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PostSubject: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 16:51

Ok I am in danger of making my head explode through blooming configurator over-choices here.

I had decided to add visual boost to my current order because I like the interface. It's £495 since I already have chili pack.

However, now I notice that media pack is only £995 cobined with my chili pack - so I am guessing I am wondering if the £500 is worth it to have the integrated Nav and Connected? Currently I just plug my Garmin in on a mount.

What is MINI nav like? Is it still disc based?

Any views from current media pack owners welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 16:57

I have the media pack in my JCW and the satnav is one of the best Ive ever used and having been a courier in the past I've used a few!! It is still disc based. The only issue I have with it is that there no iPhone 5 connector so you cant use all the functions. This is due to be resolved shortly by MINI but its been a long time coming. The Harmon Kardon hifi system is also amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 16:58

I have built in nav and it gets u to where u need to go. Bit annoying though as it only lets u input a post code, the road name and number option isn't highlighted for some reason. Bar that the head up display combined wit all the other media options u can scroll through is good. A tom tom nav beats it hands down but then u have to faff about setting it up. Im in 2 minds to weather the nav option is worth the price though.
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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 16:59

Ho hum so one loves it one is not sure it's worth the extra £500 - I hear connected is just a gimmick after the first few plays?


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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 17:00

As above the Harmon Kardon hifi system is a must if ur into music of any kind
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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 17:10

I didnt buy my JCW new and the media pack etc was already in it.

Would I spec it from if I was buying a new one........??.......hmmmm.....I not sure that I would. As I said, I love it now that I have it, but would I miss it if I didn't....I couldnt say for sure. If you have a Garmin satnav at the mo, I'd keep it and save the £500 or put it towards the Harmon.
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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 17:30

I have media and alo find the nav to be very good and above all it's there when needed Smile

Is yours disc based Michael as mine is USB via the dealer. My last 2 were disc based Smile

Also it is certainly better than a few years back IMO...

Above all I prefer the dash with it, also no rings on the windscreen or worries of it being stolen!

So you could say I'm a fan Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 17:36

got me thinking now dave, I just presumed that it was disc based as I thought most of them were, but I guess mine will be the same as yours
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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 17:39

I'd say add it as you'll probably find the car is worth £500 more when you sell it as sat nav is supposed to be a huge selling point...
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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 17:42

I wonder if it adds to GFV?
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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 17:44

Mackem13 wrote:
got me thinking now dave, I just presumed that it was disc based as I thought most of them were, but I guess mine will be the same as yours
There is a USB drive in the glovebox that is for dealer use only so guess its done there Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 17:45

Moon wrote:
I'd say add it as you'll probably find the car is worth £500 more when you sell it as sat nav is supposed to be a huge selling point...
Id agree as b4 i bought mine new i ruled aout any that didn't have it. Also does any 1 else have the issue with the road name and door number input options??? maybe i need it to be updated???? scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 17:48

Also maybe u can have the nav data programed in after if u don't spec it when ordering??? may be less, sounds like it could be done but i dunno, may be worth askin as its only a program right????
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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 17:50

Yours will be the older style Ashley that's DVD driven, don't know if updatable but worth asking Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 17:55

I have noticed that on mine but I have only ever entered a postcode and have found that it is really accurate and taken me exactly where i needed and a number hasnt been necessary.

I am going to Barons at Farnborough on Thursday to test drive a Paceman JCW, (not to buy, they have one in and asked if I wanted to drive it) so I will ask them about the address and number bit.

The traffic info on it is good, as is the p.o.i
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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 17:57

If you don't have a post code you can put the town in the street... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 18:02

my cars only a year old so thought it would be up to date, it has that usb in the glove box so i wouldn't have thought it would be dvd driven. also i agree with the above as its always spot on without having to add any other info, im just being picky haha
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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty13th August 2013, 20:35

MarshaMellowR56 wrote:
my cars only a year old so thought it would be up to date, it has that usb in the glove box so i wouldn't have thought it would be dvd driven. also i agree with the above as its always spot on without having to add any other info, im just being picky haha
Sorry Ashley I thought I saw a 57 in the number plate but just looked at my photos and its a 12 Embarassed 

Yes you have the latest version Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty14th August 2013, 15:55

Right I went for Media Pack after having strong words with dealer, who originally said it would add £26 per month. I pointed out this was higher than 3.9% interest on the retail price and took no account of GFV being affected.

They rechecked and surprise-surprise had 'made a mistake' so I am happy to report it is only adding £15.84 to monthly payments due to the increased GFV of the car with Media Pack added.
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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty14th August 2013, 17:33

Unbelievable how they can make a mistake in their favour!

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PostSubject: Re: Visual Boost vs Media Pack?   Visual Boost vs Media Pack? Empty14th August 2013, 17:38

Yes, would you believe it? lol A nice attempt to make a little more profit lol
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