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    Quote Originally Posted by Maheriano View Post
    What a limited piece of crap
    lol

    it looks like it will be a nice system (better than anything else offered as a factory option), but it will never be worth the price for a regular user. contractors won't mind paying extra for it because they can write it off anyways, the actual cost would be much lower to them.


    Quote Originally Posted by Maheriano View Post
    it even hung up when he tried to cancel the phone call
    that was funny. and he made up some excuse like "uh, this is a prototype model".. it seems like they went cheap (as expected) on the processor and/or memory. if they're going to offer it on the 2009 models then they only have a few months to work out those bugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComputerGeek View Post
    lol

    it looks like it will be a nice system (better than anything else offered as a factory option), but it will never be worth the price for a regular user. contractors won't mind paying extra for it because they can write it off anyways, the actual cost would be much lower to them.
    The cost would be the same, less income tax on the money used to buy it. It's not like you buy it for $5,000, write it off then get a check for $5,000. I can't see many contractors buying this. Maybe in big-time commercial and industrial construction.

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    Yes, they are indeed covered up, but just barely. She was laying on her back when I took that so they are kind of laying flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pRoFiT View Post
    now thats funny....


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    Hrmm - Article in the Houston paper about the auto show in town stated that the Sync system was an option for less than $400...

    Hardly outrageous if you ask me.

    To back that up: http://jalopnik.com/cars/sync-on-the...395-287658.php
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    i went and checked out one of these in person, the ones with the screen are ones with nav only. the regular ones have a little led luminecent i believe a 2 line disaply. not all that apealing. it could have used more thought to be put more towards entertainment. it does recognize a usb drive to look for mp3's. but still doesnt seem too worth it to me. the delaer guy was mainly showing off the functionality it was via bluetooth with a cell phone. that made me want to get freefone or whatever else is supported by RR to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    Hrmm - Article in the Houston paper about the auto show in town stated that the Sync system was an option for less than $400...

    Hardly outrageous if you ask me.
    you're confusing two different systems... there is a big difference between the current "SYNC" option and the future "SYNC-powered in-dash computer" that will be offered in the 2009 F-150.

    the current SYNC option is not an in-dash computer, it's just a add-on option that adds voice command function to the stock head unit and bluetooth integration for cellphones... that's it. it's a $399 option and requires the purchase of the $190 rear-view mirror with microphone, bringing to total up to ~$589 (and that's only if it comes with the car, dealer add-on price will be much higher).

    the future "SYNC-powered in-dash computer" will be a full "info-tainment" system, albeit very limited compared to real carPC.


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