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2008 Honda Accord Coupe and Sedan

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  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Correct. It could be the squirrel has gotten tired and is whistling Dixie! Lol

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  • khoeykhoey Posts: 35
    Motor Trend has a video review on their site, and the reviewer stated that the car had XM Nav Traffic. That was a mistake.

    Honda holds that out for Acura. Hey, there has to be some reason to get you to pay an extra 10K for virtually the same car.
  • There is XM traffic but it just gives you reports by city, theres no real time traffic associated with the GPS. One thing that really bothers me that I just found out is that when you use the NAV it does not announce street names. I thought this would be a basic feature of the GPS. My magellan works great announcing the street to turn on. The honda just says " turn right 200ft", which blows to me based on the price you pay. Also the blue tooth integration with the cell phone isnt that great. It works maybe 50% of the time with the call going out through the speakers. It works much better on incoming calls though. I just thought I would share those annoyances, as I have had my EX L V6 for a month now.
  • You're correct, it doesn't have true "text to speech". However, it does call out the names of interstates/highways. Which makes me wonder, if it has the capability to speak certain road names then why can't/doesn't it do it for all roads? Could Honda change it so that it speaks all the road names via a DVD upgrade?

    As far as the blue tooth. Mine has worked every time so far. Both with inbound and outbound calls.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Someone told me it can be set to announce the street names, but you have to go into the settings to configure that option.
    I definitely would not consider it at all if it cannot read the street names for you.
  • blaneblane Posts: 2,017
    Not according to the 2008 Accord's Navigation Manual.
  • I don't see that option anywhere. I have read the manual also. If anyone knows if that is an option let me know, I don't see it anywhere. I totally agree, there is no reason with all the talking that car can do why it can't announce the street name, like you said it announces the highways.
  • blaneblane Posts: 2,017
    Anyone care to bet about Text To Speech (TTS) showing up in Accords in the 2009 or 2010 model year? My shirt pocket size Garmin nüvi 350 has it.
  • khoeykhoey Posts: 35
    There is absolutely a setting. I think it's in "routing and guidance". If you set it to the max setting , instead of "take the next right turn" it will say "take the next right turn onto main street".

    My new coupe's nav, as well as the three others i've owned, does this.
  • blaneblane Posts: 2,017
    I'd appreciate your navigating me to the specific page(s) of the 148 pages in the 2008 Accord Navigation Manual that describes the ability to change the system to say "take the next right turn onto main street"
  • Apparently it does have TTS. Check out page 77 in the navigation system manual. Its under "Guidance Prompts". You can select MIN., NORMAL, or MAX. The system allows you to adjust the number of guidance prompts before each maneuver. MIN. setting gives one prompt b4 a maneuver. NORMAL, which is the factory default, gives three prompts b4 a maneuver. MAX also gives three prompts, but the first two include the street name.

    If if works like the manual implies, it will be cool. I'm going to try it right now and report back.
  • Yes, it works. The 1/2 mile prompt and the 1/4 mile prompt include the street name, but the final prompt shortly before the turn does not include the name.

    Ex. "In a half mile turn right onto Main Street". "In a quarter mile turn right onto Main Street". "Make the next right turn".

    If you are traveling somewhere where the turns are occurring in less than 1/4 mile (like a neighborhood) it will only give the final prompt, which does not include the street name.

    To change the setting:

    1. select Setup
    2. Guidance Prompts
    3. Max
  • blaneblane Posts: 2,017
    That's great. I just don't understand why they would have buried the TTS feature there without making it very clear to the user. I also can't understand why that is not the default setting, as it is (the only and best possibility) with the higher end portable units.
  • robertsmxrobertsmx Posts: 5,525
    Because at times people may not want too much voice guidance (or too little). So, the middle ground is the default.
  • Thanks, that's a great tip, trying to remember what to say to the voice system and know all the little nuances of the thing is daunting, every little bit helps.
  • blaneblane Posts: 2,017
    "people may not want too much voice guidance (or too little)"

    I've used navigation system voice guidance since December 2003, both with and without a system that speaks street names. I've yet to experience too much voice guidance. The more the merrier. Bring it on!
  • robertsmxrobertsmx Posts: 5,525
    Honda has to think everybody, not one extreme or another. They have given you a choice to select the extreme you want to pick, while taking the middle ground themselves. It makes sense to me. Next you might complain about the volume control of the guidance voice. :P
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Next you might complain about the volume control of the guidance voice.

    Actually, I was thinking about that yesterday when I read that. How is it controlled? My StreetPilot has a handy thumb wheel to turn "Carmen" (my friend named the female voice in my GPS Carmen Garmin) louder or softer.
  • Does the LX-P have manual lumbar support?
  • robertsmxrobertsmx Posts: 5,525
    Not sure about Accord, but in TL it is via set up.
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