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      07-04-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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Is Navigation Standard?

Will navigation be standard?
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      07-04-2007, 02:49 PM   #2
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Will navigation be standard?
Nav is an option along with iDrive.
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      07-04-2007, 03:00 PM   #3
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What if you decide not to get navigation on the 135i...what will be in place of the navigation screen?
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      07-04-2007, 03:04 PM   #4
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What if you decide not to get navigation on the 135i...what will be in place of the navigation screen?
a dashboard???
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      07-04-2007, 03:05 PM   #5
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a dashboard???
I know it sounds like a dumb question, but I've only seen pictures with navigation...is it possible to fit after market units? IE Pioneer Z2
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      07-04-2007, 03:07 PM   #6
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I know it sounds like a dumb question, but I've only seen pictures with navigation...is it possible to fit after market units? IE Pioneer Z2
As of right now I'm not sure...but I'm sure those aftermarket units wont pop up out of the dash.
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      07-04-2007, 03:12 PM   #7
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Well if there is no screen, there has to be one somewhere else to display the information if you're playing a CD or for the radio.

I'm sure they'll make it possible to put a double-din unit in place of the navigation if you don't get it...
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      07-04-2007, 03:38 PM   #8
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If they don't have nav, there'll probably just be a dummy cover there.
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      07-04-2007, 03:41 PM   #9
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Nav is an option along with iDrive.
Sweet. Although I'm not an avid iDrive hater, I just plain don't like it. It's annoying and stupid. I never had a problem adjusting any controls on my car, and I don't think I'll need assistance from a screen that requires me to take an eye off the road, TYVM.
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      07-04-2007, 04:05 PM   #10
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NAV pops out the top of the dash, as on the Z4 (as opposed to the double binnacle dash on say a 3 series)

If you don't have NAV you have a normal dashboard, no nasty blanking plates or anything.

I personally hate the look of the pop up NAV, so would save the money and buy a good aftermarket one if I needed it (and for 1/10 of the price!).
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      07-04-2007, 04:31 PM   #11
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danp - you have the right idea - a standalone nav that takes advantage of Bluetooth would be perfect - and it'd be portable (from car to car) too.

Regardless of the iDrive issues I respect BMW putting the nav screen up high. It makes it easier/safer to use - don't have to lower my eyes into the center stack (like some nav systems).
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      07-04-2007, 04:46 PM   #12
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Does anyone know if anyone has been able to use a BMW screen for anything other than the OEM nav? In the Mazda world, we can run a RCA splitter and play dvds...
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      07-04-2007, 04:55 PM   #13
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Sweet. Although I'm not an avid iDrive hater, I just plain don't like it. It's annoying and stupid. I never had a problem adjusting any controls on my car, and I don't think I'll need assistance from a screen that requires me to take an eye off the road, TYVM.
Although iDrive is interesting technology, I'm not particularly interested in having it in my car. Also it's not cheap, which makes it an even easier option to do without.

I suspect that someday iDrive or a similar system will be fairly standard in cars, but until then I'm perfectly content to survive with a more basic system. Besides isn't the the 1 coupe supposed to hearken back to simpler times like the 2002? Of course, YMMV.
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      07-04-2007, 05:04 PM   #14
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it will either be like the X3, there will be storage there. And the radio will have a display on the unit itself. Or like the Z4 and just complete dash.
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      07-04-2007, 06:25 PM   #15
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it will either be like the X3, there will be storage there. And the radio will have a display on the unit itself. Or like the Z4 and just complete dash.

That's exactly what I was going to say. The nav setup is similar to that of the X3...I don't have nav in my X3 so it's a sunglass storage device now.

If BMW has improved their nav, I may get it on the 1er, we'll see how it goes.
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Navigation is for people who can't read a $5 map...huge waste of money.
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Navigation is for people who can't read a $5 map...huge waste of money.
.. and brakes are for people who aren't manly enough to stop their cars like Fred Flintstone. :wink:

Seriously, if you want to pull over every mile to check for the next turn, be my guest, but that's pretty archaic. Nav works in the dark, so you don't even need to see street signs (if a street sign even exists at the corner you need to take a turn at). Navigation screens also scale down to individual streets and take real time traffic information into account, and can easily allow for detours. Not to mention voice directions, and keeping your eyes on the road.

I love my nav. If I'm on vacation, I can simply get off at an exit to explore, then have the nav bring me back on track, or find me a local eatery, shopping center, or parking place.

Maps had their place, but nav is a bazillion times more flexible and just plain better.
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      12-17-2007, 09:07 AM   #18
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I love my nav. If I'm on vacation, I can simply get off at an exit to explore, then have the nav bring me back on track,
Yeah, that was one of the unexpected benefits of nav for us. It makes traveling a lot more fun. We've explored many small roads that we would never consider going on without knowing where it came out. Many of these roads are not on paper maps. Plus the other more obvious benefits, such as having a map with YOU on it!
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.. and brakes are for people who aren't manly enough to stop their cars like Fred Flintstone. :wink:

Maps had their place, but nav is a bazillion times more flexible and just plain better.
lmao...you're joking when comparing brakes to nav...right? How did people find their way around for decades before the advent of navigation? Nav is overpriced when installed as a factory option (pretty much applies to all car manufacturers) and completely unnecessary for anyone with a 3 digit iq...

Frankly I haven't had to look at a real map in years, other than a couple times I took printed google maps with me on vacation. I don't know any men who think its needed, most of my friends agree it's just for bling and letting the wife watch a dvd while on a roadtrip.
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      12-18-2007, 11:41 AM   #20
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I agree that factory navi...

is a rip off but a nice aftermarket unit is very helpful. I just bought a Garmin portble navi for $500 and think it is well worth the cost. I look at it as a nice safety feature in case i ever get lost or want to avoid traffic (it has real time traffic). I also like the fact that I can take it with me in any vehicle. It is very easy to update and requires no discs. If I leased the car then maybe I'd consider getting navi but since I'm buying the One then it gets a little pricey. Besides if I do keep the car for a long time (which I plan on doing) then it is one less thing to worry about breaking. Besides who knows if the current Navi technology will even be around in 5 or 10 years. It may become obsolete by then! Garmin all the way! :thumbup:
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      12-18-2007, 12:18 PM   #21
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is a rip off but a nice aftermarket unit is very helpful. I just bought a Garmin portble navi for $500 and think it is well worth the cost.
My old beat up Garmin Street Pilot can navigate circles around my wifes new factory nav on her Honda CRV. No comparison. For one thing, the Garmin displays the name of upcoming cross streets at the top of the screen. Her's doesn't do that and often the cross street names are not even on the map. If I could figure out how to keep folks from trying to steal it, I'd use it in the upcoming 135i. I'll probably try the factory version and keep the Garmin too. If I could get a Garmin permanently installed, I'd be willing to pay, but I don't know if that's possible.
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