• Doorman Posted: 7/7/2010 4:35am PDT

    These built-in systems make a car feel somewhat luxurious, but I'd rather spend $5 for that iphone app and save that grand. Pretty obvious choice I'd say...

  • charlie yankos Posted: 7/6/2010 8:41pm PDT

    i like to have navigation but with a $4.99 app on my iphone totally agree that there is no need for the extra $$. Thanks Bengt for a great post

  • Damien Thomas Posted: 7/6/2010 4:14pm PDT

    sshhhh.... don't tell the automakers

  • Laura Posted: 7/6/2010 1:43pm PDT

    My nav is a huge pain-really difficult to program. However, the app on my i-phone is way to small to read. We have a Garmin which I like a lot.

  • jim baker Posted: 7/6/2010 1:28pm PDT

    After you save all this money - just go to Costco and buy one good GPS in less then 200$

  • arneuva Posted: 7/6/2010 1:21pm PDT

    I wonder, with more smart phones with new features rolling out every year, we would ever need Nav system any more in our cars.

  • David Harkness Posted: 7/6/2010 1:06pm PDT

    Right now there's not much else tied into the nav system, but as the car moves into the future, won't we see more systems integration with the on-board screen? I don't mean merely radio and AC controls but true smart-car features such as auto-park/drive and others?
    Certainly there's merit to "building" your vehicle from cheaper components; it's something PC enthusiasts have been doing for decades. One great advantage is the ability to swap out a single component when something much better comes along.

  • AutoMan Posted: 7/6/2010 1:01pm PDT

    couldn't agree more!! pretty clear to me that these screens will indeed be like the car phones after cell phones became ubiquitous.

  • Snoopy Posted: 7/6/2010 12:55pm PDT

    Nav is over-bought and under-used. How many people really go to places they don't already know all the time?

  • megalon Posted: 7/6/2010 10:47am PDT

    Isn't this common sense?