Need a SAT-NAV for Europe - which is best?

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  1. Parrot Hosting

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    I'm about to purchase a SAT-NAV to get me through and around Europe next month but there are so many its difficult to decide which is for you when you have zero experience of using one (my wife is not coming with me :D ) and as I will be needing to get to business addresses as well as ferries and ports its looking like an important decision to get the right one.

    Anyone here with experience of these things?
     
    Posted: Aug 23, 2011 By: Parrot Hosting Member since: Jan 7, 2011
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  2. roydmoorian

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    Posted: Aug 23, 2011 By: roydmoorian Member since: Nov 6, 2009
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  3. Concept Vehicle Leasing

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  4. vvaannmmaann

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    Aye,another vote for Tomtom.Had them for several years,never a problem.
     
    Posted: Aug 23, 2011 By: vvaannmmaann Member since: Nov 6, 2007
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  5. wilwong1971

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    Same here

    Had TomToms since the very first GO model.

    Best interface in my opinion..
     
    Posted: Aug 23, 2011 By: wilwong1971 Member since: Jul 13, 2011
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  6. leemason

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    Have a look at these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/masaistore/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25. I know they look too cheap and you think they can't be any good then. I know they say "From Hong Kong" and you think they will never arrive. But I bought one last year (the truck version) for our motorhome just as a random punt. I didn't expect much. But it's been great. We've used it all over the UK and for a three week trip to France and it was absolutely brilliant!
     
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  7. TotalWebSolutions

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    Another vote for TomTom - just download the Europe map pack and add to the SD card. Job done. I have used it in France, Belgium and Holland with no problems.

    Simon
     
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  8. MikeJ

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    I've been using a Garmin Nuvi 360 for about 4 years, and haven't had any complaints. Used it in the USA and across Europe.
     
    Posted: Aug 23, 2011 By: MikeJ Member since: Jan 15, 2008
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  9. Chauffeur Centre

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    Another vote for TomToms.

    Most of our drivers has one tucked away somewhere in the car.
     
    Posted: Aug 23, 2011 By: Chauffeur Centre Member since: Jul 3, 2008
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  10. TheSocialMedia1

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    I've used Navman in Spain and worked very well. To save you finding the full postal address of a place you may have found by chance and would like to revisit, you can take a photo of it and the Navman will store it and take you back there, for example, you may find a great restaurant in a remote village which you might want to go again at sometime in the future - just take a photo of the place and your done. I found this much easier than finding it using their postcode system.
     
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  11. red-source

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    Lots of tom tom votes and another one from me. My little twist though... is that I use mine through my iphone. An excellent App. If you have a phone in your car already who needs another piece of kit ? :)
     
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  12. Parrot Hosting

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    Rini

    Took a look at your shop - I presume you were hinting at the necessary safety kit for european driving [I didn't see any tom toms :)] I will probably order some of that stuff before I go.
     
    Posted: Aug 23, 2011 By: Parrot Hosting Member since: Jan 7, 2011
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  13. Parrot Hosting

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    I looked hard at TomTom but had to go with Garmin 1390 T in the end because it had the EU updated maps that also included places like Greece. I paid £121.44 via amazon even though it was cheaper on eBay because I was unable to ascertain if the maps were the latest updated.

    The addition of blutetooth 'hands-free' link to my phone was also useful I thought. Technically it seems pretty good although I have yet to actually use it.
     
    Posted: Aug 31, 2011 By: Parrot Hosting Member since: Jan 7, 2011
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  14. Scousejock

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    I have used my Tom Tom in Europe and it was always 5*****
     
    Posted: Aug 31, 2011 By: Scousejock Member since: Jul 7, 2011
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  15. Spock

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    Not meaning to hijack this thread but it's quite relevant for me right now - I bought a second hand Pocket Loox off a friend but need to add an Italy map - I've no idea how to do this or if it's possible? I think my friend hacked the tomtom system onto it too.
     
    Posted: Aug 31, 2011 By: Spock Member since: Apr 24, 2008
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  16. Mitch3473

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    Tom Tom without a doubt.got me round Paris and around France and Spain without any problems.Would put my life on it.
     
    Posted: Sep 1, 2011 By: Mitch3473 Member since: Aug 25, 2011
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  17. stuart bloomsbury

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    Google Maps Navigation on a (powerful) Android phone is better than Tom Tom. You just need to buy a phone holder and car charger. It is FREE with all android phones and kicks the pants off Tom Tom. In time, Google Maps Navigation will render all stand alone sat navs obsolete... Just look what happened to Tom Toms share price the day Google released it!
     
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    Posted: Sep 1, 2011 By: stuart bloomsbury Member since: Nov 5, 2008
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