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    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 10th Oct 16, 9:28 PM
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    urgent sat nav help
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:28 PM
    urgent sat nav help 10th Oct 16 at 9:28 PM
    I've broken my satnav and need it for Thursday

    I need to get another one tomorrow / Wednesday so nothing nothing online.

    I was looking at tom tom 25 but I can't see from the pictures if it shows you the road you are currently on and the next road required?

    Ideally I would like one that has the option for the easiest route ie one that takes you via main roads even it is is a bit longer.

    Any suggestions

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    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 13th Oct 16, 2:22 PM
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    shaun from Africa
    amazingly we had children in the olden days as well as no sat nav - they didn't even have car seats / seat belts
    Originally posted by Indout96
    In the "olden days", cars didn't have power steering, heating and aircon, power assisted brakes etc and many houses didn't have central heating, indoor toilets, washing machines, microwaves, computers and a host of other aids and devices.

    Does this mean that because people managed without all of these in the past, you would be happy to live without all of these today?
    • wba31
    • By wba31 13th Oct 16, 2:29 PM
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    I will admit I do find it more difficult to drive in an unknown area with the constant distractions from a child. We are going away for the weekend, if purchasing a another sat nav makes it a much more enjoyable drive and holiday for both of us I really can't see what the problem is with that.

    If I really had to I could manage without one, it would involve stress for both of us, me having to drive/navigate at the same time, and son being told off and having to remain quiet for most of the journey. Personally I would rather spend a few quid to avoid that, it is suppose to be a holiday not an ordeal.

    Whilst I do remember maps when I was a child and could read one if forced to, most of my driving life (all of it since I had a child) there had been sat navs widely available, it is what I am used to.
    Originally posted by iammumtoone
    There's no shame in that. I am a map nut and geography geek and love going out on my own in the mountains with nothing but a OS map, compass and eyesight to navigate by.
    HOWEVER i fully agree that if a sat nav is an option it makes driving so much less stressful. Ive recently changed cars from one with a built in sat nav, often with route not entered as i knew where i was going, but still displaying the map of where i am, for a car without a sat nav. I find it weird driving places and not being able to check the map to see if i can turn off and get a shorter route then I could in my old car... I have invested in a brodit clip for my phone in the new car as I have the Tomtom app for my phone...
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