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Toyota Prius, Navigation System, Hatchback, Sedan
Apr 27, 2008 (11:11 am)
I have a question for you Nav experts
Is there a way to set the defaults so that it will automatically allow the freeways to be used for navigation.... the system seems to default to NOT using the freeways and I have to go in and change that each time I set up a destination.
Strangely enough when I was leaving Reno for Las Vegas Quick 1 tried to route me back to HWY 5 in Northern California, down to Los Angeles and then up to Las Vegas rather than the MUCH SHORTER route though Fallon and down Hwy 95??? I felt this was really strange!!
#17 of 65 Toyota Navigation vs. Garmin
May 10, 2008 (7:59 am)
I just purchased a 2008 Toyota Prius with the navigation system. We have used the Garmin GPS in our older cars for a few years and love it but we don't love all the wires going all over the car.
I also wanted the leather seats that came with the car with the navigation system so thatís another reason we ended up with the navigation system.
Well I'm one of those people whose home address can not be found in the Toyota navigation system. I have lived in my neighborhood for 20 years.
Not only can't it find my home, once at my home it can't seem to map to other locations because it doesn't know where it is. (A lost GPS, how ironic)
I now have my good old Garmin hooked up because it has served me so well; wires and all.
The Toyota navigation system is real disappointment. I went to the NAVTEQ site (provider of mapping info for Toyota) and reported the problem. Interestingly enough when I put in my home address on their site they have it mapped.
I know I have a learning curve on the new system, but the Garmin seems like it was so much simpler to learn.
When I was having trouble finding my home address, I couldn't find the screen I was getting anywhere in the manual. I had to figure out what was going on by myself.
What good is a GPS system that canít find long term addresses? My Garmin only has trouble with newer areas and I can update it via a USB port on my computer FREE.
If you see any Toyota or Lexus owners parked on the side of the road in a newer car looking confused and you have a Garmin GPS I advice you to stop and help them get where they are trying to go!!
Letís hope that the updates for the Toyota systems get better and cheaper. At this point if youíre only decision factor of buying a Toyota is the navigation system consider this info carefully. Other than that I LOVE the car.
#18 of 65 Re: Toyota Navigation vs. Garmin [valleygirl2]
May 23, 2008 (7:49 pm)
The Toyota navigation system is real disappointment.
I fully agree. The Nav in our $51k Sequoia Limited is inferior to other systems. I have complained to the dealer and gotten the so sorry we cannot help you from them. It is a $2000 wasted add-on in my opinion. My complaint is missing stores and poor routing. The database for businesses is very poorly designed. You may have 10 different lists for the same name. Several people have told me how much better the Garmin portable unit are. And they are a fraction of the price. I will not waste the money on an update. Who needs more lousy information?
#19 of 65 Use Prius Nav DVD in Lexus es330 nav system?
Jun 25, 2008 (8:00 am)
Does anyone know if you can use the DVD from the Prius navigation system in the Lexus 2004 ES330 Navigation system?
Sep 01, 2008 (5:04 am)
Westchester Toyota's Parts Department (Yonkers, NY) gave me a price of $1,000 for a new GPS disk for my '05 Prius. I laughed. Long and loud.
#21 of 65 Re: Foodbob [joannabob]
Sep 01, 2008 (7:06 am)
My windshield glass had to be replaced and the Toyota Parts Department gave me a price of $1,000.00. I laughed, too. The total cost at a glass replacement store near by was $185.00 including the installment. I drive a 2008 Touring PK6 and should of have bought a PKG 4. The navigation system was a waste of money. I sometimes need to go to map quest to get a second opinion for locating addresses. Leather well... it was my first car with leather seats.
#22 of 65 Re: Toyota Navigation vs. Garmin [gagrice]
Sep 01, 2008 (3:59 pm)
The Garmin works just fine for me. I have it right on my 2008 Prius dash.She does have a nice voice
#23 of 65 Does Version 7.1 Provide a Nightime Screen?
Oct 17, 2008 (7:24 pm)
I just finished a 1650 mile trip. A significant portion of that was in rainy darkness on roads which the GPS system selected rather than the ones I normally would have chosen.
I was not able to have the map display showing when it was rainy and dark because it only has a bright Daytime display. The instruction manual says it should automatically switch to Night mode when the headlights go on. It does not. The software says that if I want to have running lights on during the day I can select that option from a software button on the display screen. That button does not exist.
I called Toyota national help number while I was out of town but all the highest level help they could give was to say I read the manual correctly and they would forward a case number to my dealership for when I got home.; I got home and was told "come back tomorrow" as early as you can because this will take our highest level tech to sort out. So I have to get up at 7 AM Saturday and take my car in to see what happens.
Anyone else note the absence of a Nighttime Screen on version 7.1?
P.S. What is with the habit it has of making you go in circles? Some roads I have traveled for 50 years and it wants to divert blocks out of the way and back again when the highway signs through small downtown areas take you straight ahead and Always Have.
#24 of 65 Re: Does Version 7.1 Provide a Nightime Screen? [agdoc1]
Oct 18, 2008 (9:16 am)
Do you have your instrument panel lights turned up to maximum?
That will cause the screen to remain in the daytime mode.
#25 of 65 Night mode
Jan 13, 2009 (7:22 am)
I accidently set my nav. screen to day mode, which is memorized in the system, I'm having a tough time getting back to nightmode. Does anyone one out there knows how to do that.