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06-12-2018, 02:45 PM
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Just received a new SD memory card which is for my car built inSat Nav system.
The previous one that came with the car was dated 2013.
When I asked Nissan for a new card they quoted around 190 which was a stupid amount. So went on line to ebay and did a search .
Took a bit of finding to get the right SD memory card version and the from date 2018. Anyway found a company and just got the card a few minutes ago and tested it . it works with all the latest info and at a cost of just under 50. What a difference in price for the same thing, talk about ripoff
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06-12-2018, 05:32 PM
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Well done RS. that's a bargain. An update for mine is also around 200 and comes in disc form. I have to say though that despite being twelve years out of date, I have not had many problems.
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06-12-2018, 06:39 PM
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have a look on that auction site, that is where i found my update SD card so I recon you will find an update disc as well

I used the old SD card as a reference to get the right updated one one. your car manual should also help
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06-12-2018, 06:58 PM
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have a look on that auction site, that is where i found my update SD card so I recon you will find an update disc as well

I used the old SD card as a reference to get the right updated one one. your car manual should also help
Will do. Thanks.
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06-12-2018, 11:19 PM
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LD sent PM were I got mine from
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07-12-2018, 02:18 AM
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My son bought a second-hand Mazda a few months ago. His Christmas present list includes a Sat Nav update and following the link he gave me it appears that to keep his Sat Nav up to date the cost is 55 PER YEAR!!! This is literally highway robbery!!

On a slightly different note: I was given a TomTom in 2009........it was great and allowed me the independence to drive wherever I wanted and TomTom would direct me! In about 2012 or 2013, it was obvious the TomTom needed updating......so I paid the price..........an online download......... which totally failed. Eventually found that TomTom can no longer be updated, but I can buy a new one for 180....!!!

Such aggressive marketing............I hate it!
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07-12-2018, 05:13 AM
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The latest Tom Toms have lifetime free maps of the world (I wonder who's lifetime?) My Tom Tom updates the maps every three months and minor changes like speed cameras every week via wifi.

When I came to the UK a few years ago I had to pay for the UK map, now I just download it free. On my recent holiday I downloaded and used the maps for Thailand and Malaysia - though they might have included all SE Asia I can't remember.

My kids have cars with built in Sat Nav that they never use - they prefer the portable ones like Tom Tom or Garmin which they reckon are better and with free updates. They say the built in ones are slower too but I have no personal experience of that.

I wonder why you would pay 200pounds for an update when you can buy a sat nav for half that?
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07-12-2018, 07:29 AM
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good point Bruce, the incar sat nav I have is also linked into the car system as well, ie phone -cameras (5) and other car info .
below is just some of the functions which tom tom don't have

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07-12-2018, 03:57 PM
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LD sent PM were I got mine from
Yes, thanks RS. I need to find out what versuion mine is. it's inbuilt but I need to check on the make etc.
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07-12-2018, 04:02 PM
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I like my built in sat Nav. It's old but I like the map view rather than the road view. Map view shows all the escape routes if the road is blocked. I am sue there are many advantages to the modern ones but I an quite happy with mine. My only gripe is that in the winter, the disc gets a bit damp, so I have to remove it and dry it most mornings.
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