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Old 11-30-2012, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by SergioK View Post
Absolutely NOTHING dates a modern car like an in-dash NAV system. It's like a technology time capsule.

I'll probably go through three or four smartphones and even more Apps during the lifetime of my car. I can't see myself using the same system the entire lifespan. Plus, that polarized issue would drive me bonkers.
You are absolutely right, but the problem is this technology is becoming increasingly indispensable in our cars (at least for those of us who are in them for long stretches, need access to email, etc, for business reasons while on long trips and so forth).

So, the dilemma is, do you use your phone in the car instead (unsafe and illegal in many places), do you buy a tech system that will be outdated in just a couple of years and you are stuck with for a decade of ownership?

Or, do you lease?

Yeah, I leased. Car tech is changing too fast right now... I don't want to live without the tech but I also don't want a 5+ year commitment to dated tech.
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