Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Orange County, CA
I am familiar with regularly using three different factory equipment in dash systems.
A BMW 2001 M5, that I upgraded to factory DVD unit, A 2004 Porsche Cayenne S DVD Unit, and the Commander Factory Unit.
The BMW and Porsche factory units are quicker and easier to input destinations, due to the controls they use. I think the Jeep adds a confirmation/enter step that is slightly annoying.
But the Commander unit, once in operation, seems to be fairly accurate, and is a pleasure to use. Once destinations are input, I would say it is better than the BMW unit, and equal to or better than the Porsche unit. The Commander unit is slow to load at start, but I added a Clifford Remote Engine Start and Alarm, which helps, so it's essentially ready to go when I am ready.
One thing that is unfortunate, is that you cannot utilize all destination input features if the vehicle is in motion. You can perform limited input to destinations that are already in the memory. The screen is a good size, and the features are about everything I need to get from place to place. I use navigation frequently, as I work in the real estate industry. The BMW and Porsche, on my model year vehicles, allow inputs while the car is in motion. Helpful if a passenger is doing the input.
'06 Commander Ltd, 5.7L Hemi, QDII, Midnight Blue, Gibson Exhaust, Raingler Net, K&N FIPK, Remote Start, Optima Yellow, Skid plates & Tow Hooks, Rocky Road 2.25 Lift, New Rear DT Shocks, 265/70R17 REVO's, 6061-T6 Custom Wheel Adapters, 4xGuard Rock Rails/Steps
'05 Land Rover LR3 SE