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which gps?

Anyone have any suggestions for a gps for the truck. Not looking to send a lot, but want a decent one. I ask because I know very little about gps.
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I like using my dad's garmin. Don't know any part numbers though....it's a nice unit.
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Garmin offers great inexpensive GPS's. Go to Amazon.com and look around, they have some amazing deals.
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garman nuvi's are the best

though i wish i upgraded to the larger screen
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i use a tomtom and its having problems connecting to the satellite
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I have a tomtom and if the batery is low it will not connect to satilites on startup. But I have it mounted to the charger so it isn't a problem. The only problem I see with tom tom is that their E.T.A. is off sometimes so the fastest route isn't always the fastest.
But Tomtom does have map share where corrections are made, many voices to download and choose from (I have Yoda right now) and there are allways updates avalable to download from there sight, never had a problem with lagtime either.
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I have the consumer report right in front of me as I am in the market for a GPS as well

They rank the Garmin, TomTom, and Magellan as the best units

Garmin 760 is ranked #1 retails for $600
Garmin 660 is ranked #2 retails for $500
TomTom Go 920T is #3 retails for $650

I think I'm going to go with with the garmin nuvi 350 after researching all the units and their capabilities

I'd definately check out the consumer report issue if you can find it online or somethin, it's the June 2008 issue
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Magellan Maestro 3210 is what i have and i love it. Its like 150$ online so its a good deal for what you get
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Garman Nuvi 260 wide screen ,price around $299,non wide screen $240 or less
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tomtom?? my buddy just bought the xl?? for 200 bucks and its a really slick unit, and he can get a free oilfield upload for work so it shows him where all the well locations and batteries are
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Garmin.... my mom has one and my dad's had 2... they're great, accurate, and easy to use. I have a TomTom and it's very innaccurate and I don't like the set-up.
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i love my garmin 60cs. its a hand held unit, which is nice because i can use it for hiking and biking. it comes with a decent base map, but i had to purchase the extra stuff (stores, dining, lodging, etc.) for $100 extra. i believe that the automobile ones such as the nuvi comes with that stuff already built in, and you don't need to pay extra.

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Garmin... i think mine is the 330 i will check for you later... just got me to and from the middle of no where Pa...
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I have a Garmin Nuvi 200. I got it for about $100. It is a reconditioned unit and I have had no problems. It is very easy to use and very accurate. The only thing I would like to have is trip "learn" or "remember" for when I take the same route all the time. Also have it learn my route because sometimes it is faster than the way it tells me to go. Overall it is a great starter unit and does everything need it to do for now.

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I have the garmin nuvi 200 Wide screen i got it for 200 bucks at best buy i originally bought it for 260, but then i found it at radio shack for 200. Best Buy refunded my money back. The best thing to do would be ask the difference in some of the models i know the the next version up from mine was 50 bucks more and the only difference was that it Said the street name instead of "Turn Right in 100 feet"

now to me that wasn't worth an extra 50 bucks....
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I have the tomtom one XL. i love the widescreen. my tomtom has always been pretty accurate and i know with the new top end model it shares drive times and uses actual drive times to plot routes not just distances.
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i have a garmin nuvi and it works awesome and has never got me lost
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I have the tomtom one XL. i love the widescreen. my tomtom has always been pretty accurate and i know with the new top end model it shares drive times and uses actual drive times to plot routes not just distances.
I think it depends where you are... I have the one XL and it says you can update stuff online but there are a lot of roads/places missing... Also you can pay extra for traffic and stuff if that's something you're looking for.
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I use a Magellan Crossover 2500T an really like it. It comes preloaded with streets and Topo maps plus you can buy the maps for use on water. Another cool thing is that it is Water Resistant.
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I use a Magellan Crossover 2500T an really like it. It comes preloaded with streets and Topo maps plus you can buy the maps for use on water. Another cool thing is that it is Water Resistant.
Thats what mine is...the crossover type deal.

I have the lowrance XOG which is a regular turn by turn GPS, but also lets me do trails and topo maps.
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I just picked up a garmin nuvi 260W today, haven't had a chance to take it on the road yet but it's very simple to navigate thru. and the I'm real glad I got the widescreen.

and you can make your little car look like a blue monster truck!

But I did put in a route to where I'm moving to new york and it says a wayyy different route than google maps... I guess we'll find out
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I just picked up a garmin nuvi 260W today, haven't had a chance to take it on the road yet but it's very simple to navigate thru. and the I'm real glad I got the widescreen.

and you can make your little car look like a blue monster truck!

But I did put in a route to where I'm moving to new york and it says a wayyy different route than google maps... I guess we'll find out
I have the same gps, you just to got trust it.
Go online to garmin home page and update it and download some new icons.
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my parents have a garmin nuvi 350 and they love it. not sure how much they bought it for but its real nice
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I have the same gps, you just to got trust it.
Go online to garmin home page and update it and download some new icons.
That's good to know then, all my buddies with a garmin said it's never got them lost. So I'm sure garmin is more credible than googlemaps or somethin.

and do you need the USB cable to download stuff from the web to the unit? I tried to register my product online and it said to connect it but the USB cord is an accessory I gotta pay extra for?
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