Owners of Vauxhall cars and vans can now enjoy all the benefits of satellite navigation at less than a third of the price of factory-fitted systems on new cars, thanks to a link up between Vauxhall and TomTom.
Regardless of model or age of your vehicle, the latest GO 300 version of the TomTom portable navigation aid is now available as an accessory from Vauxhall retailers throughout the United Kingdom for just £369.99.
Mounted on an adjustable bracket that sticks to the windscreen via a suction pad, it is easy to install. As no permanent fitting is necessary, it can be easily transferred from car to car by drivers who have use of more than one vehicle.
Touch screen operation makes it easy to plan your journey, using the quickest or shortest route avoiding such things as toll roads and congestion charging zones. Road coverage extends to all corners of the UK.
Once the driver has entered their destination using either the postcode or typing in the full address, TomTom will guide them there using voice commands and either bird’s-eye view maps or 3-D view maps depending on the owner’s preference.
With a four hour battery life the unit should see drivers through most journeys but a cigar lighter power light lead enables you to keep the battery topped up while on the move.
With TomTom PLUS services, the owner can add more features such as real time information on traffic, congestion charging areas and weather forecasts, not to mention additional voices. If you want to venture abroad, maps for foreign countries can be purchased online at www.tomtom.comPublished 9 September 2005