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Old 11-22-2006, 04:42 PM   #1
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i had 2006 tribaca 7 i not have navagation on .Now i want to install one what i have to do
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Old 11-23-2006, 10:33 PM   #2
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buy a stand alone unit or get an 07
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:59 AM   #3
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if that not question i want to save the money the car just over 3000 miller .i want to put in one but dearler canot ?
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:34 PM   #4
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The nav system is not sold as an aftermarket part. Your only option is to trade it in.

But to be honest, I would NOT bother. Get a nice Garmin Nuvi or a TomTom Go910. The system in the B9 costs 2550 and is a total piece of poop. Lacks many features, has poor guidance, poor POI database and old maps.

For $700 you will get a unit with Bluetooth carkit, text to speech, good maps etc...

If my B9 weren't a lease I'd sell you my nav system.
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Old 12-13-2006, 05:04 PM   #5
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The nav system is not sold as an aftermarket part. Your only option is to trade it in.

But to be honest, I would NOT bother. Get a nice Garmin Nuvi or a TomTom Go910. The system in the B9 costs 2550 and is a total piece of poop. Lacks many features, has poor guidance, poor POI database and old maps.
It is about $1,600 on invoice when I bought mine. The rest is true (SOA uses TeleAtlas based map software).

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For $700 you will get a unit with Bluetooth carkit, text to speech, good maps etc...
Last time I checked in stores like Circuity City, a 7" screen Nav (integrated with a stereo headunit) costs about $2,000 installed. For $700, you only get a tiny 3.5" screen which is really hard to read from time to time. I had both in my Tribeca one time and 7" screen is obviously much better. Besides, having the GPS voice integrated with audio system is really nice. No add on GPS unit can solve this issue, i.e. auto-mute whatever you play in the strereo when GPS voice alters occur.
Current Tribeca GPS already do text-to-speech IIRC. However, I do hope SOA switch to NavTeq based software and build bluetooth function into the strereo, not GPS.
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Old 12-13-2006, 06:02 PM   #6
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Having owned/used various portable and factory units, I'm not really making a case for either one since each have their pros and cons but just to put my 2 cents...

On the portable units, your position on the map will not be updated when there is a loss of signal (e.g. going into a tunnel or lower level of a bridge, etc). NAV systems that come integrated with a car hook into the car's speed data as well so even when it loses the sat signals, for the most part it can still track your position properly on the map due to knowing how fast you're traveling.

While most newer portable GPS units (esp. those with the SirfStarIII chipset) are pretty good at reacquiring a signal after it loses it, those few seconds can make a big difference when you're exiting a tunnel or getting off a bridge in unfamiliar territory and need to know which exit to take if there are multiple ones.

For obvious financial reasons, if you're leasing a vehcile then get a portable unit so you can transfer it to the next car UNLESS you are like me and had to get that in order to get the integrated back up camera (which of course can have a whole 'nother thread on OEM vs. aftermarket).
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:21 PM   #7
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It does so to a limited extent. I've only heard it announce interstate highway numbers, not local roads. Honestly though, with the size of the screen and audible distance to turn updates, I don't really feel a need for text to speech.

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Current Tribeca GPS already do text-to-speech IIRC.
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:31 PM   #8
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In the Tribeca it is also able to track changes in direction. I had a Garmin iQue 3600 on the dash when I first got the Tribeca to compare accuracy and signal acquisition capability. The Garmin has a dead reckoning mode which worked fine for straight stretches when it lost the signal, but a curve would throw the current position way off triggering route recaculations. The Tribeca on the otherhand, is able to track my movements even through multi-story parking structures.

Unfortunately the Kenwood user interface is not nearly as friendly or useful as Garmin's, especially with the restricted usage mode while in motion. It is also not as up to date as Garmin's maps, but hopefully SOA will come through soon with a map update...at a reasonable cost.

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NAV systems that come integrated with a car hook into the car's speed data as well so even when it loses the sat signals, for the most part it can still track your position properly on the map due to knowing how fast you're traveling.
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