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I received a letter from Honda and it's about map update. It's $99 per DVD. I doubt it has lots of updates, but will you pull the trigger? :confused:
 

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Not exactly sure what updates might entail...

If it's just streets and listings, I'm not paying for it. Not enough new construction in my area to have any real effect.

If would add functionality to the Nav system (OS Features, etc) than I'm sure I will pay for it. I'm a sucker for new toys.
 

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Did your letter give you any other information, such as a web sit where your (we) can look at it and find out what will be updated? Richard
 

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Not exactly sure what updates might entail...

If it's just streets and listings, I'm not paying for it. Not enough new construction in my area to have any real effect.

If would add functionality to the Nav system (OS Features, etc) than I'm sure I will pay for it. I'm a sucker for new toys.
I agree, I am going to wait tiill 2012....then I might wait till 2013 just in case 2012 is the end of rhe world:eek:
 

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When we were in the puirchase process, our dealer told us that they would update it for free. I'm going to have to go over that see if I can get anything accomplished as far as making them hold up a spoken, not written, part of a deal. Good thing I just got my gun back from having some mods done, just in case lol

Am I the only one that thinks paying for these updates is a little rediculous? The Nav unit in my mustang is a garmin based system and they send me an email everytime there is an update so I can download it and install it on my unit, for free.

$41 map update
 

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I've seen the ebay geniuses bid over what something cost elsewhere, don't be suprised if it ends up breaking $200.

I'm sure the price will come down more eventually.
 

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why would they want to pay $100+ at ebay while honda is selling 99 each!?
 

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I just bought my CT on Oct 22 (build date 09/10). Is it possible the 2011 maps are already installed? How could I check?
 

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I just bought my CT on Oct 22 (build date 09/10). Is it possible the 2011 maps are already installed? How could I check?
I have the same build date.

The version in my car is 4.81A

The latest version is 4.92.


(If you turn your car on, go to the rear hatch, you can eject and look at the DVD. It's under the right cargo compartment.)
 

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I have the same build date.

The version in my car is 4.81A

The latest version is 4.92.


(If you turn your car on, go to the rear hatch, you can eject and look at the DVD. It's under the right cargo compartment.)
OK, thanks! I didn't know that.
 

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We just got back from a 2.5K mile round trip to southern Kalifornia - first real road trip for the CT. I was quite disappointed in two things - the GPS took us to several businesses that had obviously been closed for several years, not to mention having us going in circles a time or two - making u-turns when not really needed, etc. Secondly, highway/Interstate mileage only @ 26mpg at 80 MPH with the CC on. I was really expecting @ 30+ MPG like the '04 Accord V6. Anyway - I was quite disappointed in the on-board GPS after using a Garmin 276C for years. When selecting routes, it would often give several choices that we essentially identical with no other options. At this point in technological development, I expect MUCH more. For what it costs, the factory GPS is a major POS in my opinion.
 

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We just got back from a 2.5K mile round trip to southern Kalifornia - first real road trip for the CT. I was quite disappointed in two things - the GPS took us to several businesses that had obviously been closed for several years, not to mention having us going in circles a time or two - making u-turns when not really needed, etc. Secondly, highway/Interstate mileage only @ 26mpg at 80 MPH with the CC on. I was really expecting @ 30+ MPG like the '04 Accord V6. Anyway - I was quite disappointed in the on-board GPS after using a Garmin 276C for years. When selecting routes, it would often give several choices that we essentially identical with no other options. At this point in technological development, I expect MUCH more. For what it costs, the factory GPS is a major POS in my opinion.
I agree a little with the Honda GPS. It’s not the best when compared to an after market GPS but when compared to original equipment GPS it's pretty good. Yes, it is a bit out dated when it comes to restaurants but in today's world, restaurants open and close like every other day.
Gas mileage at 80 mph 26 might be consider pretty good depending on head wind. The CT is beast as far as weight, at 4000 lbs compared to an accord at maybe 3000 lbs. You did pretty good, my last trip I got about 27 MPG going about 75.
 

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We just got back from a 2.5K mile round trip to southern Kalifornia - first real road trip for the CT. I was quite disappointed in two things - the GPS took us to several businesses that had obviously been closed for several years, not to mention having us going in circles a time or two - making u-turns when not really needed, etc. Secondly, highway/Interstate mileage only @ 26mpg at 80 MPH with the CC on. I was really expecting @ 30+ MPG like the '04 Accord V6. Anyway - I was quite disappointed in the on-board GPS after using a Garmin 276C for years. When selecting routes, it would often give several choices that we essentially identical with no other options. At this point in technological development, I expect MUCH more. For what it costs, the factory GPS is a major POS in my opinion.

I think that MPG is pretty great considering the size and type of vehicle you are driving (and how fast you were driving it).


As far as the multiple routes, I have found that sometimes the "Maximize Highways" and "Direct Route" and "Easy Route" (or whatever they are named) are often the same... for obvious reasons.


With all that said, OEM nav systems often lack compared to the latest aftermarket units mainly because 1) The development time means OEM units are often not state-of-the-art and 2) Aftermarket manufacturers have to push the envelope and come out with bigger and greater all the time just to compete in the market place.



Like any GPS, I use mine to help me in foreign areas in finding my way back to the interstate, or a specific address, etc... but with anything, I always have to stay alert and use my head. It's not uncommon to look out the windshield and see signs for a closer on-ramp then the one the GPS is taking me to.
 

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With all that said, OEM nav systems often lack compared to the latest aftermarket units mainly because 1) The development time means OEM units are often not state-of-the-art and 2) Aftermarket manufacturers have to push the envelope and come out with bigger and greater all the time just to compete in the market place.
The technology and usability of my 6 or 7 year old Garmin unit is WAY better than the Honda OEM unit, at about 1/3 the cost. My bad for not trying the Honda unit before buying!!
 
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