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Hi has anyone bought a navigation unit that replaces the factory one? I have seen many available from China, HH and rarely the UK however my problem is that Hi, my car is a Kia Soul Samba, it features an audio system, with CD MP3 player complete with USB and AUX ports and 6 PowerBass technology speakers adding iPod connectivity, a centre-speaker positioned on the dash above the centre console, a sub-woofer and an external amplifier. Furthermore, the front door panel speakers are fitted with Sound Simulated Motion Lighting (SSML). I would like to know whether you know of any products that would be suitable. see for instance http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?viewItem&item=160581773703&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123

or http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160596242315&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123

or http://www.smartauto24.com/kia-soul-car-dvd-player-soul-autoradio-gps-navigation-system-pip-rds-touchscreen-oem-aftermarket-headunit.html
 

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have a search on the USA site for advice. From what i have read, most of the aftermarket ones lose some of the cars functionality - ie steering wheel controls dont work etc.
 

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<!-->Yeah I spent a while looking in to this,
Unfortunately if you have the system with the centre and subwoofer you cant
simply swap the units out.
You would need to do some rewiring.
 

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Why not stick to a Tom Tom if you want good GPS ,at least you can connect to the PC and update it with speed camaras each week plus you can get map updates,a satalite fix so it locks on straight away.Ask my mate whether he would have bought a fitted one in his Volvo, what a waste of time and money. I suppose you have to ask why you want it,is it just a gadget to look good or do you want it to work and be up to date.
 

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Thank you all for the info. Basically I have had 2 Garmins in the last 3/4 years. The first started to take longer and longer to find a sat, the second was recently stolen. Before buying a third one I came across the fitted ones and considering that with the dollar as it is now it is possible to source one for just over 200 pounds, it seems like it makes sense. Moreover, the unit comes with lots of features like bluetooth directly from the radio and speakers etc. etc. To be honest if it was simply a swap I would give it a try. I am trying to assess what rewiring means, whetherit isfairly easy, whetherit will definitely work,What is the cost?I will check someone locally. Thanksfor anyadditional information youmay provide.
 

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I update my Tom Tom every week on the PC which includes data where the satelites are for the following week,this means that it only takes seconds to recalculate a new route if I take a wrong turn or if I want a completly new route.My mate with the fitted one does not have this and his takes a long time to recalculate.
 

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My dad gave me his old Garmin sat/nav thingy as we were traveling to Tempest country(North Wales) and that kept losing the satelite ,so its now in the boot. Good ol maps from now on.
 

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Buy a Tom Tom with all the whistle and bells inc bluetooth, my Tempest has all the sound system fitted cfimperato and I would not like to upset this for a cheap chinese import with no software updates and a poor warranty.I have a hands free Parrot fitted for my mobile that works really well coupled to the Tom Tom.
 

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The Maps that we provide are the most current,however they are not updatable ,Never version of Maps are regularly available on the internet for the download .If you wanted fully updatable you would to subscribe with IG08.oemcar gps
 
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