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Old 04-13-2008, 11:13 PM   #1
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Well this vehicle is definitely comfortable, I just can't stop driving it.

Here are the pictures finally.

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Future mod list include
Vent visors ( already purchased)
FloorLiner mats by weathertech http://www.weathertech.com/store/mvp...ItemGroupId=52
and of course....RIMS, gonna stay the stock 17" size only because with the road around here the extra rubber helps and going 20'* would be rough.
looks like I am going with these


Other than that, I MIGHT try and add the navigation deck in there, as long as it is plug and play and that I do NOT have to subscribe to onStar for it to work.
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Looks good.
Yes, the Navigation deck is Plug and play. No Onstar needed. That would be BS for them to sell a car new with Navigation that is only good for 12 months unless you want to continue paying for a feature you paid around $1G for to begin with.
Good luck finding the Navigation components though for a decent price.... my brother sells them for around $800 ready to go, but even he with discounts, etc... is typically paying around $675, and that'* when his suppliers come up with them.
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VERY nice! I really the Rainier. The Vortec 4200 in those kicks ***.

(IMO I think the Vortec 4200 should be the base engine in the Silverados and Sierras.)
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you can find the Navs on Ebay for a decent price....

i like hte Buicks interior better than the Trailblazer/Envoy
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Nice! My parents have a twin to that except it has the navigation, and none of us like that. The vehicle has to be stopped for you to make very many adjustments to it, like setting a destination. Also you can't listen to a CD while the Nav is being used, and at night, the screen is too bright, even when it'* off.

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Trailblazers still have the better tailights though.
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Yeah...old person Buick or not, I love it. I did look at a 2006 Trailblazer and there is no comparison. Buicks are so much nicer.
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Nice! My parents have a twin to that except it has the navigation, and none of us like that. The vehicle has to be stopped for you to make very many adjustments to it, like setting a destination. Also you can't listen to a CD while the Nav is being used, and at night, the screen is too bright, even when it'* off.

Well in that case, the Bose system stays the way it is. I usually only listen to my Satellite radio anyhow, and as you can tell in one of the pictures is already installed on my Buick.

I went most of the week without satellite and that was enough.
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An AVIC D3 or D2 could prob fit the bill great for Navi...

Looks good, should suit ya well!
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Nice! My parents have a twin to that except it has the navigation, and none of us like that. The vehicle has to be stopped for you to make very many adjustments to it, like setting a destination. Also you can't listen to a CD while the Nav is being used, and at night, the screen is too bright, even when it'* off.

Well in that case, the Bose system stays the way it is. I usually only listen to my Satellite radio anyhow, and as you can tell in one of the pictures is already installed on my Buick.

I went most of the week without satellite and that was enough.
Yeah, considering the cost a nice Garmin Nuvi 760 like this will work awesome (I have used my brothers basic Nuvi 200 and that is awesome) and leave you a couple hundred dollars to put towards the rims.

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Garmin-Nuvi-...QQcmdZViewItem
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I don't really need the nav unit cause I use my laptop if we go on a trip, it was just a factory option that was not in this vehicle so I figured I would put the OEM option in.

So I can NOT buy the nav at all, and just get the rims, hehe.
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