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Title: Built-In Car GPS Discussion
Post by: KidOOO on July 09, 2012, 03:50:32 PM
http://www.comfortautoleasing.com/infiniti-g37x/360, 239$

prob without nav
Title: Re: Re: 2012 infiniti g37x with navigation 18 month lease only $299!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 03:52:32 PM
prob without nav
In an Android (or at least Nuvi) era does anyone use the built-in nav?
Title: Re: Re: 2012 infiniti g37x with navigation 18 month lease only $299!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Ergel on July 09, 2012, 04:04:04 PM
In an Android (or at least Nuvi) era does anyone use the built-in nav?
+2, and they don't even let you type in destination while driving
Title: Re: Re: 2012 infiniti g37x with navigation 18 month lease only $299!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 04:06:31 PM
+2, and they don't even let you type in destination while driving
That's the most annoying part, but it seems hard to compete with Android and the alternate route options it gives with accurate driving times in current traffic conditions.

I actually had a tough time finding my Altima in leather without that overpriced junk.
Title: Re: Re: 2012 infiniti g37x with navigation 18 month lease only $299!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: KidOOO on July 09, 2012, 04:07:27 PM
In an Android (or at least Nuvi) era does anyone use the built-in nav?

You are right about that however i still consider the nav added value as sometimes it is very handy and more comfortable then your phone

I have a nice tomtom GPS with traffic and everything yet i still use to find myself using the cars built in nav from time to time
Title: Re: Re: 2012 infiniti g37x with navigation 18 month lease only $299!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: AJK on July 09, 2012, 04:12:12 PM
Yeah, I've had built-in NAV in all cars I've driven, simply from a convenience perspective.

I feel like this topic has been discussed on DDF somewhere...
Title: Re: Re: 2012 infiniti g37x with navigation 18 month lease only $299!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 04:13:24 PM
Yeah, I've had built-in NAV in all cars I've driven, simply from a convenience perspective.
And you find that better than Android?
Title: Re: Re: 2012 infiniti g37x with navigation 18 month lease only $299!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: AJK on July 09, 2012, 04:16:05 PM
And you find that better than Android?

I can't really say, as I haven't used an Android as my main NAV, so it may it isn't too bad.

As it is, I am seriously considering foregoing the NAV option in my next car; I just can't stomach the added cost (which is significant over the life of a lease).
Title: Re: Re: 2012 infiniti g37x with navigation 18 month lease only $299!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 04:18:19 PM
I saved huge amounts of time on my recent NYC trip with Google's alternate route options.
Plus you can know before entering the car exactly how long it will take to get somewhere given current traffic conditions.

With the big 4.7" screens on recent Androids using it instead of built-in nav is a no-brainer IMHO.
Title: Re: Re: 2012 infiniti g37x with navigation 18 month lease only $299!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: KidOOO on July 09, 2012, 04:18:50 PM
And you find that better than Android?

convenient, not better
Title: Re: Re: 2012 infiniti g37x with navigation 18 month lease only $299!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: KidOOO on July 09, 2012, 04:20:18 PM
I saved huge amounts of time on my recent NYC trip with Google's alternate route options.
Plus you can know before entering the car exactly how long it will take to get somewhere given current traffic conditions.

With the big 4.7" screens on recent Androids using it instead of built-in nav is a no-brainer IMHO.

Have you tried WAZE?

i know that in israel its very popular but never tried it here

Title: Re: Re: 2012 infiniti g37x with navigation 18 month lease only $299!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 04:22:25 PM
What part is more convenient?
That if you're in a rush you need be be stopped to enter your destination, one letter at a time?
Not having alternate routes options like Android?
Not seeing current traffic speeds along every possible road on your route?
Not having access to Google's awesome POI system?
Not having the $2K in your pocket versus getting a car without it?

Some things I'll never understand...
Title: Re: Re: 2012 infiniti g37x with navigation 18 month lease only $299!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 04:22:47 PM
Have you tried WAZE?

i know that in israel its very popular but never tried it here
Nope, what does it do that Google doesn't?
Title: Re: Re: 2012 infiniti g37x with navigation 18 month lease only $299!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: aussiebochur on July 09, 2012, 04:27:47 PM
+1 on Android Google GPS. Just make sure you have a car charger or 6 spare batteries ;)

I know Ive asked this before and but it still seems weird to me, with leasing so cheap, is it really worth buying a car?

Youd think a 2 year old Infiniti would lose more than a few thousand dollars in value, no?

I guess if you drive long distance, mileage can get expensive but for regular inner city driving whats the factor Im missing?
Title: Re: Re: 2012 infiniti g37x with navigation 18 month lease only $299!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: KidOOO on July 09, 2012, 04:41:46 PM
What part is more convenient?
That if you're in a rush you need be be stopped to enter your destination, one letter at a time?
Not having alternate routes options like Android?
Not seeing current traffic speeds along every possible road on your route?
Not having access to Google's awesome POI system?
Not having the $2K in your pocket versus getting a car without it?

Some things I'll never understand...

sometimes you drive close distance, or you just want to see something around you, or whatever, i do agree though its not worth 2K, but in this case it seems like $10-20 a month so that's like $300 which may be worth it for some people
Title: Re: Re: 2012 infiniti g37x with navigation 18 month lease only $299!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: ChAiM'l on July 09, 2012, 05:14:13 PM
Nope, what does it do that Google doesn't?

It's more of a social app, meaning that it collects data from other Waze users (speed etc.), and if you see a cop or accident, you can alert other Waze users to it.
Title: Re: Built-In Car GPS Discussion
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2012, 12:42:59 AM
Forked thread from G37x discussion.
Title: Re: Built-In Car GPS Discussion
Post by: gozalim on July 10, 2012, 12:54:30 AM
It's more of a social app, meaning that it collects data from other Waze users (speed etc.), and if you see a cop or accident, you can alert other Waze users to it.
in theory should be better real-time traffic, as it's crowdsourced
Title: Re: Built-In Car GPS Discussion
Post by: KidOOO on July 10, 2012, 01:00:43 AM
in theory should be better real-time traffic, as it's crowdsourced

I did not get a chance to use it in the US yet but was in israel recently and drove over 2500 km, and the traffic was extremely accurate.

i think they don't relay only on crowd-sourcing but also on local traffic sources
Title: Re: Built-In Car GPS Discussion
Post by: dd321 on July 10, 2012, 07:41:45 AM
I find portable gps (garmin etc) sometimes don't work well in NYC, buildings block satellite reception. Waze is rly cool, u shud try it, I just dont get how they expect u to txt and drive
Title: Re: Built-In Car GPS Discussion
Post by: KidOOO on July 10, 2012, 10:47:40 AM
I just dont get how they expect u to txt and drive

You don't really need to txt anything, all the commands and reports you can submit are pre configured