New or used Becker Pilot vs Tom Tom

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  1. Dm74

    Dm74 New Member

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    Hello all, picking up my first Merc this weekend and can't wait. With regards to the sat nav , would you recommend buying the Becker pilot for the car or an external device ???
    Would a second hand Becker do the job , plenty around on eBay ?
    Can you help please ?

    Cheers Dave
     
  2. Piff

    Piff Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    TomTom is a better nav device - but, do you want a tomtom on your windscreen with trailing power cable?
    Becker is ok with main display & dashboard arrows also
     
  3. grober

    grober MB Club Veteran

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    Buy a new becker from a reputable supplier [ non mB] . Lots of stories of second hand units failing to upgrade via computer and becoming a dead stick.
     
  4. flango

    flango MB Club Veteran

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    Tom Tom but vent or panel mount on a Brodit bracket dont stick it to the windscreen. Becker is even more useless than Command and thats saying something :D
     
  5. B-BOY

    B-BOY Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I agree Becker is ok, but it depends how much you want out of your sat nav?

    If you decide on a Becker unit just note they come in two sizes 4Gb and 8Gb, aim for the latter if you can.

    Also check out YouTube of some working example, they're not a Command system but are well integrated system.
     
  6. RonFleet

    RonFleet Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Not impressed with the Becker system in my car - my wife is getting fed up with the invective when it, yet again, gives me wrong instructions. Never had that problem with TomTom (I've had two TT systems in the past).
     
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  7. B-BOY

    B-BOY Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I note your profile states W205, is this not with a Garmin system? MB changed from the Becker system for the current model.
     
  8. RonFleet

    RonFleet Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I am an idiot! Sorry. Please ignore my post.
     
  9. Alf Barnet

    Alf Barnet Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Becker trumps the TomTom.
     
  10. Wheelsnuts

    Wheelsnuts Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Becker is great for most journeys. No windscreen clutter, easy to use and reasonably accurate. When more precise or up to date navigation is required I stick on my TomTom, mainly because I can update it for free and updating the Becker is a problem because it is not compatible with my iMac iOS system.
     
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