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Why Entune is going to suck ...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by seligman, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Sep 3, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    seligman

    seligman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This will be a running list of reasons why Entune is going to suck...

    1. Entune will cost $1050 according to Toyota sources.
    http://www.freep.com/article/20110824/BUSINESS01/108240329/Camry-aims-younger-crowd

    2. Entune requires a subscription fee after the first 3 years.

    3. Entune's GPS navigation uses two databases for points of interest (POI's). These POI's are the gas stations, restaurants, banks, hotels, movie theaters, etc, etc. The internal database only has 1 million POI's!!! I bought a cheap Magellan GPS a few years ago for $99 which came preloaded with 6 million POI's. Toyota engineer confirms roughly 1 million POI's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D08qUirYMM0 That's pathetic! You might think no big deal, but unlike Prius and Camry owners, we take our Tacomas into the mountains and deserts where often times no cell phone coverage exists. Those 15 million POI's from Bing won't be available.
     
  2. Sep 3, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    xJuice

    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    How many McDonalds and Subways do you think you're going to be looking for in the desert anyhow?
     
  3. Sep 3, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    Then don't buy it and don't involve yourself in conversation regarding it. :facepalm:
     
  4. Sep 3, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    Don't make me start broskie. :rolleyes:

    On a serious note, how many vehicles come with a stereo/navi system the consumer is truly happy with? Isn't that what Best Buy is for? :D
     
  5. Sep 3, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    My buddy's truck battery went bad in the desert once. He barely got it started. The Magellan located an auto parts store an hour away.
    We had no cell phone reception when this happened and would have been screwed without the GPS.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    The closest that I have found to being a good factory in dash navi system is the one that Acura puts in their new MDX. It's effective and fairly easy to navigate the menus to find what you're looking for.

    That said the best GPS i have used from a function and ease of use standpoint, for an extended period of time is a $99 garmin nuvi. However a built-in system would be nice to have
     
  7. Sep 3, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    Best Buy still exists? LOL Try the product in store then buy it online where it is cheaper...that's the only thing they are good for
     
  8. Sep 3, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    dYL0n

    dYL0n ระดับอาวุโส สมาชิกอาวุโส

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    ok then don't get it. no big deal.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    You mad bro?
     
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