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Toyota Avalon, Navigation System, Sedan
#77 of 461 Re: Limited test [bobwiley]
Aug 15, 2006 (10:36 am)
No arguments here. My point is basically: Try before you buy. See if you like the system before putting out the money. Some like the looks and convenience of a built-in system, even if it is a little less capable than an add-on system you have to stick to the windshield. (A recent issue of Consumer Reports tested navigation systems. While cheaper than OEM systems, they had drawbacks and few had the large screens of an OEM system.)
Incidentally, not long after we bought our 2004 Solara, Toyota recalled the nav DVD "because it wasn't up to Toyota's standards for accuracy." If enough Avalon owners complain to Toyota about the inaccuracy of their nav, perhaps Toyota will replace the DVD at no cost too.
#78 of 461 Re: Limited test [larrymit]
Aug 15, 2006 (11:13 am)
"(A recent issue of Consumer Reports tested navigation systems. While cheaper than OEM systems, they had drawbacks and few had the large screens of an OEM system.)"
did they test a Pioneer AVIC Z-1? Cause that's one good system. I purchased one for my 2003 Explorer, it's an in-dash unit that replaces the oem headunit, with a 7 inch screen, build in 30 gig harddrive, 10 gig for music that you store on it, 20 gig for the Nav maps. It's one very good aftermarket system.
I thought about replacing the OEM Nav on my 2006 XLS Avalon, but I'll live with what I got on the Avalon. I just wish that maybe Toyota would take into account what aftermarket Nav system have and do, and at least have the same or better capabilities in their system.
#79 of 461 Re: Limited test [niteone]
Aug 16, 2006 (7:39 am)
No, they didn't test any Pioneer systems. The most expensive system they tested was a Clarion Nice $1200. None were built-in systems.
See Consumer Reports though you'll need a username and password to see the ratings.
#81 of 461 Nav system updates
Aug 17, 2006 (5:18 am)
Buick includes two updates with their touchscreen navigation system in the Lucerne. I wish Toyota did this as updates are $200-$300 each.
#82 of 461 Nav system updates
Aug 17, 2006 (5:46 am)
As far as I know, the Lucerne doesn't have a navigation screen.
#83 of 461 Re: Nav system updates [jrjhm]
Aug 17, 2006 (12:37 pm)
Yes it does. A touch-screen nav is an option. I drove a demonstrator with one the other day.
#84 of 461 Re: Nav system updates [larrymit]
Aug 17, 2006 (1:29 pm)
I didn't know that. All the info I've read indicated it was strictly voice operated.
#85 of 461 Re: Nav not quite so bad after all... [topgear]
Aug 22, 2006 (3:47 pm)
I have doscussed with friend that has Limited AV with NAV like myself. The NAV is set for highway setting at default, therefore it often will take you out of the way and appears strange at times. If you amend the route to quickest or fastest route it will give you the smaller less traveled routes and will work efficiently...I have re-read the manual and it also states this...so guys be careful once programming a destination set it to fastest or shortest route and you will be fine!!!!