Navigation System Users
Posted 17 November 2006 - 06:48 PM
Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:17 AM
I recently got a tom tom 910 for my dad(he just started a job in london so needed something to get him around as his navigation skills SUCK big time. Its got a 20Gb hard drive(more a selling point for me) so as well as pretty much every region you can get for a tom tom and space to hold the rest, you can store pictures and music on it, also has bluetooth(another good thing for my dad) and connects straight away to your phone letting you dial and talk using it, it also came with all the tom tom accesories, its a great buy we got it for just over £400 which i think was a good deal.
Posted 20 November 2006 - 01:16 PM
Posted 20 November 2006 - 02:04 PM
I got my dad the tom tom for the reason he was going to a city, he doesnt leave it in the car he can take it with him and its a handheld sat nav, or he can put it in the lock box under the seat which is much harder to get at than something attached in the dash. Stability an in dash unit i dont like because you have to look down to see it, i like my sat nav in the windsreen where i can glance at it i like it up at the top next to the mirror so i can just glance and see without taking my eyes off the road, in dash thats eyes off the road.
So i cant reccomend one in dash, i havent even ever seen many in dash units that are non manufacturer they are really very rare(here at least). Everyone i know with one they purchased with the car. Also to me in dash its just prohibtivley expensive for 9 times out of 10 an inferior product.
Posted 20 November 2006 - 03:13 PM
if you get an indash unit...you have to install it...which generally means...you've got to modify your dash...which means...when you sell the car....that GPS unit is going with it...with the non-in-dashers...if you're going on a trip with your friend...in their car...just pull the thing out and bring it with you..no worries about their navigation skills...
just because it's mounted in the dash...doesn't mean it's not stealable...my stereo was mounted in dash...and bolted in and all that fun stuff...it's gone...my kenwood keg was bolted to the floor of my truck....and it's gone...it's alot easier to take the device out of the car to keep it from getting stolen
especially living in a city where break ins to automobiles aren't extremely uncommon
i'm with scot on the tom tom too...i haven't used one...but i did ALOT of research on them a few months ago...and they've got a pretty good setup
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