Car: 2018 1.5 Turbo CVT
Join Date: 1st May 2019
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I had a standalone Garmin in my Mk 8 and the built in unit in the Mk 10. Both had the same desire to send you down the narrowest, windy roads they could.
Garmin units seem to want to send you the most direct route, regardless of what road it is. You can tell it to avoid Motorways etc, but not roads below B-road status (i.e. horrid single lane tracks).
Was in deepest, darkest Cornwall visiting mother-in-law recently and took young 'un to Trebar Gardens to meet neighbours who happened to be nearby at the same time. Not knowing the way, I decided to trust the sat-nav. 30 harrowing minutes of single lane farm tracks barely wide enough for one car to fit down later, I decided Google maps was a better guide to going back...
Oddly though, the standalone unit would give speed camera alerts, which the built in one does not