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Bah Humbug !

It's that time of year again and the little woman is insisting on buying me one of the newfangled "satnav" devices for my 'old' (Feb 06) civic. I've explained that being a bloke and always knowing where I'm going this is about a useful to me as a rear/wash wipe (now there's an idea !). BUT she's not having it - so - 2 questions ; 1. Which make and model of sat/nav and 2. (don't be rude) where do I stick it ? - Seasons greetings to all CivInfoers ! David (ManThatCan)
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11th December 2010, 00:35
 
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Tom tom and I stick it bottom right corner windscreen.
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I thought that when my Mum bought us one two years ago, but was soon converted from the I don't need this to this is quite good. Diversions, speeding/speed camera alerts and ETA are all things I find really good in addition to solid navigation.

Tom Tom gets my vote.
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New garmins have freeview tv and DAB built in aswell.
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I've used both TomToms and Garmins and somehow just prefer the user interface on the TomToms.

The latest Navigons look nice, but haven't tried one yet.



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I upgraded from a Garmin to a Tomtom earlier this year.

The Tom tom is much quicker at re-calculating, and it's pretty accurate. The Live Routes feature is extremely useful (calculates the best route based on time of day, day of the week, so forth and history of traffic on that route). It also seems to 'learn' your preferential routes. This was the main reason I replaced the garmin with a tomtom - I couldn't find a garmin that offered the same sort of functionality.

However, my garmin had a speed camera database built in - tomtom want 15 a year from me for the same functionality, which I'm hardly going to pay.
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i purchased tomtom mobile for my wm6 htc hd, it's quite oldie but gets the job done (going from a to b) without issues. I have it fixed on the right (would be on the left for you) of the gearstick with the special car kits from brodit, brodit.com . tidier solution, albeit a bit more expensive
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+2...although don't use it now cos I have the built in one
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Tom Tom would get my vote as well for ease of use and functionality.

The newer ones which have the "easy port mount" can be positioned in the centre pocket. I think it's look cool there plus it's handy for use and also does away with the tell tale suction cup marks on the windscreen.

It wont stick to the base of the centre pocket, but a small dash mounting disc sorts that problem out.
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And after a few weeks of use, you will wonder why did not have one before... HD routes, speed cam locations, traffic avoidance and great for finding short cuts/new routes.... All makes for a much better driving experience.
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