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    Default Car Navigation system

    My friend just bought a 'new' used corolla. The radio headset has got a SD card option to put in a GPS system.

    I am having a Sygic GPS installed but not too happy with it as the maps update is not free - it costs ~$80. just to update the map.

    Is there any others with free or cheaper map updates to recommend?

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    Here by Nokia or open street maps. The problem will be finding a format or hack that gets them to something the Corolla can read.


    Or give up and just use a phone with google maps.

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    $50 to $80 has been about the norm for a while.
    Not a bad price if it's going to work for you.
    Alternatively look for a GPS unit on special with lifetime updates.

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    Honda want $300 to update theirs on the Jazz, told me they were not updating many

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    We paid good money for a GPS unit a few years ago. Now using Google navigation on my phone, you just say where you want to go and your off,it is excellent, reliable 99.9% of the time, clear, precise instructions, warnings of congestion and accidents ahead etc. Of course you can find shops and services in a given area and it works when you are walking around
    The old GPs unit is still under the dash, just haven't got around to throwing it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard View Post
    We paid good money for a GPS unit a few years ago. Now using Google navigation on my phone, you just say where you want to go and your off,it is excellent, reliable 99.9% of the time, clear, precise instructions, warnings of congestion and accidents ahead etc. Of course you can find shops and services in a given area and it works when you are walking around
    The old GPs unit is still under the dash, just haven't got around to throwing it out.
    I also use my phone with Google Drive in place of the TomTom GPS which I threw out, Google updates pretty well all the time for free and works at lest as well. Of course Google knows everywhere you go unless you take steps to disable it. Have a look at your Google Maps Timeline sometime.

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    Default Re: Car Navigation system

    Thanks folks for your suggestions and views.

    Yes, smartphone's Google navigation is good but the screen is too small when you are driving esp for senior citizens. If it can be display on the bigger radio headset display, it will be nice.

    I have searched Google but it seems that there's no way to do it.

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    Get a 7" tablet with sim card works very well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard View Post
    Now using Google navigation on my phone, you just say where you want to go and your off,it is excellent, reliable 99.9% of the time, clear, precise instructions, warnings of congestion and accidents ahead etc. Of course you can find shops and services in a given area
    I think it's a matter of getting to trust the system. I find now the convenience of just telling the phone GPS where you want to go is great; once you trust the system, there's no need to look at the display at all.

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    Of course Google knows everywhere you go unless you take steps to disable it. Have a look at your Google Maps Timeline sometime.
    There's no such thing as being covert without disabling it. But who's to say just because you can't see the timeline any more, big brother isn't still watching and recording?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalOne View Post
    I think it's a matter of getting to trust the system. I find now the convenience of just telling the phone GPS where you want to go is great; once you trust the system, there's no need to look at the display at all.
    I've also found on the couple of occasions I've tried it that just the voice feature is adequate.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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