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    Page, that breakdown of the actual costs involved was incredibly useful. Thank you.

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    No problem! Of course it varies (especially the car buying part, some may sell cheaper depending on the car's state and some may have no choice but to go to a dealer which typically seems to start around $3000) but that's what seems to be the norm where I am!

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    Speaking of cars, those of you who are JETs or former JETS-- was a GPS an option for you? Or could you only use maps?

    I know here in the states I'm reliant on my GPS to get to my sub jobs. So I'm curious to hear how you guys got around. Not just to your schools but like if you decided to travel (not by train).
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    Just get a smartphone when you arrive. Most people will, anyway. If you decide to get a decent GPS later, cool; but GoogleNav or Apple Maps will get you just about anywhere.
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    I use my phone as my car nav system. An actual nav starts at around 300 and that's just one you stick on your dash, the one you install into the car is like 500+

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    Thanks guys! I know I'll have to figure out what I'm doing about a cell phone so I might get a smart phone myself.

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    You'll struggle to get anything other than a smart phone these days. A car sat nav is way better than a phone and I'd recommend you get one but if you don't travel much you could survive with just google maps.
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    I have a Tom Tom already. This might be a silly question but would it work in Japan? Cause I'd take it with me if it could.

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    can you buy set of japanese maps and POI for it? I had an old garmin which if you had the maps for where you were going on a SD card it would work anywhere. If you cant update the maps its almost definitely going to only have the maps for your country in it so all you would see on the screen is your location against a blank background
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    Yeah, if you get a mount for a smartphone Google Maps is good enough for plebeians (and it gives voice over in English--there are probably Japanese ones that do that but Ini would be the one to know about that).
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    Quote Originally Posted by HorseFeathers View Post
    I have a Tom Tom already. This might be a silly question but would it work in Japan? Cause I'd take it with me if it could.
    There should be a way to purchase Japanese maps. It'll work though. I think most GPS are made to be used all over the world.

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