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I've search through threads but I can't seem to find it.

What features does the Navi unit -- besides the navi -- give you? It's the same stereo and speakers as the non-navi stereo, right? Do I recall reading something about voice commands?

Can anyone help? Thanks!
 

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Thanks, Lee. I actually stumbled on your post and tried multiple times to access both manuals. The links cause my pc to crash, or I get a message that the file has a problem that can't be repaired. Must be BIG pdfs.

Hi cakruser,

Here's a link to a thread I started with the downloads for the Navi system manual and the Owner's manual.

I figure those will help answer specific questions you might have.

Here's the link...

http://www.crzforum.com/forum/general-discussion/1486-2011-cr-z-owner-navi-manuals-usdm.html

Hope that helps.
Lee
 

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3.5MB for nav, about 40MB for owner's manual, so not that big these days.

If you Adobe Reader is broken beyond repair, try Foxit PDF reader - it's much lighter and quicker (and I think way more stable).
 

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Relocating the AUX-IN below the dash is a big plus.
Also voice activation for the car's features.
 

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Factory navigation usually won't let you change the address or route while the vehicle is moving. I dunno if this one works that way but considdering how sue happy most Americans seem to be I would suspect it does.
I'd got my car without Navi. I would get a Garmen if I had a tendency to get lost.
Then, just like the stand alone satelite radio you can use it in more than one vehicle at little or no extra cost.

Relocating the AUX-IN below the dash is a big plus.
Also voice activation for the car's features.
I would like the Aux in below the dash and imagine if I got a wild hair I could add one there in the future.
As for the voice activation, I can't even get my Blue tooth to call anyone with voice activation so I can just imagine the extra frustration of more voice activation.

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Funny you should say that-- I actually use Foxit.

3.5MB for nav, about 40MB for owner's manual, so not that big these days.

If you Adobe Reader is broken beyond repair, try Foxit PDF reader - it's much lighter and quicker (and I think way more stable).
 

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Relocating the AUX-IN below the dash is a big plus.
Also voice activation for the car's features.
Agree. I wish they had put the AUX port down below, regardless of whether you had NAV or not. It sure would have been a nice feature!

...but then I did save $1800 (+tax) by not having it there, so... :thumbsup:
 

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Voice activation of WHICH features?
Climate and Audio. From the manual:

Your vehicle has a voice control system that allows hands-free operation of most of the navigation system functions. You can also control the audio and climate control system. The voice control system uses the NAVI TALK and NAVI BACK buttons on the steering wheel and a microphone near the map lights on the ceiling.
 

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Relocating the AUX-IN below the dash is a big plus.
Also voice activation for the car's features.
Yep

Factory navigation usually won't let you change the address or route while the vehicle is moving. I dunno if this one works that way but considdering how sue happy most Americans seem to be I would suspect it does.
I'd got my car without Navi. I would get a Garmen if I had a tendency to get lost.
Then, just like the stand alone satelite radio you can use it in more than one vehicle at little or no extra cost.



I would like the Aux in below the dash and imagine if I got a wild hair I could add one there in the future.
As for the voice activation, I can't even get my Blue tooth to call anyone with voice activation so I can just imagine the extra frustration of more voice activation.

My $0.02 Al
It can be changed while driving/en route.

Voice activation of WHICH features?
Climate control, radio, screen display and locating places like stores, resteraunts, dealerships, etc. Almost everything except windows, locks and pedals. Combined with HFL it covers anything you'd need to take your hands off the wheel for that might be distracting. For me, it's worth every penny I paid.

The only thing I miss that was in my '07 Acura TL-S is XM radio with realtime traffic.
 

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Is the stereo that comes with the Navi the same one as comes with the non-Navi (except, of course, for the interface), or is it upgraded somehow?
 

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Is the stereo that comes with the Navi the same one as comes with the non-Navi (except, of course, for the interface), or is it upgraded somehow?
The EX and EX w/Navi models both have the same stereo system, producing the same exact sound with the same number of speakers (including subwoofer).

Only the Base model gets a lower producing version (less watts/no subwoofer).
 

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Yep



It can be changed while driving/en route.



Climate control, radio, screen display and locating places like stores, resteraunts, dealerships, etc. Almost everything except windows, locks and pedals. Combined with HFL it covers anything you'd need to take your hands off the wheel for that might be distracting. For me, it's worth every penny I paid.

The only thing I miss that was in my '07 Acura TL-S is XM radio with realtime traffic.
Yea, it is a major plus for me. Compare it side by side with Ford Sync and one might be dissapointed. Honda NAVI definitely needs an upgrade. But voice controls of all climate/audio/Navi controls works well. Just (as with anyother computer program) have to learn the commands. I keep a cheat sheet in my sun visor of those I am most interested in.

I have run into a few addresses that the NAVI made a mistake on, but probably about at 99% accuracy rate.

After having NAVI in my previous ride, would not buy a car without it.
 

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Thanks, CRaZd. While I'm leaning toward getting the Navi, the deals to be had on Zs withOUT the Navi seem to be way better (as in below Dealer Cost, at least from one dealer, or +$1,000 less than what TrueCar considers a "Great" Price). Guess the Zs with Navi are either in greater demand or there are fewer of them made.

Story of my life... :cry:

The EX and EX w/Navi models both have the same stereo system, producing the same exact sound with the same number of speakers (including subwoofer).

Only the Base model gets a lower producing version (less watts/no subwoofer).
 

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Yea, it is a major plus for me. Compare it side by side with Ford Sync and one might be dissapointed. Honda NAVI definitely needs an upgrade. But voice controls of all climate/audio/Navi controls works well. Just (as with anyother computer program) have to learn the commands. I keep a cheat sheet in my sun visor of those I am most interested in.

I have run into a few addresses that the NAVI made a mistake on, but probably about at 99% accuracy rate.

After having NAVI in my previous ride, would not buy a car without it.
Yep. I love my navi. But you're correct, there are better factory units out there. SYNC maybe nice, but I guarantee that Honda is a better (more efficient, better reliability) car in general.

Thanks, CRaZd. While I'm leaning toward getting the Navi, the deals to be had on Zs withOUT the Navi seem to be way better (as in below Dealer Cost, at least from one dealer, or +$1,000 less than what TrueCar considers a "Great" Price). Guess the Zs with Navi are either in greater demand or there are fewer of them made.

Story of my life... :cry:
Have you tried emailing different dealers in your area? Usually emailing will get you rock bottom pricing from the start.
 

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I like the Navi system, but, yeah, if it could have been upgraded to something like the Sync, I'd have been even more happy. No worries, though. I use the Navi all the time and it works great!

As for the bluetooth handsfree calling, mine works better than expected. I've used it not only dial numbers (correct on the first try every time so far), I've also set up the address book, so I can just say, "Call (person)" and it's worked every time.
 

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Have you tried emailing different dealers in your area? Usually emailing will get you rock bottom pricing from the start.
The dealer I referenced WAS an internet quote.

Internet requests seem to be somewhat hit-and-miss. Of the five dealers I requested quotes from, I've only gotten movement from one. One said "I'm working on it" and wanted to talk about financing/leasing more than price. I got an auto-reply from a third that they'd received my request, but no quote as yet. The other two... MIA.
 

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I like the Navi system, but, yeah, if it could have been upgraded to something like the Sync, I'd have been even more happy. No worries, though. I use the Navi all the time and it works great!

As for the bluetooth handsfree calling, mine works better than expected. I've used it not only dial numbers (correct on the first try every time so far), I've also set up the address book, so I can just say, "Call (person)" and it's worked every time.
Yep, bluetooth and voice commands works exceptionally well. The only annoying thing is when it ask if you are sure and have to hit the talk button and say yes. Guess it is a feature to ensure it understood you, but... Just make my call darnit.
 
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