Originally Posted by nmcampbell
I got my car 1/15/08 with idrive. It's my first car with a nav system, much less the "idrive" type arrangement. So while I don't have something to compare it to like the rest of you, I've found it to be easy to use and have no gripes. I'm sure there's better systems but I can't think of anything I would want differently. The screen location is great (as compared to my wife's MB which forces you to really take your eyes off the road), brightness is good, system works fast enough, even with my ipod. No complaints here.
UPDATE: After taking my car to the dealer today and getting post break-in oil change and the alarm activated, I was driving home with my kiddo....due to the rains here in SoCal, of course everyone is driving like crap, lots of accidents. Nav really helped me avoid some delays and I also used the POI on the fly to find a Panda Express to keep the kids happy. I'm liking it more and more each day.