Andyuk51

First Jaguar. Sat nav question

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I've had Ford's, Escort and 2 Mondeos and now what a friend described as a Mondeo in a dress, the X-Type. It's an SE 3.0 V6 with all the spoilers and skirts, appropriately!!

I've a question about the Satnav. Having been used to Google maps the Satnav in the Jag despite being updated to use the latest version really isn't that brilliant. Could I fit a more modern X-Type sat nav system to my 53 plate assuming the later system works better? Or what ideas could you offer me to have a better Satnav system.

Have taken the Jaguar on a trip to North Yorkshire covering around 700 miles and it drives fantastic. 2 owners, 63000 miles and a full service record all for £3200 oh, and an average 33 mpg

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Hi Andrew and a warm welcome to the JAGUAR OWNERS CLUB, sounds like you have bought a good quality Monday I drive a 2002 XKR and upgraded the Sat Nav from a later model due to the fact like you I was used to using the likes of Tom,Tom/Google maps etc however,the upgrade is no better and I find myself following the Google map. In general I only need the assistance to locate a Street/Area of a Town or City,I'm streetwise following many years of driving to know in which direction I should be travelling to a City and the road signs tell you when to turn off. If it helps or peace of mind my company car BMW X3 as a sat Nav which is next to useless.

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Thanks for the welcome

 

Why can't car companys think a little about the quality of Navigation? I like yourself have a pretty good idea of direction. I use Google maps for the traffic hints and for mileage to go and ETA. I travelled back from North Yorkshire today and honestly, if I'd have followed it I wouldn't be back here at my PC typing this until tomorrow I'm sure!!

 

No, the thought that even BMW can't do a decent sat nav doesn't fill me with encouragement. I've seen some people have replaced the screen with a double DIN stereo system. I MIGHT look at that route and use my tablet with holder from Brodit (DSL Developments) At the moment its just thoughts.

 

Cheers for the comments

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Hi Andrew and welcome to the Club.  

 

Like Kenny, I have had to find my way round the UK without these electronic aids and do know lots of towns.

 

However, I find Doris [my Satnav] quite good.  I think a lot depends on which of the screen choices you use.

She got me through the centre of Dublin recently and and across the country   ---   and Ireland does not have postcodes yet.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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hi Andrew, the sat nav in my old xk was useless the bmw x5 second gen car I had before the xk was the worst, mind blowing. along with the car total crap. lost 8and a half grand in 9 mths ownership in getting rid off it, now on a nice new xj , sat nav is great so simple. I bought a new garmin for the xk  after going down to blackpool in it and that was a 57 plate.  sat nav was dated  so bought the garman which is now in my cupboard , out off 22 kitchen cupboards I have been allocated the smallest one for my bits &bobs buy swmbo

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My problem is that if I buy an item that has something on it that is supposed to work, I want it to work. I like sat navs because it gives me live info and time to destination etc, I'm pretty good with sense of direction. Because my X-Type has a sat nav I want it to work!! 

I've had a look at getting a double din touch screen kind of thing. I spoke to Absolute Audio in Amesbury today. Sadly, they think that I might lose the ability to manually control the A/C...sigh...I would also like to be able to use bluetooth phone through the audio, so the double din replacement might do it.

 

What I've learned from you kind respondents is that you're all rubbish at giving me the words I want to hear "Yes, there's a great Jaguar upgrade that will simply slot into your x-types fascia to replace the current system"...Thanks guys!!! Ah well its still a Jaguar and I still love it!

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Hey, check this out 

I've had a chat with a car audio specialist near my home, Absolute Audio, they do some really stupid stuff in after market fits and they had a look at the video. They suggested that it was some kind of device that interrupts the signal and tells the screen "Its ok, its a Jaguar signal being recieved" Ok, that was simplistic, but I understood why it worked on that basis. SO....they suggested I speak to a company that does that kind of thing called NavTV...email sent! According to their website they have some kind of device that might do the trick. Watch this space!! 

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An update. I spoke to Navtv who do lots of this kind of thing and they can make something work quite well. However, there is a bit of a compromise. Everything looks and stays the same, all the original buttons work as factory fitted, the compromise is if you want to use your phone, which will be plugged via a cable, you will need to use a switch, which they fit, to enable you to display what's on the phone. It means that the phone becomes the controller not the Jaguar touch screen. The cars screen will display whatever's on the phone. The kit costs around £300 plus fitting. Have a look at Navtv based in South Wales

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