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I've really liked the idea of the navi. Having the screen gives an extra feel of the high tech nature of the car, but reading through fourms there seems to be a lot of hate toward the navi.

From what I've read.(Is this true?)
-The w/Navi in the 2013 the bass is considerably affected.
-The maps in the Navi are not very good.
-The Navi is frustrating to deal with.
-During winter the display slows down.

Can anyone shed some light on this? What are the good points to buying the navi and if I missed any cons please fill me in.

Thank you for your time.
 

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IMHO, stock nav is a nice feature but not worth the cost. I have nav for free on my android phone & tablet. it works fine, if not better than stock systems. For the amount you pay for stock navigation you could get a nice double din headunit +display that does much more.

Its all about perception of value & personal preference though. Hopefully someone that has nav and is happy with it will chime in to give you the other side.

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I've really liked the idea of the navi. Having the screen gives an extra feel of the high tech nature of the car, but reading through fourms there seems to be a lot of hate toward the navi.

From what I've read.(Is this true?)
-The w/Navi in the 2013 the bass is considerably affected.
-The maps in the Navi are not very good.
-The Navi is frustrating to deal with.
-During winter the display slows down.

Can anyone shed some light on this? What are the good points to buying the navi and if I missed any cons please fill me in.

Thank you for your time.
I have an 11, but here are my opinions on my nav

Maps are fine, even 2 years old I don't notice any real mistakes.
It's not the most user friendly. Pretty much anything aftermarket is easier to use and has more features. Although for 13 they've added traffic at least.
Never had an issue during winter.

Personally I wouldn't have purchased my car with nav, but I got a good deal on my car and it happened to have nav. If buying new, I would skip the nav, put in an alpine or kenwood and have $500 extra.

I'm not sure why people offer using a smartphone or a garmin as an alternative, they're not even close to the same. Yeah it gets the job done, but its less than ideal.
 

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im with everyone else on this not really worth the cost. i got mine 2nd hand so the navi was a plus for me but hoestly im really happy with it , just having the oem feel but like these guys are saying its basically about preference , if your gonna upgrade your sound system and even back up camera maybe getting an aftermarket is the better choice. but in my case i enjoy the stock audio and navi, that and i like having my steering wheel controls operational(imo) hope this helps your decisision
 

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I've had both the 2011 NAVI and 2013 NAVI. Here's my take:

1) 2013 brought a greatly upgraded NAVI unit that not only adds FM Traffic, but Pandora and Bluetooth audio streaming. It is also a million times better than the 2011 as far as searching for places. It offers alternate routes to choose from as well. Etc etc etc

2) Factory Navigation is very convenient compared to smartphones, and isn't a theft target like portable Nav units. I find it very much worth the price.

3) Now for the bad... There is definitely an issue with the 2013 NAVI models with bass response. Ask to listen to the stereo before purchasing! I'm hoping there will be a fix in the future, but Honda isn't even acknowledging it as a problem yet.
 

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2011 EX w/navi here. I love the look. I like it being a part of the car and not having to fumble around w/my phone or tab for driving directions. I like watching it while I am driving. I like pushing the button on the steering wheel and saying "Navigate". Then answer the nav's questions about "where to". This is my first car w/navi and this feature is now a must for me. I haven't seen any after market units installed in a CRZ so I'm not sure how good the dash kit looks.
 

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I like the NAVI, but bought my 2013 without because aftermarket navis have been improving so fast, that the factory one will be obsolete in a year or two. Also, most aftermarket units now have lifetime updates...and Honda still charges a bunch!
 

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2011 EX w/navi here. I love the look. I like it being a part of the car and not having to fumble around w/my phone or tab for driving directions. I like watching it while I am driving. I like pushing the button on the steering wheel and saying "Navigate". Then answer the nav's questions about "where to". This is my first car w/navi and this feature is now a must for me. I haven't seen any after market units installed in a CRZ so I'm not sure how good the dash kit looks.
Why all the smartphone navigation hate? You guys & gals must be iPhone/apple map users. I have a nexus phone that I always put in my car dock, or on longer trips I mount my 7" tablet. I prefer Google navigation to the built in nav on my fathers supreme luxury BMW 750il and his range rover, as do most people I know that don't have crap phones or are old.

I utilize NFC tech and automate everything. Bluetooth turns on when I'm in the car and off when I open my door. Texts are read aloud to me by a sexy robot babe and she transcribes my voice fairly well, considering my WOT.

If its time for work, it asks if I want to navigate there. If I just did a search from my laptop and made dinner reservations Google Now let's me know when its time to leave and offers the best route. It even suggests great photo spots. There isn't a factory nav that can come close to this futuristic world I made for myself.

Maybe I'm just a tech junkie cyberpunk hacker but I enjoy having new gadgets. If its over 6 months old I get bored. When its 2017 why would I want a dinosaur computer in my car that won't even sync to my brainwaves? But that's just my preference.

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Why all the smartphone navigation hate? You guys & gals must be iPhone/apple map users. I have a nexus phone that I always put in my car dock, or on longer trips I mount my 7" tablet. I prefer Google navigation to the built in nav on my fathers supreme luxury BMW 750il and his range rover, as do most people I know that don't have crap phones or are old.

I utilize NFC tech and automate everything. Bluetooth turns on when I'm in the car and off when I open my door. Texts are read aloud to me by a sexy robot babe and she transcribes my voice fairly well, considering my WOT.

If its time for work, it asks if I want to navigate there. If I just did a search from my laptop and made dinner reservations Google Now let's me know when its time to leave and offers the best route. It even suggests great photo spots. There isn't a factory nav that can come close to this futuristic world I made for myself.

Maybe I'm just a tech junkie cyberpunk hacker but I enjoy having new gadgets. If its over 6 months old I get bored. When its 2017 why would I want a dinosaur computer in my car that won't even sync to my brainwaves? But that's just my preference.

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No iP owner here. Love having the nav being a part of the car

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I have a 2013 with NAVI and love it. The look is clean, since its OEM, as opposed to a third party (and being a lease, I wouldn't replace it anyway). I have used the navigation a few times and will say that the maps are about as accurate as Apple, Yahoo, Google or Samsung. All maps will have some inconsistencies. I doubt I will ever update the Honda maps as if I did something that's missing, I can always use my smartphone. I like the Bluetooth and Pandora capability, if I forget my iPod (oh and I LOVE the iPod capability with full song details). I haven't gone through cold weather yet, so ill have to see how it does next winter. I do expect it to be a bit slow until the car warms up though. It's electronic. That's the norm.

You have to make up your own mind if the NAVI is worth the extra cost. For me, having the option OEM is a must.
 

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Why all the smartphone navigation hate?
Because its an inelegant solution, sticking a phone to your windshield. Why would I want a small add on solution when I can have it integrated into the radio. Not to mention that its unusable when you're in a no service area. Phones belong in your pocket.
 

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Because its an inelegant solution, sticking a phone to your windshield. Why would I want a small add on solution when I can have it integrated into the radio. Not to mention that its unusable when you're in a no service area. Phones belong in your pocket.
I agree 100%. Before I had a vehicle navi, yeah, I had a mount for my cell in the vehicle. Never seen one that looks good. Had to put the cell in it; plug in the charger (nav on a cell eats batteries); un-mount it when I got out. Too much trouble. I do like using my cell's navi for walking trips tho.
 

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Because its an inelegant solution, sticking a phone to your windshield. Why would I want a small add on solution when I can have it integrated into the radio. Not to mention that its unusable when you're in a no service area. Phones belong in your pocket.
Main advantage for me is more convenient visual location (since I can't see properly out my left eye, UK being right hand drive would make it more distracting to look at the centre console)

the service area is only true if you're completely lost. If you're in service when you start the journey it loads the map+directions and keeps working outside of service area. If you start outside of a service area you can just start driving and it will start working when it gets signal, as my driveway has no signal this happens semi-regularly.
 

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Because its an inelegant solution, sticking a phone to your windsh ld. Why would I want a small add on solution when I can have integrated into the radio. Not to mention that its unusable when you're in a no service area. Phones belong in your pocket.
I have a really nice mount that tension fits into the CD slot, which i never use nor do i intend . It holds tablets or phones, can't see anything but the screen and it only sticks out 2". The only thing more elegant would be integrated dash slot, which is on my list. That's my only envy of integrated nav screen.

No service being a problem... Are you kidding me? You can cache your maps to internal storage.

ITEM9: did you know you can view the stats of the odbii live on a tablet/device? It beats taping the dino printout to your dash and pretending.
 

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The stock NAV is useless if you have a smart phone. You 'maps' or 'navigation' app is much more accurate and up to date. Besides, it's free.
 

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The stock NAV is useless if you have a smart phone. You 'maps' or 'navigation' app is much more accurate and up to date. Besides, it's free.
Useless if you have a smart phone? That doesn't even make sense. My car came w/navi. I love it. My smart phone stays in my purse. Useless? Still scratching my head on that one.
 

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Useless if you have a smart phone? That doesn't even make sense. My car came w/navi. I love it. My smart phone stays in my purse. Useless? Still scratching my head on that one.
As I said in my post, the apps on your smart phone of more accurate and up to date than the NAV in the car.

I have used both at the same time to test them and the car NAV was slow to react to changes to my course as well as inaccurate. Plus if you need to make a change to your destination (accident, destination changes, etc), the car can't do it while on the move.
 

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As I said in my post, the apps on your smart phone of more accurate and up to date than the NAV in the car.

I have used both at the same time to test them and the car NAV was slow to react to changes to my course as well as inaccurate. Plus if you need to make a change to your destination (accident, destination changes, etc), the car can't do it while on the move.
Yeah, I love my cell GPS but I have not used it once since getting the CRZ w/navi. I won't call it useless, not at all. It's very convenient.
 

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As I said in my post, the apps on your smart phone of more accurate and up to date than the NAV in the car.

I have used both at the same time to test them and the car NAV was slow to react to changes to my course as well as inaccurate. Plus if you need to make a change to your destination (accident, destination changes, etc), the car can't do it while on the move.
You live in Idaho, I have no idea how you can gauge accuracy of a nav. Here in Boston we have the most screwed up roads in the country, and the factory nav works perfect. I've never had it try to send me the wrong way down a one way, or ask me to turn at a no turn intersection. Has it said I arrived at my destination 150 yards before I've actually arrived? Yes, but I can live with that.

You clearly don't actually have nav in your crz, since the destination or routing type can easily be changed while in motion.

The maps are fine on the factory nav, it's the interface that sucks, the 11-12 nav is basically a 10 year old Alpine nav. My MIL has the exact same system in her 05 Acura TL, with a larger screen.
 
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