This is common for most pre installed navigation system. It's the lawyers. If you look at message boards and forums on the internet, there usually a way around if it bugs you, usually dealing with recoding the software, or tinkering with the system. My BMW, however doesn't have this issue. I can enter stuff anytime I want, maybe it's the IDrive?
Just wondering, what made you decide on the Lexus GS350 over a BMW 535i or Mercedes-Benz E350?
Just got a new '07 and can't believe that the imbeciles actually disable the GPS when the vehicle is in motion!!! Oh sure, it's supposed to be a safety factor--but then why not disable all the features? Instead, the system won't allow you to program in address data while the car is moving, so even the PASSENGER!!! can't reprogram destinations on the move. Meantime, you can still screw with the mileage data, fuel consumption and half a dozen other DISTRACTIONs--not to mention about 200 audio features that take your eyes off the road--right up there with the telephone diddle-fiddle.
Are there any thoughts on how one might bring this plastic rip-off up to the level of a basic Ford 150 with a moderately decent GPS? You'd think the Germans, with no speed limits, would be the ones to initiate this autocratic stupidity--but I guess they garner more intelligent drivers.
The dealer was very careful to hide this little trick when I bought the car. Now they tell me that they are unable to make this chunk of plastic crap operate the same as any simple Garmin on the road. Anyone know how to enlighten Lexus so we don't see hundreds of them stranded roadside attempting to program a simple change of route or destination into a car that otherwise, might be o.k.?
I just want the GPS to operate like any other on the road (except another Lexus).
Lost in Motion