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      07-17-2010, 03:54 AM   #1
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Recommend me a Sat Nav please.

I am on the lookout for a new sat nav unit.

I previously had two Tom Tom units, but the battery life has been shocking, and now the charger port is fooked and won't allow me to charge the damn thing.

I want -

- Widescreen, and reasonably large sized screen.
- Good build quality.
- FULL postcode search.
- Something that can be updated easily with all the speed camera locations.

Don't mind last years models, or possibly even refurbished. Looking to spend no more than 150, preferably around 100.

Personal recommendations preferred please.

Cheers.
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      07-17-2010, 04:12 AM   #2
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I have a Garmin 1240. It's only a small screen (3.5") but it was ok for me, easy to use. It didn't have traffic on it but you can get a cable that gives you lifetime traffic on it. Do you have a comfort climate windscreen? as the coating messes with the aerial. I am going to sell it as I have just changed car to one with Nav.

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      07-17-2010, 04:16 AM   #3
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I have a Garmin that I've used here, France, and Spain and it worked like a charm even avoiding traffic and it had speed cameras for France as well!
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      07-17-2010, 05:08 AM   #4
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How about this one?

http://www.totalpda.co.uk/Mio-Navman...ffic.7798.html
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      07-17-2010, 07:13 AM   #5
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We have a Garmin nuvi 1390t its the dogs.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=32700&ra=true

we have downloaded the north america maps onto the unit for 50quid and its helping me in orlando.

Id even now consider buying a car without a built in NAV unit, as this is so good.

we only paid about 160 but i think its worth every single penny
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Garmin Nuvi 760- Had mine for 4 years and it's never missed a beat. Mine has blue tooth and mp3 built in and is wide screen with free updates. You can turn off the voice and just follow the instructions on screen, it's a really nice piece of kit.Paid 130 and it has been worth ever penny
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you havent got iDrive????
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