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I am considering having Navigation installed in my Z. It's the one thing that I miss not having. I used to have an Altima with factory nav and really liked

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Old 12-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am considering having Navigation installed in my Z. It's the one thing that I miss not having. I used to have an Altima with factory nav and really liked the unit. Any thoughts as to having a Nissan installed nav unit vs an aftermarket install and what I can expect to pay would be helpful. Thanks guys!
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A factory nav unit install would run you like $5000, or something moronically close to it


Research and buy yourself a nice head unit and have that installed
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Or not get it at all your in a race/sports car you know. Just use your smart ph.
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Or not get it at all your in a race/sports car you know. Just use your smart ph.
... Race car...? Sports cars don't need to be bare Boned any more
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I am considering having Navigation installed in my Z. It's the one thing that I miss not having. I used to have an Altima with factory nav and really liked the unit. Any thoughts as to having a Nissan installed nav unit vs an aftermarket install and what I can expect to pay would be helpful. Thanks guys!
Having the factory nav put in afterwards really is not possible.
Mainly because you have to rewire the A/C controls and box, many of the components are just expensive for no reason (the screen is 1k for a 7" screen).
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Don't even bother, install an iPad mini or buy a portable GPS.
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Ya too pricey after the fact, the factory Nav, although I don't use it much is pretty slick and has other car monitoring features.

Sure you could find some decent aftermarket ones...
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Don't even bother, install an iPad mini or buy a portable GPS.
Has anyone perfected the ipad mini setup in the Z yet? Would look sweet in the upper cubby area....
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Has anyone perfected the ipad mini setup in the Z yet? Would look sweet in the upper cubby area....
I don't think YET, but there are droid setups that are 10 times nicer, and as much as I like the iPads ease of use... The droid is better because of one app... Torque... Google it to see the awesomeness of the app
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I use Torque and the track/video add-on with my ViewSonic G-tab. Torque full ($5.99) + ELM Bluetooth OBD2 reader ($14.99) and I've never made a smarter purchase.

As for Navi, get an aftermarket, IMO. Do it with a stereo upgrade and improve your car 2x as much for ~3/4 the cost of doing both independently.
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I use Torque and the track/video add-on with my ViewSonic G-tab. Torque full ($5.99) + ELM Bluetooth OBD2 reader ($14.99) and I've never made a smarter purchase.

As for Navi, get an aftermarket, IMO. Do it with a stereo upgrade and improve your car 2x as much for ~3/4 the cost of doing both independently.


You can buy a Garmin GPS Bluetooth thingy and then use the tablet for GPS too without using data. My buddy bought one off eBay from china for $30, free app and he uses it in his Mustang on his iPad
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Waste of money. Use your Iphone or smart phone.
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Waste of money. Use your Iphone or smart phone.
Also, text while you drive and open a newspaper to read! Hands on the wheel, son!

Nice to have a powered nav up and running since the beginning of trip that you don't have to orient in your hands, slide to unlock, and input a pin/gesture to access. Some smartphones, when they lock, need to update location/map-images since before it locked. So, it may take an additional few moments to see that street you needed to turn down, two-three blocks ago, while you were fiddling with your phone.

But, if you don't plan on upgrading stereo, and don't want to mount a Garmin, and hate folding paper maps, the phone is an alternative.
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I was looking into this awhile back... i found a few oem nav units on ebay... but i went with a garmin. Free updates for life. Its portable. And hides in my cubby perfectly. And it saved a hell alot of money.
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Which model, urdeliveryguy?
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