Not too long ago, we all had our trusty maps with us, to show us the way to go. One wrong turn at some time in our driving lives convinced us that a map was an essential carry along, and now we have evolved to using Sat Nav’s in our cars.
The Nav Sats of today can either come as individual orders with many cars, but if you want choice, better quality, and better pricing, the best way to go is to purchase a Car Sat Nav as an after-market add-on, to include all the bells and whistles that your heart may desire.
In this article, we look at what we believe are the top 5 sold in the UK market. These are our personal choices, which you may not agree. But the review will, at least provide a summary of what some of the important factors are in making a purchase decision about which is the best Car Sat Nav for you.
Our Top Five List
Beginning at Number 5, we have chosen the Noza Tec GPS Sat Nav System. This handy unit, priced at 40.99 pounds, comes with a grand 7-inch screen and UK and EU Maps, with lifetime updates.
Short on fancy, fancy gizmos, this unit is worthy of our Number 5 position because of its reliable performance and its large screen.
Our Number 4 choice is the LUJII 5.0 Inch Touch Screen SAT NAV.
This System not only is a GPS but also is multimedia and FM friendly. It comes with maps for Europe and The UK and at a rock bottom price of 36.99 pounds, it just nudges out the Noza Tec GPS for Number 4 position.
And sitting in the middle of the pack, at Number 3, we have chosen the Tom Tom Start 25 Sat Nav System, which provide a 5 inch screen, good quality graphics and lifetime updates for its Western European map package that is included. The Tom Tom is a little short on added features, but for the price of 79 pounds, the quality, and the lifetime maps, this unit is worthy of being selected as our Number 3 choice.
This leaves us with Number 2, where we have selected the first of two Garmin Sat Navs. For second place, our pick is the Garmin nuvi 2518LT-D. This System has the same features as the 2569LT-D that is in our Number 1 position, with the exception that this unit comes only with maps for Ireland and the UK. This is reflected in the price of the unit, as well, listed as 94.95 pounds
And at the head of the class, we have selected the Garmin nuvi 2569LMT-D 5″ Sat Nav. The System checks in with a price of 129.99 pounds, but it certainly carries a punch with all its operating options. The Sat Nav comes fully loaded with UK and Western Europe Maps, with free updates for the life of the unit, as well as, it lets you know how traffic is doing with a free lifetime service, and you can keep your hands on the wheel with the Bluetooth feature.
Also, the map display at 5 inches is a great size and it can be pinched to zoom and the visual traffic delay display that shows up on the side of the screen is a real bonus.
Overall, although a little pricey, the nuvi 2569LMT-D is tops in our class.