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Old 09-07-2009, 10:31 AM
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Unhappy 2009 Nav (TeleAtlas) Lite Edition?

After having a 2006 E90 iDrive/Nav system with all its functionality/usability disappointments, I certainly appreciate the new 2009+ system. The NavTeq map databses had their issues, too.

Now with the TeleAtlas database (same that back Google Maps) and an internal harddrive with more space than a DVD, I would expect MUCH more from the 2009 Nav system.

Roadtrip after roadtrip, I am finding the TeleAtlas database (ver 1.2.8) is WORSE than the NavTeq ones! Entire categories are missing (essential ones that were in NavTeq) and I am tallying 50% of my previous saved POIs do not exist in the "new" database. Plus navigation on simple roads is muddled and differs greatly from G-Maps.

I am starting to distrust the internal database so much that I am leaning toward always searching beforehand via G-Maps, then sending the POI to MyInfo. Of course, the situation does not always allow this, and then what is the point of having an internal database.

The TeleAtlas database is an obvious step down. Are we issued a **severely** scaled down version? With all that new, larger storage, why skimp on the database??
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