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Updating Your TomTom XL 340S GP System With The Latest Maps

TomTom XL 340s Ok, a GPS was one of those things I have been after for a while, but I refused to pay a lot for it, since I really don’t need it too much, except those few times I go out of town and addresses can be a pain to find, so my local RadioShack had the TomTom XL 340s on sale for just $159, since they were still closed because it was very early in the morning and the Sears next to them was already open I asked the sales person if they would match the prices and he said yes without delay, he asked where I had seen that price and after telling him online, he asked how much they had it on sale for, I said I wasn’t sure if it was $150 or $159, he went ahead and checked RadioShack’s site and it was actually $159, however guess what… he matched the price to $150, so that’s what I ended up paying plus taxes, (A friend tells me the sales person wasn’t just nice, it’s because Sears actually has a price match + $9.00 USD policy) either way I think I got a good deal because all other retail stores had it at anything from $229 to $249.

This is the first real GPS I have ever had (Previously used my Phone’s) and so far so good, It works great and guides me everywhere I have asked it to without issue, even in those far from the city areas, It is packed with features you only find in expensive models, TomTom needs to get their act together in what has to do with the software/firmware updates though, they definitely have issues with that, the vast majority of negative reviews I have seen about the XL 340s is about people getting frustrated with the software and maps updates, that’s why I gave it a 4 in ease of use at my Bestbuy review of this item, the actual GPSs graphical interface is very user friendly though .
The main problem I see is that the new software they attempt to put in does not fit in the first upgrade attempt, then on second attempt the old firmware will update first thus being able to detect the problem and remove the old stuff first then it all goes smoothly, but most people never make it to the second try it seems because the error messages are not clear enough, just disconnect the device totally from your PC and retry the updates, old stuff has to go first then the new maps will fit, If you have issues updating your device just follow the following simple steps and you should be good to go:

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LA Auto Show Concept Cars & The New Camaro Convertible Concept!

Take a look at the amazing car concepts shown at the Los Angeles AutoAcura Concept Show last December, some of those cars have a pretty sleek design, I particularly liked the Acura concept; very futuristic. check them out  Right Here If the page is down Click Here for a backup page. As exciting as it might be those concepts are nothing compared to what GM recently showed with its retro-futuristic Convertible Camaro Concept. 

Camaro Convertible GM is trying to keep the buzz around its retro-futuristic 2009 Chevy Camaro alive with the debut of the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible concept. The company will showcase the new concept at this year’s Detroit auto show in just over a week. A production version is expected for the 2010 model year, though it could arrive alongside the 2009 Camaro coupe.

Camaro Convertible

Look at the back of this baby Omg amazing! can’t wait to see how this will look.  I have placed a link to the site with a lot more pictures of the Camaro Convertible. If the page goes down I will create a back up and a link to it here and I’ll also add those pics to camaro page on this site.

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Miami Car Show 2008 Camaro Concept Pictures

2008 Camaro Concept I had these pics of the 2008 Camaro that was shown in the 2006 Miami car show and I wanted to show them, they are not very good, but I’m sure Camaro fans worldwide will appreciate them 🙂 they were not taken by me but a friend of mine who knows I’m a Camaro fan took them at the car show since I was not able to go to the show this year, this is an amazing baby, I can’t wait to see it in the streets of Miami.

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