Recommend a GPS

Recommend a GPS

This is a discussion on Recommend a GPS within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Looking for some good or bad reviews for a car GPS. I want to spend right around $180-$220 Any input would be great Thank you...

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    Recommend a GPS

    Looking for some good or bad reviews for a car GPS.

    I want to spend right around $180-$220

    Any input would be great

    Thank you


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    I was about to buy a GPS navigation system when I fortuitously lost my cell phone. When I went to replace it, I found that the model I wanted had navigation software via the cell service for $9.95/mo. I use Verizon cell service with a Motorola RAZR V3m.
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    I have a Garmin nuvi. It was a bit higher than your price range but it has some features that I think are important. The street name voice feature allows you to drive without constantly looking at the map. I also liked it better than the Tom-Tom because it categorizes the restaurants rather than just listing them in a sorted list of how close you are.

    There is no monthly fee.

    It also has other features like audio books and other travel type things. You can also attach a traffic receiver and it will auomatically avoid traffic problems and construction.

    I highly recommend that you buy a separate mounting kit because the supplied suction cup will damage your window and it is also an indication for BGs to target your car.

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    I've had Garmin's for years, both in my car and plane. Highly recommended, almost any model will do. Make sure it has ALL 50 states already downloaded into the memoty. Also, depending on how good your eyesight is, you might want to go for a larger screen.

    If you want to go a little higher than your price range, the TomTom Go920 is a good model... large screen and easy to program.
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    Several years ago I bought a Magellan GPS unit, after about a week it wouldn't aquire the satalite. Returned it and replaced it with a Garmin 320. Have never looked back. Has operated flawlessly for me. I paid about $350. at the time. You can find them now for under $200.

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    Most car rental companys now rent GPS units maybe be worth the 10.00 p/day to try out to see if you like the unit.

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    For that price range I would go for a tomtom
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    Garmin C550 - can't remember the price. Love it. Accurate, fast, flexible.

    Tried a TomTom and during testing I input several routes I knew by heart......the TomTom tried to get me to drive the wackiest places (and dangerous too!) for no apparent reason! Totally a waste. It was immediately returned when I realized it could get me killed! Details upon request......

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    I have a tomtom 720 and it takes forever to acquire a satellite signal,go with a garmin walmart has them around that price range
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    great thanks everyone...... the garmin nuvi 200 is in my range....

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    If you are willing to stretch a bit to $299, you can find the Magellan Maestro 3250 at a number of on-line (or perhaps local) stores.

    I bought one of these for my wife. Very easy to use, satellite receiver acquires quickly.

    You get a couple very useful features for the extra $$$. Full text-to-speech tells you not only what turn is upcoming, but on what street. Instead of "make the next right turn", you get "make a right turn on East Main Street".

    It also acts as a bluetooth speakerphone for hands-free calling.

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    I know it's above your requested price range, but I only have experience with a Garmin Nuvi 350. It works great and I really like it. The prices have fallen some since I bought mine. I hadn't thought about it previously but voice instructions are helpful in heavy traffic, you can just listen rather than try to look at the screen while you drive.
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    I would go with Garmin. Here is a website that has the best prices I have found :Garmin GPS, Magellan GPS, Lowrance GPS & RAM Mount Factory Authorized Dealer - GPS City

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    Shopping.com - Online shopping. Price comparison, product reviews, and online store reviews at Shopping.com. has awesome prices on GPS. I have a 330 it works OKAY....But I want a NUVI.
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