It is what it is. The GUI is embedded in the unit's firmware, ostensibly to protect GM from liability. Eventually, I'll have to remove the "infotainment" system and install something from the 21st century that can be upgraded. I think GM did a really good job with the XLR with the excepton of the afore-mentioned system. Compare the Nav system with a $200 Garmin unit and you'll quickly see there is no comparison.
Snake Bit Super Chilled Black Raven 2006 Cadillac XLR-V aka Elwood (Jake's brother)
Verified 501rwhp and 486TQ at 6000RPM so far...final goal 575/550
ELWOOD - "Corvette in a Tuxedo ... with a Jet Pack"
2013 St Louis Region SCCA Solo SSM Class Champion
Texas Mile Record Holder: Street Legal XLR @ 165.6MPH
ECTA LSR Record Holder: 4.2-5.0L Blown Gas Modified Sports Car