OP, I am hopeful that it is replaceable and there are a couple of guys who are heading down that path, but I have not seen a final result posted yet.
Yes it's not quite as good as getting the screen, but it's less distraction and you definitely get used to navigating by ear rather than sight. I notice in our '15 Outback that I get the most distracted when there seems to be some conflict between what nav is saying and what it is showing. Oh and state of the art iphone costs less and maps always up to date...Just confirmed in an RTL: iPhone with Google Maps gives turn by turn audio through vehicle speakers using Bluetooth.
I hope you will read and heed these words....I'm getting sick of trying to find my preferred color combo in the RTL-T, and am wondering if the RTL might be a better choice. At least it improves my chances of turning up a white exterior with black inside.
Can I get a nice aftermarket touchscreen rig installed by Best Buy or someone else that gives me nav, etc.?
Tommy, How does that work -- do you have to get a separate cell data account just for the truck?... I'm going to throw a smart start alarm on it so I can arm/disarm and remote start, the truck with my phone. ... Smart start means if someone tried to vandalize or burglarize my vehicle I will be notified anywhere in the world where I have cellular service. Real nice for when you need to park outside of your garage, a movie theater, or a sporting event. Anyplace your factory fob won't go. ...
You have to pay for service since it uses cellular. It averages out to be about $6 a month for the service. If you want GPS enabled, just like LoJack, then it's $6.70 a month. This is paying for the 3 year at a time. Annually, a little bit more. It should net a good discount on you auto insurance policy, for the alarm, and for the GP's location/LoJack functionality so with the insurance savings the cellular cost should be minimal to nothing.Tommy, How does that work -- do you have to get a separate cell data account just for the truck?