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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone put a aftermarket navigation system in their Z? Something like a Carin - http://www.carin.com or something similar??

After seeing the MB's and Acura navigation units, they seem like a nice feautre...ok....a nice TOY. [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 01:13 PM
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Jason,

I saw one of these units on Ken Kings car when I was in Detroit last week. He didn't have it completely hooked up yet but it looked pretty cool. I'll try to contact Ken and see if I can get him to comment.
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thanks frank! that would be cool.
wonder if he has any pics of the unit installed in the car???
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I really like the earthmate and street atlas V.8.0 by delorme running on a notebook computer for its ability to move to any vehicle I am in. It is not a "built in" like you are seeking but it works so well.
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I like getting lost in my Z. That way I can drive like I stole it to get found again. [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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I'm still waiting for the General to put an electronic compass in our rearview mirror....my mid '80's Dodge minivan had one, but I never used a minivan for road rallys! [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] Maybe we'll finally see an electronic compass in our beloved Covettes in the '02 model....Zippy's hoping!

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i probably won't get lost a whole lot in the Z, but after driving with one, they are really neat toys. And the Carin unit is really sweet [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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I have been thinking about the Magellan 750M it portable to another car incase an 02-3 strikes your fancy. I have no sence of direction so a compass wouldent help. Ric
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Hey guys,

Forgive me for invading your forum, but when I smoke some of you at the track, I want to be able to say "I READ YOUR FORUM YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS!" (extra credit for those who know where that comes from).

Anyways, I am a big GPS geek... I am partial to the Garmin stuff... I have a GPS III and a III+, and I just got a StreetPilot III. The StreetPilot is awesome. It gives you voice prompts when you are driving, it will auto-calculate routes for you. If you miss a turn, it will auto-recalc your route for you. It's about $800 (or so), and it comes with software. You can create routes on your computer and upload it to your GPS... definitely the very best of the portable GPS's.

If I were going for a permanent GPS, I'd get one of the stereos that has an LCD display that flips up and out and hook it to a GPS in the trunk. Back when I was looking, the Alpine was the "one to have" back then, but I bet there are more that are better now.

I'd recommend the StreetPilot III. Got a good deal on mine from www.cyber-marine.com
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I have a GPS in my M5 and love to listen to the women "bitch" when I take a different route than the computer wants me to, I was hoping for a Notzie (I am a Notzie so I can say that) women to start yelling at me in German for making a wrong turn, and then spank me....., sorry wrong Forum. [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
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On 2001-04-17 04:42, MrViperGTS spewed forth this drivel:
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YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS!" (extra credit for those who know where that comes from).

Would that be Patton?
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