Good point, but then the Sat Nav option on the Leon is in theory an extra at £930! Just happens to be free due to the "current" (constant) offer.Yes but if you check the VW Golf Website the Sat Nav Is a £800 plus Option and as the old saying goes you get what you pay for !!!
Plus I think its a DVD player as update is by disc same as Audi
(Fast, Short, Eco) makes sense, i do use my Nav when travelling to and from Manchester / Hemel Hempstead mainly for traffic and i tend to only follow specific routes and not the nav unless its traffic related.I've been using the Sat Nav over the last couple of days and I must advise that you really have to know where you're going before you set off as there's been so many instances when it's trying to take me on some obscure routes, when I went the way I was expecting (not following the sat nav) it cut the arrival time by 30 mins - WTF!
First time I quickly realised it had "Avoid Motorways" on in the setup... but since setting that correctly I would honestly say it's a pile of poo! On the M25 where it splits with the A21 it was telling me to get the in right lane... completely wrong! EDIT; This could be because I set the route to shortest distance so won't hold it against it yet
It just keeps wanting you to take longer routes which make no sense and add to the travel time. I'm glad it was free and gives that lovely screen on the dash, but a 5.8" screen is terrible as it should be bigger and with a higher resolution screen, why is the Golf version not available at a premium?
Oh and look at this from the VW Golf configurator on their 5.8" DNS sat nav
Discover Navigation system (DNS)
5.8" colour touch-screen control system for navigation, CD and radio functions. Preloaded European navigation data, 2D/2,5D map view, three calculated routes (Fast, Short, Eco), dynamic navigation based on TMC , branded points of interest and Traffic Sign display. (Includes navigation software updates for a period of three years, please contact your authorised Volkswagen retailer for full details)
Not according to my dealer!! Having read all about updates I thought i would go to them as a "thicko" and see what happened.Disappointing News for Owners of in-car NAvi systems !!
SEAT Dealership advises - should I want to update maps regularly then it is going to cost Circa £110-£130 from any Seat Franchise, every time.
If maps are updated say twice a year it’s going to cost £220 - £260 per year.
That’s steep -
If its 10 month old Take it to the dealers its under warrantyJust wondering if anyone can give me a bit of advice - bought a 10 month old 3rd generation FR three weeks ago.
The sat nav was working fine to start with but for the past few days it doesn't seem to be working at all.
The compass dial beside the speedo is stuck on north with no road names now coming up and the actual sat nav unit is no longer displaying any maps. It is just showing an arrow in the irish ocean!
I've tried inputting a destination in the vain hope that this would trigger something but it was unable to calculate any routes.
Some new ? Think we need a original vcds cable like 14. Version...So it looks that we are closer. Still must be solved these problems:
1. Ad VCDS/cable: option B5 not work with 12.12.0 version (init ... no response/error)
2. Ad Manual: on the 10th line "disconnect power" - my understanding manual said about disconnecting the battery of car (on batt power - the link to old nav card could NOT be cleared).
Other lines of manual looks clear.
Do you have any new experiences ?