Originally Posted by dxchea
This is disappointing to hear. I was kinda hoping it would be at least be somewhat decent. I can always go back to using Garmin or the iPhone apps but was trying to avoid needing to mount a device to the windshield.
I wouldn't say MMI 3G Nav Plus in the newer models is bad at all, especially if you have Audi Connect and Sirius Traffic activated. Google search uses the same data and is every bit as good at POIs as Google Maps online. Advantages over a portable GPS or phone are larger screen and full integration with the MMI voice control. It offers 3D building graphics in many cities plus all the extra features that Audi Connect provides including Google Earth overlay, gas prices, available parking lots, news, weather, events, etc.; all are tied into the nav, MMI and your Bluetooth phone for dialing through the car. Audi uses NavTeq for it's map data (as does Garmin).
While it's not perfect, and I'm sure a top model Garmin will have a feature or two missing from the car's nav, Audi has come a long way with integrated Nav over the last few years. I have three Garmins and an iPhone with Apple and Google maps and unlike earlier Audi nav systems, I don't use them at all for navigation.