|11-15-2009 10:01 PM|
New owner, new to the forum and have looked at the Jeep Nav for the Wrangler X 2 door I just bought in October. Has anyone used the Jeep Nav for hiking? One I was advertised was made by Garmin for Jeep - but you had to buy the topos from Garmin and upload them. I did this on an old Garmin GPS for a old boat I had and it was fairly straightforward. Anyone know what the topo scale is? 1:250,000....1:24,000??
Thanks in advance.
|11-12-2009 06:55 PM|
|superdavis78||I really want a myGIG nav system in my 07 Rubi got to find one at a decent price, or suck it up and get one from the dealer and let them install it...|
|11-12-2009 06:14 PM|
|WhiteRAVE||great tks jk'n for the info that was helpful.|
|11-12-2009 06:13 PM|
|jk'n||Mine is free in its use. What I don't know about yet because I haven't had it updated is the cost of the update(s) if any. There was not cost above and beyond the sat radio for traffic updates. My guess is that it is part of the data stream from the satellite. My honest opinion is that the CB radio information coming from other drivers stuck in traffic ahead was more useful than the sat updates. I didn't find that feature particularly useful for the year that I had the use of it.|
|11-12-2009 03:35 PM|
I just wanted clarification on maps and cost. Does it cost you money to update your maps?
I know that traffic updates stop with your satellite subscription. Also is their an additional cost to include traffic above and beyond reg sat radio?
I have priced aftermarkets but that wasn't my concern it was more about ongoing costs to use the NAV. whether or not it is free to use the Nav after the initial cost or if there is a continual cost to keep it up-to-date.
|11-12-2009 02:08 PM|
The Porsche is my hobby. Bought cheap and still spending a fortune on upgrades and mods. It did not have a navi and I need one... So, yes I enjoy wasting my money on a car that will eventually need an engine replacement (you read the 986 forum I guess). Or maybe I will be one of the lucky ones with no engine failure
For the Jeep all what I described was theoretical... Eventually I bought a 09 in stock that had the 6-CD changer on it (and the upgraded sound system), which was something extra that I would avoid if I could... But I could not say no to the deal I got, so I decided to (really) waste my money ($350) for a sound system I did not need.
I am sure everyone is happy with the factory nav. Actually, I am happy with the factory head unit and I am having second thoughts of whether I really need a navi (but I do). All I am saying is that as an aftermarket, I would not get the factory navi (I don't even know if it as available as aftermarket). But again if the Jeep you negotiate about has it on, don't let this be a factor...
|11-12-2009 02:03 PM|
|B11||I was never interested in the MyGiG Nav system when I was looking for a new JK but then I found the exact one I wanted and it had the upgraded system. I didn't want it but I wanted everything else so I said screw it and got it. After having it and it having all the forest service roads that I never would have guessed it to have I wouldn't be without it.|
|11-12-2009 02:02 PM|
|11-12-2009 01:55 PM|
|jk'n||BTW, I think the OP is still trying to decide if the option is worth the price paid. In my mind as a nav owner, it was.|
|11-12-2009 01:55 PM|
|RaiderRUBICON||I think your wasting your money.I bought my Rubicon fully loaded (with nav.) and it has been fine. When I bought my Porsche,I too bought it with navigation. I like to keep it simple(kiss) as you should too.I don't think that all aftermarket items are a good idea. Good Luck ,enjoy your jeep!|
|11-12-2009 01:53 PM|
The point I was trying to make about the $1200.00 was that it is not just the radio that is involved in that price. It includes an upgrade on the speaker system, amplifier system and the radio. It is priced on the high end of what it is worth. When you factor in that it was made to fit in the space provided and somebody else installed it and it was perfect out of the box, I'm saying that my money was well spent.
|11-12-2009 01:47 PM|
jk'n: I was already in the search for a super quality double-din in-dash navi for my other car when I did my calculations, so I was very well informed of the nav market.
What I will buy one day (for the Porsche) is this
Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT (avicz110bt) All In-Dash Car Stereo Receivers Car Stereo Receivers and Head Units Car Audio Car Audio, Video, & GPS Navigation - Sonic Electronix
for the Jeep I will get something less expensive, but with similar functions ($600 buy you a really good Clarion for instance, with all the bells and whistles of Jeep's nav system).
One issue is that I will have to modify the dash to fit it. Another, issue is that I am now using my old Garmin and it is sitting on the dash with the danger to get stolen... My main problem is that after spending a small fortune to buy my Rubi, my wife will defenitely kill me if I spend another grand for a navigator
|11-12-2009 01:25 PM|
Sure, cheap out on the radio. Get a nav system for $200.00 - $500.00. Then leave it on the dash and have your jeep broken into a few times for the smash and grab thief or the slit and grab thief and you will wonder if the built in nav may have been a viable option after all. It sits there looking like a radio but is so much more.
Just my .02 after having enjoyed it now for a year and a few months.
|11-12-2009 01:06 PM|
I don't see why you should pay a fee to use a Nav... After you buy it (Jeep's or any other nav system) you have already paid for the maps, so the only thing to do is download updates (if any).
I was thinking of getting a Jeep with the Nav system. Then I realized that $1200 would get me the best Nav on the market (the Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT, for instance), and I doubt that Jeep's Nav system is as good as that... Now that I have the Jeep I am quite happy with the looks of the sound system it has, so finding a nav that is good match with the looks of the inside of the Jeep is a pain. Still, I think that Jeep's nav is extremely overpriced...
|11-12-2009 12:55 PM|
JK Nav Question
I know that some of the JK's come with Nav. Do you have to pay a fee to use it? Or just to upgrade the maps?
What is the annual cost of using Jeeps Factor Nav system?