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Sat Nav - what do i need to know?

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katz Mon 23-Jul-07 17:42:18

thinking of getting this for dh for his 30th but have no idea what to go for. are the cheap ones pants?

will we mostly be driving in the uk but maybe in france

kid Mon 23-Jul-07 17:43:30

I got a tomtom one recently and I think its great. My one cost £150 but you can pay slightly more and get more maps on it. Or you can download extra maps or so I am told.

RubySlippers Mon 23-Jul-07 17:44:12

myself and DH bot have Tom Toms - they are great
you can get them with maps for europe as well as the UK
they are very easy to use
i would recommend (have had them for 3.5 years)

muuuuummy Mon 23-Jul-07 17:44:23

We have a Garmin Nuvi which I can't fault. It is great and doubles up as a hands free for the phone.

MrsBadger Mon 23-Jul-07 17:48:23

ooh I have the Which for these somehwere


Best Buys (in order):
Snooper Syrius UK & Ireland £286 90%
TomTom Go 510 £269 89%
Garmin Nuvi 300 £190 88%
TomTom One UK £180 86%
TomTom Go 910 £350 86%
Road Angel Nav 6000 £180 81%

not sure which ones cover Europe though

katz Mon 23-Jul-07 18:16:57


still unsure what to go for but will look into your suggestions and see how much the extras cost like the extra europe maps

aloha Mon 23-Jul-07 18:22:25

My Nuvi is fab. Dh bought it for my birthday and the feeling of freedom is just wonderful. I always, always used to get lost, and now even if I do a bit (take third exit instead of second or whatever) the Satnav will patiently take me home!

CalifrauniusFudge Mon 23-Jul-07 18:33:31

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biggitdad Mon 23-Jul-07 18:44:49

I recently bought a Tom Tom 700 costing £199 from Dixons or Currys, it has UK and Europe maps and you can link it to your phone to get the latest traffic updates. I used it in France and it was very good. They are not however 100% reliable in that the maps will always have errors, in France it took me down a road which lead into someones drive
I would however happily recommend this one.

onlyjoking9329 Mon 23-Jul-07 18:55:55

i have a tomtome one europe, it is fab, the newer version is an XL which is bigger screen and built in speed cameras

kokeshi Mon 23-Jul-07 19:05:00

My DP bought me a Navman f20 Europe with the maps pre-loaded. We got a fantastic price in an ebay shop, about £50 less than you's pay retail and it's brand new, boxed, and comes with a year's warranty.

I recently used it every day when we hired a car in Sardinia and it was absolutely fantastic. We couldn't have done a fraction of those things if we'd been map reading.

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