Posted by David Pales on November 30, 2005, 4:10 am
Any info on the new '06 system? Based on the '04 system, I'm thinking about
ordering the '05 without NAV. Any comments?
Posted by B. Peg on November 30, 2005, 1:31 pm
Personally, I'd never own another vehicle without a NAV system. Even my
motorcycles have one.
The only bug I find in the Prius unit is that the voice recognition doesn't
work all that well.
You say "Potato."
It says "Tomato." >:o(
Other than that, it's fine. It detours well, especially unfamiliar
neighborhood streets, and gets me to unknown destinations fine. The
addition of the NAV package allows for the no-hands cell phone too. Should
it become law (no hands on the cell), it will free you of a Bluetooth
headset and dialing since it's built into the display as well. Better
Besides, it makes the car geeky and serves to impress everyone around you.
Posted by Mike Rosenberg on November 30, 2005, 2:02 pm
I don't know anything about the '06 models having anything different
than previous ones, but as an owner of an '04 I have no idea why based
on that you wouldn't want to have it. Now, I haven't ever used a
navigation system in any other car, so I have nothing to compare it to,
but I use the one I have all the time and absolutely love it. On those
occasions when I'm driving a different car, I feel lost (literally)
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