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tgb1974 10-29-2012 08:39 PM

iDrive - find nearest diesel station?
 
Using points of interest, I programmed this as one of my shortcuts. Has anyone else does this, and, if so, how reliable is the information? I posted a similar question in another forum and got some mixed opinions. Thanks in advance!

DC-IT 10-30-2012 04:43 AM

Unfortunately the maps and POI in all OEM NAV are several years out of date and unreliable.
In my area there was a Shell station that was removed years ago and it still showed up in both my D and ML Nav.

I rely on the Gasbuddy app on my android phone to give me up to date info on gas/diesel stations when I'm driving. The app also displays the price and address which I can then click on and activate the Google NAV app to guide me to the station closest to me.


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meeksdigital 11-02-2012 10:25 PM

I didn't realize you could save a POI search to a custom button... gonna have to do this. So far the info on my late 2011 iDrive has been very reliable.

62Lincoln 11-03-2012 06:44 AM

I've used the feature on road trips out of state, and the info has been reliable.

Penguin 11-03-2012 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tgb1974 (Post 7165299)
how reliable is the information? I posted a similar question in another forum and got some mixed opinions. Thanks in advance!

Very unreliable in the Midwest and Southwest. Haven't used it on the East Coast


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