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Old 25 November 2005, 10:23   #31
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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
It is with one of these!!!

http://www.otterbox.com/products/pda_cases/index.htm
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Old 25 November 2005, 13:19   #33
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Old 26 November 2005, 03:36   #34
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or cut my losses and get something better?

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Go for it.

(Christmas is approaching after all )

The integrated bluetooth phone system in the Tom Tom is a big advantage workwise.

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JK.. just a small point... for a change... if you end up with a bike, buy a GPS that you can use on bike and in car.. TomTom is not waterproof. the TomTom Rider is out any minute... that is waterproof, but no integral speaker.. I run with a Garmin 2610 for car/Truck/bike.. Joanne uses a TomTom in her car... she prefers hers because of the viual "3d" look..the TomTom is a self powered unit (big plus) The Garmin isn't... I prefer my unit because of the vastly superior mapping options compared to hers... and if they're portable units you don't leave 'em in the car to attract our light fingered bretheren..
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I am better off with my fecker Garmin get more lost with it so next time not allowed to come along ...... will be used for foreign visitors over here......... as they will definately get lost...........

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

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Have it repaired, you were very happy with it previously, you will save money splashing out on a much more expensive unit, and be more careful next time.

ps - I'll buy it off you for £90.00
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As codprawn suggested get your self a PDA and stick tom tom on it and you really will have a top bit of kit. Then you can run the Memory Map software and said waterproof box and off you go. And all less than the price of a tom tom GO 700 with the hands free built in. if you need a BT car kit proper Nokia ones are only £90 odd. www.totalgps.co.uk ????
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Well I bit the bullet and shelled out the cash to Garmin. We'll just have to see how well it lasts now.

I am aggrieved that the damn thing broke, but on the other hand Garmin could have just told me to feck off and buy a new one so it could have been worse I suppose.

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Agree with Nos. They are all ok if ya driving a car, but with a 13'6" or 14'10" reefer on the back, you still need to consult the good old fashioned AA truckers atlas of GB. I used to have Tom Tom 3 on a Ipaq 2210, but the Ipaq died and I really cant be botherd to replace it. Iv got more hard copies of good old fashioned A-Z's than I care to mention.

However, the Disco I have just bought has got a VDO Dayton system fitted. And thats about all I know about it till I read the destructions

Right must go, late start with the truck today, got to plot me route on an A-Z!!!!

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