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Factory Nav, Visteon or Aftermarket?

So I think I've found the 2011 F250 Lariat I want to purchase. It has everything I want, except for Nav... All of the other trucks with nav have a lot of options I'd rather not pay for.

The dealer gave me a few options:

1. Factory nav installed. A little over $3k.
2. Visteon unit - supposed to integrate with everything from Ford including Sync, bluetooth, etc. - $2100
3. Pioneer installed by dealer - Won't work with sync & requires own bluetooth mic. $2300

Or I could just get something installed on my own for probably $1400 after my 6 month Sirius trial expires.

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I'd probably go with #2. Because I already have a GPS, and Ford Sync is pretty awesome...

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The Visteon unit will also include nav. Just seems like a lot of money for a non-brand name unit that is also not the factory unit.....


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The Visteon unit will also include nav. Just seems like a lot of money for a non-brand name unit that is also not the factory unit.....
...it's a lot of money for a hyped up GPS. I opted out of a Nav, I'll spend the $3000 on a $300 GPS, $500 air bag set, $75 air filter, $150 winter front... you get where I'm going with this.
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...it's a lot of money for a hyped up GPS. I opted out of a Nav, I'll spend the $3000 on a $300 GPS, $500 air bag set, $75 air filter, $150 winter front... you get where I'm going with this.
Totally understand. From the factory the nav is only $1875 extra, but still a chunk of change. I had a touchscreen unit in my '09 Ram 1500 and it was nice to have - so pretty....


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Totally understand. From the factory the nav is only $1875 extra, but still a chunk of change. I had a touchscreen unit in my '09 Ram 1500 and it was nice to have - so pretty....
$1875...you're really getting ripped off, I can buy almost double the aftermarket stuff than you
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$1875 is the price on the sticker if you get nav on your truck. I opted for a truck without nav. If you want an aftermarket unit to work with the existing mic, backup camera, steering wheels controls, and nav antenna then it requires quite a few adapters.... You won't get out much cheaper with a similar unit/functionality.


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$1875 is the price on the sticker if you get nav on your truck. I opted for a truck without nav. If you want an aftermarket unit to work with the existing mic, backup camera, steering wheels controls, and nav antenna then it requires quite a few adapters.... You won't get out much cheaper with a similar unit/functionality.
That's the sticker price in the US. In Canada, it's $3,000...that's why I say you're getting ripped off...because we save more up here and can use that money for aftermarket options...
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I decided not to go with the Nav on perpose, in my opinion I don't think that the Nav screens with hold their value very well. So I purcahsed a Garmin 665 with XM and Nav Weather through XM. Atleast I can take my garmin from my truck to my bike to my car. $999 Retail, $699 with Harley Dealer Discounts and $100 Garmin Mail in Rebate.
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That's the sticker price in the US. In Canada, it's $3,000...that's why I say you're getting ripped off...because we save more up here and can use that money for aftermarket options...
$3020 Cdn. MSRP, $2657 Cdn. Dealer Invoice price, ~$2490 Cdn. actual cost if you have any negotiating skills at all.
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