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Sat Nav help needed

(11 Posts)
Plonker Tue 07-Oct-08 22:02:29

I want to get dh a Sat Nav for Christmas.

I was a little shock when i saw how many different ones there are on the market!

What should i be looking for? Does it need to be all singing all dancing, or will a bog standard one do the job just as well?

Have you got one?

What do you recommend?

Links please grin

SqueakyPop Tue 07-Oct-08 22:23:36

I think the key thing you have to decide upon is whether you want fixed maps, or active content (ie pay a subscription for speed cameras and traffic jams).

Anifrangapani Tue 07-Oct-08 22:26:56

I love my Tom Tom....despite the fact it sends me to random places. grin

Plonker Tue 07-Oct-08 22:33:51

Fixed maps?? Active content??

<<clueless emoticon>> blush

Ani but which Tom Tom?? There are 95 thousand of the little buggers ...!!!

DraculaNeedsArteries Tue 07-Oct-08 22:35:34

Decide how much money you want to spend and then get teh best spec for that price.

Plonker Tue 07-Oct-08 22:35:54

Dh travels a lot giving estimates to folk.

His work is fairly local (generally up to around 40 miles) and he is always occasionally gets lost. So just to help him get from A to B will do grin

Plonker Tue 07-Oct-08 22:37:45

DNA - As little as i can get away with ...

<<tight arse emoticon>>

DraculaNeedsArteries Tue 07-Oct-08 22:40:59

in that case a basic tom tom or Garmin of about £120-£150 should surfice. they are the top 2 brands in general.

Plonker Tue 07-Oct-08 22:51:53

Cheers smile

Simplysally Tue 07-Oct-08 22:53:50

I've got a TomTom One 3rd Edition and although it sometimes tries to send me one motorway sliproad and down the next some funny ways you can ignore the instruction if you know a better shortcut and it will reset itself. I think it was about £100.

LittleMissTickles Tue 07-Oct-08 22:56:06

I have a Garmin $300, have used it in England with European cartridge, was brilliant.

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