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Old 30 March 2007, 06:53   #1
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Anybody there recommend a good mail-order company for purchasing a car Sat Nav System .

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I got one of these not long ago for a mate

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mitac-Mio-P550...QQcmdZViewItem

You need Tom Tom software to go with it. Excellent bit opf kit and far more versatile than dedicated in car ones. It comes with a windscreen mount etc so it is very easy to use in car.
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I got one of these not long ago for a mate

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mitac-Mio-P550...QQcmdZViewItem

You need Tom Tom software to go with it. Excellent bit opf kit and far more versatile than dedicated in car ones.
Sorry Codders you are talking utter mince there!. Like I've posted else where, Tom Tom has its merits but its crap compared to some others ESPEcially some of the fitted car ones .. BMW Audi etc

Tom Tom uses out dated maps for reasons I have explained elsewhere but if you want a portable unit its ok but nothing more
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Sorry Codders you are talking utter mince there!. Like I've posted else where, Tom Tom has its merits but its crap compared to some others ESPEcially some of the fitted car ones .. BMW Audi etc
Well it is a lot better than the offerings I have seen in some cars - ie Porsche Cayenne and Ferrari 360. Also you can take it from car to car and use the pda for maps - charts etc etc - even to surf the net and read Ebooks - mine gets loads of use.

TomTom directs me where I want to go - has good graphics and I can use free speed camera data - that will do me!!!

Also I suspect I can update easier and cheaper. Some car makers charge £2000 for sat nav - bit more than a £300 PDA - you could have an ultra mobile PC for that with all the bells and whistles.
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Well it is a lot better than the offerings I have seen in some cars - ie Porsche Cayenne and Ferrari 360. Also you can take it from car to car and use the pda for maps - charts etc etc - even to surf the net and read Ebooks - mine gets loads of use.

TomTom directs me where I want to go - has good graphics and I can use free speed camera data - that will do me!!!

Also I suspect I can update easier and cheaper. Some car makers charge £2000 for sat nav - bit more than a £300 PDA - you could have an ultra mobile PC for that with all the bells and whistles.

you have pre quoted my last post(s) elsewhere on the subject and my arguments you devious and naughty chap, I'll not rise to that ..If you think you are right.. fair enough, its your cash..you blow it at your free will, my man, .. I have comfort knowing I have owned most of the systems in question... and can speak from personal authority, not flash mates hearsay. Tom Tom has its place ........like.................I..............Said.. .................. incase you are still deaf !!but its still poor by comparison .

Now if you are paying any attention to this post well are you ?
you can load Tom Tom with useful POI's like low bridges. Now that is useful ! Still gets the roads with wrong names but at least it can tell you if your about to loose your p45 !
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you have pre quoted my last post(s) elsewhere on the subject and my arguments you devious and naughty chap, I'll not rise to that ..If you think you are right.. fair enough, its your cash..you blow it at your free will, my man, .. I have comfort knowing I have owned most of the systems in question... and can speak from personal authority, not flash mates hearsay. Tom Tom has its place ........like.................I..............Said.. .................. incase you are still deaf !!but its still poor by comparison .

Now if you are paying any attention to this post well are you ?
you can load Tom Tom with useful POI's like low bridges. Now that is useful ! Still gets the roads with wrong names but at least it can tell you if your about to loose your p45 !
Remember "best" is also hard to quantify - a lot comes down to personal preference!!!
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