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3rd party nav systems

Anyone out there purchased/implemented a navigation system besides the one that volvo <br>offers? Any suggestions, reviews, comments?? <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by mango24 at 8:39 AM 7-21-2006</i>
 

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Re: 3rd party nav systems (mango24)

I plan to go with a TomTom 910 when I get my '07 S40.<p><A HREF="http://www.tomtom.com/products/product.php?ID=212&Language=4" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tomtom.com/products...age=4</A><p>[Features]<p>-Easy to use: Extra wide 4” LCD touchscreen gives you smart design and easy to use navigation literally at your fingertips.<br>-Maps of the USA, Canada, and Europe on hard disk: Door-to-door navigation across the USA, Canada, and Europe.<br>-Clear spoken instructions, including street and place names: TomTom GO 910 speaks 36 languages in over 50 different voices and can even announce street and place names.<br>Hands-free calling: Doubles as a hands-free car kit using Bluetooth® technology. So you can make & receive calls as you drive with just a touch of the screen.<br>-Smart extras: Built-in Mp3 player; 20 Gb (12 Gb free) of hard disk, enough for 1000’s of songs and pictures; remote control; and much more.<p>-The TomTom GO 910 features text-to-speech, which means that it can announce street and place names and even read out SMS messages.<p>
 

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i read so many good things about the Garmin i3... also, a friend of mine has one and it's really cool, and small.<p>Look into the i3, and if you want some more convenience, the i5 is around 200 bucks more.
 

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Re: 3rd party nav systems (mango24)

I'm using the TT910 now and having some good luck with it. Since I seem to be spending so much time between Europe & North America lately its becoming invaluable since both maps are preloaded. <br>
 

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Mircosoft Streets and Trips <br>$100 bucks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j267/GhawiJ/Backseatint.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (Dygitalpmp)

I have the I3 it works well is a lot cheaper then most models and runs on batteries( no cords to get in the way) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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If you have a Treo 650 or 700, this GPS unit gets the nod at $299:<br><A HREF="http://shop.treonauts.com/content/accessories/10-41--379.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://shop.treonauts.com/cont...9.htm</A><p>It uses the TomTom software and runs on your cell phone, using a bluetooth GPS unit. Very small package, totally portable, and doesn't require yet another single-use piece of hardware.
 
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Does it charge using mini-usb? I was thinking of getting an i5, so I was hoping I could multi-task my Monster Razr charger. Thanks.
 

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Re: (vlv4life)

TomTom simply rocks. We've installed in customer cars, and have had nothing but great feedback. We mounted it with a Kuda mount, and wired it in to an additional 12v jack that we wired under the dash.<p>The mounts are here, and the quality is great.<p><A HREF="http://www.kudausa.com" TARGET="_blank">Kuda Usa</A>
 

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Re: (valvesprung)

Palm actually just sent out an email advertising a new package, including the TomTom 5 software, a GPS bluetooth receiver, charger, and a cradle for your car. All of $250. A great deal if you already have a Palm Treo 650 or 700 phone.<p><A HREF="http://web.palm.com/products/Product.jhtml?sssdmh=dm13.115581&id=490001&cat=40004" TARGET="_blank">http://web.palm.com/products/P...40004</A><p>Actually, it may be a good deal even if you have to but a Treo 650 in order to use it.
 

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Best install i've seen is here<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=40524" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=40524</A><p>For the Tom Tom
 

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I agree, that's the best I've seen too.<p>I think if I ever got a Tom Tom I would try to track this guy down and ask him to help me out! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (D.A.Kingdamo)

Here is the final pics of the one that we did in a new Passat. Sorry for the pic quality.<p><IMG SRC="http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e229/valvesprung/TOMTOM005.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e229/valvesprung/TOMTOM001.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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I'm using Palmone Navigator(although it's sold as a "Palm" product, the software and maps are actually by TomTom). I've been pretty happy with it. If you have a color palm device or a treo phone, then this a perfect add on. The kit comes with maps, a bluetooth gps receiver, and also comes with a mounting device to attach the device to the window. It lists for $250 but I was able to buy a new one on e-bay for $170.
 
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