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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 15th March 2007
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Renault Scenic - Sat Nav Recommendations

Maybe a daft question but can you buy a fitted sat nav for the scenic??

Had the trusty Tom Tom unit nicked!!! (swines!!)

Any advice as to If?How?Where?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 15th March 2007
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If you're after retro-fitting the factory option sat-nav, then you're looking at an incredibly difficult job, requiring at least some custom wiring and knowledge of the vehicle's electronics, and ultimately leaving you with a system that you'll find very disappointing funcionally after TomTom.

A good compromise is a replacement stereo that includes sat-nav. There are some pretty good units around these days, but be sure to try before you buy, as TomTom is still a pretty tough act to follow. Also, while they're not a straight 'smash and grab' they're still far from impossible to steal.

Or bite the bullet, buy another PND, and make sure it doesn't get nicked this time. Many of the newer ones aren't quite so bulky and don't rip holes in your pockets when you carry them around. PND's are more flexible in so many ways, including custom POI (speed cameras etc.) and the ability to use them in another vehicle (which of course is the major down-side when it comes to theft.) For the price of a decent in-dash system, you could probably buy at least three TomTom One units. Even if two more got stolen, you'd still be better off.
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I've got Co-pilot on my smartphone, which is similar to Tom Tom but not as good. It was an easy choice for me because it's not only a Pocket Pc but it's a phone too, which is nice I just use one of those holders that you stick on the windscreen, very handy.
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I use TomTom on my PDA in my Scenic. It doesn't need mounted on windscreen, I simply lie it on the sloped bit behind the steering wheel. Therefore no tell-tale "suction" marks on windscreen.

When parked up it either goes in my pocket or one of the many cubby holes. Simple!

And of course, being a PDA, there are loads of other uses for it as well!
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Cool Gps

I have a Navman PDA which came with a soft case, but does need a external aerial because of the screen
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