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Offline R32UK

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Re: why does sat nav in new cars cost so much?
« Reply #20 on: 08 September 2009, 09:23 »
If you know the street name and number the RNS510 will take you to the door!! Pop over to the mk5 section and have aread from anyone who has this system fitted and they will rave on about it as I do.

Its simply a fantastic piece of kit and puts a tomtom to shame... if you havent tried it for yourself then I sugest you do. in fact its one of the main reasons I went for another VW as opposed to another brand. it puts most other manufacturers oem sat nav systems to shame. :cool:

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Re: why does sat nav in new cars cost so much?
« Reply #21 on: 08 September 2009, 09:43 »
Its simply a fantastic piece of kit and puts a tomtom to shame... if you havent tried it for yourself then I sugest you do. in fact its one of the main reasons I went for another VW as opposed to another brand. it puts most other manufacturers oem sat nav systems to shame. :cool:

Not doubting you in any way but how is it better than a TomTom? Reliability? Convenience?

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Re: why does sat nav in new cars cost so much?
« Reply #22 on: 08 September 2009, 09:53 »
The ability to zoom in and out instantly
no annoying woman talking over your stereo
the ability to drag the map to any where you want to go
the rocket function :cool:
in built 30gb hd
speed camera updates (both mobile and fixed)
watch films
ulitises the full screen for other functions
works with you mfsw
looks sh1t hot
doesnt leave circular marks on your windscreen
doesnt have to be put away after you finish with it
stop pikeys from breaking into your glove box because you have circular marks on your screen
battery doesnt die as you approach your unknown destination
dont have to run a power cable across your dash and steering wheel
increases the value of your car
sync'd with the fiscon kit you have virtually all your phones functionality through the sat nav
you can adjust which speaker you can hear the sat nav voice through
you get automatic traffic updates without paying for subscription
you get a visual of where the traffic is
it gives you a visual of 3 different routes and you can choose which one
it doesnt have a poxy sizes screen


need me to go on??? im sure I could  :grin: :smug:

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Re: why does sat nav in new cars cost so much?
« Reply #23 on: 08 September 2009, 10:54 »
Sounds like they've significantly improved the RNS510 over the RNS500 I had in my old Passat. That was basically only good as something to disagree and argue with when my wife wasn't in the car!  :laugh:
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Re: why does sat nav in new cars cost so much?
« Reply #24 on: 08 September 2009, 11:07 »
We have a sat nav (SWMBO calls it my other woman and hates it).  If we're both out SWMBO will still get the map out, sometimes I'm told to go one way by one and the other tell's me to go another.  God help me when I obey the Sat Nav :cry: even when the Sat Nav is right.  At least the Sat Nav doesn't get the hump, she just recalculates and gets on with the job in hand.
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Re: why does sat nav in new cars cost so much?
« Reply #25 on: 08 September 2009, 15:18 »
Was offered a GTi with SatNav by my dealer rather than seemingly endless wait for my spec - is very nice and everything but is totally useless compared to my basic TomTom - it doesn't (fully) recognise postcodes (only uses first 4 characters from memory, i.e. gets you within a few miles of your destination...aaargh!  :huh:

Erm, it recognises house numbers/house names, so will get you to within six foot of your destination. :rolleyes:  And it also has 'dead reckoning' which no TomTom has!  :smug:
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Re: why does sat nav in new cars cost so much?
« Reply #26 on: 08 September 2009, 15:21 »
We have a sat nav (SWMBO calls it my other woman and hates it).  If we're both out SWMBO will still get the map out, sometimes I'm told to go one way by one and the other tell's me to go another.  God help me when I obey the Sat Nav :cry: even when the Sat Nav is right.  At least the Sat Nav doesn't get the hump, she just recalculates and gets on with the job in hand.

PMSLMFAO

I know that feeling well!  :embarassed:
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Re: why does sat nav in new cars cost so much?
« Reply #27 on: 08 September 2009, 16:22 »
PMSLMFAO

Had to google that one  :grin:

What's wrong with TLAs?  I must admit I had to google SWMBO as well, but at least that's two accronyms I've now learnt on this forum.
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Re: why does sat nav in new cars cost so much?
« Reply #28 on: 08 September 2009, 19:26 »
dont worry about it.. after 2yrs I still didnt know what "ftw" meant, as I couldnt be bothered to google it. In the end I gave up :undecided:

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Re: why does sat nav in new cars cost so much?
« Reply #29 on: 08 September 2009, 19:38 »
for the win  :laugh:
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