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Is a £300 Satnav really THAT much better than a £59 one?

(9 Posts)
Spidermama Tue 07-Jul-09 18:28:43

I want to buy a satnav and am wondering why the cheaper ones
like these ones are SO much cheaper. Are they any good?

I've never had Satnavs so am a complete novice.

southeastastra Tue 07-Jul-09 18:30:48

i just bought my first one too, was only about £60 have no idea what the more expensive ones do but my one is brilliant! very camp voice though. grin

Spidermama Tue 07-Jul-09 18:33:07

SEA which one have you got?

southeastastra Tue 07-Jul-09 18:37:25

binatone b430

southeastastra Tue 07-Jul-09 18:41:37

oh mine didn't get a good review on that site grin still i find it ok

Spidermama Tue 07-Jul-09 18:41:55

Thanks. I'll have a look.

Milliways Tue 07-Jul-09 18:49:56

I suppose it depends if you will use the more expensive options.

DH bought a top-of-the-range Tom Tom, but he needed full European cover, blue tooth connection for his phone (works as a Hands Free), Traffic warnings, speed cameras etc etc. The Traffic Warnings are great if you travel long distances.

MarthaFarquhar Tue 07-Jul-09 18:49:58

the £59 one on that site is refurbished ie second hand, probably from a company car. It wouldn't bother me, and comes with a guarantee, but that's part of the reason it's cheap.

southeastastra Tue 07-Jul-09 19:05:46

ooh mine has speed camera detector. it beeps annoyingly until you pass it, but i quite like that bit. north circular is just one long beep beep beep

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