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Anyone add after market nav system? I did not get one, but would like to add it. How much should I plan on spending? Is it possible? What brand? What is it easy? Void any warranties? Thanks for all your help.
 

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Anyone add after market nav system? I did not get one, but would like to add it. How much should I plan on spending? Is it possible? What brand? What is it easy? Void any warranties? Thanks for all your help.
I have been looking into one myself. I have looked at GPS though and have been considering the TomTom Go 700
For something indash you might want to consider the kenwood units.
 

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I use a Garmin 2610 portable unit (newer versions out now), I find it great as I also use it on my motorbike (Fazer 1000) and in hire cars when I am on holiday. Plus normally much cheaper than built in units or factory stuff.
 

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I use a Garmin iQue 3600. This version combines GPS with palm PDA functions. It's moved between three vehicles and you can carry it in a shirt pocket. Have not checked prices lately, I'd guess about $500 with car kit.
Garmin, Magellan, Lowrance and TomTom make make models just for vehicle use. The better versions have the hi-detail maps preloaded onto a hard drive. On others you have to download from your computer. How large an area depends on the units internal memory and the size of the memory card you buy. Prices on these run from $700 to $1,000. You can move these from car-to-car.
Then there are several units that replace the audio section. I think most(all) need double din space. Some will play DVD movies also. Prices start around $1,500 and go over $2,000. Might need a pro install. Needless to say, this type is not portable. They're real nice, bet the thieves lov'em.

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Tabor said:
Anyone add after market nav system? I did not get one, but would like to add it. How much should I plan on spending? Is it possible? What brand? What is it easy? Void any warranties? Thanks for all your help.
Here is a couple of the better low-cost nav systems:
http://www.carnav.com/index_products.html

If you start getting into the more expensive systems you may want to consider the stock NAV system. I read where many guys recommend buying aftermarket systems; being better of course than the stock system. This of course, is purely someone justifying his or her mistake cause this system is flat good.

The NAV system itself is quite good (more on that latter), but combined with the A/C, Sound, Trip, and rear view camera the system not only is excellent, it is really nicely integrated into the automobile. The integration of the technology system into the the functionality of the rest of the systems is a difficult task, but Nissan excuted this as well as ANY other aspect of this vehicle. The rear-view camera is spectacular; backing down the driveway making sure to avoid cars and children, hooking-up a trailer, backing an empty trailer down the boat-ramp, and the markers indicating distance from the vehicle is just an awesome feature of this truck.

The NAV system is an excellent system on it's own. The Bird's Eye view is a great way to follow the roads as they come into view, with or without automatic routing. The routing computer works extremely well too. Gives great detail, and has great tools like "Quick Stop" for ATM's or restuarants or gas stations.

It's not perfect of course. Annoying disclaimer everytime it turns on, no touch screen, and doesn't let you enter routing information while on the fly. But it's a top rate system none-the-less that integrates really well with the rest of the vehicle.
 

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I'd love to get the factory nav system. But the desert sun/heat and leather seats of the LE don't get along. Consider having to spend extra for an LE and the nav option over the cost of an SE. You could add an impressive audio/video/nav system for that money.

dave and xtoy - and a sunroof? - ya gotta be kidding
 

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I'd love to get the factory nav system. But the desert sun/heat and leather seats of the LE don't get along. Consider having to spend extra for an LE and the nav option over the cost of an SE. You could add an impressive audio/video/nav system for that money.

dave and xtoy - and a sunroof? - ya gotta be kidding
Get a white exterior with a tan interior. Dude, SE's are like barf! I'd consider a Tahoe if your pinching pennies. Stripped Tahoes are better machines than stripped Armada's! Armada's are better because of all the extra's you get...loose the extra's and what are you left with? More towing capacity with less cooloing capability? :huh:
 

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You've got to be joking!!

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Get a white exterior with a tan interior. Dude, SE's are like barf! I'd consider a Tahoe if your pinching pennies. Stripped Tahoes are better machines than stripped Armada's! Armada's are better because of all the extra's you get...loose the extra's and what are you left with? More towing capacity with less cooloing capability? :huh:
:thumbdown You've got to be joking!! :thumbdown

Even if you took out the air conditioner, stereo, and gave it wind up windows the Armada would still be The Best SUV on the road!!!!


If you are looking for Navigation alternative check this out.

http://www.discountcarstereo.com/detail.aspx?ID=829

This is what I'll get eventually.
 

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White exterior with tan leather? Sounds like one of our current vehicles - so speaking from experience, no thanks. Cost is not the object, nissan's option package system is the problem.
As I said, I'd love to get the factory nav, but don't want leather and have good reasons. Your admonition to buy a Tahoe is quite simply, bad advice. If that's the extent of your vehicle knowledge, then please spare me from your opinion.

dave and xtoy - the SE is a stripper?
 

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White exterior with tan leather? Sounds like one of our current vehicles - so speaking from experience, no thanks. Cost is not the object, nissan's option package system is the problem.
As I said, I'd love to get the factory nav, but don't want leather and have good reasons. Your admonition to buy a Tahoe is quite simply, bad advice. If that's the extent of your vehicle knowledge, then please spare me from your opinion.

dave and xtoy - the SE is a stripper?
If money was no object you could buy an LE and replace the interior. I'm hurt that you don't 100% value my opinion like it was the last opinion on earth. Tonight I will be tossing and turning all night long.
 

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If money was no object you could buy an LE and replace the interior. I'm hurt that you don't 100% value my opinion like it was the last opinion on earth. Tonight I will be tossing and turning all night long.
Wow, what a great idea. Just a little backasswards but what the heck. Maybe we'll do that. :D

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If money was no object you could buy an LE and replace the interior. I'm hurt that you don't 100% value my opinion like it was the last opinion on earth. Tonight I will be tossing and turning all night long.
ha ha ha ha, that was funny as hell!!!
 

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Here is a couple of the better low-cost nav systems:
http://www.carnav.com/index_products.html

If you start getting into the more expensive systems you may want to consider the stock NAV system. I read where many guys recommend buying aftermarket systems; being better of course than the stock system. This of course, is purely someone justifying his or her mistake cause this system is flat good.

The NAV system itself is quite good (more on that latter), but combined with the A/C, Sound, Trip, and rear view camera the system not only is excellent, it is really nicely integrated into the automobile. The integration of the technology system into the the functionality of the rest of the systems is a difficult task, but Nissan excuted this as well as ANY other aspect of this vehicle. The rear-view camera is spectacular; backing down the driveway making sure to avoid cars and children, hooking-up a trailer, backing an empty trailer down the boat-ramp, and the markers indicating distance from the vehicle is just an awesome feature of this truck.

The NAV system is an excellent system on it's own. The Bird's Eye view is a great way to follow the roads as they come into view, with or without automatic routing. The routing computer works extremely well too. Gives great detail, and has great tools like "Quick Stop" for ATM's or restuarants or gas stations.

It's not perfect of course. Annoying disclaimer everytime it turns on, no touch screen, and doesn't let you enter routing information while on the fly. But it's a top rate system none-the-less that integrates really well with the rest of the vehicle.
I have a 04 LE with every thing execpt the NAV. Does anyone know if Nissan will sell the parts to add on the NAV?
 

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