Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by tworeins, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. tworeins

    tworeins New Member


    I'm going to buy a Fiesta ST before the month is out. Is the navigation "worth" it? My default solution is currently Google Maps on an iPhone.

    My real questions are does the Nav option as equipped on the Fiesta include an upgraded audio system? Also, SYNC had some issues when it first came out. Are these largely resolved in 2014?

    Thanks and regards,

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  3. timboslice

    timboslice Active Member

    Meh, It's pretty good in terms of Nav systems. It works well with voice command as long as you can pronounce addresses well. It's usefully when you are underway and want to navigate somewhere or find a McDonalds on a road trip. It's really usefully when you're on your own and can't use your phone to navigate on the fly. I don't regret buying it.

    Sync is pretty good too. I find the Bluetooth connection isn't great but overall the system is solid. No problems or glitches on mine. Most of the other FiSTers would agree.
  4. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    I opted out of Nav, because of the price and just use my iphone through sync for directions. You don't lose anything else from the stereo in the NA market, but elsewhere there is a non-touch base radio option.

    As far as it being buggy, I haven't had any issues with mine, but others here have had issues with theirs. The touch input lags a little bit, but is not overly annoying, and voice controls work well but you have to remember the commands.

    Edit: Removed a word
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2014
  5. tworeins

    tworeins New Member

    OK, thanks. Last year, I bought a Mazda CX-5. On that model, navigation is added via an SD card; there is no additional hardware required. Does adding navigation to the Fiesta ST work similarly?
  6. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    Yup, an SD card and a firmware change as I understand. You can view your latitude and longitude without the nav.
  7. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I used it in the Fiesta Movement ST for 6 months and thought it was just ok. I ordered my ST without navigation, and my wife's Escape Ti also was ordered without Nav. We use a Tom-Tom instead. The price of the factory navigation was more than I wanted to spend to have it integrated into the dash. For that price, I could buy a new exhaust or intercooler. :)
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  8. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    I got the nav. I like it for the most part. No wires to mess with and it keeps my attention on the road. HOWEVER something I didn't know prior to ordering it was you need to have a sirus subscription to get traffic updates. My tom tom and even my iPhone have traffic info without needing satellite radio.
  9. Ronbo

    Ronbo Member

    I also have nav and am pleased with it. It's about as good as your going to get at this price point IMO. The on screen buttons are small but it responds well to voice input. I've had no problems with MFT and SYNC.
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  10. tworeins

    tworeins New Member

    OK, thanks folks.
  11. OrangeFist

    OrangeFist Member

    I know you said OK thanks but I just had to chime in.

    I used Google Maps on my iPhone with another car and hated it. It tells me to turn after I passed it. It does not recalculate but takes you through some godforsaken road.

    The Navi I have on my FiST is awesome. Its right there. "in a half a mile" "in 100 feet" and one last bing when its time to make the turn. The bing sounds like an airplane. It also splits the screen in two, the right half magnifying the exit.

    If I may also add: it impresses the pants off my nephews!
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2014
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  12. tworeins

    tworeins New Member

    That sounds pretty good. I had those I same issues with Apple's native map app. I have not had many issues with Google's map app, though.

    I wonder if Nav is a dealer installed option?
  13. timboslice

    timboslice Active Member

    No, I think it's actually done when they install the Sync firmware at the factory. That's why you can't just install the nav module even though every car has the necessary hardware. I think every Sync is tied to the VIN number of your car too. When I picked mine up, the dealer just gave me the Sd card with the manuals. I popped it in and off I went.

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  14. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    Be aware that the elevation readouts will not register anything below zero. Obviously, this will only affect you if you're in the Southern California desert region where it gets below sea level. Not a big deal, just a shortcoming that shouldn't be there...
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  15. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    If you want nav, get it with the car from the factory because it's not something you can install after the fact. It's not dealer installed. It comes with the SD card that has the maps on it and the update maps you buy a newer version on a new SD card and swap out the cards. Can't just put a card in a non-nav car and expect it to work though.

    I want in dash nav because I use a Garmin unit now that's hardwired to my car and it's always running so I can just use it if I need it. But I leave it attached to the windshield with the suction cup and the heat of sitting in sun in a hot car makes it fall off the windshield all the time. Plus I don't really care for the extra peripheral that doesn't really go with the interior. I like the built in nav that's a part of the screen that already comes with the car anyway. I don't particularly blame anyone that decides it's too expensive though, because it is. Especially considering you don't get free map updates when you can get a Garmin unit with lifetime maps for $100-$150. But I think having the nav integrated into the car is worth it because I do find myself using the nav fairly often at random times and it's nice to have easy access to it.
  16. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    My complete NAV system is available! Turns out, I don't need it much on the track. Drop me a line if you want it.
  17. moff3tt

    moff3tt Active Member

    I actually really like the nav. I use it to find cheaper gas near me when it's time to fill up and the voice commands help a lot.
  18. tworeins

    tworeins New Member

    Will it locate 93 octane or E85?
  19. tworeins

    tworeins New Member

    I don't own the car yet, though.
  20. moff3tt

    moff3tt Active Member

    It'll do gasoline, diesel, e85 and electric charge stations

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