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spark-doctor

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Does anyone use these? Are the cheap ones as good as Tom Tom? Know where to get one cheap?
 
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jimes

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can recommend the navman,has a neat feature that when you take a picture with it you can link that pic to the gps position if you want to return there.Has button for nearest petrol station and points of interest which is handy save going into menu.
 
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montybaber

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had a packard bell and it was terrible, replaced it with tom tom and was blown away has speed limits, actual speed, journey time, eta and all matter of other stuff (bluetooth to phone, actually reads your texts to you, traffic announcements) bearing in mind how cheap these are now go for it mines a 520t
 
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tony.towa

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I got a ViaMichelin Satnav free when I took out a life insurance policy. Very surprised, in a nice way, at how good it is. Registered it and get offered free downloads and updates every now and again.
Now just need to know where the forum meet is going to be and I can get there.
 
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Bane

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I got a ViaMichelin Satnav free when I took out a life insurance policy. Very surprised, in a nice way, at how good it is. Registered it and get offered free downloads and updates every now and again.
Now just need to know where the forum meet is going to be and I can get there.
Good answer Tony!!!!

As for sat-nav, tom-tom, whatever, yeah I'd get one because I'm useless at reading a map.

Oh sorry, you asked which is better?

No idea :D
 
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London Luke

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Tomtom are great. Hearing many people are now prefering Garmin.But never tried one.
I have 2 x TT both with the FULL European maps. They are worth buying as the basic european map is not as good.

can buy sat navs for £60 i think now
 
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Cirrus

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Think Tom Tom is the daddy. I use Garmin sat nav on my Nokia. It's ok as a basic sat nav.
 
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sparkyork

seen a navman in local paper for 30 quid, are they any good??
 
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DanBrown

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I recommend the NAVMAN systems. I use the S910i model and is faultless. We tend to do a lot of mileage a week (around 450) and for the money you cannot be going far wrong. Ok, they do tend to send you down a crazy oneway street now and again but regardless a business assett. I reccommend getting one with the 'TMC' as this notifies you to traffic jams along your route and can save time.
If you like your gadgets and always likes the top notch stuff, try the new VDO DAYTON PN-6000 model. Has built in TV radio etc.
 
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spark-doctor

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Well i went out and bought a TomTom one XL and it seems great. have only used it around the town but have not gone up a one way street yet:D

Had to change the voice on it, i have enough women in my life giving me orders without one more:D
 
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spark-doctor

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Jealously will get you no where Mr T:D:D:D:D

See PM for answer.

If i get to meet Masa i will see if i can get a autograph for you;)
 
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greekislandlover

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I got a ViaMichelin Satnav free when I took out a life insurance policy. Very surprised, in a nice way, at how good it is. Registered it and get offered free downloads and updates every now and again.
These were given away as ViaMichelin has withdrawn from the satnav game and they had a few left over. I got one too, and they are good. I use tomtom at work, and I've used a NavMan a year or so ago. They all have features I like, but I agree the VM is pretty-gosh-darned-good for a freebie!
 
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tony.towa

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Like you say, bloody good for a freebie. If you registered online they send you all sorts of details about posh restaurants but also they are still updating and new software is available for all over Europe.
 
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