Really Acura?

Old 01-16-2019, 02:16 PM
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Really Acura?

So, I received an email today offering an updated map for my RDX for a mere $149 and, if I order quickly, free shipping! Yippee? Not so much. I know (and most of you know) those same maps will be sold for $99 at some point this year. The worst part? Owners of the '19 RDX are reportedly (though there's still some question about this on the gen3 forum) getting over the air map updates four times a year for FREE! (quote from Acura press release cited on the forum: " The system includes free quarterly map database updates for five years.") How is that right?

Come on Acura, offer map updates to the rest of us for the cost of burning the DVD (since we apparently can't update via wifi) plus shipping and handling. Say $20. Or, better, let us take our own flash drives to the dealer once a year, load the new maps on them then go home and burn our own disk. Great customer service and it gets us into the dealer's parts department where they can try to sell us.....Acura tire valve caps or something. Now that sounds fair.


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I got the email as well. '12 TL. I've never upgraded the nav and probably never will. It's not that it's bad, it's just that google is better. And it's free.
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I laughed when I saw the update notice in my email. My wife's 2012 Nissan Maxima had a much more coherent navigation systems that was more intuitive to use. The navigation on my RDX is one of the few features that I really dislike, and I always find it easier to just use Google Maps (for me anyways). Hopefully they make improvements when I look at Acura next time, and I think I'll just pass on this "offer".
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I agree... garmin nuvi resides on my lower left windshield... free updates 3 x year, and intuitive to use. Even if Acura were to offer free updates, I doubt if I'd even bother to take them up on it.
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Got the same email for my 2018 RDX. Not a chance I'd get it. Some time ago, I got an ($99) update disk for my 2013 which I no longer have. Barely any difference and a waste of money.
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2014 RDX and never updated navi. waste of money. When in doubt, I whip out my cell phone and use Google maps which is free and always up to date. Use the $149 to take your spouse/significant other to dinner. :-)
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