Wow, that is crazy! Looks like it is going to be an aftermarket system!This project will run you about $1400 - $2000 depending how OEM you want to get. It also, is very time consuming. That price is the DIY price too so if you have someone else do it then you're probably looking at $2400 - $3000.
I was just wanting to know an idea of what it would cost and work involved to be thorough. I have already contacted Charles about his compas-nav cn-m5 and plan to purchase it but I wouldn't be myself if I didn't completely do the research. Thanks for the info... Now I have to choose a dealer to installWow, that is crazy! Looks like it is going to be an aftermarket system!
thing is with the Garmin and such is that most people don't use them and they are put away in the glove box or center console like mine isMy advice. Don't waste your time and money. I have the OEM version of Nav in my 2013 Sonata and it is not worth the money. I wouldn't have gotten it if I had to do it over. Plus the updates are unconscionable at about $200 or more.
You can get a Garmin down at WalMart for about $160 and mount it on a "beanbag" that will sit very nicely in front of you that has many more features than the grossly overpriced original equipment unit. The beanbag is about $18 and works great. I essentially ignore the original equipment one except in town. The only really useful feature is the back-up camera.
Most of the time with local streets one already knows the route. It is when you don't know where you are going that you need a good GPS.thing is with the Garmin and such is that most people don't use them and they are put away in the glove box or center console like mine is
I would think if it is in the dash and turns on with the car its in your face and you would use it more even just to know the local streets and the location of you car
That's OK, but the Garmin will hold a charge for a long time without being recharged. And frankly, I don't think the beanbag is particularly "ugly." Getting to where I am going is paramount. I know what a good GPS should do in that I previously owned a 2013 Santa Fe and its Nav was quite good. I was very disappointed with the Nav in my new Sonata. The photos of the 2014 I have seen in the brochure seem to have addressed the problem. But I haven't seen one in person.This is as clean as you can get it I think when using a Garmin. I had a female cigarette lighter adaptor hard wired to the ignition and then dremeled the very corner of the assembly with the light dimmer on it which pops out very easily. The unit is attached to the vent with a little clip on vent attachment off Ebay that was 6 bucks; just had to turn it sideways and it stays quite well. No issues even with hard driving. It turns on and off with the car and is not anywhere on the dash with ugly wires. Good as it gets in my opinion without getting a uNavi upgrade. I was actually going to start a new thread with these photos for people that want to use a Garmin but not with all the ugly variation of bean bag mats and wires.
I do not have a Hybrid so no real experience with this. My guess is that all of the climate control functions (heater, ac, seats, etc) are electric. So the "remote start" is for those features, not the engine.question...and not trying to be a smarta**.
how does a remote start work on a hybrid? the gas engine doesn't really start when you push the button, does it? what are you gaining? no heat, because the engine isn't getting warm...and i thought the A/C shuts off when sitting still anyways in these things. i have a co-worker who has the highlander hybrid. once he is in, he touches the button...no engine starts..but all the gauges come to life, as does the radio. he shifts gears..and it's still not running until he starts moving forward and up to a certain speed.
Cars are smarter than me. I still walk outside without my keys sometimes.I do not have a Hybrid so no real experience with this. My guess is that all of the climate control functions (heater, ac, seats, etc) are electric. So the "remote start" is for those features, not the engine.
Also I know on vehicles like the Chevy Volt, the remote start prewarms the batteries so that they are are optimal temperature, giving you the best range while driving.
Hybrid owners correct me if I am wrong here...:mellow: