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Old 01-21-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Pop up Nav screen possible?

So I was watching the commercial with the hot gal in the Cadillac CTS and thinking that pop up navigation looks sweet. I'd love to have that on the Camaro, bring some hi-tech feel to the interior.

I know I read one of the posts that some think the stock navigation systems are way over priced versus buying a Tom Tom or other brand at a Best Buy. If it was a pop up screen, would that be sway you to get that option than a screen sticking out of the dashboard? Any one have any opinions?
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:57 PM   #2
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I'd prefer no popup. Cool factor is way up but that is just another mechanical piece that can fail. I plan to routinely grab gears which will make it more likely that it will break.
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Yup, just more complication and still way overpriced. I'll still go with a portable unit. Also, Chevy seems to be focusing on On-Star's turn by turn navigation option rather than a traditional nav screen setup, so I wouldn't expect a traditional nav system in the Camaro.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:00 PM   #4
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How about no nav? I have a map dammit!
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:25 PM   #5
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I just got a portable unit for x-mas. It's great and you can plug it into your computer to update it with things. No monthly service fee and no 900 page manual like my mother's head unit touch screen gps/nav.
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Seriously? That sounds pretty nice. What brand/model was it? I've been looking for one, but I don't like paying monthly fees.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:08 PM   #7
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Garmin Nuvi 650. literally, I took it out of the box, plugged it in and learned the system without the 3 page pamphlet they provide.
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the Tom Tom 720 is the same way... if you can read English, you can make a Tom Tom work for you.


I'd prefer there to be no nav option... the only possible benefit of it having a nav option would be that you could use it as a DVD player like the ones in the Suburbans and SUVs... other than that, I'd rather get a Tom Tom or just go without... I'd much rather see a Bluetooth connectivity option and then just use the cell phone to call whoever or wherever it is that I'm going.
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All I need is an mp3 line in jack and some decent powered speakers.
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Garmin Nuvi 650. literally, I took it out of the box, plugged it in and learned the system without the 3 page pamphlet they provide.
Same for the Garmin Nuvi 350 if someone wants to spend a little less than the 650 (other than the screen size I don't think there's much difference between the 350 and 650. But I haven't researched it.)
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How about no nav? I have a map dammit!
LOL. Well... I'm lazy.

I heard great things about the Garmin and Tom Tom, I guess I can live without the Navigation stock unit in my Camaro. I keep forgotting about the OnStar! Ok, think you guys got me ok without the pop up Navigation.
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I'd like to see the pop-up Nav as an option. It's a much cleaner look than having a portable unit mounted on the windshield or dash somewhere. I also think that the Onstar feature is a great option, but I really like being able to look at a decent sized map screen.
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LOL. Well... I'm lazy.

I heard great things about the Garmin and Tom Tom, I guess I can live without the Navigation stock unit in my Camaro. I keep forgotting about the OnStar! Ok, think you guys got me ok without the pop up Navigation.
Wasn't meant as a critique on you, it's just that I personally have never had a use for GPS and wish to keep the interior of the Camaro clean.

But who knows, I might change my mind in a few years and get a Garmin unit. Doesn't have to be mounted on the dash to work though, right? Or perhaps if the GPS is a pop-up and isn't that expensive I might get it. Already planning on getting a HUD if offered for decent money so my "I want it totally retro" argument is crumbling.
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A pop up unit would be cool. But, the only way I'd get it is if it came w/ a hell of a lot more uses than just a map. It'd have to be a DVD player, control a lot of other functions, mp3 player, bluetooth screen for songs when you put in an SD card, etc.
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I'd like to see the pop-up Nav as an option. It's a much cleaner look than having a portable unit mounted on the windshield or dash somewhere. I also think that the Onstar feature is a great option, but I really like being able to look at a decent sized map screen.
I agree. I live in a large metro area, and sometimes finding places the first time can be difficult. Generally, I'll print out the driving directions on Yahoo Maps before I leave, but it'd be nice to be able to get directions while not at home. Plus, if you think talking on your cell phone while driving is dangerous, try reading a map/directions while driving in a place you've never been before.

I'd prefer the integrated nav units simply because I don't like the look of things just "tacked on" to my car. If it was built in, I'm sure the designers would make it fit with the rest of the interior in a way that added to the overall look. Although, being able to remove the unit (easily) and take it with you to another place/car would be a nice option.
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Wasn't meant as a critique on you, it's just that I personally have never had a use for GPS and wish to keep the interior of the Camaro clean.

But who knows, I might change my mind in a few years and get a Garmin unit. Doesn't have to be mounted on the dash to work though, right? Or perhaps if the GPS is a pop-up and isn't that expensive I might get it. Already planning on getting a HUD if offered for decent money so my "I want it totally retro" argument is crumbling.
No worries Emher. I'm the proto-typical stereotyped guy who "gets lost and won't ask for directions". I've been waiting on getting a portable Navigation system because I have my portable Sirius car radio on the dashboard. I don't have room for anything else and though I believe XM/Sirius will be an option on the Camaro, I didn't really want something else to "attach". A pop up Nav would do the trick, when I'm not needing it, it hides and when I need it... there it is.

Also with newer Nav systems, they can locate an ATM or place to eat when I'm in the middle of nowhere and a passenger needs food. Don't think a map could help me with that.

I'm with you, if the HUD is offered, I'm adding that option! I like the retro look but if I can get some techie gadgets inside my Camaro, the better.
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Depending on how much of the car's computer is integrated into the stock Nav screen, I will probably scrap it all for an integrated aftermarket audio nav entertainment sys. But lately everthing runs through the Nav screen, fuel and trip info, driver alerts and so on. So that means I'll have to keep it stock since I'll want to keep all that functionality. Either way I don't really like the stand alone systems just cus they don't look as clean... Dumb I know cus you get much more for the money that way.
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