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I fitted a small Garmin via a Vent mount to the left of the steering wheel, but after trying a couple of different vent mounts, they just arnt much good.

I dont fancy anything stuck to the glass, so thinking to try a Tomtom with there vent mount system, ideally would like it to sit close to the dash and not stick out to much.
 

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I use a older tomtom start (the smaller size one) which is mounted to the vent to the left of steering wheel. Fits perfectly using double sided tape on the closed vent stuck to the back of the holder (so can still remove nav unit)
Photo on here somewhere. Will try dig it up.
 

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Cheers Jules!

That looks neat, never thought about fixing it that way... the smaller Navs do fit the space well. Are you not worried about damage to the vent with the tape, if you ever remove it?
 

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No worries mate. I've changed the tape once in the last two years and no issues. Not sure what tape it is, but it's white, thin foam - probably 3M something-or-other. I tried clips first but they made the nav stick out too much. The tomtom holder fits perfectly into the GTR round vent - like it was designed for it! I'm sure you could try Velcro if you were worried and there would be a way to "tie" one side around the blades of the vent to avoid anything sticky.
Haven't tried it that way but thought about it!
 

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Fits very securely. Dropped off only once when I left it parked outside on a very hot day, but reattached once cooled. Because the holder fits inside the vent surround, the back of the unit is tight against it and so no jiggling even when jabbing the screen to enter addresses etc. As mentioned, not sure of the name of tape but nothing special - double-sided white foam tape that i got at local office supply shop - possibly 3m. You could use the stuff that holds on number plates also. Any possible residue can always be cleaned off the vents with a dab of petrol/white spirits/wd40 if you wanted to take it off eventually.
Model is Tomtom Start (10) I believe. Its an older model with the smaller squarish screen, so not sure if it's only available secondhand now. I've attached a (stock) picture showing the nav with the holder part that fits inside the vent surround.

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Fits very securely. Dropped off only once when I left it parked outside on a very hot day, but reattached once cooled. Because the holder fits inside the vent surround, the back of the unit is tight against it and so no jiggling even when jabbing the screen to enter addresses etc. As mentioned, not sure of the name of tape but nothing special - double-sided white foam tape that i got at local office supply shop - possibly 3m. You could use the stuff that holds on number plates also. Any possible residue can always be cleaned off the vents with a dab of petrol/white spirits/wd40 if you wanted to take it off eventually.
Model is Tomtom Start (10) I believe. Its an older model with the smaller squarish screen, so not sure if it's only available secondhand now. I've attached a (stock) picture showing the nav with the holder part that fits inside the vent surround.

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thanks bud :D
 

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Fits very securely. Dropped off only once when I left it parked outside on a very hot day, but reattached once cooled. Because the holder fits inside the vent surround, the back of the unit is tight against it and so no jiggling even when jabbing the screen to enter addresses etc. As mentioned, not sure of the name of tape but nothing special - double-sided white foam tape that i got at local office supply shop - possibly 3m. You could use the stuff that holds on number plates also. Any possible residue can always be cleaned off the vents with a dab of petrol/white spirits/wd40 if you wanted to take it off eventually.
Model is Tomtom Start (10) I believe. Its an older model with the smaller squarish screen, so not sure if it's only available secondhand now. I've attached a (stock) picture showing the nav with the holder part that fits inside the vent surround.

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this the one?

TomTom Start Classic 3.5" Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

£71.99 not bad and has speed cameras
 

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That dosnt seem a bad little nav, and good to see there still available new, with the latest maps. So whats the thoughts on wide screen nav in the same position, fixed the same way? Too Big?

The Tomtoms are ideal as the power cord dosent stick out at the back like the Garmin
 

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I think you should pay the small extra to get traffic data - well worth it
 

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