Yeah, I think it was a mistake to downgrade the system display resolution, and its performance in general, just to make a bit more profit. I agree it's a piece of crap, but it's what we've got unless we replace the HU. I'm not quite ready to do that, having achieved acceptable sound by replacing spkrs, and adding amps, a sub, and eq. The nav is acceptable, and it is nice to be able to ask the car to take me to the nearest starbucks. I would never consider using most of the apps, but Bing is useful. I wish they had a different search engine. All engineers hate microsoft.
I had a little fun with the voice recognition; by programming in a long album title into the ipod and asking it to play the first few words I achieved this:
me: Play "the album i want"
HU: Playing "the album i want, F... the one you want"
The possibilities are endless.
I was kidding of course about suing them. It would be far less trouble to hack the entune system myself and write the app to do what i want, or figure out how to link the bluetooth tpms sensors with my tablet and use the obd2 data it gets already from the elm327 to do the fuel history. I think it might even be there in the pro pack touchscan software.
I guess it makes sense to save a buck or two each on a million cars if your PR
guys tell you it will only piss off a few guys like us. If they didn't do this it would be something else.
It's been quite awhile since I dealt with a new car dealer. I was hoping things might have changed, but some never do...