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i want to buy a dash mounted gps for my wifes suv, i dont wanna spend more than $200. what are you guys using???
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Rand McNally Road Atlas...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Rand McNally Road Atlas...
 
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Garmin, we have 3 of them all under the 200.00 version.
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We have three Garmins and a Magellan. Both work fine for road travel. I would recommend either brand. The large touch screen types are nice and there are many models for $200.
One of my Garmins has topographical maps loaded on it and it is excellent if you need that feature.
The TomTom we had would get confused. It was okay when driving with the map function engaged. If I entered a "go to" it was useless on more than a few occasions. I would rather listen to directions from the girls than that device.

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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Rand McNally Road Atlas...

that only works if im not driving my wife is always late with the " hey thats our exit"
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Garmin Nuvi 360,been using it for going on 2 years with no problems.

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I have a TomTom one.  It's inexpensive and I've had no problems with it.  I use it every day for work.  There are more expensive ones that probably do more, but I can't think of anything options that I would use.
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Delorme Street Atlas on my laptop. It has the voice directions and voice commands for a lot of the basic functions. $99 for the blue tooth receiver and software. The good part is the software updates are only $39.
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I have a Garmin Nuvi (and I like it)...I'm pretty sure you can get one for under $200.
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Originally posted by swtucker swtucker wrote:

I have a Garmin Nuvi (and I like it)...I'm pretty sure you can get one for under $200.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Both Garmin and Magellan work well.  I think Garmin has a better interface (fewer bugs), but both are OK.

TomTom and Navistar that I tried were so lost most of the time that THEY needed a Rand McNally map.

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My friend calls his Tom Tom "Dum Dum"
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Another vote for either Garmin or Magellan..... you can't go wrong with either one.

I have one of each and if I had to choose between the two manufactures I'd rate Garmin number one.

I had the DeLorme Road Atlas a few years back and it was pretty cool. I'd use it when I was at a customer site and I needed quick directions to the next site I was going but todays smaller GPS units are so much more convenient, especially while driving, at least for me.
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Nuvi for in-vehicle use.

Kinda off-topic, but my next hiking/hunting GPS is going to be the DeLorme PN-60, due out in May. I'll be selling my almost new Garmin 60CSx then because the DeLorme is that good. Granted, I'm biased because I use ArcGIS and can use DeLorme's extensions to make custom maps within ArcGIS.

Further off-topic: I'm going to be doing some testing of the built-in atmospheric pressure sensors on these units to see if they're at all useful for ballistics calculations.
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Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

Nuvi for in-vehicle use.

Kinda off-topic, but my next hiking/hunting GPS is going to be the DeLorme PN-60, due out in May. I'll be selling my almost new Garmin 60CSx then because the DeLorme is that good. Granted, I'm biased because I use ArcGIS and can use DeLorme's extensions to make custom maps within ArcGIS.

Further off-topic: I'm going to be doing some testing of the built-in atmospheric pressure sensors on these units to see if they're at all useful for ballistics calculations.



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is there any particular model you guys use that is better than another between magellan and garmin??
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thanks mike ive been looking at best buy too.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

thanks mike ive been looking at best buy too.


oops!!!

your fast!!!  Big Grin

Costco, has some pretty good deals.

http://www.costco.com/Common/CostcoCategory.aspx?cat=4843&eCat=BC|79|4842|4843&whse=BC&topnav=&hierPath=79*4842*4843*74790*&lang=en-US

I really like the Nuvi's right now...

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too bad the nearest costco is 200 miles from me
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my vote goes for the garmin...bought one for my gf and it has never steered her wrong
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Used a Tom Tom for 2 years.  Never failed me yet getting round Chicago and Minneapolis.  Like to take a different way just to make it recalculate. 
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Garmin Nuvi has done well by us for two years.

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We all have the Nuvi 2xxx series.  If you check the garmin.factoryoutletstore.com they have some great deals.

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im looking pretty hard at the nuvi 285 and the nuvi 1250. im not sure about magellan, we bought a pair of magellan tritons for our fire dept ( against my recommendation  based on data gathered here) and they are very hard to work with.
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