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post #1 of 5 Old 08-16-2007, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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For the REC Radio Users

Hello all;
Is anyone else experiencing what I am with NAV? When I bought my Patriot with the NAV system, I was very happy with it overall. What I've noticed Nav-wise, however, is that the data on the supplied DVD is more than two years out of date (Based on "Points of Interest" in my area). Since I use marine cartography constantly, I'm used to "Map updates" actually being up to date, much more so than this.
When I approached the dealership, they told me that they had no control over DVD versions but that the DVD is updated every year. When I asked about getting some sort of replacement in order to have a DVD that was as at least up to date as my new Pat, I was told my only option is to purchase a new DVD.

Anyone out there noticed a similar problem with their Point of Interest data, or maybe even spoken to a dealer or DC about updates to theirs?

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-16-2007, 01:37 PM
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The newest version was released Sept 06. But I imagine that does not neccesarily mean all maps are that current.

If you go here http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_nav.htm
and scroll about half way down you can see the info on the DVD map disks.

You an pick them up on eBay for about 100-115 I believe.


Hope that helps,
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-17-2007, 12:45 PM
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You know, that's why I opted for a third-party GPS unit...I eventually bought a TomTom ONE.

IMHO, all automakers charge an outrageous amount for a built-in GPS (seems like $1,500 to $3,500 is the going rate), and then expect you to purchase updates every so often at $100 to $200 a pop. My TomTom may not be integrated into the dash, but for $280 bucks I have a pretty nice system...AND I can update my own points of interest from my PC. Not to mention that I can move it from my Jeep to my company car, or to rental cars...used it in Orlando last week, and it was VERY nice. Plus, if I lose or break it in a couple of years, no big deal.

I wish I had an OEM GPS units, but until they come down in price for both the original purchase and for the updates, I'm sticking with a portable.
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-18-2007, 07:28 AM
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Updated maps for the TomTom are not free and cost between $100 and $200 also.

http://www.tomtom.com/products/maps/index.php?Lid=1
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Updated maps for the TomTom are not free and cost between $100 and $200 also.

http://www.tomtom.com/products/maps/index.php?Lid=1
That's correct...but since I saved $1,115 on the initial purchase, by the time I need an update I can afford to throw it out and buy a new one four more times...or more times than that, if portables keep coming down in price...

As I said in my post, there's also the convenience of being able to update my points of interest (POIs) from my PC, and the ability to switch it from car to car to car to car. I really like the integrated look and function of the OEM GPS - there's no comparison there - and I'm sure that the price will one day drop to a point where it's more competivitive with portables.

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