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Old 12-11-2012, 08:16 AM   #1
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upon getting a new truck and this being my first time buying a truck of this amount of money, 40+ thousand bucks I want to get all of the features I want in the truck and really not have to do anything to it so I am making sure I get everything I want in the truck. My question as far as navigation and one that comes in the truck vs the portable ones is are there any major advantages of one over the other? I know cost is a huge difference and the portable ones would cost wayyyyyyyyy less. I just think that it would look so much better to have the nav built in vs having to have a mount for the portable one and take it in and out of the vehicle possibly sometimes if you don't want it in there during summer and winters maybe.

I guess a vehicle that expensive, and sort of a luxury type truck in the gmc sierra denali it almost seems that too much added to the truck will take away from it's luster, so having a portable gps IMO might just do a little of that. So just wondering what's you guys take if you have an experience with a built in vs the portable. Me deciding to not go with the Nav built in could save help me actually get into the truck faster; as I have been searching for ones with Nav but I still might want to get the built in.
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I've read reports of some areas where any visible indication (dash mounts, suction cup rings on windshield etc) that a portable GPS has been used in a vehicle significantly increases the likelihood of someone breaking into the vehicle in the hope the GPS is concealed under the seat or in a console.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:29 PM   #3
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I've read reports of some areas where any visible indication (dash mounts, suction cup rings on windshield etc) that a portable GPS has been used in a vehicle significantly increases the likelihood of someone breaking into the vehicle in the hope the GPS is concealed under the seat or in a console.
and i surely don't need that. I can't stand a thief!!!!!

but not sure I would have the pod for it mounted up high on the dashboard or on the side near the radio console if I got a portable one
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The bottom line is that when the NAV needs to be updated - the suction cup mount - disposable version costs almost as much to update as to replace.

The indash model would either self update or would need to go back to the dealership.

In the near future, NAV systems are going to be intergral with all new cars - will be like getting an AM radio standard with a new car...
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The bottom line is that when the NAV needs to be updated - the suction cup mount - disposable version costs almost as much to update as to replace.

The indash model would either self update or would need to go back to the dealership.

In the near future, NAV systems are going to be intergral with all new cars - will be like getting an AM radio standard with a new car...
yeah im just going to not spend that extra 2000 bucks that the dealership wants and just use my smartfone when I upgrade to one in March or sooner. Also I might want to change the deck out in the truck in the future and would just get one with a nice built in NAV .
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