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scorpiofc

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Evening all,

I've just passed my test and was looking to get a sat nav that gives me the option to avoid motorways (i'm taking baby steps at the moment!) but i'm struggling to find one the 100% confirms that this is possible?

Ideally i've been looking at tomtoms so any suggestions would be appreciated.

cheers
paul
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
Afaik, all TomToms have that option, even the lowest TomTom One V1 did.

I'd guess all satnavs do this, as an aversion to Motorways is quite common in my experience.

It's only my opinion, but if you like Nokia phones for being easy to use, TomTom is definitely the way to go, imo.

And avoid Garmin.
I've used 3 of their models and don't like them at all.
 

gkgarret

Standard Member
Same as Badger, avoid Garmins even though they're generally cheaper, go for a decent Tom Tom such as one of the XXL models.

When I first passed my test I was also very afraid of using motorways, (and then again for a few years after having a serious crash on on one)

The quicker you get used to motorways the better, the longer you leave it the more anxiety and fear you build up, I took a trip with an instructor and then mile by mile it became easier and easier, my instructor managed to restore confidence in my ability to drive on motorways again and now I don't fear them at all.
 

Zegulle

Standard Member
I have a tom tom also and highly recommend them.

I have also had an accident on a motorway try and get on one at least once a month to stay confident.
 

KevA UK

Novice Member
Badger0-0 said:
And avoid Garmin.
I couldn't disagree more. I prefer Garmin to TomTom. I've always used Garmin sat navs and never had any problems with them...

I've never owned a TomTom but my dad did and it kept taking him to the wrong places. He's seem the light and got a Garmin now.
 

KevA UK

Novice Member
KevA UK said:
I couldn't disagree more. I prefer Garmin to TomTom. I've always used Garmin sat navs and never had any problems with them...

I've never owned a TomTom but my dad did and it kept taking him to the wrong places. He's seem the light and got a Garmin now.
"seen" not "seem" lol

Not sure about motorway option though... I guess it'd have one.
 

vmaxnick

Standard Member
A new driver would find the TomTom a safer bet, the Garmin does require you to look at the screen a lot more as Garmin is notoriously off with the voice commands. I recently had to take a stint at driving a minibus when the driver fell ill and he was using a Navman from Halfords. I was well impressed with the timely commands and the road numbers in the commands. Food for thought!
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
I couldn't disagree more. I prefer Garmin to TomTom. I've always used Garmin sat navs and never had any problems with them...

I've never owned a TomTom but my dad did and it kept taking him to the wrong places. He's seem the light and got a Garmin now.
Well there you go.
It just shows, it's all about opinions :smashin:

I've used 3 of each and all have misguided me at some time or other :D
But you get to no know the foibles.

And TT's mapping is just better, imo.
 

rugmike

Novice Member
Had an XL for 4-5 years, never had a problem, 40,000 miles pa. UK and Europe.
Given that to son, still OK and up to date with corrections etc...(but never bought a map !).
Now got TomTom Via - brilliant, voice recog, spoken street names, Live Traffic, just great.

TomTom for me...
 

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