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Old 01-23-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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2013 Focus Titanium. NAV or Not

I'm going in tomorrow to pick up a Performance Blue '13 Titanium and wondering if I should upgrade to the Sync NAV. I am already getting all options except NAV.... Just wondering if anyone with a smart phone recommends just using the phone or is the navigation system "in the way" of the Sync MFT system?

BTW also wanted to know what others are paying for 2013 Titaniums, I am picking mine up for 23,000.


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Old 01-23-2013, 10:43 PM   #2
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I went with nav and fully loaded (including the handling package and the extra $300 for the "special" paint) minus the park assist. I went with nav because I don't have data on my phone and I thought it could come in handy to have it.

I paid $25,500 all in for mine (Canadian)


Edit: Sticker was $31,000 or so
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:46 PM   #3
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I'm going in tomorrow to pick up a Performance Blue '13 Titanium and wondering if I should upgrade to the Sync NAV. I am already getting all options except NAV.... Just wondering if anyone with a smart phone recommends just using the phone or is the navigation system "in the way" of the Sync MFT system?

BTW also wanted to know what others are paying for 2013 Titaniums, I am picking mine up for 23,000.
My parents have Nav on their escape and it works really nice, I love that you can look up fuel stations and get up to date prices.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:46 PM   #4
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NAV runs like crap on these. Use your phone. paid 23 for my 12 in august 2011. sounds about right
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I have data on my phone and I think I just answered my own question, I use Waze which is a social navigation app that uses other users speed and input to re-route around "slow" areas of your commute.

Can you download apps onto the Sync system? Since it's Microsoft and all...

I just checked Google currency and 25,500 Canadian is 25,492.35 in U.S. dollars. Thanks.
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I did not get the NAV and honestly do not miss it! I have a TomTom but have not used that much.

I do use allot of the Turn-By-Turn directions via Sync. Works great! I have the Sync Destinations app on iPhone with all my saved points. If I need to use them or something new, I shoot it over to Sync from the phone. Than once in the car I go to Sync services and it downloads the directions to the car.

The only down side is if you go off the down loaded route. It will than ask you if you want to update the route and then go through the down load process again. Obviously not as fast as my TomTom if I change my route.
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I did not get the NAV and honestly do not miss it! I have a TomTom but have not used that much.

I do use allot of the Turn-By-Turn directions via Sync. Works great! I have the Sync Destinations app on iPhone with all my saved points. If I need to use them or something new, I shoot it over to Sync from the phone. Than once in the car I go to Sync services and it downloads the directions to the car.

The only down side is if you go off the down loaded route. It will than ask you if you want to update the route and then go through the down load process again. Obviously not as fast as my TomTom if I change my route.
That's one of the reasons I've never used it. I. Can use the navigation on my phone and connect via Bluetooth and get the same turn by turn instructions with out having to worry about logging into sync and downloading the route or having to redownloading if I go off the planned route.
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That's one of the reasons I've never used it. I. Can use the navigation on my phone and connect via Bluetooth and get the same turn by turn instructions with out having to worry about logging into sync and downloading the route or having to redownloading if I go off the planned route.
That is absurd...downloading the route? What MFT are you using lol it takes all of five seconds and redirects quicker than my galaxy and i love the navi on the galaxy. No signal issues whatsoever where the stupid phone would have signal issues sometimes locking onto gps.

Notice how the only people saying not to get it are the ones WITHOUT it...coming from someone with the nav and who owned also owned an mk3 without because i thou gg t it would be a.waste....the nav is so much better!

Let me clear the air here and say that sync services navigation SUCKS. I can have a poi or destination spoken, searched, or typed in within the span of one minute but that retarded sync services takes forever and 60000 menus to go through to Enter a destination.

Botoom line, are you going to buy a 27,000 premium car with a huge mft screen and skip navi? That's like buying a tent and gear but hiking with sandals

If your gonna settle without navi don't waste the money on MFT period...
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That is absurd...downloading the route? What MFT are you using lol it takes all of five seconds and redirects quicker than my galaxy and i love the navi on the galaxy. No signal issues whatsoever where the stupid phone would have signal issues sometimes locking onto gps.

Notice how the only people saying not to get it are the ones WITHOUT it...coming from someone with the nav and who owned also owned an mk3 without because i thou gg t it would be a.waste....the nav is so much better!

Let me clear the air here and say that sync services navigation SUCKS. I can have a poi or destination spoken, searched, or typed in within the span of one minute but that retarded sync services takes forever and 60000 menus to go through to Enter a destination.

Botoom line, are you going to buy a 27,000 premium car with a huge mft screen and skip navi? That's like buying a tent and gear but hiking with sandals

If your gonna settle without navi don't waste the money on MFT period...
Not sure if I confused you or not but I was talking using my phone over sync. I don't use the sync services for navi (downloading the route, etc). It's a waste of time when you have a phone that does the same thing better.

That said I do like the MFT better than using my phone, less clutter of positioning a phone and looking at a small screen, the navi works really well with voice control and I like the added information from points of interest, (landmarks, gas prices, atm locations, etc).
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I got the Nav. Love it. Wouldn't have it any other way.
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