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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-10-2018, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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GPS going extremely long routes

My GPS settings seem off where it's taking very long routes - seems like it's avoiding highways or something. A typical 3 hour trip may show up as 5 hours. Has anyone else ran into this?
Is there a setting that I can adjust?

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The explanation is in your Owner's Navigation Manual. You can dust off your originals or download and search this online manual.


https://view.joomag.com/subaru-outba...49327?page=225


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Last week I purchased some tires off of Craigslist and when the guy sent me directions to his house he said to not try to use gps or it would get me lost. So of course I had to try the gps out of curiosity. I looked on Google Maps online before I left home and it showed the route I would have picked and roughly the same as the directions the guy had given. It gave a time of an hour and fifteen minutes to get there. I put the address in the Outback GPS and it said I would arrive in a little over 3 hours.

I knew pretty much where I was going so I left it on. When I got to the last turn onto the road the guy lived on the gps was still directing me to continue straight. I was roughly 4 miles from his driveway at that point but my arrival according to the gps wasn't for another 1 hour and 50 minutes.
I can't blame that one specifically on the Subaru navigation though since from what the guy told me it seems to happen with most gps systems. He said he always tells delivery people not to follow their gps but many still do and end up calling him with no idea where they are or how to get to him. It was strange because his road was recognized by the gps and the name of it was correct. It finally recalculated the route just before I reached his driveway and told me to arrive at my destination on the left. Fifty feet back it was still trying to get me to turn around and go back.
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There is a couple of places in the Smokey's where most Gps's will send you 20+ miles from the designation with exact same address. Google Maps, Microsoft Maps, MapQuest, TomTom all would direct you to the wrong location but the GPS OEM in the Foz was spot on as well as Garmin.

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Turn off the "Scenic Route" option!
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The explanation is in your Owner's Navigation Manual. You can dust off your originals or download and search this online manual.


https://view.joomag.com/subaru-outba...49327?page=225


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Thanks! Under route selection Highways was unchecked. I'm guessing my 2 year did it when I was letter her "drive"
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I once experienced my wife's Prius GPS attempt to direct me via San Francisco on a route I had requested that was entirely within city limits of Portland, OR. The "From" and "To" addresses were correctly mapped. It just had an additional 1200 miles or so on the route, along I-5.. Does this constitute the record?
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It's a nice feature of Google Maps that you can tell them when something is wrong and they actually fix it. Our cabin in NC came up in a town 30 miles away. I entered a correction and it was fixed within a week.
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