I have a 2006 Odyssey and I received a letter asking if I wanted to buy the GPS DVD update for $149. The car navi is not as easy to use as my handheld but I know I always have it in that car if I do need it. Any pros and cons would be helpful. Thanks.
You could buy a 13XX or 14XX Garmin model from someplace like Amazon for less than $149 with the latest maps and get all the updated POIs from POI Factory.
Check for last year's update from the dealer. They probably have 3 or 4 on the shelf and willing to deal.
I would really like to buy another GPS however the in-car GPS, although it is not the easiest thing to find POIs, is built in and has voice commands and a really big screen.
If you like it and you use it and if it is woefully out-of-date, then I think it would be worth updating. If you don't like to use it, or don't use it often because it is not user-friendly, then I don't think it would be worth $149 to update.
There are some things I like about my in-car GPS and some things I don't like. The large screen is a big plus and I can use it like a paper map with its interactive mode much easier than I can my TomTom. On the other hand, I like my TomTom's IQ routing much better than some of the routes the car's GPS has chosen. I also like my Android Google Map traffic better than what I get on my car's GPS.
I will eventually update my car's GPS, when the maps get so out of date as to be a hindrance, but that is a few years off for me.
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