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I have a 2006 V70 R and 2004 XC 90 T6 without Nav - I asked at the dealer - and they recommend against getting it - apparently because Volvo or Ford forgot about the 3 western Canadian provinces and portions of the the northern plains in the US - could this possibly be true? <p>
 

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I do not have any exp with Volvo nav systems...but I can tell you right now for the price that they will quote you to put them in, it is not worth it.....<p>Look at the Tom Tom systems etc.... <br>That is what i would do if I didnt have MS streets and tips in my car
 

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there are many other (cheaper) alternatives to the factory NAV.<p>I, like Copeland, use a laptop with MS Streets and a Deluo GPS receiver whenever I am doing long distance and its perfect. The only thing I paid for was the $40 receiver (no monthly fees).<br>
 

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I have an '05 with nav and after stateside delivery last fall(osd car), my dealer got me the new dvd from navteq--I think it's dated '05--that was supposed to have "major" updates for Canada. <br> <br>There's probably an '06 update too--you can check with navteq web site, but I will take a look at my system and see how it looks for Alta. & BC.<p>Still, the dealer installed cost is so high it's likely not worth it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> Even the factory installed cost is pretty ridiculous compared to some of the fine looking portable units like Tom-Tom and some of the new, little Garmins.<p>Still, it's kinda handy to have that thing pop right out of the dash on those rare occasions when you need it. I think very highly of the software--it's pretty darn good. About the only time it gets fooled is when streets have been closed (pedestrian malls, etc.) lately--that happened a LOT in Europe where many towns have gone pedestrian friendly.<p>PS: FWIW, I checked my system and it seems pretty familar with W. Canada. I asked it to do me routes to W. Edmonton Mall, Alta., Cold Lake Indian Reservation, Alta. and the Prince Rupert airport, BC. All of those were in the facilities list (along with gas stations, etc., etc.) and routes were cranked out quickly. To Prince Rupert from Portland it routed me up Vancouver Island via 2 ferries and 976 mi. but when I put in the "no ferries" route restriction it quickly re-routed me via the interior and Prince George for 1248 mi.! <p>Seems to know its way around in BC and Alberta. I didn't try any Sas. destinations because I don't know any places in Saskatchewan (being a left coast guy)!! I think that's what you wanted to know though.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by willyjp at 1:44 PM 6-12-2006</i>
 

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Or you can not be like Phuz and and actually buy the program with the reciever for $100.00 rather than STEAL the OS from a bit torrent. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>j/k I think MS has enough money....<p><IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j267/GhawiJ/Photo_042006_002.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>You can always look on ebay too.... I believe there is someone still trying to sell an OEM Volvo nav unit for like 1,500....but is it worth it...thats not including install etc... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Joerg</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have a 2006 V70 R and 2004 XC 90 T6 without Nav - I asked at the dealer - and they recommend against getting it - apparently because Volvo or Ford forgot about the 3 western Canadian provinces and portions of the the northern plains in the US - could this possibly be true? <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is possibly true, yes. I don't know about "forgetting", but it is possible that it was just not mapped.<p>I agree with the above...do not get the factory nav as an add-on (for $4k or so). I would do one of the following:<p>1) Get a portable unit like Tom-Tom, Magellan, etc.<br>2) Replace the factory stereo with a double din screen and integrated navigation system.<br>3) Replace the factory stereo with a single din, popout screen and integrated navigation system.<br>4) Add an aftermarket integrated nav system, and use the factory screen location (or at least the raise / lower housing) to house the screen, and keep the original stereo. This will require much custom work, but be super cool.<p>The stock nav is ok, but not $4k great!
 

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I'd actually like to sell the OEM Nav in my 06 S60R not because I don't like it but because I want to put in an Pioneer AVIC Z1 unit. Any takers?? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Nav System (Joerg)

Check out <A HREF="http://www.navteq.com." TARGET="_blank">http://www.navteq.com.</A> Coverage information should be provided there.
 
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