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Re: Professional Navigation a must have?

Post by Enthusiast » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:16 pm

Before i did not have it i said "nah, don´t need it". Now that i have it i won´t buy another car without it.
Even if it did not come with the actual navigation system it would still be a must for me.
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Re: Professional Navigation a must have?

Post by msej449 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:38 pm

I had BusNav on my previous car and ProNav on this and I'd agree: once you have it, for the upgrade cost, you'll not want to go back. I make use of the ability to display three different graphics at the same time e.g. a high-level N plan view, plus a near-scale directional view on the main display and then a junction diagram on the instrument cluster. If I'm on my own and navigating to a new destination, I make use of all three. Particularly valuable on holidays abroad when driving through an unfamiliar city/town.
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Re: Professional Navigation a must have?

Post by Rossva » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:20 pm

As an alternative point of view.

No it's not. At all.

The standard offering is great and I have no regrets at all on spending the circa £900 on much more worthwhile stuff... A lot of people saying 'absolutely essential' are trying to justify the massive spend in their own heads if you ask me. (Caveat. Am sure this doesn't apply to anyone on this forum 😉)

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Re: Professional Navigation a must have?

Post by w0dge » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:16 pm

Didn't spec it either. Played with it on the demo on my test drive and then, before ordering, sat and played with business nav in another car. It didn't really seem worth the extra IMO. Maybe if i was in the car travelling here, there and everywhere, then maybe. I though the £ could be better spent on an MPE. :D

Then again, if i was looking as a used buy, i wouldn't be worried about Pro Nav either. Heated seats, PDC, HK - yes, Pro Nav over standard I could live without.
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Re: Professional Navigation a must have?

Post by Village_Idiot » Tue May 02, 2017 6:13 pm

Whilst I'm sure it works well, I find it hard to justify the price for a slightly bigger screen and some added functionality. £900 is just ludicrous.
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Re: Professional Navigation a must have?

Post by msej449 » Tue May 09, 2017 11:50 am

I thought ProNav also included a 3-year subscription to BMW Connected Drive as well (versus no subscription with BusNav)? I think the subscription is £60/year? so knock off £180. I appreciate this just begs the question of whether CD is worth it (automated 'in car' map updates and Europe USB stick manual updates probably being the main thing) ...... There may be variation in whether this is/isn't the case depending on country and model/year.
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Re: Professional Navigation a must have?

Post by WAFU7 » Sat May 13, 2017 7:03 pm

msej449 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 11:50 am
I thought ProNav also included a 3-year subscription to BMW Connected Drive as well (versus no subscription with BusNav)? I think the subscription is £60/year? so knock off £180.
Plus a year's Deezer subscription (£160 a year) so knock off £340.
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Re: Professional Navigation a must have?

Post by Saurav » Fri May 19, 2017 11:08 am

I would go for the pro nav simply because i think the smaller one looks weird lol. The widescreen pro nav looks perfect, plus i think the new ones come with spotify app support!

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