Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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Honda CR-V, Navigation System, SUV
#169 of 181 Re: Thoughts on the 2013 NAV... [steve_]
Mar 24, 2013 (7:52 am)
Yes Steve, I bought 2 CRV 2013 in the last 2 months, one an LX and one EX. Honda does not allow the built in NAV system as an upgrade or add on feature. If you want a built in NAV system they are forcing you to purchase an EX-L-NAV, which has the leather seats and a few other options, like upgraded stereo including a sub woofer which does not perform, dual zone AC, Auto climate control , electric seats and heated seats etc. The additional difference is $3,000 more. I have read in a forum where the NAV systems they are putting in these cars are old technology units that apparently you can purchase off ebay for about $300-$500. The CRV is great. I am on my second tank of gas and I am currently getting 33.9mpg according to the on board computer.. I just wish I can find a GPS NAV unit or system that would be able to intergrate with Honda's I-Mid system.
#170 of 181 Re: Thoughts on the 2013 NAV... [vat19]
Mar 25, 2013 (1:03 pm)
The 2011 NAV (actually an older one they had on inventory and wanted to get rid of, as far as we can tell) does interrupt music to give directions, incoming calls. My problems with the system were primarily incompatibility with 2011 Bluetooth technology and they tried to cover it up by having this gird of "compatable" phones and no phone then made in the U.S. was compatable enough to utilize all Bluetooth features. Pretty sly.
Also, as for accurate directions, it is OK most of the time but not as good as Garmin or even Google Maps, Mapquest. I paid $1500 for it and they nailed me for a "Update CD" that was $185, a year later. They've since issued another "Update CD" but I didn't buy it between my Garmin and phone, I have all the navigation I need. The Bluetooth problem is hard wired in the NAV system and can't be fixed or improved with an "Update CD."
While looking for an aftermarket NAV system to replace the crappy Honda system, I ran across this company: http://www.alibaba.com/countrysearch/CN-China.html
They are basically wholesale (probably where Honda gets their NAV system) but do sell indivually on some equipment. They have literally hundreds of NAV systems that all appear to be better than the one in my 2011 Honda CRV. I think that may be because the one Honda put in my car was a model they couldn't sell in 2008 and technology on all such equipment is much improved now. Anyway, they sell units made specifically for the CRV and, even with shipping from China, they're about 1/3rd what we paid for the Honda CRV. Be advised, however, if you replace the factory equipped NAV, the warranty is violated. I can't vouch for the quality of their stuff but I do see this company in a lot of literature about big wholesale sellers in China. (I wound up not buying a replacement NAV since I use my Garmin or phone to navigate and most of the other features on the Honda NAV are OK.)
#171 of 181 2013 Honda CR-V
May 09, 2013 (6:54 pm)
How do you turn off the navigation system?
#172 of 181 Fastest/Quickest Route
May 31, 2013 (11:29 am)
I currently have a 2011 CR-V with Navigation. The Navigation does not state whether it is giving you the fastest route. The only possible option is "Direct Route" (other options being minimize/maximize freeways, etc.). Is that comparable to "Fastest/Quickest Route" as you see on Garmins, built in to the Rav4, etc.?
I am asking this question because I am looking to trade in my car for a 2013 CR-V but want to be comfortable with the Navigation before doing so.
Thanks in advance
#173 of 181 Re: Fastest/Quickest Route [justtryhere]
Jul 19, 2013 (1:14 pm)
If you didn't trade in yet, you might as well go for a 2014 model in the coming months since Honda isn't bothered to upgrade the Nav yet!
#174 of 181 Honda 2012 CRV Nav system
Aug 18, 2013 (6:18 pm)
Is there any way to turn off the voice only navigation requirement when the vehicle is moving?
#175 of 181 Re: Honda 2012 CRV Nav system [mhurwitz]
Sep 16, 2013 (1:20 pm)
I can't figure out how to turn off that "feature." The nav thinks it's being safe by requiring us to use the voice commands instead of pressing the buttons but you still have to look at the screen to see where the command you want is located.
I have a 2013 with this nonsense. It wasn't part of my 2010 so Honda added this but still hasn't give us Homelink.
#176 of 181 Re: Thoughts on the 2013 NAV... [johnbradley]
Sep 18, 2013 (9:31 am)
HAVE GOT A HUGE SCRATCH ON MY WESTERN EUROPE SAT NV DVD.
CONTACTED HONDA WHO QUOTED MY £1000 (YES £1000!) FOR
REPLACEMENT DISC!! GOT ONTO NAVTEQ SITE AND THEIR PRICE WAS
£170!!! ARE HONDA TRYING TO HAVE A LAUGH OR WHAT!! OR HAVE
I GOT SOMETHING WRONG SOMEWHERE? COMMENTS WELCOME
#177 of 181 Re: Honda CR-V Navigation System [nearmsp]
Sep 18, 2013 (9:37 am)
MY SAT NAV DISC HAS HUGE SCRATCH AND MEANTIME USE GARMIN SAT
NAV TO GO UNFAMILIAR ROAD. IT WA BRILLIANT - AND EVEN WARNED
US OF SPEED CAMERAS - HONDA SAT NAV NOT NEARLY SO GOOD
#178 of 181 Honda CRV Naviation
Oct 15, 2013 (5:05 pm)
I purchased a 2008 Honda CRV...If I want to go shopping, and request for example the nearest Walmart. It sends me 1300 miles from home. Even though I have my home address in, and there are 4 walmarts within 10 miles of my home???