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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-27-2008, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Alternatives to the Mazda 3 OEM navigation system

You want navigation in your car and don't mind paying an ear and an eyeball for the stock navigation system (in reality, $2000+), be my guest and ignore this thread! Also, enjoy your stick figured roads!



Benefits:
1) It's already in the car when you bought it, just sign and drive... hehe.
2) The wonderful control stick next to the shifter (I wish I had that )
3) If something goes wrong, take it to the dealer and bitch that you sold your ear and need to wear an eyepatch for this and want it fixed!

Bene-nots:
1) Expensive as I already eluded to
2) Some people say it's subpar to Garmins, but that's all opinion.
3) Depending on when you bought the car, an update is probably available these days, and you can't just download it.

So, with the demand high in aftermarket solutions for navigation systems, a lot of us are willing to hold off on the stock navigation (prices usually being the big factor), and wait for another solution that's cheaper. Well, here are some solutions:

OEM-knockoff Navigation popup screen (Motorized) w/ Garmin Unit in Glovebox - Cost: apprx $1000





Links here: OEM Screen, Garmin Unit


Japanparts.com Navigation Mount/Tray (Manual Operation) & Coolnavi 700 (or similar) - Cost: apprx $700

[img width=480 height=360]http://coolnavi.bpr-solutions.net/images/mz3int-cn6.jpg[/img]



Links here:JapanParts OEM Nav Manual Mount, Coolnavi 700

Double-din navigation solutions with radio and multimedia extras - Cost: approx $1100



Single-din motorized pop out Screen with Navigation features - Cost: varies, but usually $700-1500.



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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 05:20 AM
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Re: Alternatives to Mazda 3 OEM navigation systems

Can i add a navigation like brain to any in dash unit, like is there a universal brain for any unit.

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Re: Alternatives to Mazda 3 OEM navigation systems

yeah let me find a better picture then that and get back to you lol


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Re: Alternatives to Mazda 3 OEM navigation systems

doesnt factory nav cost upwards of $2000


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Re: Alternatives to Mazda 3 OEM navigation systems

yeah it does... I'll add that info to the top as well hey admin's sticky this puppy ;-)


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Re: Alternatives to the Mazda 3 OEM navigation system

BUT do they make a universal brain thing u can use with any monitor
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Re: Alternatives to the Mazda 3 OEM navigation system

you mean for GPS? Yeah, it's in the OEM-knockoff solution already


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Re: Alternatives to the Mazda 3 OEM navigation system

fitment on that one pioneer is terrible


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Re: Alternatives to the Mazda 3 OEM navigation system

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fitment on that one pioneer is terrible
+1 but to each their own! at least the colors not wayyy off the rest of the dash


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Re: Alternatives to the Mazda 3 OEM navigation system

this is such a hard choice! i like the stock but after seeing the cool navi installed i was impressed! i also like crazyitalian's navi in his car too dam it i dont know which one i want!
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