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Buick Lucerne, Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Charger, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, Pontiac G8, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#2739 of 6854 Azera navigation System?
Jul 30, 2007 (8:58 pm)
One thing the Azera doesn't have like the kia amanti is navigation. This is something that the american cars like the buick lucerne, chrysler 300, and 2008 ford tarus/mercury sable have began to embrace. For some reason when japense midsize family cars like the accord/altima/camry started having navigation with american cars you could only get navigation on cadillacs, lincolns and SUVS or Trucks.
This is a big thing as I wouldn't want a navigation system that can be confusing and unnecessary safety hazard. Some people want a navigation system and I don't know why korean or americans cars don't have this.
#2740 of 6854 Re: Maxima upscale? [makigrl]
Jul 31, 2007 (4:34 am)
I have yet to see a comparison between the Maxima and the BMW 3-Series, or any other higher end luxo-models.
#2741 of 6854 Re: Azera navigation System? [makigrl]
Jul 31, 2007 (4:36 am)
Funny thing is...the Korean cars DO have it, but for whatever reason...they chose not to release them to the U.S. market. The Korean and Euro versions of the Azera do get navigation.
Personally, having more than one car in my family, I would prefer a portable nav system.
#2742 of 6854 Re: Azera vs LS460 [tjc78]
Jul 31, 2007 (4:38 am)
I understand what you're saying, but in the reclined position, it gives the rear riders just a little bit more room than in the upright position. Personally, if the rear seats recline, I want a leg rest to come up so I can kick back and relax completely...you know, like in the Maybachs!!! What good is reclining if you can't kick your feet up?
#2743 of 6854 Re: Azera navigation System? [allmet33]
Jul 31, 2007 (6:28 am)
NAV is coming to Azera's in 08.
#2744 of 6854 Re: Azera navigation System? [jaymagic]
Jul 31, 2007 (6:58 am)
Even though I'm not a fan of in-dash nav systems, I do feel that it should have been offered on the initial Azera back in '06. Glad to see it took 'em 2 years to catch on that Americans like that techno-gadgetry too. I can't help but wonder if it's going to be a satellite or CD based system?
#2745 of 6854 Re: Azera is better [tjc78]
Jul 31, 2007 (1:46 pm)
"Image is everything . . ." This seems to be the American Way with everything! Let's face it, many people spend more time, and borrowed money, trying to impress others, when the only real thing they should be concerned about is impressing themselves.
Most everyone that posts here on Edmunds.com is not your "average or typical" car buyer. I think the majority of car buyers in the USA buy based on image, perception, marketing, and what their friends recommend, not by conducting logical side-by-side comparisons and substantial research. Many are frankly clueless when it comes to buying a car, because they are generally technically uninformed.
#2746 of 6854 Re: Azera is better [colloquor]
Jul 31, 2007 (3:16 pm)
I think the majority of car buyers in the USA buy based on image, perception, marketing, and what their friends recommend, not by conducting logical side-by-side comparisons and substantial research. Many are frankly clueless when it comes to buying a car, because they are generally technically uninformed.
You may well be right. OTOH, sometimes I feel in danger of suffering from information overload. I can only hope that all of the time spent reading and comparing various cars will pay-off in the end.
Sometimes, I remember back in "olden" times when we just bought cars based on how "cool" it was perceived to be (Mustang??), or if we needed a great way to "See the USA". I do not recall ANY of us obsessing about the tactile feel of plastics or how powerful our headlights were. "Stability control" was a function of the drivers expertise (or lack of).
Most of us really knew very little about the inevitable quirks and follies of the cars we bought until afterward. Somehow we all survived the trauma, and incredibly enough, most of us were happy with what we bought.
A far simpler time that, of course, cannot be repeated.
#2747 of 6854 Re: Azera navigation System? [makigrl]
Jul 31, 2007 (5:30 pm)
One thing the Azera doesn't have like the kia amanti is navigation.
The simple solution to this issue is to purchase a portable GPS unit. I have a Garmin Nuvi 660 which provides me with Bluetooth for hands free cell phone usage and I can use it in my Jeep Cherokee and take it along on trips to use in rental cars.
#2748 of 6854 Re: Azera navigation System? [pahefner01]
Jul 31, 2007 (6:05 pm)
Azera is coming out with navigation in the up coming model.(sports edition or package) by the end on the year. Which includes a navigation system & XM radio etc... Thanks ko jack1