magellan crossover

Submitted: Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 21:17
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Has anybody had trouble with this GPS . I paid $1200.00 for this piece of crap.
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Reply By: skulldug - Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 21:24

Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 21:24
I could sell you a piece of crap for a lot less than that. What isn't it doing?

Skull
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Follow Up By: johnny diesel - Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 23:35

Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 23:35
It is suposed to be a: street navigater................ it doesn't do that!
: bush track navigater..........." " "
: navigate to lat. lon. ..........." " "
There are just too many problems to list. It's temperamental. Some features work one day, and not the next. It will turn itself off ,etc, etc. There is something wrong with its software, it just doesnt work. Magellan refuse to help. We thought we would get the best on the market when we paid $1200.00, but weve been dudded.
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Follow Up By: skulldug - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 16:40

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 16:40
johnny,
I hear your frustration. I'd be making some calls about my warranty rights.
Magellan refuse to help - now that's a worry. Thanks for letting us know. With such good search engines these days, companies should learn that a few bad stories can do a lot of harm.

Best of luck.

Skull
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Follow Up By: Walyo - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 18:49

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 18:49
Hi mate
I have exactly the same unit wich also played up. Maybe not as bad as yours sounds. I to experienced difficulties with warranty. I had the unit wiped clean and reloaded everything. Still a little tempramental but no were near as bad.
If your unit is still under warranty, push the bastards hard and threaten with legal action. It worked for me. If the warranty has expired, they may reload the software for a nominal fee. Dont take no for an answer as they are not a cheap buy.
Excuse the french!
kind regards
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Reply By: WayneD - Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 21:47

Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 21:47
I bought a VMS and was disappointed when we took it off road, seemd to be very slow in picking up turn offs.
I have since learnt that I had the wrong datum , AGD 66 configured and have swapped it to WGS84 (World Geocentric System 1984) as apparently thats what GPS's work off. And it worked perfectly during recent trip through Vic High Country.
There is an option in the VMS to change datums, could be the same in Magellan
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Follow Up By: Member - The Bushwhackers -NSW - Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 22:39

Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 22:39
Too right, Wayne,

According to the 'bible' on GPS navigation, the datum setting is the 2nd thing to check, after first making sure you have a 3D fix.

The difference between a point in AGD66 & WGS84 averages approx. 200 metres, depending on where in the country you are.

The 'bible' I refer to is 'GPS vehicle navigation in Australia' by Robert Pepper, available in the shop here, (and other places).

Cheers, Dave

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Reply By: Karen & Geoff - Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 23:18

Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 23:18
Yep you are right they are a piece of crap. Brought it from GPZ Oz in Sydney. We went into the bush and it kept freezing all the time, none of the tracks were named, and it was so slow. GPS Oz were great with trying to fix it for us, and in the end I told them what they could do with it. For $1200 I expected better. Anyway, without any hesitation, they swapped it for a brand new Magellan XPlor, and we are really happy with it. I know of others who have got rid of their Crossover too, and you dont see them around much. I think word as got out about them.
Karen
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Reply By: dieseltojo - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 18:10

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 18:10
Hi,Johny diesel,
I Trialed on through an outlet that i dealt with quite a bit a few years back when they were the latest thing.Nothing but problems.I rang the company who supplied them,Next Destiation, I think is the name.Rudest people I have ever spoken to .The fact that I was calling from Melbourne to WA did not even concern them.Useful as a bulls tit.
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