In Reply to: Re: Xenons and Nav are no-brainers...shades depend posted by Gregg on July 05, 2000 at 21:18:49:
: : Fox
: Amen to A/C'd wheel! Agree with everything except: if in dash CD is truly available (?) but only w/o nav as some have reported, would take any day over nav, but that's just me. I can do w/o nav-- Never lost to date to extent nav would have been anything more than nice or convenient but would like one think both should be available TOGETHER, and I think changers are a b.s. approach to sound systems/and cassette is 70s technology at best and should only be avaialble in conjunction with a standard CD like some mfgrs do (or as an option instead of CD--such as for novel "readers"). Again just MO, but pretty strongly so on the CD.
I should clarify that, like other responders below indicate, I realize that the NAV is good for much more than "just when lost..."--and I would in particular miss the automatic venting--but still am a big audio buff and would vote for the CD. Really find the past CD arrangements rediculous, a pain and expensive. It is also incredibly rediculous that (like on the E46) NAV and CD are not available together as any near 21st century technolgy would permit. If CD truly is not available with nav (as appears is the case judging from Canadian comments)--regardless of the fact I would agree that the existing dash "architecture" to the casual observer would indeed not seem to be (at least easily) able to accomodate both--it appears to continue to be marketing/ game-playing/ parts dept support. It would have taken nothing, repeat nothing, to design the dash from the get-go with both systems in mind (PLUS the outdated cassette for that matter!). Sorry for ranting!