick looking!!!! :-)

As for the Chrysler radio in a Ferrari, thats just ridiculous!!!! Yes I know its a good unit cosmetically and functionally, but thats just downright disappointing knowing that the car cost as much as some peoples homes, but uses the same radio you can get in a 20,000 dollar Chrysler. WTF. I know the point of Ferrari is performance, but for the price tag it better damn well be the full package....oh yeah and my little stock Z06 in my avatar out performs most Ferraris. I could never justify buying an exotic. Unless ofcourse I was filthy rich :-)
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We can try to defend the 430N, 730N, etc. all we want but we know they don't belong in a vehicle costing even half the price of a Ferrari. I have a '11 Maxima that cost a lot less OTD than my wife's Jeep, but its navigation puts the Jeep's to shame. I too thought the Jeep's nav was okay until I got the Maxima (my previous vehicle was a SRT8 with the RER unit). Now I see that radio and it makes me cringe: low res display, no album art, relatively-small screen, limited information, etc...
You two do realize that exotic cars routinely suffer from issues, quirks, and outright problems that would be inexcusable in a $20,000 Honda, right?

As I said, the look and feel of the Chrysler nav needs real work. But in terms of function it's just fine. If they fit a functional nav/audio system to the thing it's a step up from how things are often done with cars like that.

And seriously, if you think Ferrari is going to spend the money it takes to develop something unique to them, you're nuts. They would be more likely to spec an Alpine or other unit. And if an owner wants that, if they can afford the couple hundred grand for the car, they can afford a couple grand to get it swapped out. Buyers aren't choosing between Ferrari and Lamborghini based on the nav system.
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