: Review of Prestige 300 - GPS
04-11-2003, 08:42 AM
I've put together a short review on GPS navigation and Prestige 300. You'll find it as a Adobe Acrobat document on the following link; Review (http://w1.423.telia.com/~u42300120/pdf/Review_of_Prestige_300.pdf)
The document is optimized for on screen viewing, so the images are quite low-res. Just send a message if anyone want better images, then I can upload some of them.
Note that all opinions in the document are my own, but since I've been using different GPS systems during the last three years I thought I had some experiences to share.
04-11-2003, 03:45 PM
Very interesting, Stefan, particularly for a Sat-Nav newbie like me. Thanks for taking the time to put it together
04-11-2003, 04:11 PM
I'll second James on that - have another 5 stars
04-11-2003, 10:15 PM
Wow, thanks so much... that was so helpful. I second the five stars!
I have one remaining question, however. Are all selections inputted via the keypad and dash knobs? I had heard previously that the system worked via a touchscreen, but from your review it doesn't seem so.
I can't wait until the '04s come out in the States and I can test drive a 9-3 with SatNav. Hopefully one day we will have traffic management like you guys do in Europe.
04-12-2003, 02:56 AM
On Prestige 300 all input is made by the control buttons and knob. Both the Pioneer systems I've used earlier had a remote control (with buttons and a knob) as well as a voice recognition system. But the voice recognition wasn't very good (to say the least), so I've never used it for real.
But the GPS system that can be fitted into the 9-5 has a touch screen. Haven't used it myself, just had a quick look at it earlier this year. It can be installed in older 9-5s as well, and replaces the radio in the panel.
04-12-2003, 03:16 AM
So are the 9-3SS and 9-5 systems very different? I've not used either, but the 9-5 system looked impressive when I saw it. They're both DVD-based, IIRC. But Saab hasn't licensed the South Africa DVD from Navtech
04-12-2003, 10:49 AM
Thanks for the reply.
That's interesting that the 9-5 and 9-3 have different navigation systems.
04-13-2003, 04:21 AM
Used the Nav yesterday for the first time and it was very impressiv. It's very easy to use.
Thanks for the report, Saxelsso.
04-14-2003, 07:29 AM
Superb review of the Sat Nav. I can't add anything to it!
One thing to be aware of is that the manual for Sat Nav is a different part number that the dealer (in the UK at least) has to order separately.
I'm still waiting, although the system has been pretty easy to learn without the book - I think.
04-14-2003, 11:34 AM
Welcome to Saabscene, Robert with Vector
Are you in Alexandria as in Egypt? Or somewhere else?
04-14-2003, 12:04 PM
Welcome to the board Robert
Are you in Alexandria as in Egypt? Or somewhere else?[/b]I was wondering that too - all I can think of is Crewe or is that Alexandra?
04-14-2003, 12:08 PM
I assumed it was the one by Loch Lomond.
04-14-2003, 12:14 PM
That does ring a bell actually - not too far from the Erskine bridge....
04-15-2003, 05:06 AM
Yip it's the one by Loch Lomand - and today it's (unusually) sunny and warm!!
So I'll be leaving early to hack up the winding twisty traffic free roads on my way home!
04-15-2003, 05:49 AM
*So I'll be leaving early to hack up the winding twisty traffic free roads on my way home![/b]That Loch Lomond road used to be terrible - tight narrow bends past rock faces, nowhere to overtake. Now long and sweeping bends - love the drive from the Loch Lomond to Campbeltown
04-15-2003, 05:55 AM
I remember coming south after a holiday and Alexandria was the first point of industrialised society where I could find a "while you wait" depot for a new exhaust that the "terrible" roads had destroyed!