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Posted: 03/21/19 08:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just purchased a 2019 Chevy 2500HD and a 3 mo. free subsciption to OnStar came with it. For you that continue to use it, how well do you like the navigation system? We will try and use it some, but no long distance traveling until next year. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Rich

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On*Star navigation is OK if you don't want to use your smart-phone.
The problem I have with it is that it will NOT recalculate if you "Have left your designated route", eg if you missed a turn or similar.


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not worth the money


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Posted: 03/21/19 10:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I no longer use Onstar. I do have the optional navigation system that my truck came with. I wouldn't pay 2 cents for this option again. Very unreliable. Costs as much for an update as a new GPS with free updates. Waste of money.
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I do not pay for the navigation. I do pay for the safe package. With four daughters driving, I think this "insurance" is worth it.

I also use the Safe Driving score for monitoring.

I also use the app on my phone for unlocking, starting, etc.


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My son uses his all the time with his 2018 2500 GMC.

OnStar came with the wifes 1500 chevy truck but for me is useless. I'm hearing impaired and a womans soft voice, like on star, I can't understand what she is telling me even at a roar. If I hads normal hearing I would use it.


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When I had my Chevy I had OnStar and liked it.
Kind of like your own "personal assistant".
Call them for all kinds of stuff, not just navigation.
If we were in a new area, would ask for restaurants in 10 mile radius.
No problem.
Liked it.


New Ram with UConnect, worthless compared to OnStar.

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We used it with our 2015. We had to make sure we parked our car on a street, not in the hotel parking lots as it seemed to get confused in the parking lot. I found while it understood my wife's voice, it had trouble understanding my voice, even when I spoke a slowly and clearly as I could.
I prefer maps and a compass and we can usually find our way fairly quickly. But then I'm an old guy. If we were doing a lot of travelling in foreign (to us) areas I would get a separate GPS direction system.

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Even if you don't get a subscription you still get some basic services. Such as, if you're in an accident and dying you can press the button and get help. I think it falls into the "all mobile phones must be able to dial 9-1-1" law or something.

Everything else, my phone can do better, and best yet I'm already paying for it. Onstar is an extra bill every month that I really didn't want.


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My wife has actually been using the in vehicle navigation on her Suburban more so in/around town than her smart phone. On our Suburban, while not as quick to update for traffic, it has rerouted us due to traffic congestion/issues. For long distance trips I do like to use something like Waze as I can look ahead for traffic issues along with being warned of objects in the road or pot holes. We actually often run the in vehicle nav and a smart phone on road trips.

We do seem to have an issue if using a smart phone for navigation and listening to the radio after giving instructions the radio will not come back on. If we are streaming music this isn’t an issue and it isn’t an issue with the in vehicle nav. Other than the vehicle nav becomes a nuisance to the young kids when it talks over their movies!

A few things I do like about having OnStar...the other day I met up with the wife and she was then heading to a different location than I was, somewhere she hadn’t been before (we have only lived in our area nine months). I looked the place up on my phone and hit the send to vehicle button. Within seconds her truck nav was providing directions. I also really like the remote access features through the app. It’s nice to be able to come out to a heated or cooled vehicle when you have an infant with you. We have also had an instance where we were behind a drunk driver late at night but had no cell service. Our OnStar still worked to be able to notify the authorities.


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