I am picking up a 2011 LR2 this week and unfortunately a factory NAV is not an option (Dealer quoted $5k to install after purchase). I found this thread and I am highly interested in installing a Magellan 1700 or 9055.
I do not need the bluetooth capabity of the NAV as it is instaled on the vehicle with the satalite radio so I don't know if it is worth it to go with the 9055. I was hoping to get some feedback on the reliablity of the 1700 installs on this page and if you would still recomend now a few years down the line. Especially because it does not appear that you can reverse the install once you take the plunge.
Also I was hoping to see if anyone performed the install with the 1700 or 9055 with a backup camera. I was not planning on using the Magellan wireless camera, as I hear wireless can be less than relaible and the picture quality wasn't great. I was going to attempt to instal a BOYO VTL375HD HD Rear View Camera and hard wire into the Magelan NAV.
Please let me know if anyone has attempted an install of the 1700 or 9055 with a hard wired back-up camera.
Thank you for your help on this matter.
After a year I haven't had any problems with the 1700. There was an issue where maybe once a month, the unit wouldn't shut off when I turned the car off. I performed a software update (so easy with the USB cable in the glovebox), and for the past couple months it hasn't happened since. It wasn't a huge deal, you would just have to turn the ACC on and off and it would turn off.
Navigation works as expected. If you are coming from a smaller unit, you'll notice that the map movement isn't silky smooth when rotating/zooming. It's not a big deal, but something I noticed. Saving locations to the quick menu is great.
I tend to keep it on mute. The volume at high volumes isn't great. It also seems to give audio directions more frequently than my other unit. For example, if I get on I-95 and am going to be on it for 100 miles, just tell me when there are big splits. It seems to be ringing all the time for smaller exits. I wish I could turn off voice navigation and just have the bell for turns. Again, not a big deal.
Bottom line, if it is between spending $5K or $400, it is a no-brainer. From what I've heard from dealer reps themselves, is that their navigation systems "are a piece of crap." DVD based, and expensive for upgrade discs.