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Is passenger display worth it on Portofino

Discussion in 'California/Portofino' started by VHlambo580, May 21, 2018.

  1. VHlambo580

    VHlambo580 Karting

    Dec 4, 2017
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    Hello - I am in the process of ordering a Portofino so putting together my spec list. The item I am seriously debating is the passenger display. Is it worth the 5900 USD? I almost feel that is a better option than Apple CarPlay, at least better resale but could be wrong. This will be my daily car so want to get it right. Also, sports exhaust pipes, does it change the sound of the car or just for looks?


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  2. Tireman

    Tireman Karting

    Nov 13, 2011
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    Passenger display is useless ... and certainly not a good "investment"
    Sports exhaust pipes are for look only... they do look "sporty" but do not change the sound
    Cant speak to Apple Car play as I have not used it.
     
  3. FerrariFreak7

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    Apr 13, 2018
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    Got Apple CarPlay on my Cali T, you can use it for playing music (directly through spotify for example), or to check your texts/use the iphone 'maps' navigation.
    I can play spotify music through USB connection/bluetooth, and don't check my texts whilst driving, and don't use maps navigation.
    I find it useless and almost never use it - lots of used Cali Ts in the UK aren't optioned with it and even the dealers agree that it is more or less a waste of money.

    The passenger display costs around ~£3000 here on a Portofino. I share my Cali T with family members and therefore passenger regularly in my own car and would love to have it in a Portofino. If you don't really care too much about your passengers then you could do without it.

    Hope that helps x
     
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  4. azlin75

    azlin75 Formula Junior

    Jul 16, 2017
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    For me personally I wouldn’t spec it but the younger generation might feel it’s a “must have”. To me the passenger display might just cause you some issues with the wife or significant other if they like to hover and monitor your speed. Less so if you got a buddy your taking for a spin.

    If you listen to your radio a lot and use an Apple device it might be useful to you but general consensus is it certainly won’t add to the resale value of the car.

    On the exaust if you prefer the look of the sport tips then check that box.
     
  5. Shotgun Styles

    Shotgun Styles Formula Junior

    Apr 11, 2018
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    My feelings are this:

    If you're older and married, I'd skip it.

    If you're still in the game, I'd get it. Chicks will think it's a fun gadget and it will add to the charm of the car on dates.

    As a youngish player myself, who's had nice cars before, I can tell you from experience that gadgets like these really do work on girls. A friend of mine has a Tesla and girls are constantly fiddling with that big center display. I was glad to see Ferrari offer it in the Portofino.
     
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  6. VHlambo580

    VHlambo580 Karting

    Dec 4, 2017
    52
    So funny, nope I’m middle aged and married with teen kids. My daughter is always messing with my radio so I figured I would now give her easy access with the passenger display.
    I can’t get myself to spend 4200 USD on Apple CarPlay.


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  7. Condor Man

    Condor Man Formula 3

    Sep 8, 2006
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    Great question.

    If money is no option then I would definitely have it. However, I feel one would get over it very quickly.
     
  8. GlowRed

    GlowRed Karting

    Mar 2, 2012
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    I went for the passenger display. It does not seem to offer any benefits, the infotainment system is right next to passenger and driver but in my opinion it is a fun option and fills a gap in the dashboard. It may help when reselling.

    Apple CarPlay seemed like a total waste of money. The Lusso uses the same system and I had a complete demo of the standard system and Apple CarPlay. I was able to stream music and Spotify over Bluetooth and the maps on the Sat Nav seemed OK. You can activate Siri from the steering wheel too. CarPlay offered the advantages of WhatsApp and text messaging, but this seemed a distraction that was more likely to help cause an accident.

    Sports pipes add ridges to the inside of the exhaust tips, which look more aggressive that the standard smooth tips. I’ve gone for the black exhaust as I thinks it blend in with the rear bumper.
     
  9. vjd3

    vjd3 Formula 3
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    If Apple would enable Waze on CarPlay, it would be a must-have option. Otherwise, I was not impressed with it on the Maserati loaner the dealer gave me for a week last year.

    I wouldn't spend the money on the passenger display, as I would never be in that seat ; )
     
  10. clockem

    clockem Formula Junior
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    Test drove the car this weekend. The passenger display is not worth it as the large screen is right next to the passenger display. When I order mine that is one option I would pass on and go for the Hifi system. Hifi is much better than in the California.
     
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  11. tomc

    tomc F1 World Champ

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    Shotgun is correct, us middle aged, married guys don't need it. My wife already assumes I'm always speeding, so no reason to make it is easier for her to confirm!
    T
     
  12. Twosherpaz

    Twosherpaz Formula Junior
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    Wish I had back the money for passenger display.

    Glad I still have the money for not getting CarPlay

    Sport pipes just depends on look and color of spec. For sound, get a valve opener like a Capristo with remote.
     
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  13. VHlambo580

    VHlambo580 Karting

    Dec 4, 2017
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    Thanks for the feedback. I will not be adding the passenger display or Apple CarPlay. Going for the black ceramic pipes for sport exhaust. I will post my spec once I am done. Thanks again.


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  14. LittleLittleTiger

    Jun 11, 2018
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    Apple just updated CarPlay as it supporting third party navigation apps
     
  15. JJ97

    JJ97 Rookie

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    Oh man! I was totally ready to pass on CarPlay. This might change it.
     
  16. LittleLittleTiger

    Jun 11, 2018
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    With third party Maps app,Carplay definitely worth it
     
  17. tomc

    tomc F1 World Champ

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    I assume this includes Waze? Google Maps?
    Thanks.
    T
     
  18. GlowRed

    GlowRed Karting

    Mar 2, 2012
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    Beginning this Autumn with the launch of iOS 12, Apple has announced that it will allow navigation apps to work with CarPlay, such as Google Maps and Waze.

    Apple didn't actually say when (or even if) Google Maps and Waze would be available with CarPlay but I’m sure they eventually will work.
     
  19. LittleLittleTiger

    Jun 11, 2018
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    Yes
     
  20. VHlambo580

    VHlambo580 Karting

    Dec 4, 2017
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    I still wouldn’t do it. I hear the new Ferrari Navi is not pretty decent. Keeping CarPlay out but I did decide to upgrade HIFI and add passenger display. I have a teenager who likes to play with my music, it’s irritating, but decided not to fight it.


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  21. VHlambo580

    VHlambo580 Karting

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    Sorry, I meant Ferrari Navi IS pretty decent.


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  22. Cigarzman

    Cigarzman F1 Rookie
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    I passed on Apple Car Play and the passenger display for more carbon fiber and Hi Fi inside instead. Best , Kirk.
     
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  23. tomc

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    What would CarPlay give me that I can't get from firing up Waze on my iPhone?
    T
     
  24. GlowRed

    GlowRed Karting

    Mar 2, 2012
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    I'm with you guys.

    I've not spec'ed CarPlay. I tried the navigation system in a GTC4Lusso, which is the same as the Porto, and it looked pretty good to me. I was able to stream music including Spotify using Bluetooth, Siri worked using a button on the steering wheel and if on a few occasions I needed a different map app I will just use my iPhone or iPad.
     
  25. phanliu

    phanliu Formula Junior
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    Skip the Car Play and the Passenger Display in the Portofino. The display is smaller in size than in the Lusso and does not even look attractive. Save your $$ for some other options.
     

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