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    I am considering buying a Garmin nuvi 250 gps satnav from e-buyer which is currently £105-50. It has full europe maps which I will need later this month I also need it for work in the uk for which I need full post code searches. I dont want to go and spen over £130 on a unit. Does anyone know of a better deal or a reason why I should not go for this unit?

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    althou i have a garmin i have had been in a car with tom tom and it is far supperior....:thumbsup:

    I have Garmin 550 with Europe maps installed, it is brilliant in Spain, we take it with us all the time ( her name is Emily, you pick the voice on set up) an my OH thinks she is such a nice girl and so clever.!!! Seriously though, she knows all the routes and street names and as before much sperior to any TomTom.

    go with the garmin, they design yacht GPS' and navigation equipment - gotta be good based on that.

    plus i have one.........:thumbsup:

    If price is an issue, you can buy the navigo from ebuyer for £49.99 and install tomtom on it like I did.

    Works a treat.

    i also got the navigo and put tomtom on what can i say deffo bargain and the best sat nav i have used so far

    Original Poster

    I am a total nOOb when it comes to satnav having never owned one. Can you put a list of postcodes into a satnav and have it produce a route for you?
    Its not so much price is an issue, just that I dont want to spend over £130, seems unnecessary to me, I dont need all the blue tooth and mp3 stuff but I need europe maps, 7 digit postcode navigation and preferably what I mentioned above, being able to imput a list of postcodes and have it sort a route. Do they do that?

    Try argos online this unit is selling for £99.99.

    look the navigo does as good as any sat nav deffo worth getting

    Hello All.

    I'm relatively new to posting on the fora so please forgive me if this is the wrong place to ask. I am in the market for my very first Sat Nav as I have seen the light and decided they are actually a very useful piece of kit. I want it to be pretty easy to use and have reliable re-routing software. Preferable I would also like European maps and traffic information built in. Currently I have narrowed my search down to th eNavigon TS7000 and the Garmin Nuvi 250.

    Which is better of these two? Can anyone suggest anything better?

    Thanks in advance for any help or advice.

    Articus, let me check something. What you want is to be able to enter a list of say 10 postcodes, and then for the satnav to give you the fastest route which incorporates all these postcodes. I assume for deliveries.

    If this is the case, then I don't think many satnavs will do this for you. A very quick google search has brought up the ]Garmin Nuvi 760t which seems to do the job.

    There may well be others, but I don't have time to look at the moment - sorry. If this is what you want, then maybe somebody else will know more. I'm fairly sure this can't be done on the cheaper ones though!

    Original Poster

    Thanks Mike, you're right, that is what I want Not for deliveries but I have to make a number of house calls in a day and would like the facility to enter their postcodes and have the satnav sort out the best way round
    That looks like the thing I need, looks like I will be raising my budget then

    Articus;2481080

    Thanks Mike, you're right, that is what I want Not for deliveries but … Thanks Mike, you're right, that is what I want Not for deliveries but I have to make a number of house calls in a day and would like the facility to enter their postcodes and have the satnav sort out the best way round :)That looks like the thing I need, looks like I will be raising my budget then



    Articus, I'm by no means an expert, so there may be other alternatives around. If I get chance to look then I will.:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Thanks again but now there is no need I have just ordered from Amazon. I rang both Garmin and Tomtom and told them what I needed and Tomtom told me they did no product that would route plan a number of addresses unless they were input in sequence which would mean looking them up on a map and plotting the route myself, totally negating the point of what I was trying to do. Garmin confirmed that the model you sugested has this capability and with maps of the czech republic too. (I am shortly going there on a canoeing trip)
    Amazon turned out to be the cheapest I could find from any dealer I had heard of at £214.99 with next day delivery so I will have it tomorrow!

    Articus;2483012

    Thanks again but now there is no need I have just ordered from … Thanks again but now there is no need I have just ordered from Amazon. I rang both Garmin and Tomtom and told them what I needed and Tomtom told me they did no product that would route plan a number of addresses unless they were input in sequence which would mean looking them up on a map and plotting the route myself, totally negating the point of what I was trying to do. Garmin confirmed that the model you sugested has this capability and with maps of the czech republic too. (I am shortly going there on a canoeing trip)Amazon turned out to be the cheapest I could find from any dealer I had heard of at £214.99 with next day delivery so I will have it tomorrow!



    Glad to be of service - hope it meets your needs. Lets face it, we could have spent ages looking around on the internet. Just goes to show that sometimes it's somewhat easier to find out the info elsewhere!

    I must admit to being somewhat envious - it looks rather nice!:thumbsup:

    Thanks for the rep aswell!
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