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  1. PORKSTER

    PORKSTER Funster

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    I have 150 Halfrauds vouchers and want a sat nav I liked look of the Tom Tom xl classic with euro maps. But the guys at work are telling me to buy a garmin because they are the best so what do you guys think ? Please remember I have to buy at Halfords as I have the vouchers

    THANX in advance
     
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    TomToms are fine. All satnavs can suffer from errors on the maps they use, but a new sat nav will also have a new map.

    TomTom have the biggest range of POIs which is very useful in a MH.

    I would go for TomTom every time.:BigGrin:
     
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    TT gets my vote .. :thumb:
     
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    Have tried both and prefer Garmin every time. Especially with the new life time map upgrades for £99 - gets my vote!
     
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    TomTom every time :thumb:

    i have a very expensve (at the time £600) Navman and its crap...it couldnt read a map even if it was in large print:Angry:

    its been in the cupboard since i got tomtom
     
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    I too bought a nafman a few years ago. Cost £600 plus. A year latter they made it obsaleat [pardon the spelling ] I am now unable to up date it. dont get court out by these shiesters
    Pudseykeith
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    mine was ok in the uk....just.

    foreign maps were writen by Marco Polo.

    tried to send me down a track through an olive grove in spain and to get to it i had to turn left on a dual carriageway :Doh:
    turns out it was a section of the old road before the 'new' road was built about 50 years ago.

    cost me £100 for the foreign map discs as well....:Angry:
     
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    if your vouchers dont have an expiry date why not wait for the January sale
     
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    They dont have an expiry date but today the europe xl can be bought for 130 I reckon thats cheap enuff and will do me fine.So i can go purchase it today and play with it over my xmas break :thumb:

    Thanx for you opinions
     
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    Hi, I am not a tekkie freak or anything but the first sat nav was garmin, (couple of yrs ) then tried a few others -- got rid after a few days / weeks -- stuck with a tom tom for a couple of years and now back to GARMIN which gets my vote every time :thumb: you can get the TT poi to display on the garmin but that is way beyond my capabilities :Rofl1:
    terry
     
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    Unlike others here I have never used a Garmin therefore those who have tried both know better but my TT has changed my life. I find it to be brilliant... the more I learn about using it the better it becomes... and it has the nearest Burger Kings!!!

    JJ
     
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    used both prefer garmin:thumb:
     
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    I have a Navman 60i with Europe and N.America maps-we have always arrived at out destinations with no hassle and on time. Our canadian reles were impressed that we never needed any directions from them and never got lost.
    Having said that,we were travelling by car at these times and it did take me down some very narrow lanes when I told it to 'avoid motorways' Now we have M/H I'm looking for something else :Laughing:
     
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    Tom Tom :thumb:
     
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    We have Tom Tom Work in our trucks and this summer i ran the wifes new Garmin (just a cheapy) side by side .
    Tom Tom doesnt have truck setting but Germin has and also has motorhome setting.

    I like the information on the screen on the Tom Tom and the voice instructions were clearer , but the Garmin won hands down in the truck setting for route selection.

    I might add i am a map person and writing down my route prior to setting off is prefered

    Ian
     
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    you are lucky ian i have never had a truck to drive with a sat nav .i have driven several different company trucks. i like maps.
    i now have sad nav.... i,m still trying to get her to hold the map the right way up.. dont tell jan. she gets angry and beatsme.. h ha
     
  18. stagman

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    Hi , I have a TT xl europe and a Garmin 760 t . It's the Garmin I prefer and also you can get lifelong map updates for £99 when needed .:thumb:
     
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    I have had a Garmin Streetpilot 2610 for 5 years and used it in the US and Europe, tremendous. Have now got a new Garmin nuvi 865 t with voice recognition etc its the bees knoblies :thumb::thumb:
     
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