Originally Posted by Vestra01
The one saving grace to all this is that the system is still quite buggy from personal experience...takes forever to index a Zune HD, an Apple iPod Classic fares better but on the other hand doesn't display all the cover art, the system still slows down and occasionally requires a fuse pull and master reset. From what I've read these bugs ripple through to the NAV portion as well and a lot of folks on these forums complain that a Garmin is still better than the MFT NAV. Maybe by the time ford fixes all the bugs, they will also decide to allow us to unlock NAV post sale as well. The other upside to using a Garmin is that you don't have to worry about map updates and can use the MFT screen to look at other info while the Garmin handles NAV. Integrated NAV is pretty though and does mean less windshield clutter. I hope Ford is listening to us on these forums!.........Here's an idea..Ford should actually work with Garmin to make MFT especially the NAV portion very NUVI like...Garmin's PND OS is also very stable and reliable....this would be sweet. They don't necessarily have to dump Windows Auto, becuase I'm sure that Garmin has apps that run on Windows Embedded...I remember running Garmin GPS apps on an old Dell Axim PocketPC.
I mean, there are definite benefits to using a standalone GPS unit, but there are obvious benefits of using the built-in nav too. I'd really love to use my 8" screen for the navigation, in addition to the SYNC system. I don't use voice navigation (I turn off the voices), but I like the MFT system (outside of the various bugs).
If I can't get it to work (I'm going to call Ford again today), I'm going to return the module and buy a standalone GPS. I paid $1050 for this module and SD card, so if I buy a standalone for $250 I'm still *pretty* far ahead lol