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I'm strongly considering purchasing a used Volt, probably a '14 or '15. I've seen comments that the Navigation isn't worth the price, but used cars with nav are much cheaper than if I were to add it to a new car.

For those of you with Nav, how is it? I currently use a Garmin as I like it separate from my phone. I've never used built-in nav.

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Hello!

The Gen 1 nav system is great! I really love using the voice command, and you can say the entire address, city, state and all and it will bring up the route. I believe it's called "one shot" address entry.

The routes themselves seem similar to google maps, the map view is very clear and I like how you can get the small nav screen showing upcoming turns in the screen where your speed / range is.

Also the voice prompts are fantastic. Probably one of the best sounded computer generated nav voices. Think Siri but better.
 

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I like it,,routes seem fine.at least I'm not being tracked,,like waze does.
 

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I have no complaints with my nav as far as doing what it was designed to do. The one aspect I don't much care for which is not Volt specific is the inability to put in an address when the car is in motion using the screen. I completely understand this is a safety feature, but having that ability with a passenger present would be ideal. Even using the passenger airbag sensor to unlock the system for input while in operation (it detects a passenger which allows the system to unlock to put in the destination). I do also like the ability to send a destination to the unit through the onstar app. I do however wish it integrated google maps to also allow you to send destination from your mobile device since any web search generally defaults to the google map if using android.
 

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It's handy, but not as good as waze. I end up using both quite often.
 

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It's handy, but not as good as waze. I end up using both quite often.
in my area,,every waze user ends up on the same road and stuck in traffic again.headbang.
 

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I wouldn't pay extra just to get the Nav. My car has it because it has other options I wanted and it was heavily discounted. It's very costly to update the map data also. I use Waze on my phone all the time. It's free with almost real-time traffic. Plus it's map is always up-to-date. Recently, I've been trying out Apple CarPlay on a loaner car. It's really nice if you have an iPhone. However, Gen1 Volt doesn't have that feature. If I don't use a smartphone, I would just get a Garmin with lifetime map update and I'm all set.
 

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I think there are other things that come with a Volt with Navigation that you dont get with a Volt without it. So if you have a choice get it for that.

I hardly ever use it anymore since I use Google maps exclusive which is always up to date on my phone.
 

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With Android Auto, I find the built-in Nav to be all but worthless in comparison...
 

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My wife's car volt has it and I kind of wish mine did. Hers is fine but I don't know is how much I'd pay for it. I always buy used cars so it's never been an issue.

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Thanks, everyone. I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a 2015 Premium Volt with all of the bells and whistles tomorrow!
 

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I've been impressed with the Nav system in both the gen 1 and 2. It's the best car nav system I've used. While your phone interface is quicker and easier due to not having a lockout while moving "feature," the car's nav will talk to you through the car speakers no matter what your audio source is.
 

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Thanks, everyone. I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a 2015 Premium Volt with all of the bells and whistles tomorrow!
Nice! You will enjoy the car! My car has been sitting at the dealership for more than 2 weeks waiting for parts. Even with a brand new 2017 Cruze loaner, I miss my Volt every day!!!
 
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