Last post on Feb 18, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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Suzuki SX4, Navigation System
#6 of 8 Re: Anyone know a way to disable "Safe Mode" on the SX4 GPS? [alicat666]
Feb 18, 2010 (7:36 am)
Hi ... I'm not sure what you mean by "misleading", so I can't comment on that part of your question ... but, as far as slow startup, I would say that the one that came with my 2009 SX4 is definitely a slow startup. I have a nuvi 265WT in my other car, and the 760 in the Suzuki is way slower starting up than my 265WT. In fact, I've found the 760 is a noticeably slower performer in almost all categories.
But, I think the performance difference is just a factor of all Garmins between their 'x'60 series and the newer 'x'65 series, regardless whether you obtained them standalone or as part of a Suzuki navigation package.
I also wouldn't know if you can plug your 765T into the same cradle as the one provided by Suzuki ... best advice there would probably be to bring it with you when you go to the dealer to look at the car and give it a try.
#7 of 8 Re: Anyone know a way to disable "Safe Mode" on the SX4 GPS? [joecwell]
Feb 18, 2010 (5:33 pm)
Thank you Joe for your help. I've done a bit of research on Nuvi 760 & found out the chip inside is a OEM chip, that why the performance is quite bad. My bad experience is you can be driving in the wrong direction for over 15 min before it will tell you the direction is wrong. Also, always saying recalculating when you try to access Hwy 401 entrance in Toronto is quite annoying. A total piece of crap as far as my experience with it last year, I like SX4, but I will not buy SX4 with Nuvi 760. The cradle is the same for both 760 & 765T, but the traffic transmitter will be an issue. If it won't work with SX4, I will consider the base model instead.
Thanks for your advice, I'll bring my 765T along for my test drive this weekend.
#8 of 8 Re: Anyone know a way to disable "Safe Mode" on the SX4 GPS? [alicat666]
Feb 18, 2010 (6:48 pm)
Yes, even if it fits in the cradle, I believe your "T" model needs the FM traffic antennae, and the Suzuki only has the antennae built in for the MSN support (which blows, by the way, since MSN is going out of business after next year). I don't know if they changed that in the 2010 models to support both FM traffic and MSN, but that was not the case in my 2009 SX4.
Quite frankly, if the only reason you were considering the SX4 technology package was for the navigation, I'd save my money and buy the lesser SX4 model and use your 765T. I actually bought the SX4 Touring edition, which had lots of other features that I wanted, and since the Touring package automatically came with the nuvi 760 I use it rather than plugging my other Garmin 265WT into this car via its power cord ... but if the SX4 touring edition didn't have the navigation feature standard, it would not have bothered me in the least ... I'd have rather used the Garmin 265WT I already owned .
As far as the SX4 itself goes, though, I love it! Hope you have a nice test drive.