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I've never had Ford/Lincoln Navigation system on my last two vehicles. I really like my Garmin and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if the built in Nav will be as good as Garmin. Mine has the split screen and lane location etc. with lifetime maps. What can I expect in my MKC?
 

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No lifetime maps available, to update you have to buy a new disc. Last time I checked seems cost was around $150.
 

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I have the Ford Sync system. The maps are from navteq. It loads via the SD slot in the center console. Current version is A5, available on eBay from ~$50 and up. Sync updates are available via download from syncmyride.com. While the initial system release in 2011 was horrible and still in beta mode, the Ford team rewrote the entire application, switched mapping providers, and has been very consistent about their commitment to the Sync system.
 

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Sounds to me like I'll still be using my garmin for serious travel and Nav when I know where I'm at and just need to find a restaurant!
There sure is area for improvement on this system. I can plunk out 250 bucks for a Garmin and always have up to date maps. Pay 48K for a Lincon and keep on paying for up to date maps:confused:
 

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That's pretty much the case with all built-in nav systems. On any not-just-local trips in the Lexus or Cadillac we have the garmin on top of the left edge of the dash, in vertical mode, and use the built-in nav just to provide an overview of where we are. Our garmin has both lifetime maps and lifetime traffic. The traffic monitoring has been a little spotty but in a number of cases alerted us about delays early enough to take alternate routes.

We didn't use the garmin on our date night drive, but with the MKC it will likely remain our primary navigation aid.
 

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These built in Nav systems have been around for quite a while now, makes you wonder why they don't get up to speed with garmin. For what they charge you, it should be at least as good or better.
Although I will say, I prefer not having to take my eyes off the road to glance sideways and down to see the navigation. I put my garmin up on the dash where I can easily see it too.
 

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well, not impressed with the built in nav....for one it's a stupid way to save a location...it does not offer you the option to "Name" the location at all, unless you save it first, then go back in and edit it....complete stupidity.....
Garmin, find the location....go to save....it offers you a window to save it to whatever you like to call it, work or client or whatever....free lifetime map updates too,overall Garmin would leave the Lincoln nav in the dust....and I get updates for as long as I own it...
My older Garmin in the truck has to be 9 years old, never a pickup from it,and very logical to use.
 
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