Join Date: 6th August 2006
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I have used mine a few times to find addresses and every time it has taken me right to the door. Not necessarily the best route as I realized I could have saved a mile, or two, by cutting through a 'B' road, BUT; it has always got me there, be-it in the middle of Birmingham or Hinckley or the outskirts of Rayleigh or Daventry or the King Arthur Hotel in the centre of the Gower Peninsular or the Sir Isaac Walton Hotel in the Derbyshire Dales (both recommended for a visit - beautiful areas).
Route guidance and en-route display is clear, easy to follow and understand directions
I think that makes it excellent and it looks so good as an integral part of my car.
Now as far as the POI's are concerned I must agree that even the latest version is lacking somewhat as it shows my nearest McDonalds as being 10 miles away in Hinckley, when it's actually 1 mile away here in Rugby (and has been for probably 10 years or more!).
NB: Not that I would ever use a McD; Burger King possibly, McD never.
So, as a navigation aid, aesthetic look and display I rate it excellent, for some POI's I rate it mediocre.
PS: I do like the fact that you can select screen background colours individually for day and night driving and that the contrast and brightness can be preset as well for day and night AND this also applies to the air-con controls and in-car entertainment.
Last edited by allan40alt; 4th May 2008 at 09:28.