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Costs and process involved in getting a car GPS?

 
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hanguker



Joined: 16 Mar 2005
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:14 pm    Post subject: Costs and process involved in getting a car GPS? Reply with quote

I was wondering if someone could give me a rough breakdown of the costs of owning a car navigation system (e.g. unit price, installation, service fees, etc.). I'd also like to know if this is a diy project or if I need to have this installed and setup by a pro. Korean or English is ok, but of course I'd prefer English. Smile
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ladron



Joined: 20 Feb 2006

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cost - got to yongsan or gmarket and get one. there are tons of different sizes, etc. that result in many different prices (mine was 300k a few years ago. Korean only. The English ones are a bit sh*t I hear.)

Installation - most of them just plug into your cigarette lighter and stick to the windscreen with a suction cup. Cost = 0.

Service fees = 0. plug it in and go. Most of them provide free updating via the internet and an SD card.
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hanguker



Joined: 16 Mar 2005
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info ladron. Seems it is cheaper than I thought. I thought there was a monthly service fee for some reason...
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jonpurdy



Joined: 08 Jan 2009
Location: Ulsan

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alternatively you could just use your smartphone, get a suction cup and cigarette lighter charger for it and be done with it. Though it's a bit of a pain to mount it and plug it in each time you use use.
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Swampfox10mm



Joined: 24 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you saw it, but I am selling my Inavi. Details in the for-sale section. It's a good unit!
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hongdae2



Joined: 17 Sep 2006

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just plug and play as ladron stated. one thing to keep in mind is updating the maps on your navigation. if you can read/write korean, then it won't be a problem. if you can't, then you'll need a korean friend to do it for you or ask the person you buy it from if he or she can do it every once in a while.

as for smartphones, they have apps that keep track of traffic and find the quickest route to your destination...not sure if navigation systems can do that...
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