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Old 11-24-2010, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Package 618A and Nav Sys

I ordered my truck with the standard Lariet package, 618A. I did NOT order the Navigation unit

I am now having second throughts. I doubt I can change the order but is it worth it to order with the 618A or was it better to go with the premiun larit package
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have a need for the Nav. package or is just something neat to have? An after market one is eaier to replace and can be taken out and use in other vehicles. I am not a fan of Nav systems, I know where I'm going.....most of the time.
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I like having the Nav when I am going somewhere new. I have a factory Nav in the car I drive, and a tom tom that I was using in my 07 6.0L that I sold.

I didn't want to pay the $2K for the Nav when I ordered the truck, I am just wondering if that was a mistake.

The tom tom does a go job, just a PIA when it falls off the windshield when you hit a sizable bump
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I ordered my truck with the standard Lariet package, 618A. I did NOT order the Navigation unit

I am now having second throughts. I doubt I can change the order but is it worth it to order with the 618A or was it better to go with the premiun larit package
618A just means you ordered an F-350 SRW with Lariat trim. You could order the navigation system (order code 58N) with the Lariat trim, or you could order the Lariat Ultimate Pkg (Order code 96U) which includes the navigation system.

On my cars I had a similar choice. I had a 2005 Odyssey with factory navigation system, and my pickup had a portable TomTom. The TomTom does the same thing as the Honda system, for 20 percent of the cost. So when I traded the 2005 Odyssey for a 2009, I got the identical van but without the navigation system, and saved $2500 MSRP.

The navigation system is nice when trying to find an address in an unfamiliar neighborhood or city. I found my neice near Vancouver WA, my friend near Seattle, and my wife's granddaughter in southwest Idaho. But the TomTom will find it just as good as the factory nav systems. The big difference is the size of the display screen. The factory nav's bigger screen is worth something, but not $2000.
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Here is my .02. I like the factory NAV units. Mainly because there are always there and on, ready for you when/if you need them. Yes, most of the time I know where I am going, so I don't really use it around my house.

I also like the better radio display, but then again I am a techie.

I have a portable unit as well and yes they do work the same as the factory nav... I bring that for the times you need to rent a car.

As far as worth the $2k+ premium, That is a little tougher to answer. Does anyone think a diesel truck should MSRP at over $60k?
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Here is one someone may be able to answer for me: what about updates? does the factory nav get automatically updated regarding road changes, etc? Recently while out with my Garmin which is fairly new I ran into a little bind with a re-constructed interstate approach.
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Here is one someone may be able to answer for me: what about updates? does the factory nav get automatically updated regarding road changes, etc? Recently while out with my Garmin which is fairly new I ran into a little bind with a re-constructed interstate approach.
Updates, available once a year for $199.
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Y2KPSD - Is that for the new ones? I thought they were sat. updated like all the other manufactures are now? I still need to read the Nav supplment - haven't had a chance since I got it and we immediately went on vacation.

(I know this was the case with the older units - )
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Y2KPSD - Is that for the new ones? I thought they were sat. updated like all the other manufactures are now? I still need to read the Nav supplment - haven't had a chance since I got it and we immediately went on vacation.

(I know this was the case with the older units - )


I think your right DAK. I heard that the satalite based navs are updated automaticly. Maybe not if you don't get the monthly subscription to travel link.. I think updates are part of your montly fee. And BTW... the gm's "trucks" are still CD based.
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The factory NAV units are nice to have for those times when you need one immediately. I had one in and 06 Acura TL. I now have a TomTom unit that can connect to my PC and update many things. It also has a cell chip in it to access wireless info such as Google, traffic, fuel prices, etc. It is more capable (and more easily updated) than the one in the Acura.

The nice thing on the NAV is the big screen for the backup camera. Although, I am planning on not spending the $2K premium for NAV, so I went in and looked at the rear view mirror camera view. I was amazed at how clear and viewable it was! The TomTom will still serve me in the new truck when we get it...
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Weather Map on the nav is helpful for me.
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I think your right DAK. I heard that the satalite based navs are updated automaticly. Maybe not if you don't get the monthly subscription to travel link.. I think updates are part of your montly fee. And BTW... the gm's "trucks" are still CD based.
I hope so (I never heard of the change, if there was one)
My 2009 Escape is CD based.

I'll find out soon. My unit is in "shipping" status
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