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    Stock Navigation System

    Does anyone ACTually buy the navigation system? Is it worth it? Does it do more than just serve as a GPS? Can it order you a pizza?

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    Navigation System: High-resolution 6.1-inch touch-screen GPS navigation system and 6-speaker audio system with HD Radio™ with iTunes tagging, USB/iPod® control, Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity, SMS text messaging capability, Sirius XM™ Satellite Radio339 and XM® NavTraffic 318

    Can't the regular radio do all the above, minus the navigation?

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    People do...it's nicely integrated and all...but I'm still yet to find a factory Nav system that will outperform an even cheaper aftermarket option.

    Most of the problem comes from the fact that the stock Audio system still remains inadequate to those who actually like listening to quality music. While the Nav functionality itself is pretty nice, the audio quality still sucks compared to aftermarket. But if you spend all that money for the Nav, you're pretty much stuck with the Audio part unless you look into line converters and external equalizers and such.
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    I'm not a fan of the factory options...

    For someone looking at navigation, I really like the Kenwood units, which use the Garmin interface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
    Does anyone ACTually buy the navigation system? Is it worth it? Does it do more than just serve as a GPS? Can it order you a pizza?

    Description:
    Navigation System: High-resolution 6.1-inch touch-screen GPS navigation system and 6-speaker audio system with HD Radio™ with iTunes tagging, USB/iPod® control, Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity, SMS text messaging capability, Sirius XM™ Satellite Radio339 and XM® NavTraffic 318

    Can't the regular radio do all the above, minus the navigation?
    The regular radio has the USB/iPod control and bluetooth. All the rest...not so much.
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    no backup camera option on stock nav unit... this alone was enough for me to opt out of getting one. not to mention the factory nav is a lot more expensive than really any aftermarket option.

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    In our 13 WRX the nav is nice works good etc, sound quality horrible. In our 14 Forester XT nav is nicer works just as good, harman kardon great sounding factory system!

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    can we buy the 14 Forester/15 wry harmon karmon and install that in our 14 wry?
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