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Land Rover LR2 - Navigation System

08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
Howdy

How is the new flash version of LR's NAV working out for everyone? Pick mine up in a month - just finished build in UK - I'm in Germany (:

thanks!!
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  • kevinkkevink Posts: 7
    Works very well and is fast and accurate. Nice touch screen but some feature could be a little easier to get to. :)
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    One thing I will miss from my TOMTOM 910 is how it tells me the speed limit of the road I'm on. Very hand here in Germany.

    Drove the demo again tonight for hour - used the nav alot. Wonder how often LR updates (patch release) for POI's etc. :confuse:
  • dandrews1dandrews1 Posts: 184
    From my own experience, they update yearly around January.

    Check http://www.navigation.com/landrover

    Cheers!
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    thanks - no LR2 listed. but, good to know. 4 weeks and counting and I take delivery?
  • dandrews1dandrews1 Posts: 184
    Congrats! The wife and I are looking at the LR2 as a replacement for our second vehicle. I've had my LR3 about 6 months now and have also taken the offroad LR driving school course.

    Very fun! If you're lucky they may still offer the free voucher for 4 hours at the school with all new purchases.

    Ask your dealer for the VIN# and call the closest driving school directly with your VIN#. You won't have to wait for the voucher that way.

    /DA
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    Hi

    Anyone opt to have the iPod kit installed?
  • bstoeckerbstoecker Posts: 10
    Don't think its available yet. Dealer is suppose to notify when it is.
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    the dealer took my ipod order on Friday (:
  • Hello

    Yep, the Nav system in the LR2 is simply one of the best I have seen out there. You won't find touch screen capability in the BMW X3, and in the supposedly lowly Land Rover LR2 you do. Hmmm... It has been performing flawlessly even if the sun is directly shining on it, I can still read it. :-)

    :)
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    anyone driving in europe besides me?
  • rovergalrovergal Posts: 11
    To answer a previous question, the updates for the LR2 Navigation will come directly from Navteq, same as for the Range Rover (our other car). So far Range Rover's get updated about once a year, and we get an email telling us about the update ahead of time.
  • rovergalrovergal Posts: 11
    I like the navigation system in the LR2 better than that in the Range Rover Supercharged too. Just a little user-friendlier, although I'd like to change the type of voice, but I can live with her.

    She updates quickly, and only has one "bug" that I could find. My regular route to work takes me over a 2 mile stretch of dirt road (which is a major, state maintained road and on every map), and she will NOT recognize it as a valid road. Not sure if the next update will fix this or not.
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    You can change the language preference just like in the big Range Rover.

    Just go into the settings menu under language.
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    well - like the nav so far.

    Only quark issue was yesterday, started her up, put in dirve (didn't touch the screen yet) but it was past the logo stage and was on the settings screen. All the sudden (this is like 10 seconds into the drive) a pop sound (like a fuse had blown), I had glanced over and the nav was, in what looked like, a fresh start. The LR logo was up and it was, in seconds, in the ready all over again. But, it worked fine after that and has since.

    The only other thing, what last week while driving listening to CD, the LR switched over to the FM without me telling it to.

    so, that's my quick recap. Everything working good since.

    A friend at work is convinced the nav is voice activated. But, I can't see where that is the case. :confuse:
    (:
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    The nav is not voice activated. The version they use in the XK is voice activated but it was removed for the LR2.
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    funny the dealer told me this NAV was new and only used in the LR2. I didn't think it was VA - maybe in the future - would be nice tho.. heck I could have gotten my 06 Ridgeline with VA NAV.
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    Well it is brand new NAV and the 2007 XK is the only other car to have the flash animation based navigation system. You could still say that this NAV is only used in the LR2 since the XK nav is slightly different with the VA and a couple of other things. The XK has all of its radio functions built onto the NAV screen along with other things.

    Unless your dealership is a dual point with a Jag store or has been around the new XK they probably wouldn't know about the relation.
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    they are jag too - had one for loaner the x s (some) type. ehh ok. love the LR better. Once thing sold me on the nav was just that ITS the nav only NO other function. i wish the radio display was a bit larger, but i guess that was a straight shoot from the LR3 minis the 7.1 system.
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    Yeah I don't like having the NAV screen doing the radio stuff either it bothers me but nothing bothers me more then having climate control stuff on the NAV screen.

    The Radio is designed by Alpine in the LR2 and by Harmon Kardon in the LR3. They are completely different from each other but both top level systems have 7 channel surround sound.
  • fanroverfanrover Posts: 5
    Hi Everybody,
    Firstly i want to thank you all, for your inputs have really helped me make decision on the rover. Right now my only concern is the nav,I was thinking of buying a in dash external nav other than factory installed. As the technology keeps changing i wanna be trying new things on my nav, with factory installed i thought i would be stuck with just 1 model and a very high price. what do u think?..
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    well, high price i agree, but its not just for the nav, bluetooth, upgaded alpine system as I'm sure you know.
    I had a tomtom unit, but only updates were software maps mostly. nothing NEW and exciting.
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    anyone having any issues with the nav/stereo?

    I am - this week each time I start the car, it starts with the FM, when I had shut it down I was playing CD or aux(ipod) input. Or during driving it just all the sudden decided to switch over to the FM from CD or Aux.

    today, the nav showed no maps on the way to run an errand. One the way back, the nav worked, but the no sound at all would come from the stereo, CD, ipod - during a light I even shut the car off, but it didn't help.

    On the way home, again it stared with the FM when I was playing CD, and it flipped over to FM when I had the ipod playing (nav worked ok)after about 10 minutes of driving.

    its getting old quick, very quick. I surely expected more from a 3500 system, my Ridgeline never had any stereo issues well no issues to think of.

    I know, don't compare the 2. Still, I hope it either corrected it self or I guess the dealer here in Germany will have to start tinkering. Bad side is- they are 45 minutes away.

    Oh, on the way to work, the auto headlights (xenon) stayed on the whole time, with the nice bright sun shining - some electrical bug i got going on

    4 weeks and 1200 miles.

    ok, thanks for listening :P
  • dandrews1dandrews1 Posts: 184
    There are some known issues with the Radio.

    I've had it so that the radio was turned off when I turned off the vehicle, and when I restarted the vehicle several hours later, the radio wouldn't come back on.. Had to pull over turn the car off then restart, and it was fine.

    I was told by the dealership that they had a software patch for it, and it didn't re-occur.

    As for the headlights, that could be a software thing as well. Here in Canada, our particular zone has it so the headlights are on all the time too - they call them "daytime running lights"
  • When I got to my destination the nav re-booted it self and shut off- any one have this issue?
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    yep call the dealer, update fix is out there... i had same thing, but it stopped doing the self reboot about about a month ago. ill wait until my 7500 for the fix
  • Only have this LR2 for two weeks and the same issue happened twice. Nav and Sound system shut off while driving. Will take it back for service soon. :(
  • Hey Stonefoxx-

    Was reading your posts...

    I just left the Manhattan LR dealership and their numbers seem high to me.

    I would greatly appreciate if you could answer a few questions for me:

    1. How is the car working out for you? It seems as though you have not posted in a few months, have you worked out all the kinks?

    2. What do you like about the car and what do you dislike about it?

    3. When you stated you got the nav package did you mean the technology package?

    4. Which dealership did you end up leasing from?

    5. What were your final lease numbers, mi/yr, due at signing, lease price, money factor and residual value

    Thank you very much for your time.

    --Zack
  • Hello,

    Does anybody knows how to unlock the navigation system in the LR2? I use it most with my wife and is pretty bad having to pull over the car everytime I need to add a new destination.

    I know that in BMWs, Lexus and other brands there is a way to unlock it through the service menu.
  • Hi Daniel,
    unfortunately there is no way way to unlock it. check out this thread:
    http://www.freel2.com/forum/topic663.html?highlight=navigation+destination
  • I've entered the address in our Range Rover's nav system while driving. It is impossible to keep your eyes on the road and set the navigation at the same time. We've also tried it with me driving and my hubby setting the nav, which is just as distracting as if I were doing it myself.

    My advice? With all the problems on the road - people yakking on their cells and not paying attention, women and men paying more attention to their children in the back seat than driving, and just plain driver-stupidity - it is far better to have to pull over than to have to explain to a police officer why you just killed another driver - "I'm sorry sir, I was trying to input the address to Arby's!" :-)
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