Last post on Feb 25, 2007 at 12:17 PM
You are in the Lexus GS 450h
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Lexus GS 450h, Audio, Sedan
#33 of 40 Re: Useless Nav and Sound System [dulnev]
Jan 22, 2007 (11:13 am)
I also concur with these comments. I gave up on the voice recognition on the 2nd day of owning the car. Did it ever occur to Lexus that my wife might want to punch in an address on the nav system while I'm driving? Now we have to try to do it quickly before a red light changes (how many people are going to pull to the side of the road to enter an address?). When I posted about this issue back in the spring, others told me that all of the manufacturers are configuring their systems this way. Thank the trial lawyers and ridiculous liability suits.
Interesting about the Acura praise coming out. I own a 2002 MDX and that 5 year old nav system is much better than the GS version (except for the fact that the search by name doesn't adhere to the chosen state). The GS450h is supposed to have a new generation system, but it's still hasn't caught up.
#34 of 40 Re: Useless Nav and Sound System [celica1977]
Jan 22, 2007 (11:16 am)
What do you mean by "glass dash"? Never heard that term.
BTW, same config, Silver/Black, 7,500 miles to date. You'll certainly get better fuel economy down in Boca than the ~22mpg I get in the NY area during winter season.
#35 of 40 Re: Useless Nav and Sound System [bmwconvert]
Jan 23, 2007 (10:48 am)
Never mind... I didn't realize you were referring to the Nav screen.
#36 of 40 Is GS's Dash due for a technology facelift?
Feb 19, 2007 (6:56 am)
I fear I am losing my proverbial erection over this car. I went to the Chicago AutoShow yesterday and checked out the other Lexus sedans: the LS, IS , and ES all have an AUX input. I threw out my cassette tapes long ago, so that's sort of useless in the GS.
I'm guessing that the GS must be due for a dash overhaul. Maybe for '08? Anyone have any ideas about this?
#37 of 40 Re: Is GS's Dash due for a technology facelift? [argelius]
Feb 24, 2007 (7:34 pm)
Dash over haul.. they need to stop having their attorney's design these features.. The dash has everything you could want while in park.. it is driving this is the problem. Everything is different...as in gone! I hate this car everytime I drive it.. 3500 miles and they are painful. Lexus has ignored my opinion and as a LIFETIME Toyota person (hence the Celica1977 user name) they are loosing me FAST. Can't wait to get rid of this car. Hybrid is cool but it cost you a lot. Go a get a car that lets you enjoy the experience.. this is just a shame.. Can you say Acura..
#39 of 40 Key combo for Navigation Override for '07's??
Feb 25, 2007 (12:17 pm)
I know there's a bypass for the 06's (menu->volume->top left corner, bottom left, top left bottom left -> hold down override) that allows you to enter destinations while the car is in motion.
I've read elsewhere that this does not work in the '07s. Can
Can anyone confirm this is true and if there is a different code available for the 2007s? Thanks.
(I've tried searching for this, but can't find info specific to the 2007s...)