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      12-07-2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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Why do I need factory fitted sat nav in my car?

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It's a lot more than satnav.. tell you alot about your car from service required, travel info, points of interest bla bla, lots more than just satnav guidance. Once You use it you'll find it hard to go back to the older dash..
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Why???

Firstly so your car doesn't look so "basic"

Secondly because it's far more than just a sat Nav. It's a whole command unit.

It's 2012 Bruv, even my 118d loaner had one...
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I couldnt live without mine, but i do 40k a year.
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Keep using your smart phone attached to a sucker on your windscreen.

We will keep using our residual value keeping built in Sat-Nav's LOL
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the BMW live drive is amazing but just for satnav is pointless. I use a brodit mount and bracket which gives hard wired power and all the toys the idrive nearly gives.

The fact is cars with the units are more desirable next time when buying I will certainly consider it just cause of resale
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I used to do 35k a year 15 years ago. did not need sat nav to find the M25, M6, M1 etc
I know where all the motorways are but when i visit a different new destination so many times a week all over the country i need a sat nav. Having a built in one with all the added benefits is great, i wouldn't have a car without it.
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I never had it on my 09 325d had it in the 335d on an 08 plate and found it shit so used the phone more. It does help the resale value though more I believe
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On a 1 series I can't see it making much difference in the grand scheme of things to be fair. Not everyone uses nav. My 58 m3 has got it and its just as crap as the 335
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Ah, yes. Have you ever heard the dealer statement at trade in time, "extras are for your benefit and enjoyment, however we may not be able to sell the car with these extra's to someone else so your trade in is worth so much less.

dxb335d thinks I have gone to the moon. Just want to tell the dealer no because? or yes because?
You don't have to give the stealer a reason just simply Say no I don't want it. End of.
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You do have a point man.... unfortunately suckers like me will pay a premium for gadgets...even gimmicky ones...damn... even for cars and motorbikes I dont need

A few years ago I could never grasp what people meant by middle age crisis ....now I know what its all about
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Understand that but is it worth 0,000's. I came from Cumbria to London and used my iPhone app for the last 5 miles of the journey.
I see where you are coming from but after using a tom tom for years its so much nicer having one built in even though its not as good as the tom tom.
All the other bits that come with the idrive system are good though, and it just looks better than a car without it.
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