I like Ray's point. I have been reading car magazines for over 10 years and I remember when iDrive came out and how much people HATED it. It took a very long time for car companies to perfect (and some might even argue they still havent perfected it) the ability to integrate multiple systems.I love the nav and I'm glad it doesn't lump every function into the nav screen. I HATE having to switch back and forth from menu to menu (my Lexus RX330 is like this), this is also the complaint of BMW's i-drive controller. It's nice to have a dedicated button for a function. The Sonata's nav is easy to operate and worth the price of admission to me. Plus I don't have to worry about wires being plugged in, the suction cup falling off the windshield, the smaller screens of portable units or my cubbies being occupied. I've upgraded my 2004 Lexus nav 2 times easily with a disc, so that shouldn't be an issue for future updates with the Sonata. Updating portable nav units requires downloading programs to a computer then hoping they upload into the nav and it works correctly. Ask me about my $1200.00 Magellan! YMMV.
My XM Nav Traffic trial stopped about 2 days after buying the car. It is meant to be a 90 day free trial, so after numerous calls to XM (including receiving a bill for the trial period!) I now have the 90 day free trial back. You just need to be persistent and be aware that each time you call they will attempt to get you to sign up to a subscription.I am bummed that my XM Nav Traffic trial offer was seemingly less than a week which I missed out on. Had I was given a real chance to test out that feature, it might have convinced me to sign up for XM Radio although I rarely listen to it now on my current 3 month trial run.
i'm glad nobody said the nav will give a better resale value to the car. it won't.
navs only increase resale value for true luxury cars. not sonatas.
but in the end, it's not just the nav you get.
there's a lot more that comes with the nav.
Sun Roof and Nav will increase resale or trade in value, certainly not dollar for dollar but it sure will.