Posts tagged "navigation"

Today's Rant: 2013 Ford Escape navigation

Today's Rant: 2013 Ford Escape navigation
I’m hoping it was just a glitch in the test car. If not, Ford has a serious problem on its hands. During the test week, the navigation in the all-new Ford Escape was not only underwhelming but also picky. The first time I noticed the cranky temperament, I was trying to enter an address on... Read more »

Today's Rave: 2013 Subaru Legacy tech features

Today's Rave: 2013 Subaru Legacy tech features
A couple of my tweeps are giving my current car du jour some hard knocks. They’re calling it dull and cheap, and they’re saying it’s way too expensive for what it is. They’re even recommending that you should buy a BMW or Audi instead. Um. Really? I think they kind of missed the point. The... Read more »

Photo gallery: 2012 Kia Rio Sedan

One of the best compact cars I’ve driven this summer is the 2013 Kia Rio Sedan. Actually, it might be one of the best cars I’ve driven this year. It has a lot of value packed into a base price of $13,600, including Bluetooth connectivity, USB port and steering wheel audio controls. And if you... Read more »
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Today's Rave: Ford Taurus nav screen

Today's Rave: Ford Taurus nav screen
OK, I’m a sucker for shiny objects. There. I just admitted it outright. Which is why I positively loved the nav screen on the Ford Taurus. I was dropping my sister off for work, traversing the underground maze that is lower Wacker and Michigan. I always get lost in the underground maze. So, when I... Read more »

Today's Rant: OnStar + Nav = #Fail

Today's Rant: OnStar + Nav = #Fail
OK, I want to start by saying I love OnStar. And, I also love having an in-car navigation system complete with 4-color map. But, when it comes to General Motors vehicles, I recommend that you get one or the other. Not both. I recently drove the Buick Regal, and it had both OnStar and a... Read more »

Today's Rave: Dodge Grand Caravan nav images

At first I thought the sprawl of white streets on the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan navigation system was a bit intimidating. But once I actually engaged the system and it gave me directions, it was a different story. The level of detail was phenomenal — from the arrows directing you to the lanes you should... Read more »
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Today's Rant: Jaguar XKR home screen

Today's Rant: Jaguar XKR home screen
There is so much to love about this car; it pains me to complain at all. I mean 510 horsepower. Plush leather seats. Instantaneous acceleration. Fast cornering. And just the all-around cool factor of the car itself. So, what possibly could I complain about? The home screen on the info system. The presentation is just... Read more »

Really? Really. Subaru Outback nav system proves difficult

I consider myself to be a fairly intelligent person. And I can usually figure something out if I stick with it long enough. But there are those cases, occasionally, that I just can’t figure it out. In those few instances I have to RTFM. So, when I couldn’t figure out how to deal with the... Read more »