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    Sat-Nav update?

    Just wondered whether anyone has had the Sat-Nav update done which now permits full post-code entries?

    Have heard differing opinions as to whether this is worthwhile...Smiley


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    Re: Sat-Nav update?

    I had it done a fortnight or so ago during the 4 year service.

    I rarely use sat nav but my decision was based on the maps needing updating anyway (car is Jan 10 registered), and the fact that 7 digit postcode functionality is 'essential' tech.

    Maps are better as they have more detail and the colour palette appears to be wider. Postcode entry does work, but not very accurate .. my postcode is unique to my apartment block and yet it directed me 200 yards away! Not used the nav since!

    It's £150 which is super cheap compared to historic £400 plus charge just for updated maps. 


    Re: Sat-Nav update?

    Nav updates are interesting for those who travel a lot. Otherwise, not sure they are worth the money.

    However: Sometimes, PCM software updates come with the Nav updates. Dealers usually know more or they can look it up. If the PCM systems gets feature update too (could be possible on older cars), I would welcome the update and pay for it. On the other hand, I would actually want to have a PCM update free of charge, this is actually something which should be offered for free.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S, Porsche Boxster S (981), BMW X3 35d (2013)


    Re: Sat-Nav update?

    RC:

     On the other hand, I would actually want to have a PCM update free of charge, this is actually something which should be offered for free.

    I had one last week . And did not get a bill ....... at least yet . I will see if it comes or not .


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    Re: Sat-Nav update?

    Gnil:
    RC:

     On the other hand, I would actually want to have a PCM update free of charge, this is actually something which should be offered for free.

    I had one last week . And did not get a bill ....... at least yet . I will see if it comes or not .

    It depends if it was just a minor bug fix or a major update with new features. I don't think you will get a bill for the update only, the dealer can always argue that they had to fix a bug you reported. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S, Porsche Boxster S (981), BMW X3 35d (2013)


    Re: Sat-Nav update?

    Porsche Germany is currently offering an update for 299 EUR. Though I know the price is still steep I will get the update later in spring just to have an update on the maps (never had an update since I got the car in 2005)... 


    Re: Sat-Nav update?

    d997h:

    Porsche Germany is currently offering an update for 299 EUR. Though I know the price is still steep I will get the update later in spring just to have an update on the maps (never had an update since I got the car in 2005)... 

     

    the UK £150 price is for cars with PCM 3.0 only, which a 2005 car won't have.


    Re: Sat-Nav update?

    d997h:

    Porsche Germany is currently offering an update for 299 EUR. Though I know the price is still steep I will get the update later in spring just to have an update on the maps (never had an update since I got the car in 2005)... 

    Are you sure the update works on your car? If so, there will be a feature upgrade too (I guess).


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S, Porsche Boxster S (981), BMW X3 35d (2013)


    Re: Sat-Nav update?

    £150 in the UK, worth it for UK postcode entry, can't say I've noticed any other difference but I'm told there are many ?


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    Re: Sat-Nav update?

    well, I guess it is an Sat-Nav update only...

     

    Modell:  Typ:  Modelljahr:   Teilenummer: 
    PCM 2.0      
    Boxster 986 2003-2005 000 044 901 30
    911 996 2003-2005 000 044 901 30
    Cayenne 92A 2003-2004 000 044 901 30

     

     

    PCM 2.1      
    Boxster/Cayman 987 2005-2008 997 044 903 50
    911 997 2005-2008 997 044 903 50
    Cayenne 92A 2003-2004 997 044 903 50
    PCM 3.0/3.1       
    Boxster/Cayman 987/981 2009-2013 997 044 906 60 
    911 997/991  2009-2013  997 044 906 60 
    Panamera   2010-2013  997 044 906 60 
    Cayenne 9PA 2011-2013  958 044 902 50 
    Cayenne 92A 2009-2010  955 044 909 40 

     


    Re: Sat-Nav update?

    RC:

    Nav updates are interesting for those who travel a lot. Otherwise, not sure they are worth the money.

    Nav updates are "interesting" for those who want an accurate route to their specific destination whether or not they travel extensively...  Full postcode search facilities are readily available on much less expensive vehicular transportation and should be standard on all Porsches.  It's a travesty that they are not... in this day and age!

     


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    "Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."


    Re: Sat-Nav update?

    RC:
     

    It depends if it was just a minor bug fix or a major update with new features. I don't think you will get a bill for the update only, the dealer can always argue that they had to fix a bug you reported. Smiley

    And that's exactly why I brought the car to have an update . When the car was cold, I had the songs,, or radio stations , jumping from one to another without me doing anything . Now all is fine again


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


    Re: Sat-Nav update?

    John H:
    RC:

    Nav updates are interesting for those who travel a lot. Otherwise, not sure they are worth the money.

    Nav updates are "interesting" for those who want an accurate route to their specific destination whether or not they travel extensively...  Full postcode search facilities are readily available on much less expensive vehicular transportation and should be standard on all Porsches.  It's a travesty that they are not... in this day and age!

    The problems is, John, that the postcode system in that form is unique to the UK, so that this feature had to be specially developed and implemented for a relatively small number of units per annum. Porsche GB probably had a hard time "selling" the necessity internally. It will have been an easier decision for TomTom to arrive at, as it sells much larger numbers of SatNavs into the market every year.

    For the benefit of those who don't know it, the British postcode system allows an address anywhere in the country to be identified to within a few houses just using either 6 or 7 alphanumeric characters. Initially intended for automated sorting of letters, it is now also proving to be useful for fast entry of addresses into internet web sites or navigation systems.

     


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    fritz


    Re: Sat-Nav update?

    fritz:
    John H:
    RC:

    Nav updates are interesting for those who travel a lot. Otherwise, not sure they are worth the money.

    Nav updates are "interesting" for those who want an accurate route to their specific destination whether or not they travel extensively...  Full postcode search facilities are readily available on much less expensive vehicular transportation and should be standard on all Porsches.  It's a travesty that they are not... in this day and age!

    The problems is, John, that the postcode system in that form is unique to the UK, so that this feature had to be specially developed and implemented for a relatively small number of units per annum. Porsche GB probably had a hard time "selling" the necessity internally. It will have been an easier decision for TomTom to arrive at, as it sells much larger numbers of SatNavs into the market every year.

    For the benefit of those who don't know it, the British postcode system allows an address anywhere in the country to be identified to within a few houses just using either 6 or 7 alphanumeric characters. Initially intended for automated sorting of letters, it is now also proving to be useful for fast entry of addresses into internet web sites or navigation systems.

     


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    fritz

    My humble and four year old TomTom has 7 digit capability - as does the factory fit sat nav in my humble Skoda...Smiley

    At £150 I'll get the update, we found last year when we drove to Germany quite a few town bypasses and autobahn interchanges had been changed ( and will likely be visiting again this summer) - unlike the UK where nothing ever gets repaired on the roads, let alone improved Smiley

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    Porsche 997 Carrera S PDK Aqua Blue / Black - Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: Sat-Nav update?

    Is the £150 upgrade in the UK a limited time offer ? My car is due a major service in June and wanted to get it done then.

    Cheers.


     
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