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Advice - 2017 Navigation Update Canada

MB Navigation updates are pricey but the 2011 R171 I recently got has never been updated since purchased new in 2010.
All googles lead to same US Website (mb.navigation.com) on which brand new NTG2.5 Comand 2017 (V15.0) DVDs just came out and on sale for $199 US + free US shipping or $30 US to Canada.
I checked at my local MB dealer and they don't have it in the system (they're selling last year's version for $309 Cdn). Of course, I'm eager to update after 7 years (car was mostly stored for 6 years).

Question: If Canadians update navigation, where do you get it - local dealer or from this US website? I'm not eager to pay $30 US for shipping but may not have a choice if local dealers don't have it. Thoughts? Thanks.

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Don't particularly care for MB onboard nav. I use garmin with free updates for as long as the unit survives. Don't understand why they charge (and charge sooooo much) (other than the fact it's a captive audience and they can).

Only issue I have is where to place the unit while driving.


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Garmin is way easier on my other cars and free updates as you say. The 2010 MB Navigation isn't too bad but awkward to use compared to Garmin. I am willing to give the 2017 update a try, hoping it will be a good improvement.
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For anyone interested in Navigation update, the MB dealer has 2017 update DVDs; took about 90 minutes to install.
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For anyone interested in Navigation update, the MB dealer has 2017 update DVDs; took about 90 minutes to install.
How much did that set you back??
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How much did that set you back??
MB dealer was asking $223 Cdn.
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Spoke to my guy at the dealer....his response....'don't bother' unless you are looking for new subdivisions; there are enough free apps out there for your phone.
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