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Unread 03-04-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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Default Buying a street-based GPS

Hey guys,
which of these GPS is the best deal? Priority on ease of use, street use (topo would just be a bonus). This would be for the little lady mostly
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Unread 03-04-2008, 09:58 PM   #2
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I just got the TomTom one (3rd edition) its pretty cool, no Topo, but you get free (map)updates for 30 days, it was about $180 at best buy..
Overstocks price is just stupid $225 PLUS shipping but I use it everyday, I do B2B sales, and get my appts. called to me, so i just type in the addy, and it takes me right to the door, with turn by turn directions, lots of little things you can do.
I give it a good deal for the price.
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Unread 03-05-2008, 12:23 AM   #3
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When I travel and get a rental car they pretty much give me those Garmin Streetpilot "chubby ones", and they work real well on the road. I like the touch screen and they seem to locate signal pretty quick. Make sure you get the windshield mount with them.

Only thing I don't like is the chubby packaging as it can be inconvient to put in the glove box when parked.

I guess they are pretty tough if they last for rental companies.

I haven't used the Tom Toms, but they seem to have a good rep.

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Unread 03-05-2008, 11:46 AM   #4
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thanks guys,
It looks like a chubby street pilot or a tomtom are fine.

I have been eyeing the Eclipse avn2210p (detatchable tomtom nav) - and for the price, it might be a good fit. I could update my old 80 2din head and use the tomtom in the car w/ the truck is not in use.

teampez thanks for the warning! after your warning, I also checked costco and crutchfield for better prices too.
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Unread 03-05-2008, 01:21 PM   #5
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I would suggest Garmin. I have nuvi760 and like this unit very much.
I've tryid TomToma, Magellan and Lowerence, but they didn't work that well. I'm not sure of US maps, but TomTom has strange Canadian coverage. I've asked him to give me directions to Oshawa which is ~25 miles away city in Ontario and it continuesly tried to send me to Arizona. Lawerence couldn't find my street where I'm living and Magellan was too slow on route calculating. Just my
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Unread 03-05-2008, 01:35 PM   #6
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I vote for Garmin Nuvi line. They are great, work well.
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Unread 03-05-2008, 06:21 PM   #7
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dont quote me here, but I believe that TomTom is the only one that you get free map updates, and Garmin you have to buy some software, or something it was about $70 for the kit...
I did update my map the next day, it took forever, lol
But either one should work for ya...
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