"Cool Features, But Navi kinda sucks"2.5 starson by jay0heavenly
Pros: Great features if you override the safety features
Cons: Navigation in NYC sucks
Summary: I just got the z1 about a week ago, so I decided to test it out a little bit. The first couple of entries performed great. Yesterday... was a nightmare. I was in Queens already so I decided to go to my grandmothers house, so I called her and asked her for her address. Of course the navi said that address didn't exist and it sent me about 10 miles away from where I needed to be. The whole time I was hoping and praying that my grandma was off in telling me her address, but when I got there lo and behold she was dead right about her address. It took me about 45 minutes to do a trip which should have taken 5. Even worse, you CANNOT search by using cross-streets which other systems allow you to do, so if the database doesn't recognize the address your screwed. Overall its not that bad, but definitely not worth the hefty price. I just spent 40 minutes on the phone with Pioneer and they said by the new year then maybe they might have another database that helps, so I'm stuck until then. I wish I had a navi that could search using cross streets.Updated
Pioneer Customer service is great. I spoke to some people today and they are working it out for me... I am going to speak to a technician soon, and everything should be cool. Overall, I do love the system, I was just a little perturbed when I wrote the post.Updated
I will admit, I got kinda angry the first day because I didn't know how to use it. Now, I do, and the system is great. The sound quality is great, the features are top of the line and the navi is on point. I have absolutely no regrets. If you are gonna get this system, I would suggest going on forums (avic411.com) to learn how to bypass the safety feature, which would allow you to have full control of the navi while you are driving as well as watch dvd's while you are driving as well (for your passengers of course.)Updated
Okay... I was on a forum for the z1 and I learned how to input the information for Queens correctly. (You are not supposed to put in a dash for the address). Now that I learned that, I am extremely pleased with the z1. I wish I could take back the negative rating but I cant. Now that I learned how to work it, the navi is pinpoint, and it works great. I use it all the time now and I have no complaints, and now I wonder what I did before I got the z1.