Join Date: 14th February 2008
Location: Devon, UK
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Fully agree with your comments. I have used TomTom for about 4 years now, probably covering 100k miles.
I now use the satnav that came with the Civic and it is definitely not as good. It lacks the detail as you say, even on max zoom. The routing does not fill me with confidence - only this week it took me right through the middle of Bristol and over the Clifton toll bridge. TomTom would have done something much more sensible - so would google.
The other day J1 of the M5 was closed. I needed to get onto the M5 at this junction. On TomTom, you would tell it to avoid the next xx yards or miles and it would take care of the rest. No such option on the Honda one (I tried the detour option).
It was also useful on TomTom to be able to key in a postcode or address and cross reference with google, or someones 'how to find us' map from their website before you set off. You can't do this in the Honda due to the lack of detail.
Very rarely in 4 years did TomTom let me down. The Civic satnav has let me down often in the 3 months I have used it and I too am losing confidence. The only reason I am persisting with it is because its built in.
I am using v 3.23 also.