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Old 20 November 2005, 08:58   #21
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I got a nav system yesterday. It came free with a brand new Rangerover HSE V8 which I picked up from Landrover yesterday.

By the time I got to the M40 I had bust it!

What do you expect when you buy cheap

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Old 20 November 2005, 16:36   #22
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I've got an A3 petrol station car map and I'm very happy with it.

At £1.99 its accurate, portable, accepts upgrades via a pencil or highlighter and doesn't talk back or tell you off if you miss a turning unlike an expensive box of tricks or a wife

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Old 20 November 2005, 17:23   #23
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... is one of SONY's vaio- eat your heart out JW!!!!!!
Did I say something?

As it happens, I was looking at buying one. It had a 10" screen but it was too much money for nothing extra. And Sony's high contrast screen appears to be nothing more than a screen without an anti-reflective surface so you gain contrast.....and reflections!
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Old 22 November 2005, 15:10   #24
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I use tomtom mobile 5 with a bluetooth gps reciever on my Nokia 6630. It gets well used (almost everyday) due to my job and has never let me down.

Got the tomtom mem card and gps receiver from ebay as a package for £100... is money well spent in my opinion!
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Old 25 November 2005, 09:21   #25
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I'm not so happy with my Garmin i3 now since I dropped it.

It wasn't a big drop, just a couple of feet onto a wooden floor as I bent down to pick up my keys. The result was that the LCD screen cracked inside.

I understand that the i3 is not “designed to be dropped”, but I would expect any small portable device to survive the occasional mishap. My other Garmin GPS units have managed it, as have a variety of mobile phones and PDAs - it's not ideal, but in the real world it happens from time to time.

Garmin's only response is to say that I shouldn't have dropped it and offer a repair for £91.80!

If I had dropped it from a great height, or repeatedly, I wouldn’t be so concerned. However, for such a minor knock to require a repair costing more than 50% of the purchase price seems unacceptable to me.

So do I bite the bullet and get it repaired, or cut my losses and gett something better?

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Old 25 November 2005, 09:36   #26
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I have the Alpine system fitted in my car the dvd version does all of europe on the one disk you can also have attachments fitted to play dvds or receive tv signals my business partner had the same in his car but had it removed when he sold it and bought a new car which had a factory fit nav system so we have one spare if anybody wants to make an offer it has the latest dvd installed and I have to say I thing the Alpine System is one of the best cost just over £3000 new
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Old 25 November 2005, 09:39   #27
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I have the Alpine system fitted in my car the dvd version does all of europe on the one disk you can also have attachments fitted to play dvds or receive tv signals my business partner had the same in his car but had it removed when he sold it and bought a new car which had a factory fit nav system so we have one spare if anybody wants to make an offer it has the latest dvd installed and I have to say I thing the Alpine System is one of the best cost just over £3000 new
I think £300 on an Ipaq with TomTom is a better bet - you can get a wider variety of more detailed maps - you can use nautical charts on it or OS maps and there is a great FREE database of speedcameras - bit more versatile than a built in system and a tad cheaper!!!
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Old 25 November 2005, 09:52   #28
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I think £300 on an Ipaq with TomTom is a better bet - you can get a wider variety of more detailed maps - you can use nautical charts on it or OS maps and there is a great FREE database of speedcameras - bit more versatile than a built in system and a tad cheaper!!!
you could be right but you dont have to put your glasses on to read the Alpine screen its also a radio and plays cds the screen also folds away when not in use

Ps. what good are nautical charts to you in a car codders and dont tell me you can take it on your rib with you because its not salt water resistand
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Old 25 November 2005, 09:58   #29
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Did you know that in Spain it's against the law to have a GPS mounted where you can see it ?
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Old 25 November 2005, 10:19   #30
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Garmin's only response is to say that I shouldn't have dropped it and offer a repair for £91.80!

I would agree with Garmin on this..... Its funny when I asked for a cable harness for my 2010c - they sent it next day FOC first class delivery. Even though it was not the one I needed- it must have cost at least 40 quid. I suppose its how you talk to them.............

Would suggest that you call them back next week, grovel a bit, and explain that RibNet is doing a study on this and needs some free ones to compare..

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