Found 26th May 2010
Really need a good sat nav that will do as i tell it lol, as i bought a cheap one for £60 and it really pissed me off as it kept going all over the place when i put my own route in, then it just died on me the other day.

People say that TOMTOM are the best, i'm looking to pay around £130 this time for the right one, i really need one to avoid dual carriageways and motorways as i prefer the country side driving lol, so is there any good ones out there that will do this for my and let me put my own route in without taking me all over and back on to dual carriageways etc.

Really need help on this as there are so many out there and i don't know what the best one to go for.

Thanks rep will be giving

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i got the 950live, just over £300, but worth the money, also get a year of live traffic free at the mo

£300 for a satnav!?! Crikey... I think if you don't want to risk one of the cheaper brands go for one of the lower model tom-toms. I can't honestly see what the more expensive ones can offer that the others can not. I had a cheap one I bought for just under £50 from ebuyer, it wasn't as pretty as the more expensive ones, but it did the job. The main difference I found from mine and my girlfriends (which is a tom-tom) was that mine took a bit longer to find the navigation sattelites, so you had to wait longer to get going if you had no idea where you were!

If you check out some of these here ebuyer.com/sto…GPS i'm sure you can find a decent one for your price range.

I see there's a Tom-Tom on that page for about £86 (TomTom Start Sat Nav), that looks more than sufficient for your needs.

mine tomtom and i use it everyday, so being a long distance driver you need to the better model, i had a cheap navman but everytime i went into london it lost signal due to the high buildings, were as with tomtom you pay more for a better service and i have also found their customer service to be excelent

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I wouldn't spend £300 on a sat nav unless i was needing it for work, thanks anyway :thumbsup:

The one i bought was from ebuyer over a year ago and it was one of those Navi-g ones for £59.99 with a 1gb sd card but the other day it just stopped letting me click anything. ebuyer has got a lot of good looking ones but i don't know which one will do the things i want it to do.

I just don't know anything about sat navs really that's why i was hopeing that all the people on here with a good sat nav would give me some help on the best one to go for as i don't understand all this downloads for maps etc that i see that you have to pay for, what's that all about, all i want is to go from a to b without being taking all over the place on to dual carriageways and motorways lol

Anymore help would be great as i don't want to go ahead and pick the wrong one.

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just get the tomtom one, uses the same system as the more expensive ones, so works as well

amazon.co.uk/Tom…8-1

84.98 delivered

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jubbyme;8696955

just get the tomtom one, uses the same system as the more expensive ones, … just get the tomtom one, uses the same system as the more expensive ones, so works as wellhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/TomTom-Classic-Satellite-Navigation-System/dp/B001XCWNMC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1274887971&sr=8-184.98 delivered



That one looks good for the money thanks for that link, i was looking at the TomTom XL Classic that is in Argos for £119.99 but i don't know if that's any better or what :?

Can someone tell me if i do go for one of these TomToms can i download software updates to keep it up to date etc for free from the tomtom web site or do i have to pay for updates ? as i've seen people saying about buying the latest maps etc for the ones they have.

Thanks again guys for all your help as i'm a noob when it comes to thing's like this.

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Just wanted to ask anyone, do you get free map updates with the Garmin sat navs? as i've been looking at a few of the Garmin ones that have good reviews.

Help as i still don't have a clue what one to go for, i was really wanting to buy one asap.

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can anyone help with this? :?

daveshop;8702190

can anyone help with this? :?



You get one free map update from the time you register your Garmin.

I sold my TomTom a couple of years ago to buy a Garmin on the recommendation of someone on a car forum who was involved in the mapping business. The Garmin did do a better job of routing than the TomTom I had but I'm not sure how good each companies efforts are these days as I haven't looked at what's about.

I would probably go with a Garmin again if I had to pick one and they are the biggest Sat Nav company in the world if that means anything these days.

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FaithNoMore;8703888

You get one free map update from the time you register your Garmin.I sold … You get one free map update from the time you register your Garmin.I sold my TomTom a couple of years ago to buy a Garmin on the recommendation of someone on a car forum who was involved in the mapping business. The Garmin did do a better job of routing than the TomTom I had but I'm not sure how good each companies efforts are these days as I haven't looked at what's about.I would probably go with a Garmin again if I had to pick one and they are the biggest Sat Nav company in the world if that means anything these days.



What Garmin would you recommend ? i was think about just buying the TomTom XL Classic with UK and Republic of Ireland or the Navigon 3300 Max but don't know if they are any good or not.

any help plz!
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