Stock Navigation System
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7

This is a discussion on Stock Navigation System within the Electronics/Car Audio forums, part of the Interior Mods category; Does anyone ACTually buy the navigation system? Is it worth it? Does it do more than just serve as a ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    13

    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?

    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?

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Pro Manscaper Mikie13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Palmyra, NJ
    Posts
    21,133
    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.
    The Hawk-Eye Alliance #90|The Blobeye Syndicate #0|The Stink-Eye Mob #0|N.E.R.D. Founding Member & #3
    2012 Lightning Red WRX Sedan
    Stock...for now Soon to be OpenSource tuned by: Mattypants @ WTF Tuning

  4. #3
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,825
    I Support ClubWRX
    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.
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  5. #4
    and the Funky Bunch Calvinball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Philly Area
    Posts
    5,972
    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.
    - Will
    First Mods: What to do and what not to do
    Current Car: 2014 Golf TDI
    Previous Cars:2012 WRB WRX Hatch, 2004 RSX-S, 1998 Grand Prix GTP
    "Isn't it amazing how smart you feel when you just aren't being stupid?"

  6. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    11
    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.

  7. #6
    Registered User 13WRXlimited's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Central, New York
    Posts
    124
    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!

  8. #7
    Registered User akaGONZO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Ft.Lauderdale
    Posts
    18
    can we buy the 14 Forester/15 wry harmon karmon and install that in our 14 wry?
    -akaGONZO

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S. Thompson

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •