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AIBU to actually be properly in love with my new satnav?

(18 Posts)
follyfoot Sat 25-Jun-11 09:33:04

See I have no sense of direction. My lovely shiny new (think the old one died of overuse) satnav really is a very beautiful thing. And its got that fantastic live trafficy thing too.

Sigh.

Whogivesa Sat 25-Jun-11 10:39:12

No not at all, I love mine too and it is set on the setting with the lovely male Irish voice!! wink

OCDspecialist Sat 25-Jun-11 10:40:40

I hate mine. Could you pm me the type/brand of your new one (if you don't want to name it on MN)

Acekicker Sat 25-Jun-11 10:42:20

No - definitely YANBU. I adore mine too - I used to drive lots in my old job and navigating with printouts from google maps is horrid. The best bit is the way that if you miss a turning it just sorts it all out for you...

zandy Sat 25-Jun-11 10:48:19

What's the difference between the old one and the new one?

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Sat 25-Jun-11 10:49:53

Not at all, I couldn't live without mine, it's given me a new lease of life. I can go... ANYWHERE. grin

BrightRed Sat 25-Jun-11 10:51:26

YABU - although I am in love with my iphone.

ShellyBoobs Sat 25-Jun-11 11:01:10

My SatNav is completely bonkers, but it's one of those that's built into the car itself, IYSWIM?

For some reason once it works out how to get to wherever it is I've asked for, it always proceeds to tell me loudly, 'the route selected involves a sea crossing'. Having taken the risk and trusted what the dahboard tells me once we're moving, I've learned that a sea crossing isn't always necessary when travelling around Yorkshire. blush

YANBU to be in love with a clever new SatNav at all.

follyfoot Sat 25-Jun-11 11:33:39

OCD its a Tomtom Go Live 1000. It truly is a thing of beauty. And clever too. The traffic jam bit is so clever it shows you exactly where on the road the slow bit starts and ends and how many minutes it will delay you by and if there is any way round it. It updates every couple of minutes. None of that on the old one.

And its much shinier than the old one grin

Andrewofgg Sat 25-Jun-11 11:35:15

Just watch for the signs saying things like NO ENTRY and NO BRIDGE - SATNAV ERROR - one silly bugger drove past that one into the bloody river because that's what the satnav said to do.

Meglet Sat 25-Jun-11 11:37:13

yanbu. I have a 4yo TomTom sat nav and its a lfe saver when I'm out with the dc's.

I attemped to navigate around Hampshire without it a few weeks ago and got lost, despite living here all my life. In my defence those little country lanes all look very similar blush.

Jaspants Sat 25-Jun-11 11:46:15

I feel so much more confident driving somewhere unfamiliar when I have a sat nav as it saves having to keep stopping to look at a map etc while the DCs are arguing in the back

OCDspecialist Sat 25-Jun-11 15:31:40

oooh sounds fab. I am going to ditch mine as it seems to know nothing except the main traffic-loaded routes and is pretty useless.

Babysamrocks Sat 25-Jun-11 16:20:42

Yanbu I had a new one for my birthday and I just love it! I use it all the time even when I can find my own way home without any help wink

LittleMissFlustered Sat 25-Jun-11 17:59:21

Tom Tom? You need to get the Stephen Fry voice for it thengrin

Andrewofgg Sat 25-Jun-11 18:22:02

Can you still get a Thatcher voice for some of them? I knew someone who liked hearing her say TURN LEFT.

Tortu Sat 25-Jun-11 18:31:05

It also saved my marriage.

allegrageller Sat 25-Jun-11 22:15:34

andrew- nooooooo!!!

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